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Dupont (Alexis I.) Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 486 students

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Posted July 14, 2013

I think this is an excellent school , teachers are really helpful and make learning fun, you can ask teachers anything about how your kids are doing and if there is any problems teachers are glad to help, my daughter graduated from 8th grade this year (2013) and I think is a really good school ( I will recommend this school to any parent)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2011

The other (2) two reviews are not up to date so I would probably think that AI Dupont Middle School was a better school back then. I am a parent that knows the importance of education so I try to be as flexible as possible when it comes to my children. I do not find that the Administration includes the parents when situations come up. They wait until a matter has escalated before they obtain parent involvement and fail to hand out warnings, as well. This school is more reactive than proactive. Many people believe that the name "Dupont" makes a difference but that is so untrue. The bottom line is, "I would not recommend sending your children at AI Dupont Middle School"! Let me also add that I am also an Administrator at another school district so I am well aware of the dynamics when it comes to a single school culture.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2009

its from 6th 2 8th grade and i really love this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 16, 2007

The best school in New Castle County.
—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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
30%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
22%
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.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
24%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
37%
Social Studies

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

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
28%
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.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
28%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
30%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
16%
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 Students59%
Female60%
Male57%
African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
White57%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status56%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title I59%
Special ed11%
Regular ed66%
English language learners (ELL)16%
Proficient in English65%

Math

All Students48%
Female45%
Male52%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
White57%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status45%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title I49%
Special ed5%
Regular ed55%
English language learners (ELL)30%
Proficient in English51%
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 Students48%
Female51%
Male46%
African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status44%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title I48%
Special ed10%
Regular ed58%
English language learners (ELL)13%
Proficient in English57%

Math

All Students45%
Female39%
Male50%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status41%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title I45%
Special ed<=5%
Regular ed56%
English language learners (ELL)44%
Proficient in English45%

Social Studies

All Students28%
Female22%
Male33%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status23%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Title I28%
Special ed<=5%
Regular ed34%
English language learners (ELL)<=5%
Proficient in English35%
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 Students51%
Female55%
Male46%
African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status51%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Title I50%
Special ed15%
Regular ed61%
English language learners (ELL)29%
Proficient in English53%

Math

All Students56%
Female52%
Male61%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status57%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Title I57%
Special ed24%
Regular ed66%
English language learners (ELL)65%
Proficient in English55%

Science

All Students13%
Female13%
Male13%
African American7%
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
White27%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status13%
Not economically disadvantaged13%
Title I13%
Special ed6%
Regular ed15%
English language learners (ELL)<=5%
Proficient in English15%
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
Black 1 45% 32%
Hispanic 1 42% 13%
White 1 12% 50%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2 0% 3%
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 85%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Behavioral health specialist
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Educational diagnostician
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Science club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

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
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Girls on the run

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:20 am
School end time
  • 2:20 am
School Leader's name
  • Boyer, Theodore
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (302) 425-4585

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • None
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)
  • Behavioral health specialist
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Educational diagnostician
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

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

Arts & music

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

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Girl scouts
  • Girls on the run
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Science club
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Alexis I. du Pont High School
McKean High School
Dickinson High School
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3130 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE 19807
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