Dover Air Force Base Middle School is located in Dover, Delaware. The school reports an enrollment of 215 students in grades 6-8 and a student–teacher ratio of 17 students per teacher.
When compared to other schools in Delaware it is above average and has received and a grade of A from The School Review. Of middle schools, Dover Air Force Base Middle School ranks 1 in the state and 1 for its county.
The school data used in our analysis is collected by the U.S. Department of Education and state boards of education. We take this information and compare dozens of data points to assign every school a grade for academics, safety and learning environment. The school's overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. To learn more about how our grading works, please visit our methodology page.
A number of factors, including Delaware standardized test scores, are used to find a school’s academics grade. For academics, Dover Air Force Base Middle School performs significantly above average when compared to other middle schools in Delaware and received the grade of A+ for this measure.
We use factors such as chronic absenteeism, teacher experience, teacher certifications among others to evaluate the learning environment of a school. Dover Air Force Base Middle School performs average compared to other Delaware middle schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is B.
Suspension rates and number of physical altercations are used to determine a school’s safety. For safety, Dover Air Force Base Middle School performs above average when compared to other middle schools in Delaware and earned the grade of A- for this measure.
Information about the student body at Dover Air Force Base Middle School is included below. A school’s demographics play no part in calculating its score.
A School - Only 10% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent many of top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.
In the table below, the closest schools to Dover Air Force Base Middle School are included. The table includes The School Review’s grade for these schools. For a full directory of Dover schools, go to the Dover, Delaware schools page.
|School||Overall Grade||Academic Results||Learning Enviroment||School Safety|
|1||John S. Charlton School||N/A||N/A||B||N/A|
|2||F. Niel Postlethwait Middle School||B+||A||B||C+|
|3||Positive Outcomes Charter School||C||C-||A||C|
|4||Fred Fifer Iii Middle School||B||B+||C+||C|
|5||Central Middle School||C+||C+||B+||D|
At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.
We rank middle schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics primarily using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of middle schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics from the percent of students who passed Algebra I in 8th grade, which indicates a college academic track. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.