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Skyline Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 840 students

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted today

Skyline students and parents, I hope you are enjoying your summer and are starting to think about the upcoming school year. I want to point out a change for the first day of school, August 25th. This first day of school with ONLY be for 6th graders. 7th and 8th Grade students will begin on August 26th. Thank you and see you in a few weeks.

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Posted January 23, 2014

Very nice school indeed. Teachers and Administration really connect with the students. Learning is a profession at this school, kids are there to learn. Super fun extra curricular activities and amazing coaches for sport teams. I would recommend this school to everyone.


Posted July 31, 2013

Skyline Middle is an outstanding school with top notch teachers and excellent administration. There are an abundance of clubs and activities. It has exceeded our expectations!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2012

This school is excellent.My son loves this school.Good teachers and office staff.I don't understand why the rating is low for this school and they don't update DCAS test scores.They are getting good test scores since a few years .This is amazing school and deserves better ratings than this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2012

Love this school! It is the best Middle school in Red Clay - look at the DCASS results! Math is the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2012

Good teachers for the most part but office and adminstration staff is unapproachable. Daily announcements are not daily and missing pertinent info, useless for parents. Overall, schools parent communication skills needs ilmprovement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2011

Great school. Super, caring teachers. Great administration, active parents. Super coaches for sports teams.....they have a dress code. Can't say enough good things!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2011

I attended Skyline for 8th grade back in 2001. It was my first year in public school, previously attendied private schools in NYC so needless to say I was a little overwhelmed with the relaxed environment of public school. Overall my experience was decent. I had a few great teachers that I really connected with, as well as a guidance counselor that I believe was heaven sent. Anytime I had a problem with the other children, I went to her and she sprung into action immediately. Had a couple issues where one boy touched me inappropriately and another girl tried to fight me and I feel that the administration handled the problems quickly and efficiently. I would recommend this school due to the great experiences I had with the administration.


Posted May 3, 2010

Hi This school is excellent.My son studied all 3 years and he has learned lot of things.Teachers are fabulous and they encourage a lot.Extracurricular activities are very good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2009

this school is sooo goood. my child learned a lot at this school. the teachers are fantabulous.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2009

I love the teachers here but I cannot stand the Administration. They are rude and they seem to dislike the children. The music department is the best, though and the other kids could be worse but they aren't the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2009

I think this school is great especialy the math teacher who made my daughter get better grades in math and that special thanks goes out to Mr.Miller thank you very much
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 23, 2008

My two older children went here and I was thrilled with the administration and teachers. Everyone was wonderful to work with, addressing any problems/concerns and offering encouragement at all times. We had a fantastic experience here and would highly recommend Skyline to everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2008

I am a parent of a 8th grade student of Skyline. The teachers are very enthusiastic and helpful. The learning environment is very good. The students are nice. The after school programs are excellent with lots of involvement of parents and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2008

Teachers are great but I have been very disappointed with administration in recent years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2007

I wish we had found this school before we threw so much money away on private school. It's huge, the class size is large, and the teachers are very busy and spread thin. But they respond to you. They don't accept excuses and they don't make them either. Education is a profession here, not a second career that someone kind of fell into. If your child needs to be challenged academically, they work with it. If they need special help, they will get it. The afterschool tutoring program was great and free! There are lots of activities and they are not all sports. It is surprising, but at this big impersonal school we got much more personal attention than at a small private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2007

The administration and teachers provide a great learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2006

I am an eigth grader at skyline middle school and although the principle would differ I would say overall that it is a very good school but some teachers are there for the paycheck and thats all. Although I will say that most of the teachers are very helpful and have students best interest at heart.
—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.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
58%
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.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
65%
Social Studies

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

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
62%
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.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
55%
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 Students83%
Female80%
Male86%
African American69%
Asian>=95%
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Other race>=95%
Low socioeconomic status77%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title In/a
Special ed30%
Regular ed90%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English83%

Math

All Students72%
Female71%
Male74%
African American48%
Asian>=95%
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Other race91%
Low socioeconomic status59%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title In/a
Special ed12%
Regular ed81%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English72%
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 Students83%
Female80%
Male86%
African American67%
Asian>=95%
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Other race88%
Low socioeconomic status76%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Title In/a
Special ed38%
Regular ed90%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English83%

Math

All Students75%
Female72%
Male78%
African American51%
Asian94%
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Other race80%
Low socioeconomic status66%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title In/a
Special ed37%
Regular ed81%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English75%

Social Studies

All Students68%
Female62%
Male74%
African American42%
Asian94%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Other race80%
Low socioeconomic status57%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Title In/a
Special ed23%
Regular ed75%
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 Students86%
Female91%
Male82%
African American75%
Asian94%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Other race95%
Low socioeconomic status77%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Title In/a
Special ed53%
Regular ed91%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English87%

Math

All Students83%
Female83%
Male82%
African American80%
Asian>=95%
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Other race91%
Low socioeconomic status75%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title In/a
Special ed38%
Regular ed89%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English83%

Science

All Students58%
Female55%
Male62%
African American25%
Asian95%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Other race91%
Low socioeconomic status45%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Title In/a
Special ed24%
Regular ed63%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English59%
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 57% 50%
Black 1 24% 32%
Hispanic 1 12% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1 6% 3%
Two or more races 1 1% 2%
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 40%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Educational diagnostician
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Academic Yearly Progress (2014)
  • Academic Yearly Progress (2013)
  • Superior School (2012)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
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
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)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Recycling club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Marching band
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • 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
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:35 am
School end time
  • 2:25 pm
School Leader's name
  • Rumford, Frank
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (302) 454-3541

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Honors track
  • Inclusive Classrooms
  • Standards-based
  • Teacher-run
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Arts (all)
  • Foreign languages
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Science
  • Special education
  • Technology
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
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
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Educational diagnostician
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Homework Club
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Field hockey
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Book/reading club
  • Chess club
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Marching band
  • National Honor Society
  • Recycling club
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Delaware Military Academy
Dickinson High School
McKean High School
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2900 Skyline Drive
Wilmington, DE 19808
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Phone: (302) 454-3410

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