41 Bethany Road
Selbyville, DE 19975
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Showell (Phillip C.) Elementary School serves 294 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Showell (Phillip C.) Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Delaware for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (which is approximately equal to the Delaware state average of 27%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 42%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Delaware state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Delaware state average of 58% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 294 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 56%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in DE
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education

School Overview

Showell (Phillip C.) Elementary School's student population of 294 students has declined by 22% over five school years.
The teacher population of 22 teachers has declined by 21% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
294 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
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School Rankings

Showell (Phillip C.) Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% 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 Showell (Phillip C.) Elementary School is 0.69, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (DE)
Overall Testing Rank
#58 out of 204 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
25-29%
27%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
35-39%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
4%
4%
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Hispanic
31%
18%
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Black
17%
30%
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White
44%
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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Diversity Score
0.69
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
57%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
8%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

294 students attend Showell (Phillip C.) Elementary School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

44% of Showell (Phillip C.) Elementary School students are White, 31% of students are Hispanic, 17% of students are Black, 4% of students are Asian, and 4% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Showell (Phillip C.) Elementary School?

Showell (Phillip C.) Elementary School has a student ration of 13:1, 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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LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
June 15, 2023 (Thursday)

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 294 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 56%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education

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