Long Neck Elementary School

  • Long Neck Elementary School serves 800 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 64% (which is higher than the Delaware state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 68% (which is higher than the Delaware state average of 54%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Long Neck Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Delaware for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Delaware state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Delaware state average of 56% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Long Neck Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Delaware for:

School Overview

  • Long Neck Elementary School's student population of 800 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 54 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2005, 2011)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students800 students
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Total Classroom Teachers54 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Long Neck Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 205 schools in Delaware (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Long Neck Elementary School is 0.60, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (DE)
Overall Testing Rank#26 out of 205 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
2%
4%
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Hispanic
22%
18%
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Black
12%
30%
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White
58%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score0.600.69
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Eligible for Free Lunch
54%
37%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
6%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameIndian River School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, DE Dept. of Education

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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.
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