910 Shields Avenue
Lewes, DE 19958
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Shields (richard A.) Elementary School serves 529 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Shields (richard A.) Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Delaware for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 66% (which is higher than the Delaware state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 71% (which is higher than the Delaware state average of 53%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Delaware state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Delaware state average of 56% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Shields (richard A.) Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Delaware for:

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School Overview

Shields (richard A.) Elementary School's student population of 529 students has declined by 26% over five school years.
The teacher population of 39 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
529 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
39 teachers
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School Rankings

Shields (richard A.) Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Shields (richard A.) Elementary School is 0.51, 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.
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State Level (DE)
Overall Testing Rank
#21 out of 204 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
15:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
16%
18%
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Black
9%
30%
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White
68%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.51
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Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
37%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
2%
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 (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 529 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 32%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in DE
  • Math Proficiency
    : 66% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 71% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.51 (Btm 50%)

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