Southern Elementary School serves 824 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Southern 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 20% (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 32% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 42%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Delaware state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Delaware state average of 58% (majority Black).
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: Kindergarten-5
- Enrollment: 824 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
- Minority Enrollment: 65%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in DE
- Math Proficiency: 20% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 32% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education
Southern Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Delaware for:
Southern Elementary School's student population of 824 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 69 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Southern 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 Southern Elementary School is 0.63, 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
State Level (DE)
Overall Testing Rank
#116 out of 196 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
School Statewide Testing
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 Southern Elementary School's ranking?
Southern Elementary School is ranked #116 out of 196 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Delaware.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
20% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 27% DE state average), while 32% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% DE state average).
How many students attend Southern Elementary School?
824 students attend Southern Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
50% of Southern Elementary School students are Black, 35% of students are White, 8% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Southern Elementary School?
Southern Elementary School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Delaware state average of 14:1.
What grades does Southern Elementary School offer ?
Southern Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Southern Elementary School part of?
Southern Elementary School is part of Colonial School District.
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