Shields (richard A.) Elementary School

  • Shields (richard A.) Elementary School serves 723 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 77% (which is higher than the Delaware state average of 43%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 78% (which is higher than the Delaware state average of 55%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Shields (richard A.) Elementary School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Delaware for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Delaware state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Delaware state average of 54%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Shields (richard A.) Elementary School's student population of 723 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 45 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2013)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students723 students
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Total Classroom Teachers45 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Shields (richard A.) Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% of all 200 schools in Delaware (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Shields (richard A.) Elementary School is 0.46, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (DE)
Overall School Rank#10 out of 200 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
77%
43%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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Asian
3%
4%
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Hispanic
11%
16%
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Black
8%
31%
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White
72%
46%
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Two or more races
6%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Shields (richard A.) Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in DE.
Diversity Score0.460.67
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Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCape Henlopen School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, DE Dept. of Education

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