John Glenn Middle

Summary:

John Glenn Middle is a high-performing public middle school located in Bedford, Massachusetts, serving 597 students in grades 6-8 and part of the Concord School District, which is ranked 24th out of 356 districts in the state.

John Glenn Middle consistently ranks among the top middle schools in Massachusetts, with exceptional academic performance. The school's 72.63% proficiency rate in English Language Arts and 65.13% proficiency rate in Mathematics on the MCAS Next Generation assessments are significantly higher than the state averages of 42.29% and 40.6%, respectively. Additionally, the school excels in supporting the academic achievement of diverse student subgroups, ranking highly for female, male, Asian, Hispanic, and multi-racial students. This diverse learning environment is a key strength of the school.

When compared to nearby middle schools, such as Concord Middle, John Glenn Middle stands out with its consistently high performance. While Concord Middle has similar racial diversity, its proficiency rates in English Language Arts (73.31%) and Mathematics (64.21%) are slightly lower than John Glenn Middle's. However, the school's performance for students of low socioeconomic status is an area that could be further explored to ensure all students are receiving the support they need to succeed.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 99 McMahon Road
       Bedford, MA  01730


(781) 275-3201

District: Bedford

SchoolDigger Rank:
46th of 501 Massachusetts Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $20,281 Help


Students who attend John Glenn Middle usually attend:

High:    Bedford High

Feeder schools for John Glenn Middle:

Elementary:    Lt Eleazer Davis
    Lt Job Lane School

Student/teacher ratio:  10.7 Help
Number of students:  597

Racial breakdown:

White:
61.5%
Asian:
19.3%
African American:
7.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  13.7% Help


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Compare Details John Glenn Middle ranks better than 90.8% of middle schools in Massachusetts. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 91.6. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (61.5%), Asian (19.3%), African American (7.5%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at John Glenn Middle is 10.7. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at John Glenn Middle is $20,281.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

John Glenn Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks John Glenn Middle 46th of 501 Massachusetts public middle schools. (See John Glenn Middle in the ranking list.)

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Bedford:

SchoolDigger ranks Bedford 24th of 356 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for John Glenn Middle

