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Delmar High School

Public | 9-12 | 624 students

 

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Posted March 31, 2011

I would like to follow up to the review written yesterday. My son is a middle school student at DMSHS and we are VERY pleased with the school, the education he is receiving, the involvement of his teachers and the administration, and even the cafeteria. We appreciate the dress code and the zero tolerance policy for behavior. This makes my son's learning environment so much more conducive to learning. All questions posed to both teachers, counselors, and administrators have been answered quickly and concerns addressed promptly, if necessary. I have complete confidence in the level of security, education, and spirit of community that is present at Delmar. I have and will continue to speak highly of this school; we feel very blessed that our children will have an opportunity to learn and grow at such a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2011

I have many complaints about this school. Teachers are constantly out and being replaced by substitutes that know nothing about the subject. The Principal and Vice Principal do not play a part in the school hardly at all. The cafeteria food is AWFUL. That's not even a joke. The hotdogs taste like rubber, cookies are always over or under cooked, the food is usually cold, the apples and bananas are always rotten, burgers are crunchy and soggy, and kids have noticed mold in wraps from the deli. The dress codes aren't cool, but they aren't that hard to get used to. Many teachers do not care about their students grades, and tend to give work before teaching the students the material. Overall, this is not a very good school anymore. They need to make serious changes, and fast.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2010

the staff and comunity involvment are amazing. like nothing i have ever seen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2009

I attended Delmar throughout my middle and high school careers. I graduated in 2008 as the valedictorian. The education I received was exceptional. Even though it is a public school, I would hold up my educational career there against any private school graduate. The teachers are excellent and the school spirit is unmatched. Delmar should unquestionably be a top choice for any parent in the area.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

The best school with greatest caring teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

i grew up an went to delmar school..and now my daughter goes there...the school really strives to be good at enforcing positive learning an sports for the kids...im so glad my dAughter goes there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2008

Moving out of the school district and will miss it greatly! Retention rate for teachers good because most of them live in tbe community. Opportunities for both athletics and academics. Delmar often grabs high scores in state testing. Reciprocal program at local college so students can start college with real credits.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2008

Delmar is a great school! the best i've been to so far<3
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 13, 2008

I am a parent with three children attending Delmar Middle and Sr. High. I have mixed feelings about the school. We love tha athletic program and think the coaches are great but on the other hand we do not think the school is prepairing our children for college. The principles are ruining the Delmar atmosphere. Things were great at Delmar, So I don't understand why all the changes. Ever since this administration started all the changes the school has gone down hill. Teachers aren't happy and students aren't happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2006

As a former student currently in college, I think Delmar values sports and extracurricular activities over actual academic programs. Delmar is especially weak when it comes to maths and sciences. Teachers are average, there are one or two that stand out. Safety was never an issue when I was in Delmar. Leadership is somewhat weak.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 19, 2005

Delmar Rocks, I graduated from Delmar and left the area for the military, guess where I came back to. Delmar is right. All my kids will attend Delmar for these four reasons, A+ school, awesome athletics, great teachers and the best community.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 14, 2005

I, personaly, go to Delmar and I love it there! From what I have heard, it has one of the lowest crime rates for a school. I am in band, which is a joy. Although quite small, band is very fun for everybody in it. I feel very safe there and I love it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 5, 2005

The school is great! sports are ok, teachers are good, but with more and more people coming to delmar the crime in the school is going up and students dont feel safe all the time, but its one of the best schools with learning, Grade system is tuff, but its what the students need to be the best they can!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 25, 2005

Delmar Middle and High Schools provide a quality education with programs for children with special needs to academically gifted. Safety and discipline issues are handled professionally. The teacher quality is superior and their scores are always high on state tests. Delmar Rocks! We moved here from New Jersey for the school system.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 67% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%
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.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
75%
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 Students71%
Female75%
Male68%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Other race71%
Low socioeconomic status63%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Title In/a
Special ed22%
Regular ed77%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English72%

Math

All Students73%
Female75%
Male71%
African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Other race76%
Low socioeconomic status64%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title In/a
Special ed29%
Regular ed78%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English74%
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%
Female81%
Male83%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status77%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed87%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English82%

Math

All Students74%
Female69%
Male80%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status68%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed79%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English74%

Science

All Students65%
Female64%
Male66%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status55%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed70%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English65%
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

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 2 77% 50%
Black 2 17% 32%
Hispanic 2 3% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1 2% 3%
Two or more races 2 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 32%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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200 North 8th Street
Delmar, DE 19940
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