Showell (Phillip C.) Elementary School

41 Bethany Road
Selbyville, DE 19975
(School attendance zone shown in map)
6/
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Top 50%
Serving 286 students in grades Kindergarten-5, Showell (Phillip C.) Elementary School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Delaware for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (which is approximately equal to the Delaware state average of 27%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 42%).
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Delaware state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Delaware state average of 58% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 286 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 53%
  • : Top 50% in DE
  • : 25-29% (Top 50%)
  • : 35-39% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Showell (Phillip C.) Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Delaware for:

School Overview

Showell (Phillip C.) Elementary School's student population of 286 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
286 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
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School Rankings

Showell (Phillip C.) Elementary School ranks within the top 50% of all 196 schools in Delaware (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Showell (Phillip C.) Elementary School is 0.67, 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
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State Level (DE)
#82 out of 196 schools
(Top 50%)
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25-29%
27%
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35-39%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
3%
4%
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Hispanic
29%
19%
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Black
16%
30%
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White
47%
42%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.67
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
8%
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 Showell (Phillip C.) Elementary School's ranking?
Showell (Phillip C.) Elementary School is ranked #82 out of 196 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Delaware.
What schools are Showell (Phillip C.) Elementary School often compared to?
Showell (Phillip C.) Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Lord Baltimore Elementary School, Clayton (John M.) Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
25-29% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 27% DE state average), while 35-39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% DE state average).
How many students attend Showell (Phillip C.) Elementary School?
286 students attend Showell (Phillip C.) Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
47% of Showell (Phillip C.) Elementary School students are White, 29% of students are Hispanic, 16% of students are Black, 4% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Showell (Phillip C.) Elementary School?
Showell (Phillip C.) Elementary School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Delaware state average of 14:1.
What grades does Showell (Phillip C.) Elementary School offer ?
Showell (Phillip C.) Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Showell (Phillip C.) Elementary School part of?
Showell (Phillip C.) Elementary School is part of Indian River School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 286 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 53%
  • : Top 50%
  • : 25-29% (Top 50%)
  • : 35-39% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education

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