100 Panther Drive
Fredericksburg, VA 22406
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
T. Benton Gayle Middle School serves 959 students in grades 6-8.
T. Benton Gayle Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 81% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 82%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 78% (which is equal to the Virginia state average of 78%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 54% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 959 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 53%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in VA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 81% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 78% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

School Overview

T. Benton Gayle Middle School's student population of 959 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 62 teachers has grown by 19% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
959 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
62 teachers
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School Rankings

T. Benton Gayle Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,800 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of T. Benton Gayle Middle School is 0.70, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1027 out of 1800 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
81%
82%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
78%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
8%
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Hispanic
17%
18%
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Black
22%
22%
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White
47%
46%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
21%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

4   6/1/2020
This school was pretty good. My best experience was with the people and the athletics. I played football and was on the wrestling team and I wouldn't trade the programs at Gayle for anything.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Class Cutter
5   3/30/2009
I feel that for a Middle School this one of Stafford County best. My child has completed 3 years and my other child will be entering next year. The new principle is doing his best. Although the school nurse needs to learn how to weed out those that are class cutters from those that are truly sick. This prepares the students for high school very well.
- Posted by Parent - dudle

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 959 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 53%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 81% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 78% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education

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