First State School

501 West 14th Street

Wilmington, DE 19899

Tel: (302)428-5845
  • First State School serves 22 students in grades 6-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 6:1 is lower than the DE average of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 53%.
  • First State School operates within the Red Clay Consolidated School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 22 students has grown by 22% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 4 teachers has grown by 33% over five years.
School Type Alternative school
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
Total Students 22 students
First State School Total Students (2003-2015)
Gender % First State School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 4 teachers
First State School Total Teachers (2002-2015)
Students by Grade First State School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 6:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.37 is less 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 6:1 14:1
First State School Student Teacher Ratio (2002-2014)
American Indian
4%
n/a
Asian
4%
4%
First State School Asian Students (2010-2015)
Hispanic
n/a
15%
First State School Black Students (2004-2014)
Black
78%
31%
First State School Black Students (2003-2015)
White
14%
47%
First State School White Students (2003-2015)
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.
0.37 0.52
First State School Diversity Score (2003-2015)
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
First State School Eligible for Free Lunch (2003-2014)
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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First State School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2012)

District Comparison

  • Red Clay Consolidated School District's student population of 16,146 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $15,059 is higher than the state average of $11,318. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $15,146 is higher than the state average of $10,965. The district spending/student has grown by 8% over four years.
School District Name Red Clay Consolidated School District
Number of Schools
Managed
26
1
Number of Students Managed 16,146 933
Red Clay Consolidated School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
District Total Revenue $243 MM $11 MM
Red Clay Consolidated School District District Total Revenue (1995-2015)
District Spending $245 MM $10 MM
Red Clay Consolidated School District District Spending (1995-2015)
District Revenue / Student $15,059 $11,318
Red Clay Consolidated School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2015)
District Spending / Student $15,146 $10,965
Red Clay Consolidated 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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