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Gauger-Cobbs Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1137 students

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Posted August 22, 2013

I went to this school for 2 years, they have these thin walls you can hear everything that other classes are saying and they don't really help you what so ever with educational help or to understand something . The rugs are taped together. There were so many fights every day. Teachers are rude. Kids distract classes so you CAN'T focas on what they're teaching. This school is incredibly boring.


Posted May 1, 2012

I love this school, most teachers are nice and really care. They make learning interesting. My favorite teacher ever was Mrs.Gilpin. (6th grade social studies). Theres only a few problems. 1- the carpets. they are so old and are ductaped together in some places. 2- The walls and ceilings. The walls arent very stable, because when the school was built there were no inside walls and they were added later. The ceilings leak when it rains. And lastly, the busses. They are WAY overcrouded, late ALL the time, and atleast one bus breaks down every month. But I'd say for the most part at Gauger, the good outweighs the bad. With everything I said about the problems there, it might seem like a not-so-good school. But really, its a pretty good school. . dont think Gauger is a bad school because of what I said. There is no perfect public middle school. Gauger is about as close as it gets. (: I love this school. They do so much to prevent bullying, so much. And almost always, it works. But, like I said, nothings perfect. Theres nothing more they could do to prevent bullying. The education is really good too (: Right now i'm doing 7th grade work in 6 grade. (: Ok, im out of room now. Byeee :) :)


Posted December 21, 2011

This school does not care about my childs education as much as they should! Being an educator in a school system there number one priority should be TEACHING!! what happened to our mentors!! I been struggling with teachers in this school for 2 years.. seems to me they are just there to collect a paycheck. :(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2010

This school is horrible. My son has been bullied, pantsed and tormented from the very first day he stepped foot on campus. The principal says she's committed to education but she delegates the discipline to her associates and doesnt seem to comprehend that a child that is in a negative environment can't learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2010

The Principal and classroom staff keep me abreast of what is going on with my student on a consistent basis


Posted August 24, 2010

this school is real good and fun. i am going into the 7th grade and i love it. I acttulay cant wait to go back. if u like sports they have a basketball team soccer team.If you like arts and music its good to.The teachers are nice.But it has no windows so with the ac it can get cold


Posted August 24, 2009

I am a freshmen at Glasgow High school but Gauger was like the best. The nickname of our school is 'The Jail' because of no windows! Teachers were really nice
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 19, 2008

This school is the best out of all three schools I've been to in the christina school district. (Brader and Bancroft) Suprisingly, you don't get teased much at Gauger, which is suprising because it is a junior high where snobby kids from other schools come from. The teachers are all awesome except for Mrs.Heller and Mrs.Bryant beacuse they scream at you for no reason. I really liked the idea of putting 6th grade on there so i could be with my older friends. The only probelem about this school is the bbuses. They're late, they break down, they're crowded, etc... I would never want to change schools! I gaurentee you'll have a great time at Gauger-Cobbs Middle School!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 2, 2008

i love this school and i wouln't want to go to any other. all the teachers are great and they teach you great values.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 11, 2008

It's fun its all good and its safe. I would recomend sending ur kid here . Its really great there . Im in 7th and love it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 30, 2007

I love Gauger-Cobbs Middle School, because my son used to be miserable at his old school. After sending him here, he is so much happier that drives and motivates to get up every morning to come to school. The staffs at Gauger-Cobbs are excellently, and wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2007

it is the best. it fun,silly,smart,helpful and it is a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 28, 2005

Gauger-Cobbs Middle School is a GREAT school to attend. It's a great place to learn and make friends.The teachers are even like friends. Not many kids can joke around with their teachers. I'm in 8th grade at Gauger and I don't want to leave! The highschools seem so horrible. I don't even want to think about it. At Gauger I feel safe. Everything about Gauger is so incredible. Everything is outstanding. (including school lunches!) If you're nervous about going to middle school-don't be. Gauger is the place to be.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 22, 2005

