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Phillis Wheatley Middle School

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Posted May 15, 2014

Kids seems like they get written up for any and everything. They take the teachers word over the students, the students can't stand a chance. They seem like the staff all stick together. I do agree agree that the students can be a mess and as well as teachers, but the teachers always win. And I don't understand why this school is rated a 3 and it should be a 1. I think they should do a thorough investigation on staff when writing students up.
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Posted February 15, 2011

I subbed here once and never went back. I found the school to be lacking in discipline and was given a great deal of disrespect from many of the students and I expressed that clearly when they called and asked me to come back.


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
57%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 74% in 2013.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
42%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
52%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 60% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
46%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 73% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
50%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students59%
Female70%
Male50%
African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status54%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title I59%
Special ed17%
Regular ed65%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English60%

Math

All Students53%
Female59%
Male47%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status47%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Title I53%
Special ed16%
Regular ed58%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English53%

Science

All Students50%
Female51%
Male49%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status45%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title I50%
Special ed<=5%
Regular ed56%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English50%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students62%
Female63%
Male60%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status56%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Title I62%
Special ed21%
Regular ed66%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English63%

Math

All Students59%
Female57%
Male61%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status54%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Title I60%
Special ed32%
Regular ed63%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students58%
Female67%
Male51%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status54%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Title I58%
Special ed19%
Regular ed66%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English60%

Math

All Students53%
Female60%
Male48%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White61%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status47%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Title I54%
Special ed19%
Regular ed60%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English54%

Social Studies

All Students46%
Female48%
Male44%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status40%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Title I46%
Special ed17%
Regular ed52%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English47%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students57%
Female58%
Male56%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status53%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title I58%
Special ed18%
Regular ed65%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English58%

Math

All Students64%
Female69%
Male60%
African American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status59%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title I65%
Special ed21%
Regular ed72%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English64%

Science

All Students23%
Female15%
Male30%
African American5%
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
White34%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status16%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Title I23%
Special ed12%
Regular ed25%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English24%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 1 53% 50%
Black 1 33% 32%
Hispanic 2 13% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1 1% 3%
Two or more races 1 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 DE Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Tunstall, Delores J.
Fax number
  • (302) 337-6016

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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