3601 Jefferson Street
Wilmington, DE 19802
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Harlan (David W. ) Elementary School serves 357 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Harlan (David W. ) 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 27%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤5% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 42%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Delaware state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Delaware state average of 58% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 357 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 93%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in DE
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Harlan (David W. ) Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Delaware for:

School Overview

Harlan (David W. ) Elementary School's student population of 357 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has grown by 25% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
357 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
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School Rankings

Harlan (David W. ) Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Harlan (David W. ) Elementary School is 0.29, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (DE)
Overall Testing Rank
#194 out of 196 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤5%
27%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤5%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
6%
18%
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Black
84%
30%
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White
7%
42%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.29
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
98%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
5%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Harlan (David W. ) Elementary School's ranking?

Harlan (David W. ) Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Delaware for: Largest percent of students eligible for free lunch (Top 10%) and Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 20%).

What schools are Harlan (David W. ) Elementary School often compared to?

Harlan (David W. ) Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Charter School Of New Castle by visitors of our site.

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

≤5% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 27% DE state average), while ≤5% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% DE state average).

How many students attend Harlan (David W. ) Elementary School?

357 students attend Harlan (David W. ) Elementary School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

84% of Harlan (David W. ) Elementary School students are Black, 7% of students are White, 6% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Harlan (David W. ) Elementary School?

Harlan (David W. ) Elementary School has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Delaware state average of 14:1.

What grades does Harlan (David W. ) Elementary School offer ?

Harlan (David W. ) Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5

What school district is Harlan (David W. ) Elementary School part of?

Harlan (David W. ) Elementary School is part of Brandywine School District.

School Calendar

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Event
Date
PK - 8 Schools Closed, Offices Open - Parent/Teacher Conferences
February 21, 2023 (Tuesday)
PK - 12 Schools Closed, Offices Open - Professional Development Day
March 15, 2023 (Wednesday)
PK - 12 Schools Closed, Offices Open - Professional Responsibilities Day
March 31, 2023 (Friday)
PK - 12 Schools Closed, Offices Open - Spring Break
April 10, 2023 (Monday)
PK - 5 Schools Closed, Offices Open - Parent/Teacher Conferences
May 05, 2023 (Friday)

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 357 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 93%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education

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