Allen Frear Elementary School

Summary:

Allen Frear Elementary School is a highly-ranked public elementary school serving grades 1-5 in the Caesar Rodney School District in Camden, Delaware, with a student population of 672 that is predominantly White, African American, and Hispanic.

Allen Frear Elementary consistently outperforms the district and state averages on standardized tests, with significantly higher proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics across all grade levels. The school also excels in supporting the academic achievement of diverse student subgroups, ranking among the top 5-10 elementary schools in Delaware for African American, Hispanic, and Special Education students. Over the past decade, Allen Frear has consistently ranked in the top 20% of Delaware elementary schools, with several years in the top 10, demonstrating sustained high performance. The school's relatively low student-teacher ratio, ranging from 14 to 15.3 students per teacher, likely contributes to its academic success.

When compared to other nearby schools in the Caesar Rodney School District, such as W. Reily Brown Elementary and Nellie Hughes Stokes Elementary, Allen Frear Elementary stands out as a high-performing outlier, with significantly higher academic proficiency rates and overall school rankings. This consistent excellence and equitable outcomes across diverse student groups make Allen Frear Elementary a model for other schools to emulate in providing a quality education for all students.


Detail:

Public 1-5

 238 Sorghum Mill Road
       Camden, DE  19901


(302) 697-3279

District: Caesar Rodney School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
13th of 105 Delaware Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,213 Help


Students who attend Allen Frear Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    F. Niel Postlethwait Middle School
High:    Caesar Rodney High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.0 Help
Number of students:  672

Racial breakdown:

White:
54.6%
African American:
23.2%
Two or more races:
8.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  33% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Allen Frear Elementary School ranks better than 87.6% of elementary schools in Delaware. It also ranks 2nd among 5 ranked elementary schools in the Caesar Rodney School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 86.58. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Allen Frear Elementary School has the largest elementary school student body size in the Caesar Rodney School District. Racial makeup is: White (54.6%), African American (23.2%), two or more races (8.8%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Allen Frear Elementary School is 14, which is the 4th best among 5 elementary schools in the Caesar Rodney School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Allen Frear Elementary School is $10,213, which is the lowest among 8 elementary schools in the Caesar Rodney School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Allen Frear Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Allen Frear Elementary School 13th of 105 Delaware public elementary schools. (See Allen Frear Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Caesar Rodney School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Caesar Rodney School District 6th of 31 Delaware school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Allen Frear Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Allen Frear Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 71.71 25th 91 72.5%
2012 88.75 5th 90 94.4%
2013 77.55 18th 91 80.2%
2015 80.61 17th 108 84.3%
2016 83.79 13th 86 84.9%
2017 89.11 8th 86 90.7%
2018 86.49 8th 85 90.6%
2019 90.83 6th 105 94.3%
2021 71.49 20th 95 78.9%
2022 91.10 8th 104 92.3%
2023 86.58 13th 103 87.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Allen Frear Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 61.72 3rd 9 66.7%
2022 82.74 1st 13 92.3%
2023 79.97 2nd 12 83.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Allen Frear Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 83.54 8th 92 91.3%
2022 77.71 7th 62 88.7%
2023 84.23 6th 66 90.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Allen Frear Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 88.43 4th 99 96.0%
2021 53.67 23rd 67 65.7%
2022 85.37 10th 90 88.9%
2023 78.76 13th 89 85.4%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at Allen Frear Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 71.39 1st 3 66.7%
2023 85.78 1st 2 50.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Allen Frear Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 89.87 6th 99 93.9%
2021 69.44 14th 67 79.1%
2022 89.69 6th 90 93.3%
2023 87.03 10th 89 88.8%
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Rank History for African American students at Allen Frear Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 92.64 2nd 72 97.2%
2022 81.44 5th 60 91.7%
2023 85.09 5th 60 91.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Allen Frear Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 94.43 1st 42 97.6%
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Rank History for White students at Allen Frear Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 84.81 8th 82 90.2%
2021 60.36 21st 65 67.7%
2022 89.53 2nd 75 97.3%
2023 82.63 9th 70 87.1%
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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.

