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Mccullough (Calvin R. ) Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 754 students

 

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Posted March 4, 2014

MCM is a wonderful school! The teachers are excellent role models towards the students, and have the motivation to teach these students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2014

This could be a better school, if they get rid of some of the teachers who don't need to be there, and get rid of mrs fleetwood.... Bottom line!!!! And get supportive teachers. And act like they are doing what they sign up for.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2014

HORRIBLE SCHOOL. My child suffered there for a year. He was bullied everyday. There were day the I had to force my child go school. Also the lack of book. My child never read because he didn't know where their library was. Always fighting at the school. I recommend putting your children in another school and/or district
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2010

I believe the teachers are more worried about school bonuses than they are about the childrens educations. I had to remind a teacher that my child was in her enrichment class for extra help in math after she called me on the last day of the markin period to tell me that he was failing! Would have been nice to know this when there was still time for him to get the much needed help that he requires!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The teachers are amazing and their way of teaching is better than i have ever seen in any other school!


Posted July 25, 2009

i have bin in this school for 3 year and the years i spent in here were not a weast of time they help me find what i needed to go on and do better things with my life. and i think any kid should try to go to this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 1, 2009

McCullough middle is a Great school my children go to mcm and have a great education
—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.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
57%
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.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
50%
Social Studies

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

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
48%
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.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
30%

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 Students64%
Female62%
Male66%
African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status65%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Title I64%
Special ed15%
Regular ed72%
English language learners (ELL)53%
Proficient in English65%

Math

All Students61%
Female62%
Male59%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status61%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Title I61%
Special ed11%
Regular ed68%
English language learners (ELL)33%
Proficient in English63%
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 Students65%
Female69%
Male58%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status59%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title I65%
Special ed26%
Regular ed70%
English language learners (ELL)47%
Proficient in English66%

Math

All Students61%
Female63%
Male58%
African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status59%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Title I61%
Special ed13%
Regular ed67%
English language learners (ELL)44%
Proficient in English62%

Social Studies

All Students47%
Female49%
Male45%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
White57%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status44%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Title I48%
Special ed13%
Regular ed51%
English language learners (ELL)24%
Proficient in English49%
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 Students57%
Female60%
Male54%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status56%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Title I57%
Special ed10%
Regular ed65%
English language learners (ELL)17%
Proficient in English60%

Math

All Students44%
Female41%
Male46%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
White55%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status44%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Title I44%
Special ed10%
Regular ed50%
English language learners (ELL)17%
Proficient in English46%

Science

All Students34%
Female26%
Male43%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
White38%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status32%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Title I34%
Special ed13%
Regular ed38%
English language learners (ELL)14%
Proficient in English36%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 1 47% 32%
Hispanic 1 27% 13%
White 1 23% 50%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2 1% 3%
Two or more races 1 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2 0% 0%
Source: DE Dept. of Education, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(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

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • Fleetwood, Elizabeth P.
Fax number
  • (302) 429-4005

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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School leaders, update and verify information here.

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