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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A
H.B. Dupont Middle School is an above average, public school located in Hockessin, DE. It has 812 students in grades 6-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 41% of students are at least proficient in math and 54% in reading.
735 Meeting House Road
Hockessin, DE 19707

H.B. Dupont Middle School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
54%
Percent Proficient - Math
41%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$125,847
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,807
National
$949
Median Home Value
$446,000
National
$184,700

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
812
Free or Reduced Lunch
29%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$80,181
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.9%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.5 responses
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Coming from North Star Elementary we had high expectations of H.B. DuPont Middle School but they have continued to exceed our expectations. Top notch administration, committed educators and positive student atmosphere will help our kids to be ready for competitive high school and college environments. Additionally, the unique "activity blocks" worked into each student's schedule is such an amazing idea - what a wonderful way to expose kids to all different disciplines while keeping it fun and fresh. I would also add that the PTA really goes the extra mile to host exciting activities for the kids, including those with community outreach. Bravo!
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HB offers such a wide variety of activities and academics for children at all levels. Their academic honors courses are just the right amount of rigorous learning and the teachers are enthusiastic and involved. The activity blocks offer a rich opportunity for children to do more than just learn academics and to practice art, coding, science and cooking. When we first moved to this area HB did not have a good reputation but the current principal Mr. Bastianelli has really turned things around and it is now a top notch school in the state!
Looking for the perfect middle school?! Yes, its hard to find, but we definitely found it! H.B. is a well-rounded, work hard/play hard middle school. My son is in the top classes but does not seem overwhelmed. The teachers/administration make school fun with field trips and extracurricular activities (the play hard comment). The last period of the day is an activity exploratory period which can be Science Olympiad, Math League, computer programing, dodgeball, flag football, movies, origami, etc. The music program (band and chorus) have excellent directors who are truly invested. The sports teams are very good. Math league and Science Olympiad often take home awards. The administration is wonderful, fair, and supportive. I am so happy I choiced my son to H.B. He loves middle school (in 7th grade). I will be hard pressed to find a high school that is just as good!