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Rank History for all students at John Glenn Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 88.63 35th 339 89.7%
2004 85.05 50th 344 85.5%
2005 81.79 70th 356 80.3%
2006 87.56 40th 399 90.0%
2007 87.46 33rd 399 91.7%
2008 84.17 59th 407 85.5%
2009 84.51 52nd 409 87.3%
2010 83.01 67th 434 84.6%
2011 83.59 63rd 449 86.0%
2012 81.58 80th 455 82.4%
2013 82.28 73rd 455 84.0%
2014 80.47 83rd 455 81.8%
2015 76.36 105th 441 76.2%
2016 81.25 69th 482 85.7%
2017 78.90 93rd 487 80.9%
2018 79.92 93rd 484 80.8%
2019 86.87 57th 498 88.6%
2021 94.53 25th 501 95.0%
2022 92.32 37th 497 92.6%
2023 91.60 46th 501 90.8%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at John Glenn Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 93.43 4th 110 96.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at John Glenn Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.46 89th 467 80.9%
2019 73.94 79th 484 83.7%
2021 94.13 16th 489 96.7%
2022 76.24 66th 503 86.9%
2023 62.08 106th 444 76.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at John Glenn Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.31 179th 438 59.1%
2019 52.86 197th 452 56.4%
2021 77.69 54th 462 88.3%
2022 48.70 222nd 489 54.6%
2023 76.08 73rd 481 84.8%
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Rank History for Female students at John Glenn Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.03 106th 463 77.1%
2019 84.44 59th 478 87.7%
2021 93.71 24th 483 95.0%
2022 91.30 39th 494 92.1%
2023 91.58 38th 489 92.2%
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Rank History for Disabled students at John Glenn Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.85 56th 417 86.6%
2019 72.26 78th 424 81.6%
2021 96.18 12th 431 97.2%
2022 77.71 54th 445 87.9%
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Rank History for Male students at John Glenn Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.78 77th 466 83.5%
2019 87.65 50th 478 89.5%
2021 93.98 25th 485 94.8%
2022 91.96 36th 497 92.8%
2023 89.73 49th 489 90.0%
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Rank History for Tested In Person students at John Glenn Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 93.94 24th 491 95.1%
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Rank History for Asian students at John Glenn Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.01 32nd 119 73.1%
2019 79.07 22nd 128 82.8%
2021 80.60 17th 123 86.2%
2022 79.30 24th 135 82.2%
2023 82.09 16th 134 88.1%
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Rank History for African American students at John Glenn Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.41 52nd 172 69.8%
2019 36.66 127th 195 34.9%
2022 36.14 132nd 212 37.7%
2023 51.19 94th 209 55.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at John Glenn Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.06 51st 309 83.5%
2019 80.14 45th 322 86.0%
2021 95.27 13th 335 96.1%
2022 74.90 64th 368 82.6%
2023 72.57 69th 364 81.0%
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Rank History for White students at John Glenn Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.67 102nd 395 74.2%
2019 83.61 53rd 396 86.6%
2021 90.46 29th 401 92.8%
2022 87.03 41st 404 89.9%
2023 85.19 49th 403 87.8%
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Data source: test scores: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for John Glenn Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 315 10 15 0 0 n/a n/a 0 340
1989 303 12 12 0 0 n/a n/a 0 327
1990 332 17 22 0 0 n/a n/a 0 371
1991 323 22 13 0 0 n/a n/a 0 358
1992 345 19 13 0 0 n/a n/a 0 377
1993 323 17 10 2 0 n/a n/a 0 352
1994 331 12 13 0 0 n/a n/a 0 356
1995 360 13 16 3 0 n/a n/a 0 392
1996 360 13 16 3 0 n/a n/a 0 392
1997 385 14 15 3 0 n/a n/a 0 417
1998 423 8 14 4 0 n/a n/a 0 449
1999 397 25 18 8 0 n/a n/a 0 448
2000 433 20 14 3 0 n/a n/a 0 470
2001 417 21 34 9 0 n/a n/a 0 481
2002 415 29 47 7 1 n/a n/a 0 499
2003 415 29 47 7 1 n/a n/a 0 499
2004 421 33 47 3 4 n/a n/a 0 508
2005 432 25 44 5 3 n/a n/a 0 509
2006 394 11 48 10 4 n/a n/a 3 470
2007 427 15 53 15 2 n/a n/a 5 517
2008 421 22 64 18 3 n/a n/a 7 535
2009 435 38 74 19 4 0 7 0 577
2010 421 38 68 20 3 0 8 0 558
2011 436 36 59 20 2 0 15 0 568
2012 428 37 65 26 0 0 18 0 574
2013 413 40 68 26 0 1 27 0 575
2014 399 42 66 30 1 1 23 0 562
2015 365 30 48 30 0 1 28 0 502
2016 374 32 75 30 0 0 18 0 529
2017 385 32 86 33 0 0 20 0 556
2018 395 35 97 31 0 0 25 0 583
2019 382 36 95 30 1 0 22 0 566
2020 394 36 107 33 1 0 22 0 593
2021 410 36 122 29 1 0 13 0 611
2022 383 41 122 32 0 0 31 1 610
2023 367 45 115 38 0 0 32 0 597

