Mariner Middle School
 Date updated - Fall 2016
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District: Cape Henlopen School District Telephone: (302) 684-8516
Address: 16391 Harbeson Rd., Milton DE 19968 Web: Mariner Middle School Page
Principal: Alfred Best
School Demographics
Fall Enrollment

2014-152015-16
Grade 6186189
Grade 7166191
Grade 8176172
Total528552


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School Promotion by Grade

2014-15
Grade 699.5%
Grade 797.1%
Grade 8100.0%


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Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

2014-152015-16
African American17.4%19.2%
American Indian0.2%0.2%
Asian0.9%0.5%
Hawaiian0.2% 
Hispanic/Latino20.6%19.0%
White56.3%57.4%
Multi-Racial4.4%3.6%


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Other Student Characteristics

2014-152015-16
English Language Learner1.8%2.1%
Low Income35.1%34.9%
Special Education19.6%20.0%
Enrolled for Full Year96.0%N/A


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Recently Arrived ELL Students

2015-16
Number of Students Not Tested on ELA Assessment7


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Class Size (Percentage by Range) (2015-16)
* Elementary and special schools provide their own class size data

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School Finances


District Expenditure per Pupil (2014-15)

$15,254

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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
Mariner Middle School (MMS) continually acts to improve on our academics and our programs. We offer a variety of exemplary programs and club time during the school year.

Students are able to enroll in honors language arts classes as well as honors math classes. We also have full implementation of the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program at all three grade levels. This program better prepares students for academic rigor and the college process.

MMS offers extra help classes in the form of Math Strategies, Read 180, and Just Words. Academic Challenge Courses in Math and English are offered at Delaware Technical and Community College for 8th grade students who meet the rigorous criteria. We have also instituted a daily RTI schedule that allows us to assist students who are in need of extra help.

MMS offers our students an experience that exceptional!

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Curriculum Highlights
Students at Mariner Middle School (MMS) are able to take classes that range from honors math, honors language arts, science, social studies, physical education, health, art, technology education, computers, math strategies, and Read 180. We are an AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) middle school and are in the process of applying for demonstration status with AVID. During the past year, many of our AVID students visited colleges that included Villanova, University of Delaware, Delaware State University, and the University of Maryland. MMS offers a variety of programs and extra-curricular activities for students. Some examples are Honor Society, Student Council, Band, Chorus, Jazz Band, Drama, football, field hockey, girls volleyball, girls and boys soccer, cross country, girls and boys basketball, wrestling, track and field, baseball, softball, boys lacrosse and cheerleading. We are proud of our staff and the students at MMS!!

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