Long Neck Elementary School

26064 School Lane
Millsboro, DE 19966
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Long Neck Elementary School serves 693 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Long Neck Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Delaware for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 22% (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 35% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 42%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Delaware state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Delaware state average of 58% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 693 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 44%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in DE
  • Math Proficiency
    : 22% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education

School Overview

Long Neck Elementary School's student population of 693 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 47 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
693 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
47 teachers
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School Rankings

Long Neck 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 Long Neck Elementary School is 0.61, 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
#105 out of 196 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
22%
27%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
25%
19%
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Black
11%
30%
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White
56%
42%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.61
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
62%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
6%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Long Neck Elementary School's ranking?
Long Neck Elementary School is ranked #105 out of 196 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Delaware.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
22% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 27% DE state average), while 35% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% DE state average).
How many students attend Long Neck Elementary School?
693 students attend Long Neck Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
56% of Long Neck Elementary School students are White, 25% of students are Hispanic, 11% of students are Black, 6% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Long Neck Elementary School?
Long Neck Elementary School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Delaware state average of 14:1.
What grades does Long Neck Elementary School offer ?
Long Neck Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Long Neck Elementary School part of?
Long Neck Elementary School is part of Indian River School District.

School Reviews

5   3/29/2014
As a retired teacher I have been lucky enough to mentor at Long Neck Elementary for the past few years. Although I do not live in the designated demographic area I was interested enough in their profile to look it up because I didn't know what to expect of the student body before I got there. I was glad to know I had explored that fact because I was more prepared for my mentoring task but I cannot tell you how much the school itself does not match its' demographic expectations. I found a school that like any other public school in America needs to be judged and graded on what it seems to have accomplished and what the students seem to have learned. I found a school that may have no equal in the state, never mind the country. I was a spoiled teacher before I retired. I taught in a private school which was a descendant of private schooling that professes higher standards than what is available for people not able to pay for any tuition. Long Neck's performance as a whole made me privy to the best of what public education is all about. The students are welcoming, disciplined, polite, and are helped to achieve no matter what their situation may be. The teacher's adapt to new challenges and have mastered so many of the old problems about schooling that I can honestly say I have never been in or associated with the wonderful atmosphere that I found at Long Neck. (I have taught in both elementary and high school and home schooling situations). Long Neck is truly blessed.
- Posted by Teacher - caita

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 693 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 44%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 22% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education

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