Harlan (david W. ) Elementary School

3601 Jefferson St,

Wilmington, DE, 19802-2099

Tel: (302)762-7156
Grades: KG-5

363 students

Harlan (david W. ) Elementary School serves 363 students in grades KG-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the DE average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 51%.
Harlan (david W. ) Elementary School operates within the Brandywine School District.

Overview

The student population of 363 students has declined by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-5
Total Students 363 students
Harlan (david W. ) Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 54% Male / 46%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 36 teachers
Harlan (david W. ) Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Harlan (david W. ) Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (DE) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1 15:1
Harlan (david W. ) Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
3%
Harlan (david W. ) Elementary School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
5%
13%
Harlan (david W. ) Elementary School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
84%
32%
Harlan (david W. ) Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
6%
49%
Harlan (david W. ) Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Harlan (david W. ) Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Harlan (david W. ) Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.29 0.64
Harlan (david W. ) Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
68%
43%
Harlan (david W. ) Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
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.
8%
6%
Harlan (david W. ) Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 11,800 students has grown by 15% over five years.
School District Name Brandywine School District
Number of Schools
Managed
17
1
Number of Students Managed 11,800 970
Brandywine   School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
District Total Revenue $154 MM $13 MM
Brandywine   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $188 MM $15 MM
Brandywine   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $15,029 $11,002
Brandywine   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $18,424 $12,421
Brandywine   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, DE Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Moyer (maurice J.) Academy (1.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Dupont (pierre S.) Middle School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Delaware College Preparatory Academy (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Wilmington Dupont (pierre S.) Middle School
    701 West 34th St
    Wilmington , DE , 19802
    (302)762-7146
    0.4  mi  |  950  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Wilmington Delaware College Preparatory Academy
    Charter School
    510 West 28th St
    Wilmington , DE , 19805
    (302)762-7424
    Charter School
    0.5  mi  |  276  students  |  Gr.  KG-4
  • Wilmington East Side Charter School
    Charter School
    3000 North Claymont St
    Wilmington , DE , 19802
    (302)762-5834
    Charter School
    0.8  mi  |  401  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Wilmington Edison (thomas A.) Charter School
    Charter School
    2200 North Locust St
    Wilmington , DE , 19802
    (302)778-1101
    Charter School
    1  mi  |  729  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Wilmington Moyer (maurice J.) Academy
    Charter School
    610 East 17th St
    Wilmington , DE , 19802
    (302)428-9501
    Charter School
    1.1  mi  |  192  students  |  Gr.  6-12

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