T. Benton Gayle Middle School

100 Panther Drive
Fredericksburg, VA 22406
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4.50 5 1 (2 reviews)
T. Benton Gayle Middle School serves 930 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80% (which is equal to the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black).

Top Placements

T. Benton Gayle Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

T. Benton Gayle Middle School's student population of 930 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 59 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students930 students
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Total Classroom Teachers59 teachers
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School Comparison

T. Benton Gayle Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,791 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of T. Benton Gayle Middle School is 0.70, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1129 out of 1791 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
70%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
5%
7%
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Hispanic
14%
16%
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Black
24%
22%
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White
47%
49%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
10%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.700.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameStafford County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to T. Benton Gayle Middle School is Stafford Senior High School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Edward E. Drew Junior Middle School (2.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Rocky Run Elementary School (2.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Fredericksburg Stafford Senior High School Math: 73% | Reading: 89%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,960 student
    1.8 miles
    63 Stafford Indian Lane
    Fredericksburg, VA 22405
    (540) 371-7200
    1.8 9-12 1,960
  • Fredericksburg Rocky Run Elementary School Math: 73% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 934 students
    2.1 miles
    95 Reservoir Rd
    Fredericksburg, VA 22406
    (540) 286-1956
    2.1 PK-5 934
  • Fredericksburg Edward E. Drew Junior Middle School Math: 64% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 531 students
    2.6 miles
    501 Cambridge St
    Fredericksburg, VA 22405
    (540) 371-1415
    2.6 6-8 531
  • Fredericksburg Regional/alternative Center Alternative School

    2.6 miles
    610 Gayle Street
    Fredericksburg, VA 22405
    (540) 899-6000
    2.6 n/a n/a
  • Fredericksburg Falmouth Elementary School Math: 76% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 679 students
    2.9 miles
    1000 Forbes St
    Fredericksburg, VA 22405
    (540) 373-7458
    2.9 PK-5 679

School Reviews

  4.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
4  
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.
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5  
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.
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