McCullough (Calvin R. ) Middle School
 Date updated - Winter 2016
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District: Colonial School District Telephone: (302) 429-4000
Address: 20 Chase Avenue, New Castle DE 19720 Web: McCullough (Calvin R. ) Middle School Page
Principal: Ige Purnell
School Demographics
Fall Enrollment

2015-162016-17
Grade 6250242
Grade 7248238
Grade 8258247
Total756727


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School Promotion by Grade

2014-15
Grade 6100.0%
Grade 7100.0%
Grade 8100.0%


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Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

2015-162016-17
African American42.7%41.5%
American Indian0.3%0.6%
Asian0.4%0.8%
Hawaiian0.3%0.1%
Hispanic/Latino33.7%33.8%
White20.2%19.5%
Multi-Racial2.4%3.6%


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Other Student Characteristics

2014-152015-16
English Language Learner7.3%8.1%
Low Income51.6%55.7%
Special Education13.5%14.8%
Enrolled for Full Year93.8%N/A


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Recently Arrived ELL Students

2015-16
Number of Students Not Tested on ELA Assessment32


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Class Size (Percentage by Range) (2016-17)
* Elementary and special schools provide their own class size data

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School Finances


District Expenditure per Pupil (2014-15)

$12,679

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District Sources of Revenue (2014-15)

Percent District Allocation of Current Expenses by Category (2014-15)




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Exemplary Programs
The McCullough staff is committed to challenging students to be academically, socially, and technologically prepared for high school and beyond. McCullough Middle School provides many opportunities for students to succeed. At McCullough Middle School, we provide an inviting school environment that facilitates the intellectual, physical, emotional, and social development of children. We hold fast to the idea that learning encourages success and that assessment, including self-assessment, is a critical part of learning. We realize that students have multiple intelligences that need to be recognized and nurtured, and students learn by taking risks in a student-centered, accepting environment. McCullough is a Positive Behavior System (PBS) school that encourages students to be successful both academically and socially. As a PBS school, McCullough offers many positive rewards and recognizes students for both academic achievement and improvement as well as positive behavior and growth.

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Curriculum Highlights
McCullough Middle School utilizes its highly qualified staff to instruct students in the various curricular areas. Students in each grade are designated to specific teams to attend their academic classes. The teachers' familiarity with the students on their team is beneficial for both differentiating instruction and planning cross-curricular activities according to the needs and abilities of their students. Our Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, and Science Curricula are based on the Delaware State content standards and use common assessments as a tool for evaluation. Our staff uses research based strategies from Learning Focused Solutions to engage our students in rigorous and relevant lessons. McCullough's Honors Program has been redesigned to maximize student opportunity to partcipate. Our exploratory curriculum includes a variety of courses including, but not limited to: Art, Music, Business & Technology, Health, and Physical Education.

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