Downie (Carrie) Elementary School

1201 Delaware Street
New Castle, DE 19720
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 360 students in grades Kindergarten-5, Downie (Carrie) Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Delaware for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10-14% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 27%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15-19% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 42%).
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Delaware state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Delaware state average of 58% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 360 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 68%
  • : Bottom 50% in DE
  • : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education

School Overview

Downie (Carrie) Elementary School's student population of 360 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
360 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
27 teachers
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School Rankings

Downie (Carrie) Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 196 schools in Delaware (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Downie (Carrie) Elementary School is 0.68, 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)
#170 out of 196 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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10-14%
27%
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15-19%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
23%
19%
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Black
41%
30%
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White
32%
42%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.68
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
53%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
6%
5%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Downie (Carrie) Elementary School's ranking?
Downie (Carrie) Elementary School is ranked #170 out of 196 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Delaware.
What schools are Downie (Carrie) Elementary School often compared to?
Downie (Carrie) Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Castle Hills Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
10-14% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 27% DE state average), while 15-19% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% DE state average).
How many students attend Downie (Carrie) Elementary School?
360 students attend Downie (Carrie) Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
41% of Downie (Carrie) Elementary School students are Black, 32% of students are White, 23% of students are Hispanic, and 4% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Downie (Carrie) Elementary School?
Downie (Carrie) Elementary School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Delaware state average of 14:1.
What grades does Downie (Carrie) Elementary School offer ?
Downie (Carrie) Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Downie (Carrie) Elementary School part of?
Downie (Carrie) Elementary School is part of Colonial School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 360 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 68%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education

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