Sussex Montessori School

Summary:

Sussex Montessori School is a public charter elementary school serving 403 students in grades K-5 in Seaford, Delaware, a community in the Seaford School District. While the school has a racially diverse student population, it has consistently underperformed compared to the state and nearby schools on standardized tests, ranking in the bottom tier of Delaware elementary schools.

Academic performance at Sussex Montessori School is a significant concern, with only 18.52% of 3rd graders, 22.95% of 4th graders, and 23.4% of 5th graders scoring proficient or better in English Language Arts, well below the state averages. The school's math proficiency rates are also low, with just 20.37% of 3rd graders, 18.03% of 4th graders, and 14.89% of 5th graders scoring proficient or better. When analyzing the performance of specific student groups, Sussex Montessori School ranks very low compared to other Delaware elementary schools, including 88th out of 89 schools for female students and 83rd out of 89 schools for male students.

Despite the school's racial diversity, which is more pronounced than some nearby schools like North Georgetown Elementary and Georgetown Elementary, this diversity does not seem to be translating into academic success. Additionally, the school's higher student-teacher ratio of 21.2 students per teacher, compared to the nearby school range of 10.5 to 16.2 students per teacher, may be a contributing factor to the school's struggles. Overall, Sussex Montessori School faces significant challenges in improving its educational outcomes and providing a high-quality learning environment for its students.


Detail:

Public, Charter K-6

 24970 Dairy Lane
       Seaford, DE  19973


(302) 404-5367

District: Sussex Montessori School

SchoolDigger Rank:
94th of 105 Delaware Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  21.2 Help
Number of students:  403

Racial breakdown:

White:
56.1%
African American:
23.8%
Hispanic:
10.7%
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Compare Details Sussex Montessori School ranks worse than 89.5% of elementary schools in Delaware. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 13.98. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

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SchoolDigger ranks Sussex Montessori School 94th of 105 Delaware public elementary schools. (See Sussex Montessori School in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Sussex Montessori School 30th of 31 Delaware school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Sussex Montessori School

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Rank History for all students at Sussex Montessori School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 18.27 84th 104 19.2%
2023 13.98 92nd 103 10.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Sussex Montessori School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 6.59 88th 89 1.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Sussex Montessori School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 10.80 83rd 89 6.7%
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Rank History for White students at Sussex Montessori School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 10.49 72nd 75 4.0%
2023 7.49 69th 70 1.4%
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Data source: test scores: Delaware Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Sussex Montessori School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2021 133 68 6 27 2 0 24 0 260
2022 187 84 8 35 2 0 25 0 341
2023 226 96 10 43 0 0 28 0 403

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Sussex Montessori School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2021 260 11.0 23.6 n/a
2022 341 16.0 21.3 n/a
2023 403 19.0 21.2 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Sussex Montessori School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2021 260 11.0 23.6 n/a
2022 341 16.0 21.3 n/a
2023 403 19.0 21.2 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.


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Students at Sussex Montessori School are 56% White, 24% African American, 11% Hispanic, 7% Two or more races, 2% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 403 students attended Sussex Montessori School.

Sussex Montessori School ranks in the bottom 10.5% of Delaware elementary schools.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Delaware Department of Education.

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