Brick Mill Elementary School

Summary:

Brick Mill Elementary School is a public elementary school in Middletown, Delaware, serving 451 students in grades 1-5. The school is part of the Appoquinimink School District, which is ranked 3rd out of 31 districts in the state and has a 5-star rating.

Brick Mill Elementary has a more diverse student population compared to nearby schools like Cedar Lane Elementary School and Townsend Elementary School, with 36.36% African American, 15.96% Hispanic, and 5.99% Asian students. However, the school's academic performance, as measured by state assessments, is generally lower than the district and state averages. For example, in 3rd grade, only 23.68% of students were proficient or better in English Language Arts and 25% in Mathematics, compared to the district at 43.05% and 50.94%, and the state at 38.44% and 42.17%, respectively.

Brick Mill Elementary's statewide ranking has declined over the years, from 18th out of 108 Delaware elementary schools in 2014-2015 to 63rd out of 103 in 2022-2023. The school's academic performance also varies significantly across grade levels, with 5th-grade students performing much better than 3rd and 4th graders. When compared to nearby schools, Brick Mill generally underperforms, with Cedar Lane Elementary having significantly higher proficiency rates across all grade levels. The school's relatively high per-student spending of $15,082 in 2018-2019 suggests that socioeconomic factors may play a role in its academic challenges.


Detail:

Public 1-5

 378 Brick Mill Road
       Middletown, DE  19709


(302) 378-5288

District: Appoquinimink School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
65th of 105 Delaware Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,082 Help


Students who attend Brick Mill Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Redding (Louis L.) Middle School
High:    Middletown High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.6 Help
Number of students:  451

Racial breakdown:

African American:
36.4%
White:
34.4%
Hispanic:
16.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  24.1% Help


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Compare Details Brick Mill Elementary School ranks worse than 61.9% of elementary schools in Delaware. It also ranks last among 7 ranked elementary schools in the Appoquinimink School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 39.02. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Brick Mill Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (36.4%), White (34.4%), Hispanic (16%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Brick Mill Elementary School is 13.6, which is the 3rd best among 7 elementary schools in the Appoquinimink School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Brick Mill Elementary School is $15,082, which is the 3rd highest among 7 elementary schools in the Appoquinimink School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Brick Mill Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Brick Mill Elementary School 65th of 105 Delaware public elementary schools. (See Brick Mill Elementary 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 Brick Mill Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Brick Mill Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 60.36 39th 91 57.1%
2012 72.06 27th 90 70.0%
2013 67.65 31st 91 65.9%
2015 79.42 18th 108 83.3%
2019 62.56 47th 105 55.2%
2021 54.87 34th 95 64.2%
2022 52.40 42nd 104 59.6%
2023 39.02 63rd 103 38.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Brick Mill Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 57.87 37th 92 59.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Brick Mill Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 67.09 29th 99 70.7%
2021 38.54 39th 67 41.8%
2022 42.63 48th 90 46.7%
2023 39.95 57th 89 36.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Brick Mill Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 53.00 48th 99 51.5%
2021 48.08 31st 67 53.7%
2022 46.96 44th 90 51.1%
2023 29.52 64th 89 28.1%
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Rank History for African American students at Brick Mill Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 77.56 9th 72 87.5%
2021 66.15 6th 22 72.7%
2022 48.27 30th 60 50.0%
2023 57.60 22nd 60 63.3%
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Rank History for White students at Brick Mill Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 51.84 44th 82 46.3%
2021 61.32 20th 65 69.2%
2022 49.76 39th 75 48.0%
2023 32.95 53rd 70 24.3%
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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.

