School Details

Bexley Middle School

300 South Cassingham Rd, Bexley, OH 43209
(614) 237-4277
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 343 students 13 students/teacher (OH avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

92%
92%
73%
96%
96%
81%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bexley City School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
93%
77%
96%
96%
86%
83%
83%
69%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bexley City School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bexley Middle School is a public middle school in Bexley. The principal of Bexley Middle School is Mr. Harley R. Williams Jr., who can be contacted at harley.williams@bexleyschools.org. 343 children attend Bexley Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 7% of the 343 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 16% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Bexley Middle School is 13:1. Columbus City Preparatory School for Boys is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 85% 84%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 8%
Multiracial 6% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Hispanic 1% 2%
Asian 0.9% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 16% 11%
Economically disadvantaged 7% 8%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    BMS is an amazing school. Learning is taken very seriously while fun activitys are always considered. Fighting between students is very rare and everyone feels safe coming to this school. The block schedual means more time to work on homework and a less stressful day. Through out the day each and every student has several chances to meet with any teacher of their choice. Teachers are fair and work hard to make sure every student learns what they need to learn. In addition to all this the school offers many perks. Free lunch period fun sports and student lounge are just a few of the fun options.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son 8th grader recently said that while many of his teachers know their subjects very deeply (three of his teachers have PhDs) they are not necessarily effective- developing caring relationships with students or conducting stimulating classes. Bexley's block scheduling can (and often does) mean an 85 minute lecture. My son very bright and mature doesn't have a close relationship to any teacher. As parents we seldom get any feedback from teachers. On the plus side there are several opportunities each day to get help or review information and the intramural offerings at lunch have meant a great deal to my son. His gifted language arts often seems too focused on SAT vocabulary rather than critical thinking writing and exploring literature. The school focus on testing is the fault of state and national accountability measures. Nevertheless this is a community that values learning and kids.

  • (8 years ago)

    Many of the teachers do not get personally involved with the students and many are quite distant when it comes to making sure the student has learned the lesson well. The curriculum is cold and uncaring and the school is overrun with designer tag clad students. Even so the rigorous honors math program is a plus along with the gifted language arts class. If you really want your child to learn you would be wise to fight for the honors math language arts and higher language classes. I'm a bit disappointed with the science department because it's quite easy to coast right through. If you send your children to BMS make sure they are in the fast-moving classes because the lower classes are just not up to the desired standards. The current principal is doing a great job an is slowly trying to pull everything together.

  • (8 years ago)

    Since my son started 7th grade it has been quite a challenge but he has taken on the challenge well and stepped to achieve higher goals for himself. I feel the teachers have provided tremendous feedback and are always willing to give him further instruction upon his request.

  • (9 years ago)

    Minority students are not adequately prepared or school curriculum is not best suited for their needs/talents even if the child has been reared in predominately upper middle class environments throughout academic career. Thus far I am not impressed with the Bexley Schools. I have however been impressed with one teacher inparticular. Lang. Arts/Social Studies 8th grade teacher seems to give her all in preparing her classes. Other teachers seem to me to just 'be there' and expect the students to come to them versus the teachers intuitively sensing there may be difficulty with the student. Is the student comprehending each lesson? The student ran conference was a waste of time; I sit with my child daily and know what's going on. It's the teachers I needed to visit with.

  • (11 years ago)

    This school is the best for anyone's child going into middle school. Each grade has a lot of fun during the 2 years.

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