Blades Elementary School



Blades Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Blades Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 82
1 96
2 96
3 103
4 87
5 79
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Blades Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Blades, DE in the Seaford School District. It enrolls 543 students in grades 1st through 12th. Blades Elementary School is the 43rd largest public school in Delaware and the 17,655th largest nationally. It has 15.1 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 543
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.1:1
Full Time Teachers: 36
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 17,655th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Delaware: 43rd out of 123
Student/Teacher Rank in Delaware: 73rd out of 122
Full Time Teacher Rank in Delaware: 48th out of 122

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Blades Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 272
(50%)
1,324
(51%)
 Female 271
(50%)
1,270
(49%)

Blades Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 259
(48%)
1,141
(44%)
 Hispanic 130
(24%)
386
(15%)
 Black 117
(22%)
878
(34%)
 Two or More 33
(6%)
135
(5%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
13
(1%)
 Asian 1
(0%)
37
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
4
(0%)

Blades Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 404
(74%)
1,830
(71%)
 Not Eligible 112
(21%)
641
(25%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 27
(5%)
123
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 123 ranked schools in Delaware, Blades Elementary School is ranked 17th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Blades Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (79.4%) is significantly higher than the state average of 54.7%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Blades Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 430
2006 468
2007 481
2008 527
2009 560
2010 575
2011 552
2012 543

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.2
2006 17.3
2007 17.2
2008 17.6
2009 18.1
2010 18.5
2011 17.2
2012 15.1

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.59767441860465
2006 0.57692307692308
2007 0.56133056133056
2008 0.63567362428842
2009 0.74821428571429
2010 0.75826086956522
2011 0.78985507246377
2012 0.79373848987109

Compare Blades Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,291.2% 12.9:1
 
1,510.0% 15.1:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 54.7%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 79.4%
 

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Public PK - 05 543 15.1:1  
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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