Middletown High School in Middletown, DE - Niche

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Middletown High School is a public school in Middletown, Delaware. It has 1,222 students in grades 8-12. According to state standards, 88% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 178 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

120 Silver Lake Road
Middletown, DE 19709
(302) 376-4141

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 178 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I'm in marching band and during the marching band season, it is hard to do all the home work because teachers give too much and I have to stay up late to finish it.
    • High School Senior
    • 2
    Overall Experience: Once I moved to this school, I began to realize how lucky I was at my old school. The school glorifies the football team as the major sport, and basketball would come second. Every other sports team somewhat suffers. Almost every math teacher barely teaches their students and they tell students to "use your brain and think logically about the problem" with out even instructing us with steps. There isn't much extra help by teachers, even though they say there is. Most the students like to entertain drama.
    • Parent
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Both my children did very well in the school. My son had problems with the math teacher for 2 years. He loved his 9th grade teacher and she was very difficult. After he got the 10th & 11th grade teacher; he realized how great the 9th grade teacher truly was and she was very passionate about students learning and when they completed the class; they learned what they needed to for the next level.
    • High School Junior
    • 2
    Overall Experience: So far, My three years at Middletown High school were dull and hard. Teachers say they are there for you but really are not. Its hard to pay attention in class with a teacher that is very old and not understanding. The teachers don't break the subjects down far enough. But the students are the ones that mainly make it worth the while.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Middletown wasn't a bad school at all. The school aspect got repetitive, some teachers didn't care much about the students and the food was just about edible but the student body was great, the overall academics was great and for the most part I had a fun 4 years.

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Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
St. Anne's Episcopal School Private, Religious
3.66 Brick Mill Elementary School Public
4.33 St. Andrew's School Private, Boarding, Religious
3.66 Silver Lake Elementary School Public
4.00 Louis L. Redding Middle School Public
3.66 Appoquinimink Early Childhood Center Public
4.00 Everett Meredith Middle School Public
Old State Elementary School Public
3.66 Cedar Lane Elementary School Public
3.66 Bunker Hill Elementary School Public
4.00 Alfred G. Waters Middle School Public
3.66 Cedar Lane Early Childhood Center Public
3.33 Townsend Early Childhood Center Public
Spring Meadow Early Childhood Center Public
3.33 Appoquinimink High School Public
4.00 MOT Charter School Public, Charter
4.00 St. Georges Technical High School Public
4.00 Olive B. Loss Elementary School Public
2.66 Gunning Bedford Middle School Public
2.66 Southern Elementary School Public
3.00 Kathleen H. Wilbur Elementary School Public
Glasgow Chrisian Academy Private, Religious
2.66 Chesapeake City Elementary School Public
2.66 Bohemia Manor Middle School Public
3.00 Bohemia Manor High School Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.33 Appoquinimink High School 3 mi. 1,513
4.00 St. Georges Technical High School 6 mi. 1,037
3.33 Paul M. Hodgson Vocational Technical High School 11 mi. 1,057
2.66 Smyrna High School 11 mi. 1,387
2.33 Glasgow High School 13 mi. 981

Around Middletown High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Male 48%
Female 51%

Student Diversity

Middletown High School United States Appoquinimink High School Glasgow High School Paul M. Hodgson Vocational Technical High School Smyrna High School St. Georges Technical High School
White 58.0% 51.0% 64.0% 27.0% 52.0% 62.0% 64.0%
African American 31.0% 15.0% 24.0% 50.0% 37.0% 31.0% 26.0%
Hispanic 5.0% 25.0% 4.0% 17.0% 8.0% 4.0% 6.0%
Asian 3.0% 4.8% 4.0% 3.0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 29.2%
Grade 10 28.2%
Grade 11 22.1%
Grade 12 20.5%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 50% Yes
  • 36% Not sure.
  • 14% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 28% Classes like Med Tech, AP Calc, and Art
  • 23% Friends
  • 18% Afterschool activities and and sports
  • 13% Teachers
  • 13% Electives
  • 5% Afterschool Yoga

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 38% Administration isn't always helpful
  • 38% State Testing gets in the way of class time
  • 8% The one Math teacher has poor teaching habits.
  • 8% Football is the only sport cared about
  • 4% Teachers aren't helpful
  • 4% The advisory class isn't helpful
  • 0% Teachers give too much homework

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 17 responses

  • 88% Academic and Sport Success
  • 12% Support from staff

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 65% Successful
  • 18% Up-tight
  • 12% Overrated .
  • 6% Homework

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 94% Get involved it's a great way to meet new students
  • 6% Play a sport and stay to yourself .

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 5% I love everything about this school.
  • 74% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 21% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.