Wicomico Middle School

635 East Main St,

Salisbury, MD, 21804-5098

Tel: (410)677-5145
Grades: 6-8

639 students

Wicomico Middle School serves 639 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the MD average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 57%.
Wicomico Middle School operates within the Wicomico County Public s School District.

Overview

The student population of 639 students has declined by 9% over five years.
The teacher population of 65 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 639 students
Wicomico Middle School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 65 teachers
Wicomico Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Wicomico Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.66 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MD) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1 14:1
Wicomico Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
6%
Wicomico Middle School Asian (1989-2012)
Hispanic
6%
11%
Wicomico Middle School Hispanic (1990-2012)
Black
41%
37%
Wicomico Middle School Black (1989-2012)
White
41%
43%
Wicomico Middle School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Wicomico Middle School Sch Ethnicity Wicomico Middle School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.66 0.68
Wicomico Middle School Diversity Score (1989-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
61%
35%
Wicomico Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
9%
7%
Wicomico Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 14,520 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Wicomico County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
25
29
Number of Students Managed 14,520 17,449
Wicomico County Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $238 MM $244 MM
Wicomico County Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $235 MM $238 MM
Wicomico County Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $16,311 $14,580
Wicomico County Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $16,115 $14,228
Wicomico County Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Wicomico County Evening High School (0.5 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Bennett Middle School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Prince Street School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Salisbury Wicomico County Evening High School
    Alternative School
    201 Long Ave
    Salisbury , MD , 21802
    (410)677-4537
    Alternative School
    0.5  mi  |  65  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Salisbury Wicomico High School
    201 Long Ave
    Salisbury , MD , 21804
    (410)677-5146
    0.5  mi  |  1087  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Salisbury Prince Street School
    400 Prince St
    Salisbury , MD , 21804
    (410)677-5813
    0.6  mi  |  493  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Salisbury Charles H. Chipman Elementary School
    711 Lake St
    Salisbury , MD , 21801
    (410)677-5814
    0.9  mi  |  399  students  |  Gr.  PK-2
  • Salisbury North Salisbury Elementary School
    Magnet School
    1213 Emerson Ave
    Salisbury , MD , 21801
    (410)677-5807
    Magnet School
    0.9  mi  |  501  students  |  Gr.  3-5

School Reviews

  • Recommended October 05, 2010 - A child in the special program with an average no greater than 20% out of a hundred, falling asleep in class almost everyday, and refusing to participate on 90% percent of the activities, in my opinion, and technically should have failed and repeated the grade. What did this school do? Wow, great idea, pass him to the next grade. At that rate, he'll be in HS, and have the skills and knowledge of a 5th grader... - Posted by Parent

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