School Details

Gauger-Cobbs Middle School

50 Gender Rd, Newark, DE 19713
(302) 454-2358
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1260 students 16 students/teacher (DE avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP)

In 2008-2009 Delaware used the Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP) to test students in reading and math in grades 2 through 10, in writing in grades 3 through 10, and in science and social studies in grades 4, 6, 8 and 11. Only the scores for reading and math in grades 2 through 10, writing in grades 3 though 10, and science in grades 8 and 11 are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The DSTP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
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  • This school in 2009
  • Christina School District average
  • Delaware state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP)

In 2008-2009 Delaware used the Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP) to test students in reading and math in grades 2 through 10, in writing in grades 3 through 10, and in science and social studies in grades 4, 6, 8 and 11. Only the scores for reading and math in grades 2 through 10, writing in grades 3 though 10, and science in grades 8 and 11 are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The DSTP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2009
  • Christina School District average
  • Delaware state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP)

In 2008-2009 Delaware used the Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP) to test students in reading and math in grades 2 through 10, in writing in grades 3 through 10, and in science and social studies in grades 4, 6, 8 and 11. Only the scores for reading and math in grades 2 through 10, writing in grades 3 though 10, and science in grades 8 and 11 are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The DSTP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
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DE00188

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  • This school in 2009
  • Christina School District average
  • Delaware state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Gauger-Cobbs Middle School is a public middle school in Newark. 1,260 children attend Gauger-Cobbs Middle School and identify primarily as Asian/Pacific Islander; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 57% of the 1,260 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Gauger-Cobbs Middle School is 16:1. Kirk (George V.) Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 41% 43%
White, non-Hispanic 40% 37%
Asian 4% %
Hispanic 14% 15%
Multiracial 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.08% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57% 52%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I went to this school for 2 years they have these thin walls you can hear everything that other classes are saying and they don't really help you what so ever with educational help or to understand something . The rugs are taped together. There were so many fights every day. Teachers are rude. Kids distract classes so you CAN'T focas on what they're teaching. This school is incredibly boring.

  • (2 years ago)

    I love this school most teachers are nice and really care. They make learning interesting. My favorite teacher ever was Mrs.Gilpin. (6th grade social studies). Theres only a few problems. 1- the carpets. they are so old and are ductaped together in some places. 2- The walls and ceilings. The walls arent very stable because when the school was built there were no inside walls and they were added later. The ceilings leak when it rains. And lastly the busses. They are WAY overcrouded late ALL the time and atleast one bus breaks down every month. But I'd say for the most part at Gauger the good outweighs the bad. With everything I said about the problems there it might seem like a not-so-good school. But really its a pretty good school. . dont think Gauger is a bad school because of what I said. There is no perfect public middle school. Gauger is about as close as it gets. ( I love this school. They do so much to prevent bullying so much. And almost always it works. But like I said nothings perfect. Theres nothing more they could do to prevent bullying. The education is really good too ( Right now i'm doing 7th grade work in 6 grade. ( Ok im out of room now. Byeee ) )

  • (2 years ago)

    This school does not care about my childs education as much as they should! Being an educator in a school system there number one priority should be TEACHING!! what happened to our mentors!! I been struggling with teachers in this school for 2 years.. seems to me they are just there to collect a paycheck. (

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is horrible. My son has been bullied pantsed and tormented from the very first day he stepped foot on campus. The principal says she's committed to education but she delegates the discipline to her associates and doesnt seem to comprehend that a child that is in a negative environment can't learn.

  • (4 years ago)

    The Principal and classroom staff keep me abreast of what is going on with my student on a consistent basis

  • (4 years ago)

    Gauger was an ok school. My daughter just finished 8th grade at this school and I will say that the teachers did a good job. Denae didnt want to leave the school in June. I think the school have alot to offer if they can just put more effort in providing it.

