McKean (Thomas) High School

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Reviews
13
Grades
9-12
Students
825
Type
Public
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Academics
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.
Science
14%
State avg: 46%
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English
25%
State avg: 52%
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2/10
College readiness
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Very concerning:

This school is far below the state average in key measures of college and career readiness.

(Remember: high graduation rates don't mean much if students are graduating without the coursework and test scores they need to succeed.)


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4-year high school graduation rate
80%
State avg: 84%
Average SAT score
1163
State avg: 1328
SAT participation rate
65%
State avg: 86%
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3/10
Student progress

A worrisome sign:

Students at this school are making less academic progress given where they were last year, compared to similar students in the state.

Depending on where the school's test scores start, student progress (also known as student growth) means different things.

Low progress with low test scores means... that students are starting at a low point and falling farther behind their peers.

Low progress with high test scores means students have strong academic skills but that students in this school are making smaller gains than similar students in other schools.


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Equity
Environment
Students
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Hispanic
36%
White
34%
Black
26%
Two or more races
4%
Asian
1%
American Indian/Alaska Native
<1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
<1%
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Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
17 :1
State avg: 14 :1
Students per counselor
296 :1
State avg: 434 :1
Percent of teachers with 3 or more years experience
87%
State avg: 89%
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Neighborhood
301 McKennans Church Road
Wilmington, DE 19808
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Last modified: May 3, 2017
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