Blades Elementary School



Blades Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Blades Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 93
1 92
2 105
3 86
4 92
5 81
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 549 students in grades 1st through 12th. Blades Elementary School is the 50th largest public school in Delaware and the 17,588th largest nationally. It has 17.7 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 549
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 17.7:1
Full Time Teachers: 31
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 17,588th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Delaware: 50th out of 126
Student/Teacher Rank in Delaware: 110th out of 126
Full Time Teacher Rank in Delaware: 71st out of 126

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Blades Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 282
(51%)
1,290
(48%)
 Male 267
(49%)
1,370
(52%)

Blades Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 246
(45%)
1,092
(41%)
 Black 137
(25%)
950
(36%)
 Hispanic 123
(22%)
449
(17%)
 Two or More 42
(8%)
121
(5%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
8
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
33
(1%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
7
(0%)

Blades Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 332
(60%)
1,535
(58%)
 Not Eligible 217
(40%)
1,125
(42%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 125 ranked schools in Delaware, Blades Elementary School is ranked 27th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Blades Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (60.5%) is higher than the state average of 41.2%. 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
2013 542
2014 575
2015 549

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
2013 16.9
2014 18
2015 17.7

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
2013 0.64206642066421
2014 0.62434782608696
2015 0.60473588342441

Compare Blades Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,401.8% 14.0:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,770.0% 17.7:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 41.2%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 60.5%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

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Blades Elementary School
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Public PK - 05 549 17.7:1  
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Public KG - 05 474 15.8:1 2 miles
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North Laurel Elementary School
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Public 02 - 04 643 16.5:1 6 miles
Epworth Christian School
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Woodbridge Middle School
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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 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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