Fred Fifer Iii Middle School
Fred Fifer Iii Middle School serves 901 students in grades 6-8.
Fred Fifer Iii Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Delaware for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 33% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 59% (which is higher than the Delaware state average of 53%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Delaware state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Delaware state average of 56% (majority Black).
Fred Fifer Iii Middle School's student population of 901 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Fred Fifer Iii 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 Fred Fifer Iii Middle School is 0.64, 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
#95 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
Personally, as a student of the school, the school itself is fairly decent compared to its reputation. Most of the administration team is helpful and kind, and most of the teachers are dedicated to their students and lessons. The only few things I''d recommend fixing is possibly how teachers react to certain situations, and how they treat their students, including listening to them if they have an issue. That can be a big problem at some points, especially when a student has a simple, small issue they''d like to discuss with the teacher. Otherwise, the only other thing that can be iffy at the moment is the Chinese program. Now I do know I'm my years there, my group was the first Chinese class at the school, and it was very messy at first. Though hopefully, by the time other students reach this middle school, the Chinese program is organized and great. However, the Chinese teachers are incredibly kind and compassionate to their students! Good school!
Administration is inconsistent. Often unfair and excessive punishments are given to students. Look at their suspension rates in relation to other schools within the district. Very little accommodations given to students who are above or advanced learners. Very disappointed.
Great School!! It takes my child 21 minutes to walk to school. Thats to far and there are no complete sidewalks, no crossing guardsanywhere until you get to the school. That early in the am is entirely to dangerous for the students to be walking. My child says the cars do not stop for them. Crossing guards are needed everywhere or more buses
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