F. Niel Postlethwait Middle School

  • F. Niel Postlethwait Middle School serves 823 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 55% (which is higher than the Delaware state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 65% (which is higher than the Delaware state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 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 55%.

School Overview

  • F. Niel Postlethwait Middle School's student population of 823 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 45 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students823 students
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Total Classroom Teachers45 teachers
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School Comparison

  • F. Niel Postlethwait Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of F. Niel Postlethwait Middle School is 0.60, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (DE)
Overall School Rank#56 out of 200 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
44%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of F. Niel Postlethwait Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Delaware by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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Asian
3%
4%
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Hispanic
7%
17%
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Black
28%
30%
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White
56%
45%
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Two or more races
6%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in F. Niel Postlethwait Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in DE.
Diversity Score0.600.68
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in F. Niel Postlethwait Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Delaware by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCaesar Rodney School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, DE Dept. of Education

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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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