Blades Elementary School

900 South Arch Street
Seaford, DE 19973
(School attendance zone shown in map)
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 394 students in grades Kindergarten-2, Blades Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Delaware for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 46% (which is higher than the Delaware state average of 43%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 47% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 55%).
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Delaware state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Delaware state average of 58% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-2
  • Enrollment: 394 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 71%
  • : 46%
  • : 47%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Blades Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Delaware for:

School Overview

Blades Elementary School's student population of 394 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-2
Total Students
394 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Blades Elementary School is 0.73, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (DE)
(15-16)
46%
43%
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(15-16)
47%
55%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Blades Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Delaware by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
33%
19%
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Black
28%
30%
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White
29%
42%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
10%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.73
This chart display the diversity score of Blades Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Delaware by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
84%
34%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Blades Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Delaware by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
5%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Blades Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Delaware by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Blades Elementary School often compared to?
Blades Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Seaford Central Elementary School, Frederick Douglass Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
46% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 43% DE state average), while 47% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 55% DE state average).
How many students attend Blades Elementary School?
394 students attend Blades Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
33% of Blades Elementary School students are Hispanic, 29% of students are White, 28% of students are Black, and 10% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Blades Elementary School?
Blades Elementary School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Delaware state average of 14:1.
What grades does Blades Elementary School offer ?
Blades Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-2
What school district is Blades Elementary School part of?
Blades Elementary School is part of Seaford School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-2
  • Enrollment: 394 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 71%
  • : 46%
  • : 47%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education

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