Shue-Medill Middle School

Summary:

Shue-Medill Middle School is a public middle school located in Newark, Delaware, serving grades 6-8 with a student population of 808. The school is part of the Christina School District, which is ranked 15 out of 31 districts in Delaware and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Shue-Medill Middle School has a diverse student population, with 29.7% White, 37.25% African American, and 24.01% Hispanic students. However, the school's racial diversity has declined in recent years, with the percentage of White students decreasing from 34.84% in 2021-2022 to 29.7% in 2022-2023. Academically, Shue-Medill's performance on the Smarter Balanced Assessments and DeSSA tests is generally lower than the state and district averages, with only 29.59% of 6th graders, 23.92% of 7th graders, and 23.73% of 8th graders proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to the state averages of 35%, 42.59%, and 41.29%, respectively. The school's performance in Mathematics and Science is also below state and district levels.

Shue-Medill Middle School has consistently ranked in the bottom half of Delaware middle schools, with a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger for most of the past decade. This is lower than the nearby Gauger-Cobbs Middle School and Kirk (George V.) Middle School, which also have 1-star ratings but slightly higher rankings. Additionally, Shue-Medill's performance on the Smarter Balanced Assessments varies significantly by student subgroup, with the school ranking 37 out of 43 Delaware middle schools for African American students, 33 out of 37 for Hispanic students, and 40 out of 44 for White students in English Language Arts.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 1500 Capitol Trail
       Newark, DE  19711-5716


(302) 454-2171

District: Christina School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
45th of 55 Delaware Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,950 Help


Students who attend Shue-Medill Middle School usually attend:

High:    Newark High School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.8 Help
Number of students:  808

Racial breakdown:

