F. Niel Postlethwait Middle School
F. Niel Postlethwait Middle School serves 870 students in grades 6-8.
F. Niel Postlethwait Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Delaware for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45% (which is higher than the Delaware state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 63% (which is higher than the Delaware state average of 53%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Delaware state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Delaware state average of 56% (majority Black).
F. Niel Postlethwait Middle School's student population of 870 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
F. Niel Postlethwait Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 204 schools in Delaware (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of F. Niel Postlethwait Middle School is 0.62, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
State Level (DE)
Overall Testing Rank
#67 out of 204 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, DE Dept. of Education
There are alot of after-school activities available. There's drama, eco-team, school newspaper, and Odyssey of the Mind Program. Then there are sports, for boys and girls- Cheerleading, soccer, lacross, and more!
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