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Stanton Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 686 students

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Posted Sunday, July 27, 2014

Message from the Principal Dear Stanton Middle School Students and Families, As the new Principal of Stanton Middle School it is with great pleasure that I welcome all of our returning students and newcomers to the Stanton Middle School family. We have many new staff additions to celebrate and a brand new administrative team ready to take on the challenge of leading our school. A new school year is always an exciting time. It presents opportunities for various beginnings new classes, new faces, new expectations, a busier schedule, and more choices. This school year will be a time for growth, challenge and adventure. Your child s time at Stanton Middle School will certainly be filled with many new opportunities. Once again, I look forward to working with you and your child throughout the school year to provide a productive and safe learning environment that supports the highest levels of student success. Welcome to Stanton Middle School, where Falcons SOAR with the Falcon Four Respect of Self, Others, Learning, and Safety! All The Best, Tawanda J Bond Principal Estimados Estudiantes y Familias de la Escuela Intermedia Stanton: Como nueva Directora de la Escuela Intermedia Stanton me da mucho placer darles la bienvenida a todos nuestros estudiantes que retornan as como a los nuevos estudiantes a la familia de la Escuela Intermedia Stanton. Tenemos que festejar muchas incorporaciones al personal y todo un nuevo equipo administrativo que est listo para aceptar el desaf o de llevar adelante nuestra escuela. Un nuevo a o escolar es siempre una poca entusiasmante. Ofrece oportunidades para varios comienzos nuevas clases, nuevas caras, nuevas expectativas, un calendario ocupado y m s elecciones. Este a o escolar ser un tiempo de crecimiento, desaf os y aventura. El tiempo de su hijo en la Escuela Intermedia Stanton tendr seguramente muchas de estas oportunidades. Nuevamente, espero ansiosa trabajar con ustedes y sus hijos durante el a o escolar para lograr un ambiente de aprendizaje productivo y seguro que contribuya al mayor nivel de xito de nuestros estudiantes. Bienvenidos a la Escuela Media Stanton, donde los Halcones se ELEVAN con el Falcon Four (Cuatro Halcones) Respeto a uno mismo, a los dem s, aprendizaje y seguridad! Todo lo mejor, Tawanda J Bond Directora

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Posted August 28, 2013

I absolutely love this school. It has brought me great pleasure to tell you all the extradoniary things this school had done. It is always in the best instrist of the student. Except mrs.denardo. The teachers are great and te school overall is improving alot. Although they have a tendency to bribe there school


Posted March 11, 2011

MR.thourpe needs to come back he was the best teacher ever, plus this school is boring there is always fights and people are mean 24/7 i dont like it, from TJ goodchild mr. thourpe if you can read this go to HB thats where i am moving next, peace...


Posted April 14, 2010

The principal needs to stop being a buddy and start being a Pricipal! Not all teachers fallows the rules.. Some teachers pick and choose who they want to give detention too. Some teachers needs to go back to college and get a better education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2009

I am sad to say this is the most unorganized school my child has ever attended!!!the principal assistant principal and disiplanarion are the worst i have seen thus far never in a million years would i reccomend this school to any one !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2009

Stanton is one of the best school's that i have ever gone to in years. The teachers can be mean but overall the teachers are nice to me only because I am a good student
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 26, 2009

This school is awesome.. the teachers and programs are excellent. The honor classes are what my child needs I am impressed with how the school has come about with the changes.. so anyone who puts this school down..better know what they are talking about.. anything negative is just wrong.. this school has produced extremly high honor students... so i am not sure what that other parent is speaking about they would never send their child here.. maybe your child cant accept the challenge it offers these bright students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

This school has lots of problems especially since the change of administration in 2005. I would never send my child to this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2006

committed teachers. good leadership. Outstanding extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2005

I go to this school and it isnt fun. I am always bored because I get teached the same things over and over again. Thats all I have to say. PS Mr thorpe the band teacher is the bomb. He is a ausome band teacher!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 8, 2004

I have been involved with Stanton Middle School for the past 5 years and am very impressed with the running of the school. Stanton has a great teaching staff who are very interested in the children and their well being. Stanton has had a bad reputation for many years and it is time that parents hear first hand what an exceptional school Stanton is. The student body count at Stanton has continued to rise over the past five years. We have nearly 800 students now enrolled in our school. I recommend that parents come and visit Stanton during the open house and give us an opportunity to wow them. WE do have a PTO organization that meets on the second Wednesday of the month and we alternate noon meeting with 6:00 in the evening meetings. During our noon meeting we provide lunch and invite our students to participate.
—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.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
27%
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.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
44%
Social Studies

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

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
35%
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.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
30%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
18%
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 Students60%
Female59%
Male62%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
White61%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status59%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Title I60%
Special ed20%
Regular ed72%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English64%

Math

All Students46%
Female43%
Male48%
African American34%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White39%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status45%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Title I46%
Special ed6%
Regular ed57%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English47%
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 Students67%
Female76%
Male60%
African American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status66%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title I67%
Special ed22%
Regular ed74%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English68%

Math

All Students53%
Female59%
Male49%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White49%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status52%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Title I53%
Special ed18%
Regular ed59%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English54%

Social Studies

All Students22%
Female18%
Male25%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
White31%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status21%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Title I22%
Special ed<=5%
Regular ed25%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English23%
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%
Male58%
African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status59%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title I61%
Special ed10%
Regular ed71%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English62%

Math

All Students58%
Female63%
Male52%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status58%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Title I58%
Special ed10%
Regular ed67%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English59%

Science

All Students13%
Female9%
Male18%
African American<=5%
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
White30%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status11%
Not economically disadvantaged19%
Title I13%
Special ed5%
Regular ed14%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English13%
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
Hispanic 2 35% 13%
Black 2 32% 32%
White 1 29% 50%
Two or more races 1 2% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 DE Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Educational diagnostician
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Golden Psi Award (2014)
  • PBS Exemplary Rating (2014)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:20 am
School end time
  • 2:25 am
School Leader's name
  • Tawanda J Bond
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (302) 992-5586

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Core knowledge
  • Honors track
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Global
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Educational diagnostician
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Field hockey
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Technical design and production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • BPA
  • Book/reading club
  • National Honor Society
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Technology club
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
More from this school
  • The mission of Stanton Middle School establishes an environment that nurtures the academic growth of young adolescents by addressing their intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development. Stanton Soars with the Falcon Four Respect of Self, Others, Learning, and Safety
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