  • (4 years ago)

    this school is real good and fun. i am going into the 7th grade and i love it. I acttulay cant wait to go back. if u like sports they have a basketball team soccer team.If you like arts and music its good to.The teachers are nice.But it has no windows so with the ac it can get cold

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a freshmen at Glasgow High school but Gauger was like the best. The nickname of our school is 'The Jail' because of no windows! Teachers were really nice

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is the best out of all three schools I've been to in the christina school district. (Brader and Bancroft) Suprisingly you don't get teased much at Gauger which is suprising because it is a junior high where snobby kids from other schools come from. The teachers are all awesome except for Mrs.Heller and Mrs.Bryant beacuse they scream at you for no reason. I really liked the idea of putting 6th grade on there so i could be with my older friends. The only probelem about this school is the bbuses. They're late they break down they're crowded etc... I would never want to change schools! I gaurentee you'll have a great time at Gauger-Cobbs Middle School!

  • (6 years ago)

    i love this school and i wouln't want to go to any other. all the teachers are great and they teach you great values.

  • (6 years ago)

    It's fun its all good and its safe. I would recomend sending ur kid here . Its really great there . Im in 7th and love it.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love Gauger-Cobbs Middle School because my son used to be miserable at his old school. After sending him here he is so much happier that drives and motivates to get up every morning to come to school. The staffs at Gauger-Cobbs are excellently and wonderful.

  • (7 years ago)

    it is the best. it fun silly smart helpful and it is a great school.

  • (8 years ago)

    Gauger-Cobbs Middle School is a GREAT school to attend. It's a great place to learn and make friends.The teachers are even like friends. Not many kids can joke around with their teachers. I'm in 8th grade at Gauger and I don't want to leave! The highschools seem so horrible. I don't even want to think about it. At Gauger I feel safe. Everything about Gauger is so incredible. Everything is outstanding. (including school lunches!) If you're nervous about going to middle school-don't be. Gauger is the place to be.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am also a student and as stated before it is the best school I have encountered so far. The teachers make creative ways to approach different problems teach the students to be more independant and have much more personality than those other faceless boring teachers. Every teacher is experienced being a teacher for over ten years but even the newish teachers such as Mr. Frampton Oberly and Naylor have better methods than most of the veteran teachers I've seen at other schools. The teachers don't just tell you the things you want to hear they tell you the hard truth making suggestions how to fix a certain problems instead of just saying 'do better'. There are many great points to this school but I'm close to running out of space. Gauger is a great school and anyone who says different must have only spent a small time there. Frank S.

  • (9 years ago)

    Not only do I know youth at this school but I also mentor here. Gauger is one of the best schools I have ever mentored or substituted for. The leadership proovides excellent dedication to the students and the teachers do an awesome job of supporting the youth in every way to help obtain passing grades. Add this to the activities curriculum and staff and you have exactly what Gauger is...a winning school.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is lousy! We've had nothing but trouble in the 3 years our children have been there. There is no focus or organization from the leadership. They are more concerned about children behaving than children learning. The teachers are just babysitters collecting paychecks. During our parent teacher conferences one third of the teachers didn't even show up! To be fair a portion of the blame is to fall on draconian forced busing laws. The only redeeming thing about this former womans prison is the music program it's probably the best in the county. I know of no other parent that feels any different about this school.

  • (10 years ago)

    I think that Gauger Cobbs midlle school is the greatest school I've ever been to. The teachers are very nice and encourage us to be the best at what we do

  • (10 years ago)

    Im not a parent actually I'm a student. Gauger is by far the best school I have been to yet.(even though im only in 7th grade) Gauger is fun but yet challenging. Gauger also has a variety of sports and after school activities. The staff members are caring and nice and they love to listen and teach. Im a straight A student and even though I Ace everything in a breeze gauger has even more things I can do to challenge myself (honor society Excel etc.) A student will definantley feel at home here at gauger cobbs middle school! Michelle

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is horrible in every way. There is no academic focus no real learning no discipline no windows for god's sake. How can somewhere like that be called a school. Some of the teachers are pretty good but most are too worried about yelling and not worried about teaching. The test scores are horrible even though about a fourth of what you learn there is supposed to be how to do good on the tests.

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