Millsboro Middle School

Summary:

Millsboro Middle School is a public middle school serving grades 6-8 in the Indian River School District in Millsboro, Delaware, with a student population of 771 as of the 2022-2023 school year. The school's academic performance, as measured by state assessments, is generally lower than the district and state averages, with proficiency rates ranging from 30.6% to 42.99% in English Language Arts and 13.17% to 26.11% in Mathematics.

Millsboro Middle School's statewide ranking has fluctuated over the years, ranging from 8th out of 35 Delaware middle schools in 2017-2018 to 35th out of 53 in the most recent 2022-2023 school year, placing it in the middle to lower range of performance compared to other middle schools in the state. The school's performance also varies significantly among different student subgroups, with Beacon Middle School and Selbyville Middle School, both within the Indian River School District, outperforming Millsboro Middle School.

The school's relatively low student-teacher ratio, ranging from 13.1 to 14.5 students per teacher, suggests a potentially favorable learning environment. However, the school's declining statewide ranking and subgroup performance disparities indicate a need for targeted interventions and strategies to improve academic outcomes for all students, particularly those from low socioeconomic backgrounds, who may face unique challenges that contribute to the school's overall performance.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 302 East State Street
       Millsboro, DE  19966-0668


(302) 934-3200

District: Indian River School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
36th of 55 Delaware Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,048 Help


Students who attend Millsboro Middle School usually attend:

High:    Sussex Central High School

Feeder schools for Millsboro Middle School:

Elementary:    East Millsboro Elementary School
    Long Neck Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.5 Help
Number of students:  771

Racial breakdown:

White:
51.1%
Hispanic:
25.4%
African American:
14.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  41.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Millsboro Middle School ranks worse than 65.5% of middle schools in Delaware. It also ranks last among 3 ranked middle schools in the Indian River School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 31.31. (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 Student population at Millsboro Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (51.1%), Hispanic (25.4%), African American (14.8%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Millsboro Middle School is 14.5. 1 middle schools in the Indian River School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Millsboro Middle School employs 53 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Millsboro Middle School is $14,048. 1 middle schools in the Indian River School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Millsboro Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Millsboro Middle School 36th of 55 Delaware public middle schools. (See Millsboro Middle School in the ranking list.)

Middle School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Indian River School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Indian River School District 7th of 31 Delaware school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Millsboro Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Millsboro Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 79.05 9th 38 76.3%
2012 69.72 12th 38 68.4%
2013 60.57 17th 37 54.1%
2014 63.38 8th 17 52.9%
2015 60.91 17th 49 65.3%
2016 64.60 11th 35 68.6%
2017 48.17 19th 35 45.7%
2018 69.85 8th 35 77.1%
2019 56.32 22nd 52 57.7%
2021 43.11 25th 47 46.8%
2022 43.36 25th 51 51.0%
2023 31.31 35th 53 34.0%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Millsboro Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 36.01 8th 8 0.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Millsboro Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 51.88 6th 9 33.3%
2022 53.57 3rd 9 66.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Millsboro Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 69.63 9th 41 78.0%
2021 51.51 9th 19 52.6%
2022 67.76 6th 38 84.2%
2023 43.46 21st 40 47.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Millsboro Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 57.80 19th 49 61.2%
2021 39.00 21st 38 44.7%
2022 35.87 31st 50 38.0%
2023 26.15 37th 50 26.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Millsboro Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 56.78 21st 49 57.1%
2021 41.91 20th 38 47.4%
2022 44.16 23rd 50 54.0%
2023 32.82 32nd 50 36.0%
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Rank History for African American students at Millsboro Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 61.79 12th 44 72.7%
2022 61.09 13th 41 68.3%
2023 36.68 25th 43 41.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Millsboro Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 63.90 10th 35 71.4%
2021 45.91 10th 18 44.4%
2022 37.84 25th 37 32.4%
2023 30.97 29th 37 21.6%
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Rank History for White students at Millsboro Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 53.99 22nd 43 48.8%
2021 38.23 24th 41 41.5%
2022 36.20 27th 45 40.0%
2023 23.52 36th 44 18.2%
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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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Enrollment information for Millsboro Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2009 367 122 4 41 4 n/a n/a 0 538
2010 360 110 6 51 6 n/a n/a 0 533
2011 340 110 7 64 6 0 35 0 562
2012 362 109 6 77 7 0 40 0 601
2013 395 102 13 87 3 0 40 0 640
2014 402 98 15 96 11 1 35 0 658
2015 401 98 17 94 13 1 32 0 656
2016 412 102 8 104 13 1 40 0 680
2017 406 107 11 111 9 1 49 0 694
2018 410 116 12 136 5 0 49 0 728
2019 406 113 15 159 7 0 52 0 752
2020 409 106 14 171 5 0 47 0 752
2021 428 106 17 193 4 0 49 0 797
2022 418 110 15 189 1 0 44 0 777
2023 394 114 13 196 5 1 48 0 771

