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Calloway (Cab) School Of The Arts

Public | 6-12 | 919 students

 

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Posted June 15, 2006

This is one interesting/exciting place to be. Students of dance can be seen performing in their English classes-a dance response to a piece of literature. Other students might paint murals on the walls for a Spanish teacher as a extension of their cultural learning. The high school science teachers are so good that their students often win awards in the Science Olympiads and the middle school math program is one of the best in DE. Who would expect such things from an Arts High School? The drama productions are first class, as are the instrumental programs, visual arts, and voice. Communication majors learn things most students don't learn until college. If is a fun place with great A.P. courses, and creativity showing up all over. The Math/Science Charter School upstairs offers some advanced classes that Cab doesn't have, but Cabbies can take coursework there too. The older building needs work however.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 9, 2006

I wrote the previous recommendation saying the school was great.Well we are on our second year in middle school and I feel totally opposite. My son is being left to fall through the cracks. We received no warning that he was failing math or struggling. He says the only teacher who cares is the science teacher. He is having a hard time staying organized because the classes are spread so far apart, he spends most of the time rushing from one class to another. My opinion is the middle school suffers because they share space and time with Cab Calloway high school. The teachers are overwhelmed because they are required to teach a high school class. If I could afford to put him somewhere else I would pull him out immediately. This is a student who had honors in elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2005

I love this school so much. Being a 6th grader this year and the youngest in the whole school is hard i am not going to lie. But the way everything works is amazing. I'll call my friend and tell her what happeden in school and she will tell me her day was average and boring when mine was sanguine and exciting (wall word) i love everyone there and everyone is super nice. I plan on staying at cab and being a cabbie untill i graduate high school! i love you annie and lizzie!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 13, 2005

After coming from a private school, my mind was so set as to how school was: everyone had their own cliques and I would be the odd one out. As a seventh grader here, these two years have been the best of my life. The teachers are amazing and they really are focused on getting you that 'A.' After recommending this school to my elementary school friends, three people have joined me in this journey at Cab. This school is so different because the kids that attend here WANT to be here. They enjoy their art and can finally expand and excel in what they do. This school has not only helped me grow Vocal skills, but as an individual. My mind is finally open to new things! You are allowed to be creative! Everyone loves it! Even the teachers, they admire what these kids have to offer.I found my place.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 19, 2005

My three teenagers have all attended Cab Calloway. It is a remarkable school that I would highly recommended to everyone, especially those with children with talents, whether it be writing, drawing or any talent in which your child can continue to grow with and bloosom in. The teaching staff are some of the best in our district and the office staff are always very helpful and informative.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2003

I feel that this school represents exactly what a good school should be. This school not only has great teachers but is a good environment for the artistically gifted child. When you enter this school you get a feeling of warmth and closeness amongst the studnets. You see them happy and at their best when you enter any classroom whether it be an art class or an academic class. The teachers always go the extra mile to help the students and to ensure they understand the material being taught. This school is all this and score highest in the State in Reading and English on their DSTP's. So that shows that the students and the teachers hard work is paying off.


Posted November 5, 2003

I'm a Cab Calloway Alumni, one of the 8 students to go through grades 6-12 first. This school is remarkable. There is such a great follow ship and a high sense of school sprit. Being a 'Cabbie' is something that is envied by other students, and the education that I received has helped me though out my college days. Sometimes when I have a problem with a certain class, I can call my old teachers at Cab Calloway, and they are more than happy to help me through it, even though I graduated 2 years ago. In short, this school is definitely a school to consider.


Posted August 22, 2003

My child has so 'blossomed' at Cab. She is a very smart girl, yet has been one of those kids who didn't always apply herself as she could have. Since entering Cab, she really cares about her grades, her teachers opinions of her efforts, and her work habits. THis will be her Junior year, and she is taking mostly honors and advanced placement course. I'm so proud of her, and grateful to have Cab in her life.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
70%
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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%
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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
75%
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 67% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
>=95%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
85%
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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
73%
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 Students92%
Female93%
Male90%
African American86%
Asian95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Other race>=95%
Low socioeconomic status83%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed93%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English92%

Math

All Students87%
Female86%
Male87%
African American82%
Asian95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Other race91%
Low socioeconomic status71%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed88%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English87%
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 Students94%
Female>=95%
Male93%
African American91%
Asian>=95%
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Other race>=95%
Low socioeconomic status91%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed>=95%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English94%

Math

All Students86%
Female87%
Male84%
African American82%
Asian>=95%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Other race>=95%
Low socioeconomic status76%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed87%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English86%

Social Studies

All Students80%
Female85%
Male70%
African American60%
Asian95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Other race95%
Low socioeconomic status54%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed81%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English80%
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 Students93%
Female92%
Male95%
African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status79%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed94%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English93%

Math

All Students80%
Female80%
Male81%
African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status67%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed81%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English80%

Science

All Students68%
Female66%
Male74%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status45%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed68%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English68%
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 Students>=95%
Female>=95%
Male>=95%
African American>=95%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status94%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed>=95%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English>=95%

Math

All Students93%
Female95%
Male88%
African American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status88%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed95%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English93%
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 Students90%
Female88%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status78%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed92%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English90%

Math

All Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status89%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed93%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English92%

Science

All Students77%
Female75%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status75%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed79%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English77%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 1 69% 50%
Black 1 16% 32%
Hispanic 2 8% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2 7% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2 0% 0%
Two or more races 2 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 12%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Ranked 2nd in State based on State testing (2008)
  • Ranked 3rd in State - Delaware Today, 2009 (2009)
  • Top 1200 Schools Nationally - Newsweek Magazine (2008)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Swimming pool

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:35 am
School end time
  • 2:25 pm
School Leader's name
Fax number
  • (302) 425-4594

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Our parents are involved in a multitude of ways. they participate actively in their students' education. they volunteer countless hours toward assistance with set building, costume, makeup and set/lighting design for major productions, supervision of students for evening events; after prom coordination, teacher appreciation activities; chaperones for various activities, field trip support; athletic boosters, band boosters, theatre boosters, and an active ptso to name a few. there are so many ways to be involved! we welcome and encourage parent participation; this is a critical component to the success of our students and school programs.
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  • The school environment is one that welcomes students from all walks of life. One of the greatest assets of our school is the camaraderie between students, the acceptance and welcoming of diversity, and the strong relationship between students, staff members, and families.
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