Clayton Elementary School

510 West Main Street
Clayton, DE 19938
(School attendance zone shown in map)
7/
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Top 50%
Serving 490 students in grades Kindergarten-4, Clayton Elementary School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Delaware for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 42% (which is higher than the Delaware state average of 29%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 38% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 42%).
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Delaware state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Delaware state average of 58% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 490 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 31%
  • : Top 50% in DE
  • : 42% (Top 30%)
  • : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education

School Overview

Clayton Elementary School's student population of 490 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-4
Total Students
490 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
35 teachers
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School Rankings

Clayton Elementary School ranks within the top 50% of all 201 schools in Delaware (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Clayton Elementary School is 0.49, which is less 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)
#77 out of 201 schools
(Top 50%)
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42%
29%
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38%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Clayton 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 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
7%
19%
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Black
17%
30%
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White
69%
42%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in DE.
0.49
This chart display the diversity score of Clayton 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
24%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
3%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Clayton 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 is Clayton Elementary School's ranking?
Clayton Elementary School is ranked #77 out of 201 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Delaware.
What schools are Clayton Elementary School often compared to?
Clayton Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Sunnyside Elementary School, Smyrna Elementary School, North Smyrna Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
42% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 29% DE state average), while 38% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% DE state average).
How many students attend Clayton Elementary School?
490 students attend Clayton Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
69% of Clayton Elementary School students are White, 17% of students are Black, 7% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Clayton Elementary School?
Clayton Elementary School has a student ration of 14:1, which is equal to the Delaware state average of 14:1.
What grades does Clayton Elementary School offer ?
Clayton Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-4
What school district is Clayton Elementary School part of?
Clayton Elementary School is part of Smyrna School District.

School Calendar

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Event
Date
Schools/Offices Closed: Thanksgiving Break
November 28, 2024 (Thursday)
Schools/Offices Closed: Spring Break
April 18, 2025 (Friday)
Schools Closed - Spring Break
April 22, 2025 (Tuesday)
Schools/Offices Closed: Thanksgiving Break
November 27, 2025 (Thursday)
Schools/Offices Closed: Thanksgiving Break
November 26, 2026 (Thursday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 490 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 31%
  • : Top 50%
  • : 42% (Top 30%)
  • : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education

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