Downie (carrie) Elementary School

  • Downie (carrie) Elementary School serves 408 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 32% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 36% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 54%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Downie (carrie) Elementary 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Delaware state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Delaware state average of 56% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Downie (carrie) Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Delaware for:

School Overview

  • Downie (carrie) Elementary School's student population of 408 students has grown by 15% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 24 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students408 students
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Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Downie (carrie) Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 205 schools in Delaware (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Downie (carrie) Elementary School is 0.70, which is more 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (DE)
Overall Testing Rank#140 out of 205 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
4%
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Hispanic
20%
18%
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Black
33%
30%
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White
40%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score0.700.69
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Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
37%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
6%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameColonial School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, DE Dept. of Education

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