South Dover Elementary School

  • South Dover Elementary School serves 592 students in grades Kindergarten-4.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 44% (which is higher than the Delaware state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 43% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 54%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • South Dover Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Delaware for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 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 56% (majority Black).

School Overview

  • South Dover Elementary School's student population of 592 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 42 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-4
Total Students592 students
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Total Classroom Teachers42 teachers
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School Comparison

  • South Dover Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 205 schools in Delaware (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of South Dover Elementary School is 0.64, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (DE)
Overall Testing Rank#114 out of 205 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
43%
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 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
4%
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Hispanic
16%
18%
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Black
54%
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 2017-18 school year data.
White
20%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This 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 Score0.640.69
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Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
37%
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 Lunch (12-13)
6%
5%
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.
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School District NameCapital School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, DE Dept. of Education

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