Meredith (Everett) Middle School

Summary:

Meredith (Everett) Middle School is a public middle school serving grades 6-8 in the Appoquinimink School District in Middletown, Delaware, with a diverse student population of over 800 students.

Academically, Meredith (Everett) Middle School has shown mixed performance compared to state and district averages. While the school's 7th-grade students outperformed the state average in English Language Arts, the school's proficiency rates in mathematics were below state and district levels across all grade levels. The school's racial diversity, with a higher percentage of African American and Hispanic students than nearby schools like Shue-Medill Middle School and Kirk (George V.) Middle School, is a key differentiating factor. However, the school's performance varies across different student subgroups, suggesting the need for targeted interventions to ensure equitable outcomes.

Meredith (Everett) Middle School's statewide ranking has fluctuated over the years, ranging from 7th out of 37 Delaware middle schools in 2012-2013 to 30th out of 51 in 2021-2022. The school's current ranking for the 2022-2023 school year is 20th out of 53 Delaware middle schools, with a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school's relatively strong performance for low socioeconomic status students is a notable strength, but the school's overall underperformance in mathematics compared to the Appoquinimink School District and the state is an area that requires focused improvement efforts.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 504 South Broad Street
       Middletown, DE  19709-1196


(302) 378-5001

District: Appoquinimink School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
20th of 55 Delaware Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,293 Help


Students who attend Meredith (Everett) Middle School usually attend:

High:    Middletown High School

Feeder schools for Meredith (Everett) Middle School:

Elementary:    Old State Elementary School
    Townsend Early Childhood Center

Student/teacher ratio:  15.0 Help
Number of students:  810

Racial breakdown:

White:
46.4%
African American:
31.5%
Hispanic:
11.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  17.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Meredith (Everett) Middle School ranks better than 63.6% of middle schools in Delaware. It also ranks 2nd among 3 ranked middle schools in the Appoquinimink School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 50.84. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (46.4%), African American (31.5%), Hispanic (11.4%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Meredith (Everett) Middle School is 15. 1 middle schools in the Appoquinimink School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Meredith (Everett) Middle School is $12,293. 1 middle schools in the Appoquinimink School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Meredith (Everett) Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Meredith (Everett) Middle School 20th of 55 Delaware public middle schools. (See Meredith (Everett) Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Appoquinimink School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Appoquinimink School District 3rd of 31 Delaware school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Meredith (Everett) Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Meredith (Everett) Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 69.27 14th 38 63.2%
2012 70.83 10th 38 73.7%
2013 79.95 7th 37 81.1%
2015 57.61 23rd 49 53.1%
2019 44.26 32nd 52 38.5%
2021 47.27 22nd 47 53.2%
2022 38.21 30th 51 41.2%
2023 50.84 20th 53 62.3%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Meredith (Everett) Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 78.99 1st 8 87.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Meredith (Everett) Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 33.78 26th 41 36.6%
2021 51.61 8th 19 57.9%
2023 58.55 10th 40 75.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Meredith (Everett) Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 49.99 27th 49 44.9%
2021 46.80 18th 38 52.6%
2022 35.27 32nd 50 36.0%
2023 49.35 21st 50 58.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Meredith (Everett) Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 38.90 33rd 49 32.7%
2021 41.28 21st 38 44.7%
2022 35.68 29th 50 42.0%
2023 49.02 20th 50 60.0%
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Rank History for Asian students at Meredith (Everett) Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 30.44 6th 8 25.0%
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Rank History for African American students at Meredith (Everett) Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 52.49 22nd 44 50.0%
2021 49.15 10th 20 50.0%
2022 37.08 23rd 41 43.9%
2023 46.75 20th 43 53.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Meredith (Everett) Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 61.85 12th 35 65.7%
2021 53.78 6th 18 66.7%
2022 53.85 12th 37 67.6%
2023 65.93 9th 37 75.7%
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Rank History for White students at Meredith (Everett) Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 36.61 32nd 43 25.6%
2021 43.36 23rd 41 43.9%
2022 33.09 29th 45 35.6%
2023 41.56 22nd 44 50.0%
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Data source: test scores: Delaware Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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by a parent
Sunday, May 13, 2012

