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Mcvey (Joseph M.) Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 445 students

 

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Posted August 7, 2013

I went to this school from k-4 grade and I loved every minute of it. All the teachers were so nice and understanding. They really inspired me and brought out the talent in me even though I was a very shy girl. The principal did always great us every morning with a worm heart and a beautiful smile. Even the janitor Mr. Harry how could i forget he'd never let me leave the school unhappy. He'd always make me smile before I left. Just goes to show that even the janitor was super nice. I only have the best memories of this school. Now I have a 5 year old little girl and I couldn't be more happy and confident to register her in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2005

At first I was a little apprenhensive about sending my child to McVey because we just moved into the area from Townsend. But I was pleasantly surprised! When you're at McVey your feel like your home. The teachers truly care about the students. The principal, vice, and staff took great care in knowing each child on his or her own level. The Principal always stood in the foyer and greeted the students in the morning and when they left. The vice principal stood at the outside door to greet them as well. I always felt save leaving my daughter in their care. The school spirit is always shown. She left McVey with the confidence and self esteem that she could do anything! McVey is a fantastic learning institution!
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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 71% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
61%
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 74% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
44%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
53%
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 77% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
41%

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

All Students54%
Female60%
Male49%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status48%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title I54%
Special edn/a
Regular ed65%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English55%

Math

All Students59%
Female49%
Male68%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status55%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title I59%
Special edn/a
Regular ed65%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English60%
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 Students62%
Female61%
Male63%
African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status59%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Title I62%
Special edn/a
Regular ed72%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English63%

Math

All Students72%
Female77%
Male67%
African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status71%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Title I72%
Special edn/a
Regular ed82%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English74%

Social Studies

All Students64%
Female65%
Male64%
African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status64%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Title I64%
Special edn/a
Regular ed73%
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

English Language Arts

All Students72%
Female81%
Male62%
African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status66%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title I72%
Special edn/a
Regular ed78%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English72%

Math

All Students68%
Female69%
Male68%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status63%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title I68%
Special edn/a
Regular ed74%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English68%

Science

All Students41%
Female38%
Male46%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status32%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Title I41%
Special edn/a
Regular ed44%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English41%
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

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 2 45% 50%
Black 2 33% 32%
Hispanic 2 15% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2 4% 3%
Two or more races 2 2% 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 62%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Wilkie, David
Fax number
  • (302) 454-3486

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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908 Janice Drive
Newark, DE 19713
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