Redding (Louis L.) Middle School

Summary:

Redding (Louis L.) Middle School is a public middle school located in Middletown, Delaware, serving 618 students in grades 6-8. The school is part of the Appoquinimink School District, which is ranked 3rd out of 31 districts in Delaware and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Redding (Louis L.) Middle School has a more diverse student population compared to nearby schools, with a higher percentage of African American (38.83%) and Hispanic (14.89%) students. However, the school's academic performance, as measured by standardized tests, is generally lower than the district and state averages across various grade levels and subject areas. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, the percentage of students proficient or better in English Language Arts ranged from 21.95% (6th grade) to 45.19% (8th grade), compared to the district's 40.66%-53.53% and the state's 35%-42.59%. In Mathematics, the proficiency rates ranged from 16.67% (6th grade) to 32.76% (7th grade), compared to the district's 31.61%-42.39% and the state's 24.33%-26.49%. The school's performance also varies across different student subgroups, with female students generally outperforming male students and African American students performing better than Hispanic and White students.

Despite having a lower student-teacher ratio and spending per student compared to nearby schools in the Appoquinimink School District, Redding (Louis L.) Middle School's academic performance is generally lower. This suggests that factors beyond just resource allocation, such as instructional practices, school culture, and targeted interventions, may play a significant role in driving student success. The school's diverse student population and variations in subgroup performance provide valuable insights that can inform targeted interventions and strategies to enhance the educational outcomes for all students.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 201 New Street
       Middletown, DE  19709-1140


(302) 378-5030

District: Appoquinimink School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
24th of 55 Delaware Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,794 Help


Students who attend Redding (Louis L.) Middle School usually attend:

High:    Middletown High School

Feeder schools for Redding (Louis L.) Middle School:

Elementary:    Brick Mill Elementary School
    Silver Lake Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.0 Help
Number of students:  618

Racial breakdown:

African American:
38.8%
White:
35.3%
Hispanic:
14.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  19.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Redding (Louis L.) Middle School ranks better than 56.4% of middle schools in Delaware. It also ranks last 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 42.59. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Redding (Louis L.) Middle School has the smallest middle school student body size in the Appoquinimink School District. Student population at Redding (Louis L.) Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (38.8%), White (35.3%), Hispanic (14.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Redding (Louis L.) Middle School is 14, which is the lowest among 3 middle schools in the Appoquinimink School District! (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Redding (Louis L.) Middle School is $11,794, which is the lowest among 3 middle schools in the Appoquinimink School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Redding (Louis L.) Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Redding (Louis L.) Middle School 24th of 55 Delaware public middle schools. (See Redding (Louis L.) 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 Redding (Louis L.) Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Redding (Louis L.) Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 72.62 12th 38 68.4%
2012 73.79 8th 38 78.9%
2013 77.87 9th 37 75.7%
2015 59.52 18th 49 63.3%
2019 56.71 21st 52 59.6%
2021 52.28 21st 47 55.3%
2022 48.66 21st 51 58.8%
2023 42.59 24th 53 54.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Redding (Louis L.) Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 60.15 13th 41 68.3%
2022 59.23 9th 38 76.3%
2023 32.56 29th 40 27.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Redding (Louis L.) Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 56.80 21st 49 57.1%
2021 54.03 14th 38 63.2%
2022 53.47 17th 50 66.0%
2023 49.30 22nd 50 56.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Redding (Louis L.) Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 57.49 20th 49 59.2%
2021 45.34 18th 38 52.6%
2022 37.95 27th 50 46.0%
2023 32.56 33rd 50 34.0%
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Rank History for African American students at Redding (Louis L.) Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 64.70 10th 44 77.3%
2021 56.80 7th 20 65.0%
2022 56.42 15th 41 63.4%
2023 52.54 16th 43 62.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Redding (Louis L.) Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 41.18 21st 35 40.0%
2021 68.21 4th 18 77.8%
2022 51.42 14th 37 62.2%
2023 34.12 26th 37 29.7%
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Rank History for White students at Redding (Louis L.) Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 59.02 19th 43 55.8%
2021 56.14 15th 41 63.4%
2022 42.03 23rd 45 48.9%
2023 36.49 26th 44 40.9%
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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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Data source: Delaware Department of Education

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Open Quote The teachers are very caring and have good communication with parents. Overall, the school really wants your child to do well. This school has a varied demographic attending. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Redding (Louis L.) Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 555 88 0 5 0 n/a n/a 0 648
1989 596 106 0 4 0 n/a n/a 0 706
1990 506 91 1 2 n/a n/a n/a 0 600
1991 526 92 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 623
1992 571 79 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 655
1993 607 87 5 7 0 n/a n/a 0 706
1994 641 90 3 5 0 n/a n/a 0 739
1995 701 67 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 770
1996 701 67 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 770
1997 755 73 5 5 0 n/a n/a 0 838
1998 618 59 6 5 0 n/a n/a 0 688
1999 678 82 6 7 0 n/a n/a 0 773
2000 743 85 8 12 0 n/a n/a 0 848
2001 768 103 11 27 0 n/a n/a 0 909
2002 610 174 9 25 2 n/a n/a 0 820
2003 610 174 9 25 2 n/a n/a 0 820
2004 528 162 12 22 0 n/a n/a 0 724
2005 510 176 12 27 0 n/a n/a 0 725
2006 532 181 25 31 2 n/a n/a 0 771
2007 509 211 27 41 2 n/a n/a 0 790
2008 497 223 35 48 3 n/a n/a 0 806
2009 382 214 34 45 0 n/a n/a 0 675
2010 369 230 32 39 2 n/a n/a 0 672
2011 409 245 26 41 0 0 9 0 730
2012 397 252 25 54 1 0 14 0 743
2013 394 244 22 56 1 0 19 0 736
2014 431 258 28 59 1 0 22 0 799
2015 446 260 30 60 2 0 27 0 825
2016 474 288 30 61 1 1 29 0 884
2017 444 276 30 70 0 1 28 0 849
2018 418 282 27 76 1 1 31 0 836
2019 427 317 35 77 1 2 35 0 894
2020 392 338 49 83 0 3 38 0 903
2021 369 350 46 88 2 4 41 0 900
2022 231 267 40 89 0 1 32 0 660
2023 218 240 35 92 1 2 30 0 618