African American:
37.3%
White:
29.7%
Hispanic:
24.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  38% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Shue-Medill Middle School ranks worse than 81.8% of middle schools in Delaware. It also ranks first among 3 ranked middle schools in the Christina School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 22.75. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Shue-Medill Middle School has the largest middle school student body size in the Christina School District. Student population at Shue-Medill Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (37.3%), White (29.7%), Hispanic (24%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Shue-Medill Middle School is 12.8. 1 middle schools in the Christina School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Shue-Medill Middle School is $15,950, which is the lowest among 3 middle schools in the Christina School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Shue-Medill Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Shue-Medill Middle School 45th of 55 Delaware public middle schools. (See Shue-Medill Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Christina School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Christina School District 15th of 31 Delaware school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Shue-Medill Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Shue-Medill Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 27.90 29th 38 23.7%
2012 36.36 28th 38 26.3%
2013 33.71 25th 37 32.4%
2015 30.40 35th 49 28.6%
2016 21.31 30th 35 14.3%
2017 18.77 30th 35 14.3%
2018 22.21 28th 35 20.0%
2019 14.14 44th 52 15.4%
2021 28.03 34th 47 27.7%
2022 21.50 41st 51 19.6%
2023 22.75 43rd 53 18.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Shue-Medill Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 34.17 6th 9 33.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Shue-Medill Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 22.09 32nd 41 22.0%
2021 52.14 7th 19 63.2%
2022 25.75 29th 38 23.7%
2023 27.07 33rd 40 17.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Shue-Medill Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 11.51 44th 49 10.2%
2021 20.76 32nd 38 15.8%
2022 19.50 43rd 50 14.0%
2023 18.64 44th 50 12.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Shue-Medill Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 13.95 42nd 49 14.3%
2021 27.83 28th 38 26.3%
2022 18.07 41st 50 18.0%
2023 23.05 38th 50 24.0%
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Rank History for African American students at Shue-Medill Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 16.40 40th 44 9.1%
2022 18.06 38th 41 7.3%
2023 26.23 37th 43 14.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Shue-Medill Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 14.43 32nd 35 8.6%
2022 17.78 34th 37 8.1%
2023 23.63 33rd 37 10.8%
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Rank History for White students at Shue-Medill Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 11.08 39th 43 9.3%
2021 33.49 27th 41 34.1%
2022 30.56 32nd 45 28.9%
2023 21.60 40th 44 9.1%
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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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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Open Quote Honestly this school does not deserve one star. As I read the previous reviews it looks like at one point in time Shue Medill was a school. This instituted is horrific. Never in my life have I witness something like this. Growing up I remb there being a few bad kids in school. However it seems like being respectful and wanting to learn is unknown at SHUE. The school is mainly full of out of control kids who seem to only know how to use 4 letter words. There is no line of respect for the staff. Which Im sure makes going to work everyday there extremely hard and not enjoyable. The few kids that are there to learn and behave are looked over because the teachers are spending the entire time trying to get control of the class. My daughter who is a student there comes home telling me that they cant even get past the warm up in class, and the teachers are almost in tears every day. There are fights there every day.. and bullying so bad that my kids are afraid every day. Random kids will walk into class rooms and scream out profanity... or walk into the lunch room when its not even there lunch period and take food off of students trays. The school at one point ran out of milk for the students and denied my daughter to get a substituted beverage because she did not have money to pay for it, juice cost more then milk. The French teacher has told my children that his class does not matter, however on the other hand condemns the children when they get a bad grade on there test and announces in front of the entire class the test score of those who did not receive a passing grade, in efforts to embarrass the child. There have been several incidents where I have had to contact not only the principal but also the superintendent. The principal is seems like she is obviously to what is going on at her school and the superintendent completely ignores your emails. From what I have gathered I am not the only concerned parent who has contacted the superintendent (Freeman L. Williams) in which he has failed to return and form of contact. It is mind boggling to think that these adults are put in these higher positions to do an important job and have show such carelessness... On top of the sad situation with the Shue Medill middle school the transportation is just as horrific. The School bus that my daughters ride is never consistent, and was also involved in a bus accident. They have waited out in the cold for over 40 mins waiting for the bus. And have been late to school. Also transportation home from school is never consistent. I have received several calls from my child who was so pose to be home by 310-315 it is now 330 and she is standing outside of the school and the bus is still not there. The school does not notify the parents if buses are running late. After several calls the Transportation office for Christina School district I have gotten no where , they would take my message and forward and have someone contact me in regards to my concerns. At no surprise no one called me back. It hurts my heart to send my children to this school.. What ever happened to school being a safe haven where children go to get a education? Shue Medill Middle School and the Christian school district should be ashamed. I am currently looking into other options which at this point home schooling seems to be the only option I have, and pray that we get accepted in one the school choices for this up coming school year. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Shue-Medill Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 487 187 14 10 0 n/a n/a 0 698
1989 494 182 21 10 1 n/a n/a 0 708
1990 586 254 23 20 1 n/a n/a 0 884
1991 604 269 21 24 1 n/a n/a 0 919
1992 614 265 21 36 0 n/a n/a 0 936
1993 632 325 17 32 2 n/a n/a 0 1008
1994 648 354 26 41 1 n/a n/a 0 1070
1995 654 333 35 38 3 n/a n/a 0 1063
1996 654 333 35 38 3 n/a n/a 0 1063
1997 580 299 33 35 0 n/a n/a 0 947
1998 577 292 33 30 1 n/a n/a 0 933
1999 707 363 40 31 3 n/a n/a 0 1144
2000 691 370 49 62 4 n/a n/a 0 1176
2001 692 386 39 82 2 n/a n/a 0 1201
2002 539 405 45 99 3 n/a n/a 0 1091
2003 539 405 45 99 3 n/a n/a 0 1091
2004 449 433 37 95 0 n/a n/a 0 1014
2005 527 496 47 118 1 n/a n/a 0 1189
2006 497 479 50 121 3 n/a n/a 0 1150
2007 501 538 50 120 2 n/a n/a 0 1211
2008 400 473 47 106 2 n/a n/a 0 1028
2009 444 355 53 132 1 n/a n/a 0 985
2010 468 330 46 145 2 n/a n/a 0 991
2011 473 369 40 204 2 0 4 0 1092
2012 468 305 38 197 0 0 20 0 1028
2013 441 313 30 206 1 0 37 0 1028
2014 411 330 29 211 5 0 40 0 1026
2015 371 318 29 238 5 0 34 0 995
2016 323 286 31 210 3 1 23 0 877
2017 311 294 36 223 4 1 36 0 905
2018 283 228 21 199 2 1 40 0 774
2019 294 241 24 220 4 1 46 0 830
2020 297 239 29 202 3 1 51 0 822
2021 296 266 24 233 4 3 50 0 876
2022 301 279 24 199 3 4 54 0 864
2023 240 301 16 194 1 3 53 0 808

