Deal Middle School

  • Deal Middle School serves 1,477 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 55% (which is higher than the District of Columbia state average of 29%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 68% (which is higher than the District of Columbia state average of 31%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the District of Columbia state level of 11:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the District of Columbia state average of 90%.

Top Placements

Deal Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in District of Columbia for:

School Overview

  • Deal Middle School's student population of 1,477 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 104 teachers has grown by 15% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2019)
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,477 students
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Total Classroom Teachers104 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Deal Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Deal Middle School is 0.67, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.23. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (DC)
Overall School Rank#21 out of 200 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
29%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
31%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:111:1
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Asian
4%
2%
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Hispanic
14%
16%
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Black
29%
70%
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White
48%
10%
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Two or more races
5%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Deal Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in DC.
Diversity Score0.670.23
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District Name of Columbia Public s School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, DC Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  3.25 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
My son is a 6th grader at Deal and I couldn't be happier with the school. Students, Teachers, and administrators are smart and caring. Everything is well organized and students excel academically. I couldn''t ask for a better school for my son.
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5  
Deal is not good, Deal is AWESOME!!! I`m a veteran teacher with 20+years under my belt and have never seen more gifted and/or better behaved group of kids anywhere. It`s a pleasure to walk everyday in the quiet and orderly hallways where children are engaged and excited about their lessons. This is my experience with Deal, and next year my son will enroll as a 6th grader. It will be hard for him to leave his friends at a private school, but we feel that Deal`s education is the best in DC.
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1  
My 14 year old started here last year and it has been one bullying incident after another. Assaulted on school grounds on several occasions and all I hear about from the students is how many fights go on every single day. Its insane that our children have to fear going to school because nothing is done about the fighting. It seems that no one cares....maybe its time to get the local news channels to go in unannounced and get an inside look at the REAL DEAL. Our children have the right to be safe in school and go to school without being afraid of who's going to bully them next!
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2  
Kaya Henderson needs to pay an unannounced visit to this school. I agree that the special education program at Deal is the worst that I've ever seen!! The minority students at this school are treated horribly. Dare to complain to the administrators about your displeasure with their staff and your child will become a target. There are fights everyday! The classes and halls are very overcrowded. Please do your homework before enrolling your Child at Deal. My child has been robbed in the hall, beat up while using the restroom, bullied and mistreated by teachers who are supposed to protect the students. Parents please do your homework about this school. Im not a disgruntled parent making false accusations. I have pictures of my child's bruises, medical documents, complaints to DCPS and the list goes on. My child is trapped in this war zone until June before we can transfer. Be smart about Deal,
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