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Seaford Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 787 students

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Posted March 7, 2011

My son is in the seventh grade at SMS. He loves the school and has been involved in Honors classes, track, soccer, and was recently inducted into the National Junior Honor Society. In the fall, he wants to try cross country. My husband and I have been very pleased with the school, the teachers, and the administrators. My daughter will be here next year, and is extremely excited to be a middle-schooler...she also can't wait to be in the drama club!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2010

We just moved to Seaford from Maryland and I think that they school is wonderful. We are pleased with the teachers and the staff. They are concerned about every student and will not tolerate disruptions. Our only concern is that the classes are full and it's hard to focus sometimes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2008

I have been very pleased so far at SMS! the teachers are very caring and my son is really learning - most importantly he is safe and happy here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2007

You would be amazed to see the improvment our middle school has made over the last two years. The administration is doing a fantastic job at rallying the staff to turn things around and bring pride back to the Seaford Middle School.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 22, 2006

The class rooms are too noisie & all kids are misbehaving - its hard for a child to learn and get good grades in the class that is too loud.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2006

This is a wonderful school! Although like many middle schools it has it's problems but it provides a caring environment. The technology available is amazing!
—Submitted by a staff


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 77% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
57%
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.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
49%
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.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
53%
Social Studies

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

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
44%
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.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
57%

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

All Students56%
Female68%
Male41%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status48%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Title I56%
Special edn/a
Regular ed61%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English58%

Math

All Students61%
Female63%
Male59%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status54%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title I61%
Special edn/a
Regular ed67%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English62%

Science

All Students59%
Female61%
Male56%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status50%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title I59%
Special edn/a
Regular ed63%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English61%
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 Students59%
Female57%
Male62%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Other race59%
Low socioeconomic status55%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title I59%
Special ed20%
Regular ed71%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English61%

Math

All Students52%
Female46%
Male57%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Other race47%
Low socioeconomic status47%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title I51%
Special ed12%
Regular ed63%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English53%
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%
Female62%
Male64%
African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Other race74%
Low socioeconomic status59%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title I63%
Special ed26%
Regular ed70%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English65%

Math

All Students57%
Female52%
Male62%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Other race78%
Low socioeconomic status53%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Title I58%
Special ed13%
Regular ed66%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English59%

Social Studies

All Students52%
Female43%
Male60%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Other race53%
Low socioeconomic status47%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title I52%
Special ed8%
Regular ed61%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English54%
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%
Female63%
Male60%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracial53%
White75%
Other race50%
Low socioeconomic status56%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title I62%
Special ed24%
Regular ed69%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English63%

Math

All Students57%
Female54%
Male60%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracial50%
White67%
Other race48%
Low socioeconomic status52%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title I59%
Special ed20%
Regular ed65%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English58%

Science

All Students42%
Female41%
Male43%
African American16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracial44%
White55%
Other race43%
Low socioeconomic status38%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Title I43%
Special ed11%
Regular ed49%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English45%
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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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Commendable School (2007)
  • Superstar In Education Award Winner (2007)

Arts & music

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Music
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  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:35 am
School end time
  • 2:35 pm
School Leader's name
  • Simmons, Kim
Fax number
  • (302) 628-4485

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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500 East Stein Highway
Seaford, DE 19973
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Phone: (302) 629-4587

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