Bedford (gunning) Middle School

801 Cox Neck Road
New Castle, DE 19720
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Bedford (gunning) Middle School serves 1,067 students in grades 6-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 52% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 54%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Bedford (gunning) Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Delaware for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Delaware state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Delaware state average of 56% (majority Black).

School Overview

Bedford (gunning) Middle School's student population of 1,067 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 52 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,067 students
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Total Classroom Teachers52 teachers
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School Comparison

Bedford (gunning) Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 205 schools in Delaware (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Bedford (gunning) Middle School is 0.63, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (DE)
Overall Testing Rank
#123 out of 205 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
4%
4%
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Hispanic
9%
18%
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Black
51%
30%
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White
33%
44%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.630.69
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Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
37%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Bedford (gunning) Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Delaware by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
6%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Bedford (gunning) Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Delaware by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameColonial School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, DE Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Bedford (gunning) Middle School is St. Georges Technical High School (3.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Waters (alfred G.) Middle School (5.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Southern Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
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