School Details

Bedford J High School

325 Carolyn Drive, Bedford, TX 76021
(817) 788-3101
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-9 833 students 15 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR)

In 2013-2014, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

95%
91%
83%
89%
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79%
89%
89%
71%
79%
78%
62%

State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR)

In 2013-2014, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
93%
81%
99%
98%
91%
92%
80%
62%

State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR)

In 2013-2014, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2014
  • Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District average
  • Texas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bedford J High School is a public middle school in Bedford. The principal of Bedford J High School is SCOTT HURBOUGH, whose e-mail is ScottHurbough@hebisd.edu. 833 students attend Bedford J High School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 4% of the Bedford J High School students have "limited English proficiency." 21% of the 833 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 36% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Bedford J High School is 15:1. Hurst J High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 17%
White, non-Hispanic 62% 42%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 7%
Asian 4% %
Multiracial 3% 3%
Hispanic 22% 29%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36% 53%
Limited English proficiency 4% 12%
Economically disadvantaged 21% 41%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    The school could be so much better. The teachers are biased the students can be cruel and cold and I frankly hated almost every second of it. During my Seventh Grade year I wasn`t picked on much but one of my best friends was. The called her emo and a freak and she cryed almost every day. I left to be home schooled for 8th grade this year and am going to return to BJH on Monday. During my time in homeschool all my friends are the victims of bullying. The staff does nothing about the bullying and it makes me mad. The staff treats kids like me like the students do if they don`t like you they ignore you. They like the 'popular kids' better than kids like me 'the nerdy wierd kids'. If it were up to me I would never go back.

  • (5 years ago)

    Bedford Junior High was not at all what I expected. We came in the middle of the second semester from private schools and frankly were terrified. We have been pleasantly surprised the quality of the education is superior to what we had in private school the teachers are caring the kids friendly. It's a good school. I only wish I had investigated it earlier.

  • (6 years ago)

    The four weeks that I went there I loved the school. The library varys in types of books. And the teachers are nice and help if you need help.If I could I would go back but now in the Fort Worth ISD I say treasure every good time there because its way way way way better than a place where you get picked on just for being new. There is more graffiti on the school walls. There is so much that you can't put your hand down without smugging your hand with undried sharpie.Trust me BEDFORD IS BEST. Pay attention do good and hang out with your friends as much as possible.(You won't regret it!)

  • (7 years ago)

    While this school has many great academic possibilities the students are cruel and cold. I dreaded every day of going there. It was hard and stressful. The parent involvment was good I would even say high but the faculty was cold and unexpected when it came to the constant bullying I went through. I wouldn't reccomend this school to my worst enemies who already attend the school. I mean in no way to be frank but the school is a bitter place to attend. I repeat a bitter place to attend.

  • (7 years ago)

    The teaching staff turned my grammer challenged dislike-for-literature 9th grader into a smart high school student. 5 stars earned here.

  • (9 years ago)

    I truly enjoyed my son attending this school. The academics programs were great. We also truly enjoyed the teachers and staff.

  • (9 years ago)

    My son has special need academically and BJH has been wonderful in accomodating his needs while providing him with a top notch education. The environment is safe and comfortable. My child was a new student and felt at home after the first week. This is huge to any new student.

  • (10 years ago)

    Bedford Junior High is an overall good school. There are very fine teachers who really care about the students and are willing to go the extra mile to succeed. However there are a few who are not so compassionate. There are many opportunities to participate in an athletic program and their band is awesome!

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