Derby Middle School

Summary:

Derby Middle School is a high-performing public middle school serving grades 6-8 in Birmingham, Michigan, with a total enrollment of 626 students. The school consistently ranks among the top middle schools in the state, with exceptional academic performance and a diverse student population.

Derby Middle School's academic excellence is evident in its statewide ranking of 22 out of 883 schools, with students scoring significantly higher than state and district averages on standardized assessments. The school's diverse student body, with 84.5% White, 3.04% African American, 2.08% Hispanic, and 3.19% Asian students, is a notable strength. Additionally, Derby Middle School excels in supporting the academic achievement of various student subgroups, including female and male students, as well as White, Asian, and multi-racial students, and those with special education needs or from low socioeconomic backgrounds.

When compared to other middle schools in the Birmingham Public Schools district and surrounding areas, Derby Middle School stands out as a top performer. For example, Birmingham Covington School, another high-performing school in the district, ranks even higher than Derby Middle School, while Berkshire Middle School, also in the Birmingham district, has a lower statewide ranking. Derby Middle School's consistent high performance, low chronic absenteeism rates, and significant per-student spending further contribute to its reputation as a standout institution within the Birmingham Public Schools district and the broader educational landscape.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 1300 Derby Rd
       Birmingham, MI  48009-5811


(248) 203-5003

District: Birmingham Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
22nd of 883 Michigan Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $21,364 Help


Students who attend Derby Middle School usually attend:

High:    Ernest W Seaholm High School

Feeder schools for Derby Middle School:

Elementary:    Harlan Elementary School
    Pembroke Elementary School
    Pierce Elementary School
    Quarton Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  14.8 Help
Number of students:  626

Racial breakdown:

White:
84.5%
Two or more races:
7.0%
Asian:
3.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  7.7% Help


