Talley Middle School
 Date updated - Summer 2018
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District: Brandywine School District Telephone: (302) 475-3976
Address: 1110 Cypress Road, Wilmington DE 19810 Web: Talley Middle School Page
Principal: Martin Regan
School Demographics
Fall Enrollment

Grade 6259275
Grade 7263266
Grade 8232256

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School Promotion by Grade

Grade 699.2%
Grade 799.6%
Grade 899.1%

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Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

African American39.3%40.5%
American Indian0.4%0.3%

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Other Student Characteristics

English Language Learner2.5%
Low Income34.8%
Special Education15.8%
Enrolled for Full Year100.0%

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Recently Arrived ELL Students

Number of Students Not Tested on ELA Assessment2

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Class Size (Percentage by Range) (2017-18)
* Elementary and special schools provide their own class size data

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School Finances

District Expenditure per Pupil (2015-16)


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District Sources of Revenue (2015-16)

Percent District Allocation of Current Expenses by Category (2015-16)

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Exemplary Programs
Talley offers a variety of programs that contribute to our students’ intellectual development. For example, Talley’s International Baccalaureate Program [IB] provides selected students with rigorous coursework focused on international mindedness and service. Advancement Via Individual Determination [AVID] offers selected students experiences, strategies and tools necessary to gain admission to college. The Talley Way Program is based on the book, 212 degrees-The Extra Degree, written by Sam Parker.The Talley Way and our theme, "My Story," incorporates Positive Behavior Support (PBS) systems that focus on our school climate, social and emotional learning, and recognition of students for academic achievement and good citizenship. We believe our mission in on Knowing Every Student by Name and Need is essential to serving our students. Talley’s band and chorus have consistently performed extremely well in numerous regional and national competitions. Talley offers after school programming-

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Curriculum Highlights
Talley is committed to providing each student with a challenging educational experience that fosters critical thinking skills. This year, the school is using two books, "Focus," written by Mike Schmoker and "Cracking the Common Core," written by Lewis, Walpole, and McKenna. These two books will support our educational theme, "Back to the Future" where we strive to focus on the essentials; reading, writing, mathematics, and discussion. The math program offers courses from high school geometry to academic enrichment opportunities to help students meet and exceed the Common Core Standards. The Language Arts program emphasizes analytical thinking skills, reading strategies, and writing skills across content areas. Science at Talley consists of an inquiry-based approach to explore concepts that include Life Science, Earth Science, Physical Science and Chemistry. Talley’s Social Studies courses focus on History, Civics/Government, Economics and Geography.

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