Having come from a less advantaged district just in time to start our daughter in the 5th grade we had high hopes for McKelvie. While she certainly had a fun two years and made a lot of friends I wouldn't say they were the most educational two years. She had a couple very good teachers and we were pleased with the administration but in terms of the school's overall educational mission. there seemed to be more emphasis on fun than learning; we saw quite a few firsthand examples of lost learning opportunities at school events and field trips we participated in. It was also unfortunate to see the obvious impact of school budget and union matters on some teachers' attitudes. Understandably they need to make a living and we support that but we thought it could have been handled more professionally by some. While McKelvie is by no means whatsoever a bad school we hope Lurgio Middle School will do a little more to justify the Bedford School District's reputation.
About This School
McKelvie Intermediate School is a public middle school in Bedford. 759 students go to McKelvie Intermediate School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 6% of the 759 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at McKelvie Intermediate School is 15:1. Ross A. Lurgio Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.
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|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||6%||3%|
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