142 Brennen Drive
Newark, DE 19713
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Smith (Jennie E.) Elementary School serves 456 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Smith (Jennie E.) Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Delaware for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15-19% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 27%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 42%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Delaware state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Delaware state average of 58% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 456 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 66%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in DE
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Smith (Jennie E.) Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Delaware for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Smith (Jennie E.) Elementary School's student population of 456 students has declined by 16% over five school years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
456 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
31 teachers
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School Rankings

Smith (Jennie E.) Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 196 schools in Delaware (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Smith (Jennie E.) Elementary School is 0.77, which is more 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
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State Level (DE)
Overall Testing Rank
#131 out of 196 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15-19%
27%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
14%
4%
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Hispanic
24%
18%
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Black
20%
30%
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White
34%
42%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
7%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.77
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
55%
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 is Smith (Jennie E.) Elementary School's ranking?

Smith (Jennie E.) Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Delaware for: Most diverse schools (Top 1%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

15-19% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 27% DE state average), while 25-29% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% DE state average).

How many students attend Smith (Jennie E.) Elementary School?

456 students attend Smith (Jennie E.) Elementary School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

34% of Smith (Jennie E.) Elementary School students are White, 24% of students are Hispanic, 20% of students are Black, 14% of students are Asian, 7% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Smith (Jennie E.) Elementary School?

Smith (Jennie E.) Elementary School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Delaware state average of 14:1.

What grades does Smith (Jennie E.) Elementary School offer ?

Smith (Jennie E.) Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5

What school district is Smith (Jennie E.) Elementary School part of?

Smith (Jennie E.) Elementary School is part of Christina School District.

School Calendar

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Date
PK-12 Schools Closed - Parent Conferences (Offices Open)
February 13, 2023 (Monday)
PK-12 Schools Closed - Professional Development (Offices Open)
March 10, 2023 (Friday)
PK-12 Schools Closed - Grading Day/Paraprofessionals Off (Offices Open)
March 31, 2023 (Friday)
PK-12 Schools & Offices Closed - Spring Break
April 07, 2023 (Friday)
PK-12 Schools & Offices Closed - Spring Break
April 10, 2023 (Monday)

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 456 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 66%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education

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