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Kirk (George V.) Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 795 students

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Posted April 1, 2014

Shut it DOWN!! This school or lack of, is a complete disgrace. As one disgusted parent mentioned, my daughter has more gossip to share with me (from the degenerate students to the incompetent teachers and staff) then what she has learned. What can I say other than that this joke of a school is a complete dump and please if you value your child's education towards a successful future, don't settle and fight for what's deserved to them because this dump will only take that away. Good luck!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2013

Ok fist of all I'm a student so I should know more then you parents. Fist of all not all teachers r bad some r really great like most of the math teachers and the enrichment teacher is great too. And there is gossip in every school and about the bulling like I said before its in every school you parents r 2 protective


Posted June 19, 2013

AWFUL!!!! Most of the teachers there are jokes and seem to only be there for the paycheck. From doing very well up until 7th grade in this hoodlum educational (?) institution, my daughter had more gossip to share with me then reporting what she has learned. What a disgrace and as for the school administrators, don't let me get started on that circus act. Although one more year left in this asylum, we've decided to sacrifice and enroll our kid to where the meaning of valuable education truly matters and the teachers prove that. So disgusted.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2013

I have no idea why they are so many bad reviews about this school.My daughter is presently studying and I have no complaints.I get emails every week regarding academics and what 's going in class and child's performance.They had student portfolio, where parent visit school and student shows all the classwork and academic performance and explains everything to the parent in presence of teacher after teacher gives her explanation about the child.It is nice that parents know ans see what actually going in school.Lockers are in the classroom.After school program has lot of activities.Teachers are friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

The worst school my children have ever been to. My son in spec ed has literally not learned anything in the years he has been there (is at the saem reading/math leve as when entering). It is a dangerous environment. The teachers,administrators, and deans "talk the talk" but refuse to "walk the walk" to discourage bullying or to make changes to facilitate actual learning. Two of my children have attended Kirk; none of my other children will.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2010

At first some of the teachers are great, some, it is the other 97% that just does not care, the children who are bullies from wilmington are a menace toi the children who want to learn and to the teachers who can not get controll, why if anyone complains they are out, how else are the school distrists to get money...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2010

the teachers are just has much of bullies as the kids who don't care. There is discrimination, but the rolls have been revirced. It is a shame that a child is afraid to say anything because he or she is in fear of the teachers as well as the chilren
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

Hands down the worst school I have ever been in in my life. The administration were on the side of the disruptive, violent and disrespectful students. I would not send my child into these facilities.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 2, 2010

Its the wost school I have ever been in. The administration is terrible they mix the worst kids with good ones and no one learns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2010

i go 2 kirk middle school and i say the school is very well with education but the safe value is very low
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 15, 2009

I go to this school & I would say it's pretty good. The teachers are very nice & supportive. Yet, I do agree they should be more strict on bullying.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 15, 2008

I think this school needs to be more strict on bullying.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 27, 2008

I believe this school has such little parent involvement because administrators there lack open communication with parents. The diverse population is a positive and the teachers are very supportive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2008

I go to this school ithink it's awsome. Ecept for the Dress code
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 9, 2006

They do not properly address bullying and do not take the necessary steps to make children feel safe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2006

This is a pretty good middle school. It boasts a diverse student population, and I think the kids who attend the school appreciate that fact. The current administration has control of everyday discipline problems and many of the kids who attend the school feel good about being there. The level of parent involvement should be better--middle school does not mean abandoning the need to advocate for your child. Also,adding more extracurricular activities at this school would also be a plus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

this topic has come up again and again but why is it that there is no strict dress code in the public schools? remove the competition among the students. if everyone is dressed the same, you will take away the distractions and one of the main reasons for ridicule between the students. its a first step in improving students attitudes and regaining their attention.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
64%

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.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
52%
Social Studies

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

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
40%
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.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
22%
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 Students70%
Female73%
Male65%
African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Other race75%
Low socioeconomic status66%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Title I70%
Special ed28%
Regular ed77%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English71%

Math

All Students51%
Female47%
Male56%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White52%
Other race67%
Low socioeconomic status47%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Title I51%
Special ed19%
Regular ed57%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English51%
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 Students63%
Female67%
Male60%
African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Other race67%
Low socioeconomic status58%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title I63%
Special ed26%
Regular ed68%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English65%

Math

All Students62%
Female62%
Male61%
African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Other race73%
Low socioeconomic status59%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title I62%
Special ed17%
Regular ed68%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English63%

Social Studies

All Students47%
Female42%
Male51%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Other race62%
Low socioeconomic status40%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Title I47%
Special ed21%
Regular ed51%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English47%
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 Students61%
Female62%
Male60%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Other race67%
Low socioeconomic status55%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title I61%
Special ed21%
Regular ed64%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English62%

Math

All Students76%
Female76%
Male76%
African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Other race82%
Low socioeconomic status73%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title I76%
Special ed21%
Regular ed81%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English76%

Science

All Students39%
Female39%
Male39%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Other race57%
Low socioeconomic status33%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Title I39%
Special ed6%
Regular ed41%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English40%
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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  • Shelton, Dan
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  • (302) 454-3491

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