Blades Elementary School

  • Blades Elementary School serves 435 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 46% (which is higher than the Delaware state average of 43%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 47% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 55%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Delaware state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Delaware state average of 56% (majority Black).

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School Overview

  • Blades Elementary School's student population of 435 students has declined by 24% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 27 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students435 students
This chart display total students of Blades Elementary School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender % This chart display gender of Blades Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
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Students by Grade This chart display the students of Blades Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (DE)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (15-16)
46%
43%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Blades Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Delaware by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (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 Ratio16:115:1
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
1%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Blades Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Delaware by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
22%
18%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Blades Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Delaware by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
38%
30%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Blades Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Delaware by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
32%
44%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Blades Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Delaware by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
3%
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Blades Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Delaware by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Blades Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in DE.
Diversity Score0.710.69
This chart display the diversity score of Blades Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Delaware by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
76%
37%
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 2015-16 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 Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSeaford School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, DE Dept. of Education

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