Providence Creek Academy Charter School

273 West Duck Creek Rd,

Clayton, DE, 19938-

Tel: (302)653-6276
Grades: KG-8

688 students

Providence Creek Academy Charter School serves 688 students in grades KG-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the DE average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 51%.
Providence Creek Academy Charter School operates within the Providence Creek Academy Charter School District.

Overview

The student population of 688 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 42 teachers has declined by 28% over five years.
School Type Charter School
Grades Offered Grades KG-8
Total Students 688 students
Providence Creek Academy Charter School Total Students (2003-2012)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 42 teachers
Providence Creek Academy Charter School Total Classroom Teachers (2003-2012)
Students by Grade Providence Creek Academy Charter School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.53 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 16:1 15:1
Providence Creek Academy Charter School Student : Teacher Ratio (2003-2012)
American Indian
1%
n/a
Providence Creek Academy Charter School American Indian (2004-2012)
Asian
1%
3%
Providence Creek Academy Charter School Asian (2003-2012)
Hispanic
3%
13%
Providence Creek Academy Charter School Hispanic (2003-2012)
Black
28%
32%
Providence Creek Academy Charter School Black (2003-2012)
White
63%
49%
Providence Creek Academy Charter School White (2003-2012)
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.
0.53 0.64
Providence Creek Academy Charter School Diversity Score (2003-2012)
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.
24%
43%
Providence Creek Academy Charter School Eligible for Free Lunch (2003-2012)
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.
5%
6%
Providence Creek Academy Charter School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2003-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 688 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Providence Creek Academy Charter School District
Number of Schools
Managed
1
1
Number of Students Managed 688 970
Providence Creek Academy Charter  School District Number of Students Managed (2003-2012)
District Total Revenue $6 MM $13 MM
Providence Creek Academy Charter  School District Total Revenue (2002-2009)
District Spending $5 MM $15 MM
Providence Creek Academy Charter  School District Spending (2002-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,812 $11,002
Providence Creek Academy Charter  School District Revenue / Student (2003-2009)
District Spending / Student $8,092 $12,421
Providence Creek Academy Charter  School District Spending / Student (2003-2009)
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 Smyrna High School (0.9 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Smyrna Middle School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Clayton Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Clayton Clayton Elementary School
    510 West Main St
    Clayton , DE , 19938
    (302)653-8587
    0.2  mi  |  518  students  |  Gr.  KG-4
  • Smyrna Smyrna High School
    500 Duck Creek Parkway
    Smyrna , DE , 19977
    (302)653-8581
    0.9  mi  |  1387  students  |  Gr.  8-12
  • Smyrna Smyrna Middle School
    700 Duck Creek Parkway
    Smyrna , DE , 19977
    (302)653-8584
    1.1  mi  |  835  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Clayton Clayton Intermediate School
    86 Sorrento Dr
    Clayton , DE , 19938
    (302)653-2808
    1.3  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  n/a
  • Smyrna Smyrna Elementary School
    121 South School Ln
    Smyrna , DE , 19977
    (302)653-8588
    1.7  mi  |  603  students  |  Gr.  PK-4

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