First State School

501 West 14th Street
Wilmington, DE 19899
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
First State School serves 18 students in grades 3-11.
First State School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Delaware for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (which is higher than the Delaware state average of 27%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is <50% (which is higher than the Delaware state average of 42%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 5:1 is lower than the Delaware state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Delaware state average of 58% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: 3-11
  • Enrollment: 18 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 5:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 89%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥50% (Top 1% in DE)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education

School Overview

First State School's student population of 18 students has declined by 25% over five school years.
The teacher population of 4 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 3-11
Total Students
18 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
4 teachers
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School Rankings

First State School is ranked within the top 20% of all 196 schools in Delaware (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of First State School is 0.60, 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.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (DE)
Overall Testing Rank
#27 out of 196 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
27%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
28%
19%
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Black
56%
30%
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White
11%
42%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.60
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Graduation Rate
(14-15)
≥50%
86%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
83%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (11-12)
11%
6%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is First State School's ranking?
First State School is ranked #27 out of 196 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Delaware.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
<50% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 27% DE state average), while <50% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% DE state average).
What is the graduation rate of First State School?
The graduation rate of First State School is 50%, which is lower than the Delaware state average of 86%.
How many students attend First State School?
18 students attend First State School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
56% of First State School students are Black, 28% of students are Hispanic, 11% of students are White, and 5% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of First State School?
First State School has a student ration of 5:1, which is lower than the Delaware state average of 14:1.
What grades does First State School offer ?
First State School offers enrollment in grades 3-11
What school district is First State School part of?
First State School is part of Red Clay Consolidated School District.

School Calendar

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Event
Date
Teacher In-service, Schools Closed.
March 08, 2024 (Friday)
Spring Break: Schools and Offices Closed
March 29, 2024 (Friday)
Spring Break: Schools and Offices Closed
April 01, 2024 (Monday)
Spring Break: Schools Closed, Offices Open
April 02, 2024 (Tuesday)
Teacher In-service, Schools Closed.
April 10, 2024 (Wednesday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: 3-11
  • Enrollment: 18 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 5:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 89%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥50% (Top 1%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education

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