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Compare Details Derby Middle School ranks better than 97.5% of middle schools in Michigan. It also ranks 2nd among 3 ranked middle schools in the Birmingham Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 96.29. (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 Derby Middle School has the smallest middle school student body size in the Birmingham Public Schools District. Racial makeup is: White (84.5%), two or more races (7%), Asian (3.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 7.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Derby Middle School is 14.8, which is the lowest among 3 middle schools in the Birmingham Public Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Derby Middle School is $21,364, which is the highest among 3 middle schools in the Birmingham Public Schools District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Derby Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Derby Middle School 22nd of 883 Michigan public middle schools. (See Derby Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Birmingham Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Birmingham Public Schools 11th of 606 Michigan school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Derby Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Derby Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 89.70 20th 806 97.5%
2007 87.44 25th 823 97.0%
2008 89.99 11th 839 98.7%
2009 88.87 17th 847 98.0%
2010 87.31 17th 851 98.0%
2011 87.25 23rd 858 97.3%
2012 94.88 25th 900 97.2%
2013 94.82 27th 919 97.1%
2014 92.89 35th 921 96.2%
2015 96.90 18th 919 98.0%
2016 96.49 19th 894 97.9%
2017 96.56 17th 821 97.9%
2018 94.06 44th 838 94.7%
2019 94.84 27th 792 96.6%
2021 85.78 69th 675 89.8%
2022 92.86 44th 776 94.3%
2023 96.29 22nd 883 97.5%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Derby Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 89.93 2nd 51 96.1%
2023 90.12 6th 163 96.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Derby Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.77 40th 377 89.4%
2019 80.18 8th 76 89.5%
2023 76.59 24th 199 87.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Derby Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.30 70th 815 91.4%
2019 99.47 2nd 672 99.7%
2021 93.87 12th 523 97.7%
2022 80.19 74th 691 89.3%
2023 87.17 46th 825 94.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Derby Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.54 48th 794 94.0%
2019 92.17 33rd 658 95.0%
2021 75.33 82nd 521 84.3%
2022 83.77 73rd 657 88.9%
2023 92.27 38th 770 95.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Derby Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.25 38th 797 95.2%
2019 93.92 28th 639 95.6%
2021 86.65 54th 540 90.0%
2022 95.34 22nd 658 96.7%
2023 97.37 11th 776 98.6%
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Rank History for Asian students at Derby Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.96 47th 104 54.8%
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Rank History for African American students at Derby Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.67 72nd 366 80.3%
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Rank History for White students at Derby Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.26 49th 678 92.8%
2019 92.57 35th 624 94.4%
2021 80.62 83rd 577 85.6%
2022 90.14 48th 638 92.5%
2023 93.69 29th 688 95.8%
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Data source: test scores: Michigan 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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Enrollment information for Derby Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 289 1 12 2 0 n/a n/a 0 304
1989 285 2 17 4 0 n/a n/a 0 308
1990 292 3 11 5 0 n/a n/a 0 311
1991 316 3 11 6 1 n/a n/a 0 337
1992 336 4 11 2 0 n/a n/a 0 353
1993 327 2 9 3 0 n/a n/a 0 341
1994 332 3 13 6 1 n/a n/a 0 355
1995 681 7 20 7 0 n/a n/a 0 715
1996 681 7 20 7 0 n/a n/a 0 715
1997 683 7 17 7 0 n/a n/a 0 714
1998 671 11 14 4 0 n/a n/a 0 700
1999 717 13 16 4 0 n/a n/a 0 750
2000 690 11 12 10 1 n/a n/a 0 724
2001 758 8 13 4 0 n/a n/a 0 783
2002 757 8 11 7 3 n/a n/a 0 786
2003 757 8 11 7 3 n/a n/a 0 786
2004 712 16 11 4 2 n/a n/a 0 745
2005 695 16 15 10 1 n/a n/a 0 737
2006 707 22 14 6 2 n/a n/a 5 756
2007 711 25 16 4 1 n/a n/a 7 764
2008 707 24 18 6 3 n/a n/a 6 764
2009 691 31 20 6 1 n/a n/a 11 760
2010 716 36 26 10 0 n/a n/a 11 799
2011 735 35 18 16 0 0 15 0 819
2012 758 41 20 12 0 0 12 0 843
2013 746 46 21 13 0 0 16 0 842
2014 709 36 20 17 0 1 18 0 801
2015 709 34 28 19 0 0 20 0 810
2016 689 34 36 25 2 0 26 0 812
2017 715 34 38 23 1 3 28 0 842
2018 699 33 33 27 0 3 20 0 815
2019 705 27 35 0 2 1 55 0 825
2020 643 20 28 0 2 0 46 0 739
2021 585 19 26 18 1 0 47 0 696
2022 524 18 18 15 0 1 44 0 620
2023 529 19 20 13 0 1 44 0 626

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 Derby Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 304 n/a n/a n/a
1989 308 n/a n/a 1
1990 311 35.0 8.8 2.6
1991 337 n/a n/a n/a
1992 353 n/a n/a 2
1993 341 n/a 0.0 1.2
1994 355 25.0 14.2 1.1
1995 715 55.0 13.0 1.1
1996 715 55.0 13.0 1.1
1997 714 51.0 14.0 0.7
1998 700 47.0 14.9 0.4
1999 750 53.0 14.2 0.7
2000 724 54.2 13.4 1.2
2001 783 54.8 14.3 0.4
2002 786 n/a n/a 1.5
2003 786 n/a n/a 1.5
2004 745 27.0 27.6 1.7
2005 737 31.0 23.8 1.4
2006 756 47.6 15.9 2.3
2007 764 46.8 16.3 2.5
2008 764 45.4 16.8 2.9
2009 760 43.4 17.5 3.5
2010 799 43.2 18.5 5.2
2011 819 47.4 17.2 7
2012 843 47.9 17.5 8.3
2013 842 48.6 17.3 7.7
2014 801 50.8 15.7 6.1
2015 810 50.0 16.2 7.7
2016 812 51.0 15.9 6.8
2017 842 50.1 16.7 6.7
2018 815 47.4 17.1 8.2
2019 825 51.0 16.1 6.8
2020 739 49.0 15.0 7.4
2021 696 45.0 15.4 6.9
2022 620 45.8 13.5 8.4
2023 626 42.1 14.8 7.7

