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Dover Air Force Base Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 200 students

 

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Posted November 25, 2013

We placed our child at DABM through school choice and could not be happier. A lot is expected from the kids and they consistently rise to the challenge. The administration is very professional and kind, and it is evident that they enjoy what they do. The faculty is outstanding. Our child is thriving, and actually applying what is taught. The student body is diverse and congenial.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2011

We school choiced both of our children to ABM due to smaller class sizes, and reputation of the school. We have been very happy with our decision. The school relies heavily on the state online system for reporting grades (etc) , but they also contact parents via email and with phone calls if needed. Teachers call parents promptly to respond to any concerns. Daily assignments are posted through the classroom voicemail. The teachers have high expectations and students learn to be responsible. Overall standardized test scores are excellent. We sent our children to AB for another reason- sports. Students do not have to try out for teams, and they get to play (although football, softball and field hockey teams have not won a single game in years!) Students are taught to love the game, not the win. Students have positive attitudes even when losing. This says a lot about the values and tenacious attitude taught. As our daughter headed to high school, we found that she and her middle school classmates were far ahead in academics, and were not afraid to try new things. We have been very pleased with ABM and feel we could not have made a better choice for our children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2011

Oh And Im A 8th Grader And Ive Been Here Since 6th Grade Its Soooo Great Learning Here, And Most Of The Teachers Here Make It Really Fun To Learn. So Your Child Wont Be Bored Or Sleeping In Class :D


Posted February 3, 2009

We school-choiced our children DABM, thinking the military base atmosphere and smaller classrooms would be a benefit. Because of district crowding, the classes are no smaller than the other two district middle schools. The extra-curricular activites aren't that great, as the school is so much smaller overall than the other two. I was disappointed to find out that the other two middle schools, in addition to the local charter schools, are participating in Odyssey of the Mind, as well as an advanced reading program at University of Delaware. This is not even offered at DABM. They do rely heavily on the internet and parent involvement as there are not enough books. I found & ordered the science books on ebay b/c we were struggling w/o them. The library is staffed with a media teacher and the curriculum is technologically heavy, re: powerpoint presentations, creating pamphlets, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2008

This school utilizes the internet way too much and does not have enough school books for each child to bring one home. The teachers get paid our tax money but they won't take extra time for helping students and instead depend on the internet or a parent who hasn't done this work in 18 years or more to teach our children. I don't allow internet use in my home..it's dangerous and not the computer's job to teach my kids. I should not have to stand over them when they should have already learned the info in school. Or at the library which closes too early. My children constantly get bullied by other students and nothing is done. This school is completely unorganized and have notified me the third time my child has been in trouble but never told me the first 2 times so maybe I could have prevented another.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2008

We are the best middle school in the state of Delaware exceeding state standards with flying colors. And to top off everything we have the 2 best english curriculum with the number one science curriculum with our middle school scoring higher than high schoolers on the Delawares student testing program or state test.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 31, 2007

i am a student at dabm and i think its a really good school to place you kids at!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 6, 2006

I can only recommend this school to parents who genuinely want to ensure that their children are held to the highest standards for behavior as well as academics. The entire STAFF invests themselves in training the students. DAFB Middle School has a SUPERLATIVE IEP team to equip students with
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2005

This is a good school with a great amount of parent involvement. They have a lot of extracurricular activities. The one drawback is the teachers seem to teach to the state test versus educational objectives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2005

I'm not a parent but I am a student in Dover Air Base Middle and I love it! Our school is #1 in Science in the state and #2 in math. If you are thinking of placing your child in this school don't hesitate, we truely are a SUPERIOR SCHOOL!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 9, 2005

This school is absolutely awesome. The teachers spend quality time with students and the principal has a complete understanding of dealing with middle schoolers and their parents. A wonderful woman! Music, art sports and other extracurricular activities are offered and encouraged. Parents are involved at every level and area of their childs education with a wonderful support team from the school.
—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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

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91%

2011

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
86%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
79%
Social Studies

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

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
74%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%
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 Students90%
Female92%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic statusn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed95%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English90%

Math

All Students90%
Female85%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic statusn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed93%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English90%
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 Students92%
Female89%
Male>=95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic statusn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed93%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English92%

Math

All Students81%
Female81%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic statusn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed85%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English81%

Social Studies

All Students79%
Female75%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic statusn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed81%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English79%
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 Students89%
Female89%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic statusn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed95%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English89%

Math

All Students94%
Female91%
Male>=95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic statusn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed>=95%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English94%

Science

All Students91%
Female86%
Male>=95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic statusn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed>=95%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English91%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 56% 50%
Black 22% 32%
Hispanic 11% 12%
Two or more races 9% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Asian 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

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Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
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Arts & music

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

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
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

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Performance stage
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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3100 Hawthorne Dr
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: (302) 674-3284

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