Middle Schools in Capital School District


The Capital School District in Delaware is home to two middle schools, Central Middle School and William Henry Middle School, both of which are struggling to meet state academic standards. Despite higher-than-average spending per student, the schools consistently perform below the state average on standardized tests, with proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics significantly lagging behind.

Both schools have a majority African American student population, which is not reflective of the state's overall racial demographics, indicating potential equity and access issues within the district. The student-teacher ratios at the schools are also higher than the recommended 15:1, suggesting that teachers may be struggling to provide individualized attention and support to their students. This combination of low academic performance, racial disparities, and staffing challenges points to the need for targeted interventions and a comprehensive review of the district's policies and resource allocation strategies.

Overall, the data analysis reveals that the middle schools in the Capital School District are facing significant challenges that require a multi-faceted approach to address the root causes of the issues and improve educational outcomes for all students. By addressing these concerns, the district can work towards providing a more equitable and effective learning environment for the community.

District Detail

 198 Commerce Way
Dover, DE 19904-3498

 (302) 672-1500

SchoolDigger Rank:
21st of 31 Delaware districts

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Grades served: PK, KG-12
Students: 6,396

Primary Schools: 8
Middle Schools: 2
High Schools: 2
Alternative Schools: 1
We found 2 schools.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Delaware Department of Education.

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