I am also a student, and as stated before, it is the best school I have encountered so far. The teachers make creative ways to approach different problems, teach the students to be more independant, and have much more personality than those other faceless, boring teachers. Every teacher is experienced, being a teacher for over ten years, but even the newish teachers, such as Mr. Frampton, Oberly, and Naylor have better methods than most of the veteran teachers I've seen at other schools. The teachers don't just tell you the things you want to hear, they tell you the hard truth, making suggestions how to fix a certain problems, instead of just saying 'do better'. There are many great points to this school, but I'm close to running out of space. Gauger is a great school, and anyone who says different must have only spent a small time there. Frank S.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 11, 2005

Not only do I know youth at this school, but I also mentor here. Gauger is one of the best schools I have ever mentored or substituted for. The leadership proovides excellent dedication to the students and the teachers do an awesome job of supporting the youth in every way to help obtain passing grades. Add this to the activities, curriculum, and staff and you have exactly what Gauger is...a winning school.
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Posted November 18, 2004

This school is lousy! We've had nothing but trouble in the 3 years our children have been there. There is no focus or organization from the leadership. They are more concerned about children behaving than children learning. The teachers are just babysitters collecting paychecks. During our parent teacher conferences one third of the teachers didn't even show up! To be fair a portion of the blame is to fall on draconian forced busing laws. The only redeeming thing about this former womans prison is the music program, it's probably the best in the county. I know of no other parent that feels any different about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2004

I think that Gauger Cobbs midlle school is the greatest school I've ever been to. The teachers are very nice and encourage us to be the best at what we do
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 1, 2004

Im not a parent actually I'm a student. Gauger is by far the best school I have been to yet.(even though im only in 7th grade) Gauger is fun but yet challenging. Gauger also has a variety of sports and after school activities. The staff members are caring and nice and they love to listen and teach. Im a straight A student and even though I Ace everything in a breeze gauger has even more things I can do to challenge myself (honor society, Excel etc.) A student will definantley feel at home here at gauger cobbs middle school! Michelle
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 23, 2004

This school is horrible in every way. There is no academic focus,no real learning,no discipline, no windows for god's sake. How can somewhere like that be called a school. Some of the teachers are pretty good, but most are too worried about yelling and not worried about teaching. The test scores are horrible even though about a fourth of what you learn there is supposed to be how to do good on the tests.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

424 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

425 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
47%
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.

369 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

369 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

362 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

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.

415 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

417 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

404 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
34%
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 Students65%
Female67%
Male62%
African American58%
Asian73%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Other race70%
Low socioeconomic status60%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Title I65%
Special ed29%
Regular ed72%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English65%

Math

All Students51%
Female50%
Male52%
African American36%
Asian73%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Other race70%
Low socioeconomic status46%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Title I51%
Special ed12%
Regular ed60%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English52%
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 Students60%
Female69%
Male52%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status54%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Title I60%
Special ed18%
Regular ed68%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English62%

Math

All Students59%
Female59%
Male59%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status51%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title I59%
Special ed23%
Regular ed65%
English language learners (ELL)25%
Proficient in English60%

Social Studies

All Students37%
Female38%
Male36%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
White46%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status30%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Title I37%
Special ed<=5%
Regular ed43%
English language learners (ELL)<=5%
Proficient in English39%
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%
Female68%
Male57%
African American51%
Asian81%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Other race75%
Low socioeconomic status56%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Title I62%
Special ed20%
Regular ed68%
English language learners (ELL)28%
Proficient in English64%

Math

All Students65%
Female65%
Male65%
African American56%
Asian76%
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Other race67%
Low socioeconomic status60%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Title I65%
Special ed38%
Regular ed69%
English language learners (ELL)32%
Proficient in English67%

Science

All Students31%
Female23%
Male38%
African American16%
Asian53%
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
White44%
Other race50%
Low socioeconomic status26%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Title I31%
Special ed9%
Regular ed34%
English language learners (ELL)<=5%
Proficient in English33%
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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  • Shaw, Harold
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  • (302) 454-3482

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