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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
Gunning Bedford Middle School is a public school located in New Castle, DE. It has 1,093 students in grades 6-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 31% of students are at least proficient in math and 50% in reading.
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Address
801 Cox Neck Road
New Castle, DE 19720
Telephone
(302) 832-6280
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
50%
Percent Proficient - Math
31%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$68,336
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,104
National
$949
Median Home Value
$248,100
National
$184,700

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,093
Free or Reduced Lunch
41%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,553
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.6%
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I had a poor experience when I attended from 2011-2014. It’s possible things may have changed but it was a poor environment when i was there. The school was dirty and the teachers didn’t seem to care about students education wise or personally. Most teachers were condescending and not uplifting as they should be. Students are still treated as if they’re in elementary school which isn’t preparing them for the leniency of high school or real life.
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At Gunning Bedford there are many clubs such as S.T.E.M, Science Olympiad, Math 24 club, B.P.A, student council, drama club, and yearbook committee. There is something for everyone to join, but to join these clubs you must have a GPA of 2.5 in the semester before. Some of the most popular clubs are BPA, drama, and Science Olympiad, these clubs teach you cooperation and leadership. For Science Olympiad there are many science teachers that help and support this club. BPA is often helped by the art teacher and digital media instructor. Most of these clubs meet tuesday through friday.
At Gunning Bedford Middle school there is a large amount of bullying going on. When adults are told about the bullying they don't offer a lot of help. We have monthly fire alarm drills and code red drills. To enter the building after the morning bell has wrong you have to be buzzed into the school by the main office and are required to sign in before going anywhere. To make sure students are safe, the faculty is able to check a students locker and bag. The school nurse is equipped with almost everything and is always ready for emergencies.