144 Brennen Drive
Newark, DE 19713
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Brennen School serves 433 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
Brennen School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Delaware for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤10% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤10% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 53%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 4:1 is lower than the Delaware state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Delaware state average of 56% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

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School Overview

Brennen School's student population of 433 students has grown by 235% over five school years.
The teacher population of 97 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Total Students
433 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
97 teachers
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School Calendar

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Event
Date
PK-12 Schools Closed - Professional Development (Offices Open)
May 27, 2022 (Friday)
PK-12 Schools Closed - Grading Day (Offices Open)
June 10, 2022 (Friday)
PK-12 Schools Closed (Traditional Calendar) - Professional Development (Offices Open)
June 14, 2022 (Tuesday)
PK-12 Schools Closed (Traditional Calendar) - Professional Development (Offices Open)
June 15, 2022 (Wednesday)
PK-12 Schools Closed (Offices Open)
August 26, 2022 (Friday)

School Rankings

Brennen School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 204 schools in Delaware (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Brennen School is 0.68, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (DE)
Overall Testing Rank
#194 out of 204 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤10%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤10%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
7%
4%
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Hispanic
13%
18%
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Black
36%
30%
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White
42%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.68
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Graduation Rate
≤20%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
9%
37%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
7%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, DE Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Special education school
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 433 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 4:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 58%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≤20% (Btm 50% in DE)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤10% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≤10% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.68 (Top 20%)

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