Downes (john R.) Elementary School



Downes (john R.) Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Downes (john R.) Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 81
1 82
2 79
3 80
4 71
5 65
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Downes (john R.) Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Newark, DE in the Christina School District. It enrolls 458 students in grades 1st through 12th. Downes (john R.) Elementary School is the 67th largest public school in Delaware and the 25,657th largest nationally. It has 14.8 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 458
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 14.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 31
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 25,657th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Delaware: 67th out of 123
Student/Teacher Rank in Delaware: 61st out of 122
Full Time Teacher Rank in Delaware: 83rd out of 122

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Downes (john R.) Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 241
(53%)
6,259
(48%)
 Male 217
(47%)
6,778
(52%)

Downes (john R.) Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 284
(62%)
4,470
(34%)
 Black 91
(20%)
5,058
(39%)
 Hispanic 41
(9%)
2,547
(20%)
 Asian 32
(7%)
556
(4%)
 Two or More 5
(1%)
350
(3%)
 American Indian 4
(1%)
40
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
16
(0%)

Downes (john R.) Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 292
(64%)
4,807
(37%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 151
(33%)
7,427
(57%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 15
(3%)
803
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 123 ranked schools in Delaware, Downes (john R.) Elementary School is ranked 98th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Downes (john R.) Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (36.2%) is 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.

Downes (john R.) Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 525
2006 525
2007 374
2008 375
2009 449
2010 517
2011 466
2012 458

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 16.4
2006 17.5
2007 14.4
2008 13.8
2009 14.5
2010 15.7
2011 14.1
2012 14.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.28571428571429
2006 0.20952380952381
2007 0.29411764705882
2008 0.31733333333333
2009 0.36748329621381
2010 0.34816247582205
2011 0.34978540772532
2012 0.36244541484716

Compare Downes (john R.) 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 36.2%
 
State Average 54.7%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

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Public PK - 05 458 14.8:1  
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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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