1110 Cypress Road
Wilmington, DE 19810
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Talley Middle School serves 790 students in grades 6-8.
Talley Middle School placed in the bottom 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 15-19% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 27%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 42%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Delaware state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Delaware state average of 58% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 790 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 60%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in DE
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education

School Overview

Talley Middle School's student population of 790 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 63 teachers has grown by 18% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
790 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
63 teachers
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School Rankings

Talley Middle School is ranked within the bottom 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 Talley Middle School is 0.69, 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
#110 out of 204 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
15-19%
27%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
25-29%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
7%
4%
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Hispanic
10%
18%
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Black
38%
30%
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White
40%
42%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.69
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
8%
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 schools are Talley Middle School often compared to?

Talley Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Springer Middle School by visitors of our site.

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

15-19% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 27% DE state average), while 25-29% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% DE state average).

How many students attend Talley Middle School?

790 students attend Talley Middle School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

40% of Talley Middle School students are White, 38% of students are Black, 10% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Asian, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Talley Middle School?

Talley Middle School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Delaware state average of 14:1.

What grades does Talley Middle School offer ?

Talley Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8

What school district is Talley Middle School part of?

Talley Middle School is part of Brandywine School District.

School Calendar

View the Talley Middle School yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Event
Date
PK - 12 Schools Closed, Offices Open - Professional Responsibilities Day
January 30, 2023 (Monday)
PK - 8 Schools Closed, Offices Open - Parent/Teacher Conferences
February 21, 2023 (Tuesday)
PK - 12 Schools Closed, Offices Open - Professional Development Day
March 15, 2023 (Wednesday)
PK - 12 Schools Closed, Offices Open - Professional Responsibilities Day
March 31, 2023 (Friday)
PK - 12 Schools Closed, Offices Open - Spring Break
April 10, 2023 (Monday)

School Reviews

5   8/17/2016
That I attended to this school because I work hard for what I do and I accomplish things and I am also athletic
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Vasho

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 790 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 60%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education

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