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 Derby Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 304 n/a n/a n/a
1989 308 n/a n/a 1
1990 311 35.0 8.8 2.6
1991 337 n/a n/a n/a
1992 353 n/a n/a 2
1993 341 n/a 0.0 1.2
1994 355 25.0 14.2 1.1
1995 715 55.0 13.0 1.1
1996 715 55.0 13.0 1.1
1997 714 51.0 14.0 0.7
1998 700 47.0 14.9 0.4
1999 750 53.0 14.2 0.7
2000 724 54.2 13.4 1.2
2001 783 54.8 14.3 0.4
2002 786 n/a n/a 1.5
2003 786 n/a n/a 1.5
2004 745 27.0 27.6 1.7
2005 737 31.0 23.8 1.4
2006 756 47.6 15.9 2.3
2007 764 46.8 16.3 2.5
2008 764 45.4 16.8 2.9
2009 760 43.4 17.5 3.5
2010 799 43.2 18.5 5.2
2011 819 47.4 17.2 7
2012 843 47.9 17.5 8.3
2013 842 48.6 17.3 7.7
2014 801 50.8 15.7 6.1
2015 810 50.0 16.2 7.7
2016 812 51.0 15.9 6.8
2017 842 50.1 16.7 6.7
2018 815 47.4 17.1 8.2
2019 825 51.0 16.1 6.8
2020 739 49.0 15.0 7.4
2021 696 45.0 15.4 6.9
2022 620 45.8 13.5 8.4
2023 626 42.1 14.8 7.7

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 Derby Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $370 (2.4%) $15,153 (97.6%) $15,523
2020 $207 (1.3%) $16,071 (98.7%) $16,278
2021 $851 (4.6%) $17,839 (95.4%) $18,690
2022 $267 (1.3%) $20,787 (98.7%) $21,054
2023 $384 (1.8%) $20,980 (98.2%) $21,364

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Derby 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 27th of 792 Middle schoolsRanks 22nd of 883 Middle schools
 0.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Derby Middle School)73.164.6
 8.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Birmingham Public Schools)65.867.1
 1.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)41.737.5
 4.2%
6th Grade Math (Derby Middle School)73.168.9
 4.2%
   6th Grade Math (Birmingham Public Schools)67.767.2
 0.5%
   6th Grade Math (Michigan)35.129.6
 5.5%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Derby Middle School)68.869.2
 0.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Birmingham Public Schools)6665.3
 0.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)42.736.9
 5.8%
7th Grade Math (Derby Middle School)62.967.2
 4.3%
   7th Grade Math (Birmingham Public Schools)64.164.6
 0.5%
   7th Grade Math (Michigan)35.731
 4.7%
8th Grade Social Studies (Derby Middle School)4747.1
 0.1%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Birmingham Public Schools)47.742.7
 5%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Michigan)2826.7
 1.3%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Derby Middle School)87.889.8
 2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Birmingham Public Schools)87.382.2
 5.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Michigan)61.959.7
 2.2%
8th Grade Mathematics (Derby Middle School)68.264
 4.2%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Birmingham Public Schools)67.760.3
 7.4%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Michigan)41.436.3
 5.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students825626
 24.1%
African American2719
 29.6%
American Indian20
 100%
Asian3520
 42.9%
Hispanic013
Pacific Islander11
White705529
 25%
Two or More Races5544
 20%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients6.8%7.7%
 0.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Derby Middle School

Students at Derby Middle School are 85% White, 7% Two or more races, 3% Asian, 3% African American, 2% Hispanic.

Yes! Derby Middle School is one of the best middle schools in the state. It ranks 22nd of 883 Michigan middle schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 626 students attended Derby Middle School.

Students who attend Derby Middle School usually go on to attend Ernest W Seaholm High 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 Michigan Department of Education.

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