Stephen Decatur Middle School

9815 Seahawk Rd
Berlin, MD 21811
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 30%
Serving 669 students in grades 7-8, Stephen Decatur Middle School ranks in the top 30% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 24% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 20%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 43% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 36%).
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Maryland state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 66% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 669 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 27%
  • : Top 30% in MD
  • : 24% (Top 30%)
  • : 43% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Stephen Decatur Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

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School Overview

Stephen Decatur Middle School's student population of 669 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 58 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
669 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
58 teachers
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School Rankings

Stephen Decatur Middle School ranks within the top 30% of all 1,343 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Stephen Decatur Middle School is 0.45, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (MD)
#359 out of 1343 schools
(Top 30%)
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24%
20%
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43%
36%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
14:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
9%
21%
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Black
9%
33%
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White
73%
34%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
7%
5%
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0.45
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
36%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Stephen Decatur Middle School's ranking?
Stephen Decatur Middle School is ranked #359 out of 1,343 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in Maryland.
What schools are Stephen Decatur Middle School often compared to?
Stephen Decatur Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Stephen Decatur High School, Berlin Intermediate by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
24% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 20% MD state average), while 43% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 36% MD state average).
How many students attend Stephen Decatur Middle School?
669 students attend Stephen Decatur Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
73% of Stephen Decatur Middle School students are White, 9% of students are Black, 9% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Stephen Decatur Middle School?
Stephen Decatur Middle School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Maryland state average of 14:1.
What grades does Stephen Decatur Middle School offer ?
Stephen Decatur Middle School offers enrollment in grades 7-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Stephen Decatur Middle School part of?
Stephen Decatur Middle School is part of Worcester County Public Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 669 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 27%
  • : Top 30%
  • : 24% (Top 30%)
  • : 43% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

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