2841 South State Street
Camden Wyoming, DE 19934
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
F. Niel Postlethwait Middle School serves 855 students in grades 6-8.
F. Niel Postlethwait Middle School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Delaware for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 29% (which is higher than the Delaware state average of 27%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 52% (which is higher than the Delaware state average of 42%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Delaware state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Delaware state average of 58% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 855 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 48%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in DE
  • Math Proficiency
    : 29% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 52% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

F. Niel Postlethwait Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Delaware for:

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School Overview

F. Niel Postlethwait Middle School's student population of 855 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 50 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
855 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
50 teachers
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School Rankings

F. Niel Postlethwait Middle School is ranked within the top 30% of all 196 schools in Delaware (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of F. Niel Postlethwait Middle School is 0.65, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (DE)
Overall Testing Rank
#48 out of 196 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
27%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
5%
4%
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Hispanic
8%
18%
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Black
27%
30%
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White
52%
42%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.65
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
25%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
4%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is F. Niel Postlethwait Middle School's ranking?

F. Niel Postlethwait Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Delaware for: Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%).

What schools are F. Niel Postlethwait Middle School often compared to?

F. Niel Postlethwait Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Fred Fifer Iii Middle School by visitors of our site.

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

29% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 27% DE state average), while 52% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% DE state average).

How many students attend F. Niel Postlethwait Middle School?

855 students attend F. Niel Postlethwait Middle School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

52% of F. Niel Postlethwait Middle School students are White, 27% of students are Black, 8% of students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Two or more races, and 5% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of F. Niel Postlethwait Middle School?

F. Niel Postlethwait Middle School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the Delaware state average of 14:1.

What grades does F. Niel Postlethwait Middle School offer ?

F. Niel Postlethwait Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8

What school district is F. Niel Postlethwait Middle School part of?

F. Niel Postlethwait Middle School is part of Caesar Rodney School District.

School Calendar

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Event
Date
CRSD Teacher In-Service - Schools Closed
February 13, 2023 (Monday)
Presidents' Day Schools Closed (District Office Closed)
February 20, 2023 (Monday)
CRSD Spring Break Schools Closed (District Office Closed)
April 07, 2023 (Friday)
CRSD Spring Break Schools Closed (District Office Open)
April 10, 2023 (Monday)
CRSD Spring Break Schools Closed (District Office Open)
April 11, 2023 (Tuesday)

School Reviews

5   8/24/2009
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!
- Posted by Student/Alumni - camer

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 855 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 48%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 29% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 52% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education

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