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Springer Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 855 students

 

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Posted February 5, 2014

My son and I have been blessed to have very caring teachers and counselors that are more than willing to work with me and my son to help him be the best he can be! My son was diagnosed with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and several processing issues last spring and it was a lot to take in. They have all been supportive and willing to do whatever it takes to help Mitchell succeed. in reading so many stories about the nightmares parents are going through I feel a deep amount of appreciation for all the wonderful people in this school. My son recently interviewed for a high school and for the first time came upon the bias that is often shown toward kids with learning disabilities. She was the Special Education coordinator and had the ignorance to advise us that in their school he would need at least a 2.0 GPA to graduate as though kids with learning disabilities are incapable of doing so much more than that. Coming from this made me only appreciate more all the wonderful teachers and staff at my sons current school and how grateful I am to them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2008

Springer Middle School is an excellent environment and a great oppritunity for 7th and 8th graders to learn how to ask for help with ease. They have school plays, choir, sports, after school academic support and plenty of other wonderful ways to express the way you feel in a healthy way. My sister who is currantly a 7th grader at the school always tells me about her day, and how great it was. I recommend this school highly because from what I've heard and experienced, it is a positive environtment with it's limits, but they also let the students have a good time learning.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 7, 2008

My third child is now attending Springer and I still can't say enough about the school. All three have been assigned to different teachers throughout the years and, overall, I've been extremely happy with the education that they have received. The teachers seem genuinely interested in their progress and have always been very helpful with feedback. Their expectations seem high, but if not, what would the kids shoot for? Bravo!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2007

My son and daughter both attended Springer and they both had very good experiences there. My son just completed his sophomore year at the Charter School of Wilmington where he found himself well prepared from Springer. My daughter will begin the IB Program at Mount Pleasant in the fall which she chose over Charter. The math, science and music programs at Springer are especially good. Springer does very well in statewide math league, science fair and all-state band. Keep up the good work Springer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2006

Springer Middle school is a wonderful school, the staff and teachers are caring, involved and supportive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2005

i am a student of this school and well i guess its alrigth but i hate soem of the teachers becuase they dotn no how to teach the best teacher there is mrs coley she can teach the class and make us have fun having fun while learning is the best thing.
—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.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
59%
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.

284 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

286 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

284 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
65%
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.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
59%
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%
Female77%
Male76%
African American42%
Asian87%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Other race89%
Low socioeconomic status58%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title In/a
Special ed24%
Regular ed84%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English77%

Math

All Students65%
Female64%
Male66%
African American21%
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Other race95%
Low socioeconomic status40%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Title In/a
Special ed18%
Regular ed73%
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

English Language Arts

All Students81%
Female80%
Male82%
African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Other race82%
Low socioeconomic status67%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Title In/a
Special ed31%
Regular ed86%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English81%

Math

All Students72%
Female70%
Male73%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Other race82%
Low socioeconomic status52%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title In/a
Special ed21%
Regular ed77%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English72%

Social Studies

All Students70%
Female67%
Male73%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Other race71%
Low socioeconomic status49%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title In/a
Special ed21%
Regular ed76%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English71%
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 Students73%
Female78%
Male68%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status51%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title In/a
Special ed27%
Regular ed77%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English73%

Math

All Students77%
Female80%
Male74%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status57%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title In/a
Special ed29%
Regular ed82%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English77%

Science

All Students54%
Female50%
Male57%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status29%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title In/a
Special ed27%
Regular ed57%
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

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Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
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Arts & music

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

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Biggs, Jacquelyn F.
Fax number
  • (302) 479-1628

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(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
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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2220 Shipley Road
Wilmington, DE 19803
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