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Milford Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 1049 students

MHS is best known for our pride in our student body and their acheivements!
 
 

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Posted October 6, 2011

Agood high school. Great hires in Ms Brake and Mr. Carter. They interact well with parents and staff. Are always visiable at sports and interact with students ,teachers and board members.


Posted January 24, 2011

As a parent of 3 children, I am overall pleased with the changes the school has made. By acquiring Principal Cooper, I feel the school is moving in the right direction. I like the idea as a parent I can walk-into the school and get a warm greeting by the front office staff, (which was not present before) and I actually see people working! I have also had a chance to shake her hand and ask questions about her leadership and the direction she is pursuing to take the school. Principal Cooper, not only answered my questions, but allowed me as a parent to be heard. I hope that Principal Cooper, can pass her passion for education to the rest of staff members, and keep the tradition of Milford H.S. alive via academics, and the student body. -Go Buccaneers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2009

Milford High School like any school has positives and negatives. I find the school to be satisfactory. There is too much emphasis on sports and spending seems to follow that path. The arts are ok but could be so much more especially with a weakening feeder program. (band and chorus) Academically my daughter has done well but we have run into problems with a few teachers and their control of the class orcomplete incompetence. I find this administration to be less than satisfactory and student bullying is a problem. The fact that racial tension is slowly growing seems to be lost or ignored by those in charge. This problem (racial) is minor now but needs to be addressed. The are many positives about the school but number one the retirement of this superintendent will be felt. He did an outstanding job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2009

I have three teen girls that go the Milford High and they all love this school. Anytime that I need to know anything the school staff is always ready to help me out. I will always speek highly of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2008

The sports at milford are amazing track and feild in 2008 confrence champs for boys and 2008 football becoming divesion 2 state champs
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 14, 2008

I feel they don't focus on Children that has Health issue's or mental issue's. My experience has been ungratifiting and extremly upsetting to any parents with a child of this nature. I have been mislead in many different directions and have begin to take action in my own hands. I will fight for the right of a child and for other children. Thank you for taking the time to read this. There will be a Article in the Milford Beacom sometime in December.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2008

i go to the school and i think that it has a great track team and is really school spirited and has excellint teachers
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 19, 2008

MHS is an excellent school with a great Honors Program. The school works hard to prepare all students for some type of post-secondary study. Discipline problems are few and my children tend to like how they are treated by teachers and administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

Milford High School has pros and cons like all schools. The arts program was quite good. The chorus teacher is very dedicated and works hard to develop the students in chorus. They have block scheduling there so a student would likely take a foreign language like Spanish (the only option at present) for one semester of a school year. The same is true for the other major subjects. This means that there is much less continuity, the classes are so long that it is difficult to pay attention, and there is less content(and usually no homework). Parent input is not especially welcomed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2005

I know that the High School in Milford is great, but that is not the reason for this message. In the local papers I saw the 'Newly Hired' teachers and 75% of them were OVERWEIGJHT...yet the cafeterria in the school is going ALL OUT with 2% milk to help students with weight problems. They are also going to a more healthy menu. Seems that the Teachers need the HELP and MENU.
—Submitted by a former student


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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 67% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
n/a

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.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2013.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
31%
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 Students41%
Female56%
Male32%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed52%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English39%

Math

All Students30%
Female50%
Male18%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Special ed7%
Regular ed41%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English31%
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 Students64%
Female76%
Male53%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Other race67%
Low socioeconomic status59%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title In/a
Special ed24%
Regular ed70%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English66%

Math

All Students59%
Female62%
Male57%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Other race53%
Low socioeconomic status50%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title In/a
Special ed12%
Regular ed66%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English61%

Science

All Students32%
Female26%
Male38%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
White42%
Other race19%
Low socioeconomic status19%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Title In/a
Special ed7%
Regular ed35%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English33%
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

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Milford Central Academy
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Clubs
  • Special olympics

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Computer programming
Clubs
  • Recycling club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Drum line
  • Flag girls
  • Marching band
  • Student newspaper
  • Television/Radio News
  • Woodshop
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • French
  • Hmong
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
Clubs
  • Special olympics

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:20 am
School end time
  • 3:25 am
School Leader's name
  • Dr. David Carter
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (302) 424-5463

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Continuation
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Hybrid
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Internships
  • Outdoor / Farm-based
  • Project-based
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
  • Teacher-run
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Arts (all)
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Science
  • Special education
  • Technology
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • French
  • Hmong
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Agriculture
  • Business management
  • Computer programming
  • Construction / building

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • DECA
  • Drama club
  • Drum line
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
  • Flag girls
  • Foreign language club: Spanish
  • Lesbian, gay, transgender club
  • Marching band
  • National Honor Society
  • Recycling club
  • Special olympics
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Technology club
  • Television/Radio News
  • Woodshop
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • With high school being the final years of education prior to college and career avenues, our instructional focus will be "Critical thinking." This focus embraces the Common Core by preparing our students to make connections, reason, explain, analyze, transfer, and evaluate (CREATE) in all facets of their classes. This focus this will enable our students to increase their educational experience and aptitude by utilizing the mindset that in all subject areas MHS students will CREATE to be great!
School leaders can update this information here.

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College prep programs/courses during the year
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1019 North Walnut Street
Milford, DE 19963
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Phone: (302) 422-1610

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