Open Quote Meredith Middle school has been the worst school my child has ever attended. Due to the severity of social issues and bullying that goes on in this school, it is difficult for a child to remain successful. The disciplinary and counseling staff do not seem to be adequately trained in dealing with various situations. I have encountered some good teachers, however my opinion of this school is to run far away and seek another means of education for your child.When speaking with other parents I seem to not stand alone in my opinion of this school. People tend to grimace when you mention the name. That alone says it all. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Meredith (Everett) Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1998 610 64 4 4 0 n/a n/a 0 682
1999 676 72 5 6 0 n/a n/a -1 758
2000 682 100 6 11 0 n/a n/a 0 799
2001 753 130 10 7 0 n/a n/a 0 900
2002 626 98 15 27 0 n/a n/a 0 766
2003 626 98 15 27 0 n/a n/a 0 766
2004 700 131 27 26 2 n/a n/a 0 886
2005 715 159 24 27 4 n/a n/a 0 929
2006 754 191 32 40 2 n/a n/a 0 1019
2007 771 239 41 44 2 n/a n/a 0 1097
2008 772 252 53 53 2 n/a n/a 0 1132
2009 363 193 15 39 0 n/a n/a 0 610
2010 368 214 13 37 1 n/a n/a 0 633
2011 371 223 12 42 2 0 7 0 657
2012 389 223 7 51 2 0 9 0 681
2013 411 221 15 47 4 1 12 0 711
2014 411 217 20 40 4 2 14 0 708
2015 441 237 24 48 4 1 15 0 770
2016 465 240 25 73 3 1 16 0 823
2017 505 235 22 70 4 0 28 0 864
2018 487 247 19 76 4 0 38 0 871
2019 493 263 22 66 3 0 48 0 895
2020 473 310 18 71 2 0 53 0 927
2021 485 343 32 79 3 3 37 0 982
2022 303 259 27 76 1 2 33 0 701
2023 376 255 47 92 2 4 34 0 810

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Meredith (Everett) Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 682 29.0 23.5 9.2
1999 758 36.0 21.1 15.2
2000 799 44.0 18.2 12
2001 900 52.0 17.3 15.4
2002 766 43.0 17.8 8.9
2003 766 43.0 17.8 8.9
2004 886 46.0 19.3 7.3
2005 929 51.0 18.2 9.8
2006 1019 52.0 19.6 9.8
2007 1097 61.0 18.0 9.4
2008 1132 66.0 17.2 9.1
2009 610 38.0 16.1 18.4
2010 633 40.0 15.8 27.5
2011 657 39.0 16.8 28.3
2012 681 42.0 16.2 28.8
2013 711 41.0 17.3 29.3
2014 708 43.0 16.4 17.1
2015 770 49.0 15.7 17.3
2016 823 52.0 15.8 17.1
2017 864 52.0 16.6 n/a
2018 871 58.0 15.0 n/a
2019 895 60.0 14.9 n/a
2020 927 62.0 14.9 n/a
2021 982 60.0 16.3 n/a
2022 701 46.0 15.2 n/a
2023 810 54.0 15.0 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Meredith (Everett) Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 682 29.0 23.5 9.2
1999 758 36.0 21.1 15.2
2000 799 44.0 18.2 12
2001 900 52.0 17.3 15.4
2002 766 43.0 17.8 8.9
2003 766 43.0 17.8 8.9
2004 886 46.0 19.3 7.3
2005 929 51.0 18.2 9.8
2006 1019 52.0 19.6 9.8
2007 1097 61.0 18.0 9.4
2008 1132 66.0 17.2 9.1
2009 610 38.0 16.1 18.4
2010 633 40.0 15.8 27.5
2011 657 39.0 16.8 28.3
2012 681 42.0 16.2 28.8
2013 711 41.0 17.3 29.3
2014 708 43.0 16.4 17.1
2015 770 49.0 15.7 17.3
2016 823 52.0 15.8 17.1
2017 864 52.0 16.6 n/a
2018 871 58.0 15.0 n/a
2019 895 60.0 14.9 n/a
2020 927 62.0 14.9 n/a
2021 982 60.0 16.3 n/a
2022 701 46.0 15.2 n/a
2023 810 54.0 15.0 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Meredith (Everett) Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $178 (1.4%) $14,494 (117.9%) $12,293

Data source: Delaware Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Meredith (Everett) Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 32nd of 52 Middle schoolsRanks 20th of 53 Middle schools
 23.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Meredith (Everett) Middle School)49.542.5
 6.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Appoquinimink School District)58.240.7
 17.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Delaware)51.935
 16.9%
6th Grade Mathematics (Meredith (Everett) Middle School)3231.7
 0.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Appoquinimink School District)47.838.5
 9.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Delaware)37.626.5
 11.1%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Meredith (Everett) Middle School)67.155.8
 11.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Appoquinimink School District)68.853.5
 15.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Delaware)54.642.6
 12%
7th Grade Mathematics (Meredith (Everett) Middle School)3631.4
 4.7%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Appoquinimink School District)46.142.4
 3.7%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Delaware)4128.9
 12.1%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Meredith (Everett) Middle School)57.133.2
 23.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Appoquinimink School District)6249.4
 12.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Delaware)52.141.3
 10.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Meredith (Everett) Middle School)30.521.4
 9.2%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Appoquinimink School District)44.931.6
 13.2%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Delaware)3824.3
 13.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students895810
 9.5%
African American263255
 3%
American Indian32
 33.3%
Asian2247
 113.6%
Hispanic6692
 39.4%
Pacific Islander04
White493376
 23.7%
Two or More Races4834
 29.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Meredith (Everett) Middle School

Students who attend Meredith (Everett) Middle School usually go on to attend Middletown High School

Meredith (Everett) Middle School ranks 20th of 55 Delaware middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at Meredith (Everett) Middle School are 46% White, 31% African American, 11% Hispanic, 6% Asian, 4% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 810 students attended Meredith (Everett) Middle School.


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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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