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 Millsboro Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 538 36.0 14.9 49.4
2010 533 38.0 14.0 60.4
2011 562 43.0 13.0 70.3
2012 601 45.0 13.3 66.9
2013 640 46.0 13.9 70.3
2014 658 46.0 14.3 46
2015 656 49.0 13.3 41
2016 680 44.0 15.4 41.9
2017 694 43.0 16.1 n/a
2018 728 44.0 16.5 n/a
2019 752 52.0 14.4 n/a
2020 752 56.0 13.4 n/a
2021 797 59.0 13.5 n/a
2022 777 59.0 13.1 n/a
2023 771 53.0 14.5 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 Millsboro Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 538 36.0 14.9 49.4
2010 533 38.0 14.0 60.4
2011 562 43.0 13.0 70.3
2012 601 45.0 13.3 66.9
2013 640 46.0 13.9 70.3
2014 658 46.0 14.3 46
2015 656 49.0 13.3 41
2016 680 44.0 15.4 41.9
2017 694 43.0 16.1 n/a
2018 728 44.0 16.5 n/a
2019 752 52.0 14.4 n/a
2020 752 56.0 13.4 n/a
2021 797 59.0 13.5 n/a
2022 777 59.0 13.1 n/a
2023 771 53.0 14.5 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 Millsboro Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $696 (5.0%) $15,819 (112.6%) $14,048

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Millsboro Middle School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 22nd of 52 Middle schoolsRanks 35th of 53 Middle schools
 23.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Millsboro Middle School)62.832.1
 30.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Indian River School District)64.839.8
 25%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Delaware)51.935
 16.9%
6th Grade Mathematics (Millsboro Middle School)47.720.2
 27.5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Indian River School District)50.630.9
 19.7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Delaware)37.626.5
 11.1%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Millsboro Middle School)57.343
 14.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Indian River School District)65.953.7
 12.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Delaware)54.642.6
 12%
7th Grade Mathematics (Millsboro Middle School)44.726.1
 18.6%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Indian River School District)54.434.5
 19.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Delaware)4128.9
 12.1%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Millsboro Middle School)5630.6
 25.4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Indian River School District)63.141.9
 21.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Delaware)52.141.3
 10.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Millsboro Middle School)4013.2
 26.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Indian River School District)47.422.4
 25%
   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 Students752771
 2.5%
African American113114
 0.9%
American Indian75
 28.6%
Asian1513
 13.3%
Hispanic159196
 23.3%
Pacific Islander01
White406394
 3%
Two or More Races5248
 7.7%


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Millsboro Middle School ranks 36th of 55 Delaware middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students at Millsboro Middle School are 51% White, 25% Hispanic, 15% African American, 6% Two or more races, 2% Asian.

Students who attend Millsboro Middle School usually go on to attend Sussex Central High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 771 students attended Millsboro 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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