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Postlethwait (F. Niel) Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 816 students

 

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Posted October 24, 2012

Postlethwait Middle was an excellent choice for my 8th grader. Coming in as a new student, she was welcomed and has caring teachers who go above and beyond in teaching and keeping parents up to date. My email inbox is filled each week from classroom updates from all four of my daughters teachers. Great school! We are a military family and move often so we have been a part of many schools. The Postlethwait Gold 8 teachers are exceptional!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

My daughter loves the fabulous and caring teachers and all of the activities the school has to offer her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2009

Our school as the greatest school spirit of any school in the land!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2008

i'm a seventh grader here, and all the teachers and staff strive to make this school great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 26, 2008

I have had a child in Caesar Rodney schools since early elementary school, and is now in 7th grade. I would say that the teachers in these schools try hard, but everyone in this district is working for a test score.district is working for a test score. The children are not educated, and there are few in the system who will actually fight so the kids are actually taught.Unless your child is extremely outgoing and will search out the knowledge on their own, or you teach it at home, they will not be taught enough skills to function in the world today. The school will not tell you when your child is failing, it would mess up the numbers. The kids are not important here, the reputation of the administration is all that is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2007

i go to this school and i love it!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 16, 2006

I am a parent of an 8th grader all but one of my daughters teachers are very good and caring teachers. I have taught my daughter she must respect the teacher even if she does not like her personally. I know there will always be one. But 5 out of 6 really good teachers is really good
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2006

I am a student at Postlethwait, and I say that is is a really great school. The system may seem confusing, but you get used to it. The atmousphere is great better than my old school which I will not name. I have had no problems there. This is a really great school.
—Submitted by a student


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.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
67%
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.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
74%
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.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
56%
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 Students77%
Female80%
Male74%
African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Other race88%
Low socioeconomic status62%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Title In/a
Special ed29%
Regular ed83%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English78%

Math

All Students71%
Female71%
Male71%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Other race82%
Low socioeconomic status54%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title In/a
Special ed19%
Regular ed78%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English73%
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 Students75%
Female78%
Male73%
African American62%
Asian88%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Other race89%
Low socioeconomic status57%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Title In/a
Special ed7%
Regular ed83%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English76%

Math

All Students73%
Female75%
Male73%
African American58%
Asian81%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Other race84%
Low socioeconomic status58%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title In/a
Special ed11%
Regular ed81%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English74%

Social Studies

All Students70%
Female66%
Male73%
African American48%
Asian69%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Other race74%
Low socioeconomic status51%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title In/a
Special ed19%
Regular ed75%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English70%
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 Students80%
Female83%
Male76%
African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Other race81%
Low socioeconomic status66%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Title In/a
Special ed23%
Regular ed86%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English81%

Math

All Students88%
Female90%
Male87%
African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Other race>=95%
Low socioeconomic status81%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Title In/a
Special ed42%
Regular ed93%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English89%

Science

All Students64%
Female59%
Male69%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Other race63%
Low socioeconomic status43%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title In/a
Special ed17%
Regular ed68%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English65%
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 1 62% 50%
Black 2 27% 32%
Hispanic 2 5% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2 0% 0%
Two or more races 1 0% 2%
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 43%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
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

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

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Prillaman, Derek
Fax number
  • (392) 698-8419

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
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Performance stage
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

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2841 South State Street
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