Phillis Wheatley Elementary School

  • Phillis Wheatley Elementary School serves 607 students in grades 3-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 42% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 54%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Phillis Wheatley 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the Delaware state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Delaware state average of 56% (majority Black).

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School Overview

  • Phillis Wheatley Elementary School's student population of 607 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 70 teachers has grown by 29% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 3-5
Total Students607 students
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Total Classroom Teachers70 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Phillis Wheatley Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Phillis Wheatley Elementary School is 0.68, 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#104 out of 205 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio9:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
4%
Hispanic
25%
18%
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Black
25%
30%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Phillis Wheatley Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Delaware by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
45%
44%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Phillis Wheatley Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in DE.
Diversity Score0.680.69
This chart display the diversity score of Phillis Wheatley Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Delaware by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
56%
37%
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWoodbridge School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, DE Dept. of Education

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