220 Casho Mill Road
Newark, DE 19711
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Downes (john R.) Elementary School serves 486 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Downes (john R.) Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Delaware for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 66% (which is higher than the Delaware state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 58% (which is higher than the Delaware state average of 53%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Delaware state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Delaware state average of 56% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Downes (john R.) Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Delaware for:

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School Overview

Downes (john R.) Elementary School's student population of 486 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has grown by 32% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
486 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
33 teachers
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School Rankings

Downes (john R.) Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% 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 Downes (john R.) Elementary School is 0.66, 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.
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State Level (DE)
Overall Testing Rank
#41 out of 204 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
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Asian
9%
4%
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Hispanic
13%
18%
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Black
16%
30%
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White
54%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.66
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Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
37%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
3%
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 (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 486 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 46%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in DE
  • Math Proficiency
    : 66% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 58% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.66 (Top 50%)

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