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Fifer (Fred) Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 840 students

 

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Posted April 21, 2010

I love this school. The teachers care about my grades and give us many oppertunites in the school to study and improve what my grade is. The school is very well managed. I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much happier here than i am at the cristina school district. I love my school and there is not alot of voilnce as others school
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 6, 2005

My daughter likes going to school at Fifer. She is involved in various programs. I am concerned somewhat about the academics. She is in the seventh grade, and has very little homework and does not bring home books even though she is an A student. Most of her work is project oriented. As far as atmosphere, she does not have to deal with the coarse and sometimes violent behavior of the students that she had to deal with at the Capital School District, especially at the middle schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2004

I currently have a child in each of the grades at this school and have been very satisfied. For the most part my kids are happy hear. Much happier then they were at Capital School District. The only negative thing I can say is the girls soccer team and coach is very competitive and if your child is not a 'star' soccer player they only get to attend practices, not play. That was very disappointing.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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 74% in 2013.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
55%
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.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
49%
Social Studies

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

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
61%
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.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
43%
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 Students77%
Female75%
Male79%
African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Other race82%
Low socioeconomic status68%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Title In/a
Special ed30%
Regular ed85%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English78%

Math

All Students67%
Female62%
Male71%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Other race82%
Low socioeconomic status58%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title In/a
Special ed28%
Regular ed74%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English68%
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 Students77%
Female82%
Male73%
African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Other race75%
Low socioeconomic status71%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title In/a
Special ed30%
Regular ed83%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English78%

Math

All Students72%
Female77%
Male69%
African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Other race69%
Low socioeconomic status61%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title In/a
Special ed9%
Regular ed80%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English73%

Social Studies

All Students66%
Female69%
Male64%
African American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Other race69%
Low socioeconomic status55%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title In/a
Special ed13%
Regular ed73%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English67%
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 Students82%
Female86%
Male78%
African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status77%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title In/a
Special ed45%
Regular ed86%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English82%

Math

All Students78%
Female79%
Male77%
African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status71%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title In/a
Special ed33%
Regular ed84%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English80%

Science

All Students56%
Female52%
Male60%
African American34%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status46%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Title In/a
Special ed25%
Regular ed60%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English58%
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

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 1 58% 50%
Black 1 32% 32%
Hispanic 1 5% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1 3% 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 50%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Security personnel
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Corbett, Jessilene
Fax number
  • (302) 698-8409

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Security personnel
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

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109 East Camden Wyoming Avenue
Camden, DE 19934
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