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Shue-Medill Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1026 students

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Posted April 17, 2014

I wish I could have put zero stars for this horrible school. Most of my fellow peers are very arrogant and most times disrupt class. The school is very unsanitary and down right disgusting. The students (not all) seem to enjoy brutal and common fights that happen here, often cheering on someone to keep fighting. The kids also use very inappropriate language, yet deans brush it off. Detention never works and most kids enjoy it. I feel bad anyone who has to come to this disgraceful school. Please parents DO NOT SEND YOUR KIDS HERE. - from a student


Posted March 12, 2014

Horrible school. My son went from straight A/B in Smyrnas school district to failing since he started here this year. The principal is no where to be found and the superintendent does not respond back. And all I get is a run around. I can not wait to get my kids out of the district. Education is not their priority!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2013

Im a student in Shue and honestly i think its the best school out of kirk and Gauger. Most teachers are nice and care about the students grades and them passing. The staff are absolutely nice, i used to have office aide where you help the office and they honestly care about bullying and education, they always do whatever they can so shue is a fun, safe and educational place. we have lots of after school clubs and sports. Of course theres going to be problems every once in a while but the staff always solve it ASAP.I take a high school level course and im only in 7th grade. so in conclusion shue is a great school for education, it is fun and safe. I never want to leave this middle school.


Posted March 22, 2012

My son is having a wonderful experience at Shue. The teachers and administration are fantastic. My son has the best English teacher he has ever had. There are Pre-AP offerings that are challenging but not overwhelming. The Band and extra curricular offerings are AMAZING. I would highly recommend Shue Medill Middle School to any parent moving to the Newark area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2012

I rate this school excellent because the staff rises to whatever challenge the US laws, DE or Board of Education throws at them. While maintaining programs and for not neglecting the other learning levels of students that they have existing in the school, also. It seems as though there are 4 learning levels in the school. I am very impressed at how the school implements how to handle the new measures.I am always impressed at The September Open House at how the teachers like their subjects! I have volunteered in the school and I have watched the teachers. I know many students who have attended Shue-Medill for 6th - 8th grade and were accepted into The Cambridge Program at Newark High School. They do excellent in the program. This is why I rate Shue-Medill an excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2012

shue is a school i go there and sometimes the teachers can be mean and stuff and they dont let you hang out with your friends but i only like it cuz my friends go there otherwise................no comment


Posted January 16, 2011

I have two sons at Shue Medill, and we are very happy there. Love the principal and lots of really good teachers. The school is safe and well managed. My boys participate in a Talent Development class, band, and some high school level classes. After school they participate in the school newspaper and several academic competitions. My eigth grader was just accepted into the Cambridge program at Newark High School. All in all very happy to have my kids going there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2010

My daughter is now in 7th grade and we could not be happier with both the academics and school climate. Being an involved parent I am in the school frequently and have seen first hand how well behaved and respectful the student body is to one another. The administration has been wonderful to work with and treats parents and students with the upmost respect. The Principal truly has an open door policy. Academically my child has been challenged and occasionally when over challenged teachers have been available to help her through it. The music program is phenomenal --- with caring, talented teachers leading our students to become accomplished musicians and singers. In addition to the music program Shue has a wide variety of elective classes that fit every students needs/interests such as 2 languages are offered (French & Spanish), Tech Ed., Family Sciences, Art, Computer Technology and more. I truly feel my child is getting an excellent and well rounded education. I would and have highly recommend this school to other families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2010

My child is a 6th grader at Shue-Medill and we have been completely thrilled with the transformation this school has undergone in the past couple of years under a new and very strong, talented, and dedicated administration. The teachers and administrators there are completely accessible, very responsive, and very communicative.The curriculum has been redesigned to meet each and every student's needs at their level across the board. The behavior expectations are clearly outlined and consistently enforced, and the "positive behavior support program" is proving very effective in motivating students to do their best both academically and behaviorally. There are numrous supports in place to help students who are struggling, either academically or personally, which is not the case in every school. I am confident that my son is challenged and is getting a strong middle school education in a real world environment. He really likes his teachers and feels that they care about him as a student and a person, and is proud to be a Shue-Medill Middle School student. Get involved and go to the school and see what's going on there for yourself - you will be impressed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

I am in 6th grade this year and so far there has been much of a smaller amount of fights than I expected.I made friends extremly quickly with people in all grades 6th-8th.also,the classes teach us a lot and the teachers do not pick favorites.I admit some of the teachers are hard on us but they need 2 b.I absoulutly love this skool.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 15, 2009

