Southern Elementary School



Southern Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Southern Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 147
1 122
2 152
3 148
4 156
5 160
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Southern Elementary School is a public elementary school located in New Castle, DE in the Colonial School District. It enrolls 885 students in grades 1st through 12th. Southern Elementary School is the 5th largest public school in Delaware and the 2,406th largest nationally. It has 14.8 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 885
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 14.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 60

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Southern Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 464
(52%)
3,907
(51%)
 Female 421
(48%)
3,717
(49%)

Southern Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 379
(43%)
3,216
(42%)
 White 358
(40%)
2,520
(33%)
 Hispanic 67
(8%)
1,500
(20%)
 Asian 43
(5%)
218
(3%)
 Two or More 36
(4%)
150
(2%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
13
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
7
(0%)

Southern Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 464
(52%)
2,926
(38%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 373
(42%)
4,261
(56%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 48
(5%)
437
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 123 ranked schools in Delaware, Southern Elementary School is ranked 19th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Southern Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (47.6%) is slightly lower than the state average of 54.7%. This may indicate that the area has a lower 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.

Southern Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1107
2006 1117
2007 868
2008 894
2009 902
2010 929
2011 913
2012 885

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 18.4
2006 17.5
2007 14.5
2008 16
2009 16.7
2010 16.6
2011 15.5
2012 14.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.21589882565492
2006 0.24977618621307
2007 0.32142857142857
2008 0.25391498881432
2009 0.43680709534368
2010 0.42841765339074
2011 0.47864184008762
2012 0.47570621468927

Compare Southern Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,291.2% 12.9:1
 
1,480.0% 14.8:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 47.6%
 
State Average 54.7%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

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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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