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 Redding (Louis L.) Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 648 38.0 17.0 10.2
1989 706 38.5 18.3 8.5
1990 600 39.0 15.3 11.7
1991 623 38.0 16.3 13.8
1992 655 39.0 16.7 11.9
1993 706 40.0 17.7 12.9
1994 739 46.5 15.9 14.7
1995 770 46.5 16.6 9.9
1996 770 46.5 16.6 9.9
1997 838 54.0 15.5 10.5
1998 688 29.0 23.7 12.5
1999 773 35.0 22.1 23.2
2000 848 41.0 20.7 13.6
2001 909 54.0 16.8 14.7
2002 820 48.0 17.1 18.7
2003 820 48.0 17.1 18.7
2004 724 46.7 15.5 14.6
2005 725 45.0 16.1 19.4
2006 771 45.7 16.9 19.1
2007 790 43.0 18.4 20.5
2008 806 45.0 17.9 20.1
2009 675 46.0 14.7 19
2010 672 46.0 14.6 29.6
2011 730 47.0 15.5 29.3
2012 743 51.0 14.5 28.9
2013 736 50.0 14.7 28.9
2014 799 51.0 15.6 21.5
2015 825 53.0 15.5 19.4
2016 884 51.0 17.3 19.7
2017 849 55.0 15.4 n/a
2018 836 57.0 14.6 n/a
2019 894 57.0 15.6 n/a
2020 903 59.0 15.3 n/a
2021 900 57.5 15.6 n/a
2022 660 38.5 17.1 n/a
2023 618 44.0 14.0 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 Redding (Louis L.) Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 648 38.0 17.0 10.2
1989 706 38.5 18.3 8.5
1990 600 39.0 15.3 11.7
1991 623 38.0 16.3 13.8
1992 655 39.0 16.7 11.9
1993 706 40.0 17.7 12.9
1994 739 46.5 15.9 14.7
1995 770 46.5 16.6 9.9
1996 770 46.5 16.6 9.9
1997 838 54.0 15.5 10.5
1998 688 29.0 23.7 12.5
1999 773 35.0 22.1 23.2
2000 848 41.0 20.7 13.6
2001 909 54.0 16.8 14.7
2002 820 48.0 17.1 18.7
2003 820 48.0 17.1 18.7
2004 724 46.7 15.5 14.6
2005 725 45.0 16.1 19.4
2006 771 45.7 16.9 19.1
2007 790 43.0 18.4 20.5
2008 806 45.0 17.9 20.1
2009 675 46.0 14.7 19
2010 672 46.0 14.6 29.6
2011 730 47.0 15.5 29.3
2012 743 51.0 14.5 28.9
2013 736 50.0 14.7 28.9
2014 799 51.0 15.6 21.5
2015 825 53.0 15.5 19.4
2016 884 51.0 17.3 19.7
2017 849 55.0 15.4 n/a
2018 836 57.0 14.6 n/a
2019 894 57.0 15.6 n/a
2020 903 59.0 15.3 n/a
2021 900 57.5 15.6 n/a
2022 660 38.5 17.1 n/a
2023 618 44.0 14.0 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 Redding (Louis L.) Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $202 (1.7%) $13,951 (118.3%) $11,794

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Redding (Louis L.) Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 21st of 52 Middle schoolsRanks 24th of 53 Middle schools
 4.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Redding (Louis L.) Middle School)55.322
 33.4%
   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 (Redding (Louis L.) Middle School)39.116.7
 22.4%
   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 (Redding (Louis L.) Middle School)60.436.2
 24.2%
   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 (Redding (Louis L.) Middle School)4132.8
 8.2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Appoquinimink School District)46.142.4
 3.7%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Delaware)4128.9
 12.1%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Redding (Louis L.) Middle School)64.845.2
 19.6%
   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 (Redding (Louis L.) Middle School)5127.4
 23.5%
   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 Students894618
 30.9%
African American317240
 24.3%
American Indian11
Asian3535
Hispanic7792
 19.5%
Pacific Islander22
White427218
 48.9%
Two or More Races3530
 14.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Redding (Louis L.) Middle School

In the 2022-23 school year, 618 students attended Redding (Louis L.) Middle School.

Redding (Louis L.) Middle School ranks 24th of 55 Delaware middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at Redding (Louis L.) Middle School are 39% African American, 35% White, 15% Hispanic, 6% Asian, 5% Two or more races.

Students who attend Redding (Louis L.) Middle School usually go on to attend Middletown High School


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