278 Sorghum Mill Road
Dover, DE 19901
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
John S. Charlton School serves 223 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
John S. Charlton 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 10-14% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 53%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 5:1 is lower than the Delaware state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Delaware state average of 56% (majority Black).

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School Overview

John S. Charlton School's student population of 223 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 44 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Total Students
223 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
44 teachers
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School Calendar

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Event
Date
Schools Closed (Weather Contingency) (12 month workday)
May 27, 2022 (Friday)
Memorial Day Schools Closed (District Office Closed)
May 30, 2022 (Monday)
First Day of Summer School
June 21, 2022 (Tuesday)
Last Day of Summer School
July 21, 2022 (Thursday)

School Rankings

John S. Charlton School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 204 schools in Delaware (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of John S. Charlton School is 0.63, which is less 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 Data
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State Level (DE)
Overall Testing Rank
#199 out of 204 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤5%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
10-14%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
15:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
4%
4%
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Hispanic
8%
18%
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Black
28%
30%
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White
53%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.63
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Graduation Rate
<50%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
37%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
7%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, DE Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Special education school
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 223 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 5:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 47%
  • Graduation Rate
    : <50% (Btm 50% in DE)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.63 (Btm 50%)

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