Showell (phillip C.) Elementary School

Showell (phillip C.) Elementary School serves 374 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the DE average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 51%.
Showell (phillip C.) Elementary School operates within the Indian River School District.

Overview

The student population of 374 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has grown by 13% over five years.
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2003)
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 374 students
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 25 teachers
Students by Grade Showell (phillip C.) Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.67 is more than the state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (DE) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 15:1
Asian
1%
3%
Hispanic
19%
13%
Black
21%
32%
White
50%
49%
All Ethnic Groups
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.67 0.51
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
62%
43%
Showell (phillip C.) Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2013)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
6%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 8,803 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Indian River School District
Number of Schools
Managed
14
1
Number of Students Managed 8,803 1,164
District Total Revenue $110 MM $13 MM
Indian River   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $113 MM $15 MM
Indian River   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,938 $11,002
Indian River   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $13,296 $12,421
Indian River   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, DE Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Indian River High School (5.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Selbyville Middle School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Southern Delaware School Of The Arts (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • SelbyvilleSelbyville Middle School
    80 Bethany Rd
    SelbyvilleDE 19975
    (302)436-1020
    0.4 mi | 646 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • SelbyvilleSouthern Delaware School Of The Arts
    Magnet School
    27 Hosier St
    SelbyvilleDE 19975
    (302)436-1066
    Magnet School

    0.5 mi | 406 students | Gr. 1-8                      
  • FrankfordHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Clayton (john M.) Elementary School
    252 Clayton Ave
    FrankfordDE 19945
    (302)732-3808
    4.1 mi | 513 students | Gr.                       
  • BerlinHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Showell Elementary School
    11318 Showell School Rd
    BerlinMD 21811
    (410)632-5350
    5 mi | 543 students | Gr. PK-3                      
  • DagsboroIndian River High School
    29772 Armory Rd
    DagsboroDE 19945
    (302)732-1500
    5.9 mi | 910 students | Gr. 8-12                      

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Did You Know?
Sussex County, DE public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.51, which is lower than the Delaware average of 0.51. The most diverse school district in Sussex County is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Delaware or national school diversity statistics.