Read (George) Middle School
 Date updated - Winter 2017
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District: Colonial School District Telephone: (302) 323-2760
Address: 314 East Basin Road, New Castle DE 19720 Web: Read (George) Middle School Page
Principal: Holly Sage
School Demographics
Fall Enrollment

2016-172017-18
Grade 6266269
Grade 7234268
Grade 8249238
Total749775


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School Promotion by Grade

2016-17
Grade 6100.0%
Grade 799.6%
Grade 8100.0%


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Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

2016-172017-18
African American34.2%36.5%
American Indian0.1%0.1%
Asian1.9%1.7%
Hawaiian0.1%0.3%
Hispanic/Latino27.4%27.1%
White33.9%32.0%
Multi-Racial2.4%2.3%


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Other Student Characteristics

2016-172017-18
English Language Learner8.3%8.6%
Low Income48.3%38.5%
Special Education21.6%23.5%
Enrolled for Full Year100.0%N/A


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Recently Arrived ELL Students

2016-17
Number of Students Not Tested on ELA Assessment10


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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)

$13,811

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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
George Read follows the Common Core State Standards. Math, Science, Social Studies, and Reading/Language Arts activities reinforce particular topics that are developed by instructional teams, using the district-mandated curriculum. A variety of activities are implemented, including flexible grouping, cooperative tasks, and performance-based assignments. Computational skills, problem-solving strategies, and the reading/writing process are incorporated into all subjects to reinforce academic and life-long learning. Teachers also strive to teach and use basic research skills and graphic organization of data so that our students develop critical and comparative thinking skills. Many teachers have incorporated the use of Schoology into the classroom which is a learning management system. Schoology allows teachers to post assignments, internet sites, homework, assessments and parent information in one location allowing interactive communication both at school and at home.

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Curriculum Highlights
George Read strives to provide each student an exemplary educational program that will prepare them for high school and beyond. Every student is challenged using higher-order thinking strategies on a daily basis. Teachers utilize a variety of instructional strategies to address the diverse learning styles and abilities of the students. In addition, every student participates in a daily enrichment program to receive extra small group academic support. George Read has redesigned its exploratory program by incorporating a comprehensive agriculture, culinary, and business curriculum. The agriculture program is a hands on approach allowing students the opportunity to learn and grow plants in the outdoor classroom. The culinary program consists of a state of the art kitchen where students apply learned skills by creating various recipes. The business program takes an interdisciplinary approach where students are responsible for the marketing of products from the other programs.

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