South Dover Elementary School

  • South Dover Elementary School serves 577 students in grades Kindergarten-4.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 52% (which is higher than the Delaware state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 53% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Delaware state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Delaware state average of 55%.

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School Overview

  • South Dover Elementary School's student population of 577 students has grown by 14% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 41 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-4
Total Students577 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of South Dover Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
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Students by GradeThis chart display the students of South Dover Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

  • South Dover Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of South Dover Elementary School is 0.55, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (DE)
Overall School Rank#135 out of 200 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
44%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of South Dover Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Delaware by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
54%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of South Dover Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Delaware by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of South Dover Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Delaware by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Asian
1%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in South Dover Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Delaware by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
12%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in South Dover Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Delaware by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
63%
30%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in South Dover Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Delaware by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
20%
45%
This chart display the percentage of White students in South Dover Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Delaware by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
4%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in South Dover Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Delaware by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in South Dover Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in DE.
Diversity Score0.550.53
This chart display the diversity score of South Dover Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Delaware by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in South Dover Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Delaware by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South Dover Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Delaware by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCapital School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, DE Dept. of Education

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