Im in 7th grade. This is my first year here and I love it here. Although there are a few fights, all my teachers are nice, though I've never actually seen the principal. None of my teachers play faveorites, all my classes are wonderful (except keyboarding... it makes my fingers hurt typing, but my BFF helps me). I've only seen 2 fights so far. So mabye the Board saw these comments and helped change the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 23, 2009

If I could sell my home today, and move away from this school district, I would do so, the Middle school is the worst I have ever seen, bullying is a huge issue, the teachers dont care My daughter was hurt in this school and all the school did was deny it being their fault but could not tell me how it happend, The principal has no spine when it comes to taking care of this school, it takes an act of God tp actually get to speak to him and then you get no real answer. The teachers pick their favorites and the rest of the kids are on their own, classes are always disturbed by some unruley child. I believe with all my heart and soul that this school should be avoided at all costs
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

This is my 5th consecutive year at Shue-Medill (2 children) & I have witnessed enormous positive change in both school climate and curriculum. I have read previous comments here and see that parents feel that the staff doesn't care about the kids, this could not be further from the experience our family has had. In the 3 years my daughter attended, there were a total of 4 teachers that I was very unhappy with, but that means I was happy with 20 out of 24 teachers during her 3 years. My son is now an 8th grader and I can only name 1 teacher he has had in 3 years with whom I had issues. There are no sports programs in any of the CSD middle schools due to funding issues, we are trying to establish on-going intramurals. After-school activities are growing & parent involvement is strong.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2009

Its normal but bullying have to stop and distraction too. Teachers of 6 grade cares about kids and principal too.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 10, 2006

Shue-Medill has excellent music & art programs. Although, there are no sports availible to students at Shue.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 10, 2006

I've been going to Shue-Medill for two years, and I have to say, it has slightly improved from last year (2005-2006). Although, bullying is a very big problem at this school. And it's impossible to get through a class without students talking & causing distractions. I also don't feel that all the teachers really care all that much about there students. Although, some teachers are very good! But, unfortunately, most 'pick favorites' & don't really 'teach' the class. They just hand out work and expect us to know what we are doing. Your a teacher, teach! This really discourages me from learning. Which is why I am in school. But, I do think that the new principal is doing a great job trying to get the school back on track.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 15, 2006

The staff at Shue Medill School leave alot to be desired. The children have become unruly and those in charge of discipline lack the professionalism neccessary to address problematic children in the school. Concerned parents with children that need attention are spoken to as if they were children themselves. The available activities for children afterschool lack the quaility available in other schools. Avoid placing a child with potential into this enviroment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2006

This school is terrible! Children here are bullied or controled by the teachers or those considered popular. The extra curricular activities are okay but are inconvienent and influenced by the many negative qualities of the school.The level of parent involvement is over taxing.The school does not give room for any real world discussions or creativity. Also, physical education is far too important to this school. This school should be avoided.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 6, 2004

This school is now 6-8 grades. My son is a 6 grader and its his first year in this school. I've had a number of problems already and school has only been in session for 3 months. The teachers are young and don't seem to care as much. There seems to be a lot of bullying at this school. You have to be an overactive (not even just proactive) parent in this school in order to get your concerns addressed.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
63%

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 72% in 2013.

385 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

388 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
46%
Social Studies

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

355 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
52%
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.

323 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

328 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
33%
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 Students68%
Female70%
Male65%
African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Other race69%
Low socioeconomic status59%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title I68%
Special ed20%
Regular ed75%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English69%

Math

All Students61%
Female60%
Male62%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Other race69%
Low socioeconomic status53%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title I61%
Special ed16%
Regular ed68%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English62%
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 Students68%
Female75%
Male62%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracial69%
White77%
Other race76%
Low socioeconomic status61%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Title I68%
Special ed16%
Regular ed77%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English70%

Math

All Students63%
Female67%
Male60%
African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracial69%
White75%
Other race69%
Low socioeconomic status55%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title I63%
Special ed20%
Regular ed71%
English language learners (ELL)13%
Proficient in English66%

Social Studies

All Students63%
Female65%
Male62%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracial67%
White74%
Other race74%
Low socioeconomic status55%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title I63%
Special ed21%
Regular ed70%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English64%
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 Students69%
Female77%
Male62%
African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Other race89%
Low socioeconomic status60%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title I69%
Special ed21%
Regular ed75%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English71%

Math

All Students65%
Female64%
Male65%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Other race74%
Low socioeconomic status56%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title I65%
Special ed26%
Regular ed70%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English66%

Science

All Students28%
Female22%
Male35%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
White41%
Other race18%
Low socioeconomic status19%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Title I28%
Special ed7%
Regular ed31%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English29%
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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  • Soccer
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