#3 Middle School in CT and #3 in Fairfield County

Bedford Middle School

88 North Ave, Westport, CT 06880

How Good is Bedford Middle School?

Report Card

A+ Academic Results
A+ Learning Enviroment
A+ School Safety
A+ Overall Grade

Bedford Middle School is located in Westport, Connecticut. The school reports an enrollment of 857 students in grades 6-8 and a student–teacher ratio of 11 students per teacher.

When compared to other schools in Connecticut it is significantly above average and has received and a grade of A+ from The School Review. When compared to other middle schools, the school ranks 3 for Connecticut and 3 in Fairfield County.

To calculate school grades, The School Review uses data collected by the U.S. Department of Education. These data are analyzed to calculate a grade for safety, academics and learning environment for each school. These scores are combined to determine the overall grade. If you would like to know more about how our grading system works, please visit our methodology page.


Connecticut standardized test performance, among other factors, are used to determine the academic grade for a school. Bedford Middle School performs significantly above average compared to other Connecticut middle schools for academics. The school's grade for this metric is A+.

Source: CT Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent
Algebra 1 Passed Excellent

Learning Enviroment

To evaluate the learning environment at a school we compare numerous factors including teacher certifications, experience and chronic absenteeism. Bedford Middle School earned a grade of A+ for learning environment. For this measure, this school is significantly above average when compared to other middle schools in Connecticut.

Students : Teacher
CT Avg. 12
Uncertified Teachers
CT Avg. 1%
New Teachers
CT Avg. 11%
Learning Enviroment Grade A+
Student–Teacher Ratio Excellent
Student Absenteeism Very Good
Teacher Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Excellent


School safety is estimated by looking at factors such as suspension and physical altercation rate at a school. For safety, Bedford Middle School performs significantly above average when compared to other middle schools in Connecticut and received the grade of A+ for this measure.

Safety Grade A+
In-School Suspensions Excellent
Out-of-School Suspensions N/A
Physical Altercations Excellent


An overview of the student body of Bedford Middle School is shown below. The demographics of a school are not used as an input when evaluating its performance.

Students w/ Disablities
CT Avg. 13%
Free Lunch
CT Avg. 27%
Econ. Disadvantaged
CT Avg. 32%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 857
Minority Students 127
Diversity Index 17
Students with Disablities 86
Economically Disadvantaged 3%
Limited English Proficiency 0%
Gifted Students 4%


A+ School - Only the top 5% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A+ School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent the top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.

Compare Nearby Schools

In the table below, the closest schools to Bedford Middle School are listed. The School Review's grade for each school is shown to provide easy comparison. For a larger list of Westport schools, go to the Westport, Connecticut schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Coleytown Middle School A+ A+ A+ A+
2 Roger Ludlowe Middle School A+ A+ A+ A-
3 Tomlinson Middle School A B+ A+ A+
4 Nathan Hale Middle School B- C A A-
5 Fairfield Woods Middle School A+ A A+ A+

Bedford Middle School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students attend Bedford Middle School? 857 students.
  • Is Bedford Middle School a good school? The school received an overall grade of A+, which means it is significantly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Bedford Middle School in? The school is located in Fairfield County.
  • How can I contact Bedford Middle School? The school's number is (203) 341-1510. You can visit their website at http://bms.westport.k12.ct.us/BMSwebsite/.
  • Where is Bedford Middle School? 88 North Ave, Westport, Connecticut 06880

How we rate schools?

We rank middle schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics primarily using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of middle schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics from the percent of students who passed Algebra I in 8th grade, which indicates a college academic track. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Coleytown Middle School
255 North Ave Westport, CT 06880
Roger Ludlowe Middle School
689 Unquowa Rd Fairfield, CT 06824
Tomlinson Middle School
200 Unquowa Rd Fairfield, CT 06824
Nathan Hale Middle School
176 Strawberry Hill Avenue Norwalk, CT 06851
Fairfield Woods Middle School
1115 Fairfield Woods Rd Fairfield, CT 06824