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

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Shue-Medill Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 698 40.0 17.4 26.8
1989 708 39.0 18.1 24.2
1990 884 39.0 22.6 16.1
1991 919 54.0 17.0 17
1992 936 52.5 17.8 18.3
1993 1008 54.5 18.5 27.1
1994 1070 62.0 17.3 25.7
1995 1063 64.0 16.6 27.1
1996 1063 64.0 16.6 27.1
1997 947 58.0 16.3 35.7
1998 933 57.0 16.4 29
1999 1144 68.0 16.8 27.5
2000 1176 74.1 15.9 30.3
2001 1201 68.0 17.7 32.5
2002 1091 70.0 15.6 43.5
2003 1091 70.0 15.6 43.5
2004 1014 66.0 15.4 40.1
2005 1189 72.0 16.5 42.4
2006 1150 74.0 15.5 41.2
2007 1211 66.0 18.3 37.9
2008 1028 65.0 15.8 44.6
2009 985 60.0 16.4 48
2010 991 59.0 16.8 54.6
2011 1092 63.0 17.3 58.7
2012 1028 66.0 15.5 56.3
2013 1028 63.0 16.3 57.5
2014 1026 67.0 15.3 36
2015 995 66.0 15.0 34
2016 877 53.0 16.5 38
2017 905 55.0 16.4 n/a
2018 774 51.0 15.1 n/a
2019 830 51.0 16.2 n/a
2020 822 58.0 14.1 n/a
2021 876 63.0 13.9 n/a
2022 864 61.0 14.1 n/a
2023 808 63.0 12.8 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 Shue-Medill Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 698 40.0 17.4 26.8
1989 708 39.0 18.1 24.2
1990 884 39.0 22.6 16.1
1991 919 54.0 17.0 17
1992 936 52.5 17.8 18.3
1993 1008 54.5 18.5 27.1
1994 1070 62.0 17.3 25.7
1995 1063 64.0 16.6 27.1
1996 1063 64.0 16.6 27.1
1997 947 58.0 16.3 35.7
1998 933 57.0 16.4 29
1999 1144 68.0 16.8 27.5
2000 1176 74.1 15.9 30.3
2001 1201 68.0 17.7 32.5
2002 1091 70.0 15.6 43.5
2003 1091 70.0 15.6 43.5
2004 1014 66.0 15.4 40.1
2005 1189 72.0 16.5 42.4
2006 1150 74.0 15.5 41.2
2007 1211 66.0 18.3 37.9
2008 1028 65.0 15.8 44.6
2009 985 60.0 16.4 48
2010 991 59.0 16.8 54.6
2011 1092 63.0 17.3 58.7
2012 1028 66.0 15.5 56.3
2013 1028 63.0 16.3 57.5
2014 1026 67.0 15.3 36
2015 995 66.0 15.0 34
2016 877 53.0 16.5 38
2017 905 55.0 16.4 n/a
2018 774 51.0 15.1 n/a
2019 830 51.0 16.2 n/a
2020 822 58.0 14.1 n/a
2021 876 63.0 13.9 n/a
2022 864 61.0 14.1 n/a
2023 808 63.0 12.8 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 Shue-Medill Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $585 (3.7%) $19,038 (119.4%) $15,950

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Shue-Medill Middle School

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Rankings

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Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 44th of 52 Middle schoolsRanks 43rd of 53 Middle schools
 3.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Shue-Medill Middle School)32.129.6
 2.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Christina School District)34.827.1
 7.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Delaware)51.935
 16.9%
6th Grade Mathematics (Shue-Medill Middle School)20.922.4
 1.5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Christina School District)2421.5
 2.5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Delaware)37.626.5
 11.1%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Shue-Medill Middle School)35.723.9
 11.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Christina School District)37.132.8
 4.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Delaware)54.642.6
 12%
7th Grade Mathematics (Shue-Medill Middle School)24.617.6
 7%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Christina School District)30.325.2
 5%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Delaware)4128.9
 12.1%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Shue-Medill Middle School)31.323.7
 7.5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Christina School District)29.828.9
 0.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Delaware)52.141.3
 10.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Shue-Medill Middle School)20.315
 5.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Christina School District)19.917.7
 2.2%
   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 Students830808
 2.7%
African American241301
 24.9%
American Indian41
 75%
Asian2416
 33.3%
Hispanic220194
 11.8%
Pacific Islander13
 200%
White294240
 18.4%
Two or More Races4653
 15.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Shue-Medill Middle School

Students who attend Shue-Medill Middle School usually go on to attend Newark High School

Students at Shue-Medill Middle School are 37% African American, 30% White, 24% Hispanic, 7% Two or more races, 2% Asian.

Shue-Medill Middle School ranks in the bottom 18.2% of Delaware middle schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 808 students attended Shue-Medill Middle School.


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