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Data source: Delaware Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Brick Mill Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2004 452 80 9 19 1 n/a n/a 0 561
2005 465 95 10 24 3 n/a n/a 0 597
2006 497 139 22 32 4 n/a n/a 0 694
2007 536 152 26 43 5 n/a n/a 0 762
2008 531 178 27 41 7 n/a n/a 0 784
2009 488 197 33 40 6 n/a n/a 0 764
2010 437 235 35 37 1 n/a n/a 0 745
2011 439 220 36 48 0 0 20 0 763
2012 434 193 37 49 1 1 26 0 741
2013 284 152 22 44 0 0 26 0 528
2014 277 140 18 49 1 0 21 0 506
2015 253 137 25 50 1 0 24 0 490
2016 253 160 26 54 1 1 23 0 518
2017 246 166 30 63 1 1 17 0 524
2018 214 180 30 61 1 1 23 0 510
2019 197 166 25 55 0 1 25 0 469
2020 162 146 18 59 0 1 30 0 416
2021 138 151 17 53 0 0 27 0 386
2022 157 146 12 58 0 1 19 0 393
2023 155 164 27 72 0 2 31 0 451

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

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Brick Mill Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 561 22.0 25.5 10
2005 597 35.0 17.1 16.2
2006 694 38.0 18.3 14.8
2007 762 45.0 16.9 17.1
2008 784 47.0 16.7 16.6
2009 764 49.0 15.6 13.6
2010 745 49.0 15.2 27.8
2011 763 48.0 15.8 25.8
2012 741 48.0 15.4 25.6
2013 528 34.0 15.5 34.3
2014 506 36.0 14.0 21.3
2015 490 36.0 13.6 23.3
2016 518 33.0 15.6 24.1
2017 524 37.0 14.1 n/a
2018 510 36.0 14.1 n/a
2019 469 35.0 13.4 n/a
2020 416 30.0 13.8 n/a
2021 386 27.0 14.2 n/a
2022 393 26.0 15.1 n/a
2023 451 33.0 13.6 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 Brick Mill Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 561 22.0 25.5 10
2005 597 35.0 17.1 16.2
2006 694 38.0 18.3 14.8
2007 762 45.0 16.9 17.1
2008 784 47.0 16.7 16.6
2009 764 49.0 15.6 13.6
2010 745 49.0 15.2 27.8
2011 763 48.0 15.8 25.8
2012 741 48.0 15.4 25.6
2013 528 34.0 15.5 34.3
2014 506 36.0 14.0 21.3
2015 490 36.0 13.6 23.3
2016 518 33.0 15.6 24.1
2017 524 37.0 14.1 n/a
2018 510 36.0 14.1 n/a
2019 469 35.0 13.4 n/a
2020 416 30.0 13.8 n/a
2021 386 27.0 14.2 n/a
2022 393 26.0 15.1 n/a
2023 451 33.0 13.6 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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Brick Mill Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $481 (3.2%) $18,244 (121.0%) $15,082

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Brick Mill Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 47th of 105 Elementary schoolsRanks 63rd of 103 Elementary schools
 16.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Brick Mill Elementary School)56.223.7
 32.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Appoquinimink School District)65.643.1
 22.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Delaware)50.538.4
 12.1%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Brick Mill Elementary School)49.425
 24.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Appoquinimink School District)62.350.9
 11.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Delaware)5342.2
 10.8%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Brick Mill Elementary School)67.828.6
 39.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Appoquinimink School District)67.247.8
 19.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Delaware)53.539.9
 13.6%
4th Grade Mathematics (Brick Mill Elementary School)51.727.3
 24.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Appoquinimink School District)58.648.9
 9.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Delaware)50.839.1
 11.7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Brick Mill Elementary School)7044.6
 25.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Appoquinimink School District)7152.4
 18.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Delaware)56.944.1
 12.8%
5th Grade Mathematics (Brick Mill Elementary School)45.536.5
 9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Appoquinimink School District)55.243.6
 11.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Delaware)44.432.3
 12.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students469451
 3.8%
African American166164
 1.2%
American Indian00
Asian2527
 8%
Hispanic5572
 30.9%
Pacific Islander12
 100%
White197155
 21.3%
Two or More Races2531
 24%


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Students who attend Brick Mill Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Redding (Louis L.) Middle School
High : Middletown High School

Brick Mill Elementary School ranks 65th of 105 Delaware elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students at Brick Mill Elementary School are 36% African American, 34% White, 16% Hispanic, 7% Two or more races, 6% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 451 students attended Brick Mill Elementary 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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