Downes (john R.) Elementary School

  • Downes (john R.) Elementary School serves 474 students in grades KG-5.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the DE average of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 53%.
  • Downes (john R.) Elementary School operates within the Christina School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 474 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 12% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-5
Total Students 474 students
Downes (john R.) Elementary School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Downes (john R.) Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 29 teachers
Downes (john R.) Elementary School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Downes (john R.) Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.58 is more than the state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (DE) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 14:1
Downes (john R.) Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Asian
7%
4%
Downes (john R.) Elementary School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
9%
15%
Downes (john R.) Elementary School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
19%
31%
Downes (john R.) Elementary School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
61%
47%
Downes (john R.) Elementary School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Downes (john R.) Elementary School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
4%
3%
Downes (john R.) Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
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.
0.58 0.52
Downes (john R.) Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
n/a n/a
Downes (john R.) Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2014)
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.
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Downes (john R.) Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

  • Christina School District's student population of 16,244 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $17,574 is higher than the state average of $11,318. The district revenue/student has grown by 16% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $18,313 is higher than the state average of $10,965. The district spending/student has grown by 13% over four years.
School District Name Christina School District
Number of Schools
Managed
30
1
Number of Students Managed 16,244 933
Christina School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
District Total Revenue $288 MM $11 MM
Christina School District District Total Revenue (1995-2015)
District Spending $300 MM $10 MM
Christina School District District Spending (1995-2015)
District Revenue / Student $17,574 $11,318
Christina School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2015)
District Spending / Student $18,313 $10,965
Christina School District District Spending / Student (1992-2015)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, DE Dept. of Education

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