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at John Glenn Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 340 n/a n/a n/a
1989 327 n/a n/a n/a
1990 371 n/a n/a n/a
1991 358 n/a n/a n/a
1992 377 n/a n/a n/a
1993 352 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 356 n/a n/a n/a
1995 392 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 392 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 417 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 449 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 448 n/a 0.0 0
2000 470 n/a 0.0 5.1
2001 481 n/a 0.0 5
2002 499 n/a n/a 1.8
2003 499 n/a n/a 1.8
2004 508 48.8 10.4 5.3
2005 509 50.6 10.1 9.2
2006 470 50.1 9.4 6.6
2007 517 51.0 10.1 5.9
2008 535 51.4 10.4 6.6
2009 577 52.3 11.0 7.5
2010 558 52.3 10.6 9
2011 568 50.9 11.1 9.5
2012 574 51.0 11.2 10.6
2013 575 51.3 11.2 11.8
2014 562 52.6 10.6 12.8
2015 502 54.0 9.2 13.7
2016 529 54.0 9.7 n/a
2017 556 54.7 10.1 n/a
2018 583 56.0 10.4 n/a
2019 566 57.2 9.8 n/a
2020 593 57.1 10.3 n/a
2021 611 56.2 10.8 n/a
2022 610 57.0 10.6 n/a
2023 597 55.4 10.7 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio John Glenn Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 340 n/a n/a n/a
1989 327 n/a n/a n/a
1990 371 n/a n/a n/a
1991 358 n/a n/a n/a
1992 377 n/a n/a n/a
1993 352 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 356 n/a n/a n/a
1995 392 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 392 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 417 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 449 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 448 n/a 0.0 0
2000 470 n/a 0.0 5.1
2001 481 n/a 0.0 5
2002 499 n/a n/a 1.8
2003 499 n/a n/a 1.8
2004 508 48.8 10.4 5.3
2005 509 50.6 10.1 9.2
2006 470 50.1 9.4 6.6
2007 517 51.0 10.1 5.9
2008 535 51.4 10.4 6.6
2009 577 52.3 11.0 7.5
2010 558 52.3 10.6 9
2011 568 50.9 11.1 9.5
2012 574 51.0 11.2 10.6
2013 575 51.3 11.2 11.8
2014 562 52.6 10.6 12.8
2015 502 54.0 9.2 13.7
2016 529 54.0 9.7 n/a
2017 556 54.7 10.1 n/a
2018 583 56.0 10.4 n/a
2019 566 57.2 9.8 n/a
2020 593 57.1 10.3 n/a
2021 611 56.2 10.8 n/a
2022 610 57.0 10.6 n/a
2023 597 55.4 10.7 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for John Glenn Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $291 (1.5%) $19,253 (98.5%) $19,544
2020 $284 (1.4%) $19,371 (98.6%) $19,655
2021 $805 (4.0%) $19,475 (96.0%) $20,281

Data source: Massachusetts Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on John Glenn Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 57th of 498 Middle schoolsRanks 46th of 501 Middle schools
 2.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (John Glenn Middle)7974
 5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Bedford)7873.6
 4.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5442.3
 11.7%
6th Grade Mathematics (John Glenn Middle)7561.8
 13.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Bedford)7561.1
 13.9%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)5141
 10%
7th Grade English Language Arts (John Glenn Middle)6071.7
 11.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Bedford)6070.8
 10.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)4840.5
 7.5%
7th Grade Mathematics (John Glenn Middle)7271.9
 0.1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Bedford)7270.9
 1.1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4838.1
 9.9%
8th Grade English Language Arts (John Glenn Middle)7172.3
 1.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Bedford)7071.2
 1.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5143.7
 7.3%
8th Grade Mathematics (John Glenn Middle)7061.6
 8.4%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Bedford)6960.5
 8.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4737.7
 9.3%
8th Grade Science (John Glenn Middle)6859.1
 8.9%
   8th Grade Science (Bedford)6758.1
 8.9%
   8th Grade Science (Massachusetts)4640.9
 5.1%
All Grades English Language Arts (John Glenn Middle)7072.6
 2.6%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Bedford)7369.7
 3.3%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5242.3
 9.7%
All Grades Mathematics (John Glenn Middle)7265.1
 6.9%
   All Grades Mathematics (Bedford)7267.5
 4.5%
   All Grades Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.6
 8.4%
All Grades Science (John Glenn Middle)6859.1
 8.9%
   All Grades Science (Bedford)6663
 3%
   All Grades Science (Massachusetts)4741.2
 5.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students566597
 5.5%
African American3645
 25%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian95115
 21.1%
Hispanic3038
 26.7%
Pacific Islander00
White382367
 3.9%
Two or More Races2232
 45.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about John Glenn Middle

Yes. John Glenn Middle ranks in the top 9.2% of Massachusetts middle schools.

Students at John Glenn Middle are 61% White, 19% Asian, 8% African American, 6% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races.

Students who attend John Glenn Middle usually go on to attend Bedford High

In the 2022-23 school year, 597 students attended John Glenn Middle.


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