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Mariner Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 506 students

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Posted November 19, 2011

The school is not very welcoming to parents and has a weak PTO. Usually only five PTO members at meetings, however, if you ever attend, you will see why. The school does have strong, highly qualified 8th grade teachers who truely love to teach.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2009

Mariner, With its occasional Ups and downs) is all in all a wonderful school ive gone there from 6th to 8th grade and all three years have been great ive met many new friends here and have learned alot to. All the teachers at mmariner always encourages us to do better and i have every year i have gotten better with my learning and my behavior thanks to them and anyone planning to take there kid to this school, i highly recomend that.... ;-)
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 24, 2009

Mariner, (with its occaisonal ups and downs) is an amazing school and i dont think i could find a better one out there. Everyone in the building encourages all the students to do they best they can and then even better than the best, I went to that school from 6th grade to 8th garde and for the three years that i spent from that school, ive learned alot. Ive gotten so much better at my studies that i have made to the A, B, honor roll all throughout the year thanks to them. All the teachers at the school are amazing and dont make anyone feel left out in class, and they even make sure everyone knows what there doing and tries to get everyone to pass (and usually everyone does). And if your planning to bring your kid to this school, i highly recommend that. :-)
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 27, 2008

Great School. Sports are now offered beginning in the sixth grade. I feel the kids who participate on the sports team experience the team/family sense of belonging. Wonderful place for my child to get a great education with a well balanced group of peers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2003

Milton Middle was a great school. Although it did not encourage or have after school sports for children in the 5th, and sixth grade. Children must wait til the 7th grade which I thought was very unfair. The school has the dare program and I think that was very important in this day and time when drugs are bad in our country. The School nurse is the best in the county.
—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.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
32%
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.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
69%
Social Studies

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

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
44%
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.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
69%
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 Students83%
Female83%
Male84%
African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status78%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Title In/a
Special ed51%
Regular ed92%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English84%

Math

All Students64%
Female58%
Male69%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status56%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title In/a
Special ed27%
Regular ed74%
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

English Language Arts

All Students70%
Female81%
Male62%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status71%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Title In/a
Special ed32%
Regular ed79%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English71%

Math

All Students69%
Female73%
Male65%
African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status66%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title In/a
Special ed29%
Regular ed78%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English69%

Social Studies

All Students45%
Female49%
Male42%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
White53%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status41%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Title In/a
Special ed6%
Regular ed55%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English46%
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%
Female81%
Male73%
African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status69%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Title In/a
Special ed60%
Regular ed82%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English79%

Math

All Students82%
Female86%
Male78%
African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status75%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Title In/a
Special ed54%
Regular ed90%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English83%

Science

All Students65%
Female65%
Male65%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status57%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title In/a
Special ed46%
Regular ed71%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English66%
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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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Behavioral health specialist
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Jefferson Award (2013)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab

Arts & music

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

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Girls on the run

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:55 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • Best, Alfred G.
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (302) 684-5606

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Honors track
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Behavioral health specialist
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Community service
  • Drama club
  • Girls on the run
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • National Honor Society
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School leaders can update this information here.

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16391 Harbeson Road
Milton, DE 19968
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Phone: (302) 684-8516

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