Allen Frear Elementary School Test Scores
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Data source: Delaware Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Allen Frear Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 459 201 6 13 3 n/a n/a 0 682
1989 495 228 7 23 0 n/a n/a 0 753
1990 502 247 7 22 2 n/a n/a 0 780
1991 444 237 8 18 0 n/a n/a 0 707
1992 455 233 8 35 1 n/a n/a 0 732
1993 491 206 7 16 0 n/a n/a 0 720
1994 505 201 9 19 0 n/a n/a 0 734
1995 478 132 11 5 0 n/a n/a 0 626
1996 478 132 11 5 0 n/a n/a 0 626
1997 548 108 14 14 0 n/a n/a 0 684
1998 509 119 17 51 0 n/a n/a 0 696
1999 449 135 13 33 0 n/a n/a 0 630
2000 345 110 10 17 1 n/a n/a 0 483
2001 445 162 17 44 1 n/a n/a 0 669
2002 409 159 23 51 5 n/a n/a 0 647
2003 409 159 23 51 5 n/a n/a 0 647
2004 301 120 21 42 5 n/a n/a 0 489
2005 309 135 23 45 2 n/a n/a 0 514
2006 302 133 25 47 3 n/a n/a 0 510
2007 361 168 35 53 4 n/a n/a 0 621
2008 350 172 34 32 2 n/a n/a 0 590
2009 393 165 47 39 1 n/a n/a 0 645
2010 349 141 44 42 1 n/a n/a 0 577
2011 366 168 45 49 1 0 12 0 641
2012 309 126 37 37 5 0 25 0 539
2013 359 135 43 32 3 0 26 0 598
2014 395 150 39 37 3 0 34 0 658
2015 395 171 46 38 5 0 44 0 699
2016 390 168 43 45 3 0 58 0 707
2017 397 173 44 42 1 2 49 0 708
2018 405 159 44 61 3 2 60 0 734
2019 415 159 45 52 3 2 56 0 732
2020 415 143 37 55 1 3 63 0 717
2021 376 143 32 40 0 3 69 0 663
2022 377 142 36 56 2 1 63 0 677
2023 367 156 32 55 2 1 59 0 672

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 Allen Frear Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 682 40.0 17.0 33.3
1989 753 40.0 18.8 32.9
1990 780 40.0 19.5 32.1
1991 707 38.5 18.3 34.8
1992 732 37.0 19.7 33.2
1993 720 37.5 19.2 31.4
1994 734 37.0 19.8 34.2
1995 626 32.5 19.3 31.2
1996 626 32.5 19.3 31.2
1997 684 33.0 20.7 27.6
1998 696 33.2 21.0 30
1999 630 38.0 16.6 34.3
2000 483 34.0 14.2 27.5
2001 669 32.0 20.9 32.7
2002 647 38.0 17.0 35.1
2003 647 38.0 17.0 35.1
2004 489 30.0 16.3 37.8
2005 514 32.0 16.1 36.8
2006 510 36.0 14.2 35.3
2007 621 40.5 15.3 36.7
2008 590 40.0 14.8 38.6
2009 645 39.5 16.3 41.1
2010 577 41.0 14.0 44.5
2011 641 41.0 15.6 47.9
2012 539 36.0 14.9 47.1
2013 598 37.0 16.1 47.5
2014 658 39.0 16.8 35.3
2015 699 41.0 17.0 33.3
2016 707 43.0 16.4 33
2017 708 44.0 16.0 n/a
2018 734 47.0 15.6 n/a
2019 732 47.0 15.5 n/a
2020 717 46.0 15.5 n/a
2021 663 44.0 15.0 n/a
2022 677 44.0 15.3 n/a
2023 672 48.0 14.0 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 Allen Frear Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 682 40.0 17.0 33.3
1989 753 40.0 18.8 32.9
1990 780 40.0 19.5 32.1
1991 707 38.5 18.3 34.8
1992 732 37.0 19.7 33.2
1993 720 37.5 19.2 31.4
1994 734 37.0 19.8 34.2
1995 626 32.5 19.3 31.2
1996 626 32.5 19.3 31.2
1997 684 33.0 20.7 27.6
1998 696 33.2 21.0 30
1999 630 38.0 16.6 34.3
2000 483 34.0 14.2 27.5
2001 669 32.0 20.9 32.7
2002 647 38.0 17.0 35.1
2003 647 38.0 17.0 35.1
2004 489 30.0 16.3 37.8
2005 514 32.0 16.1 36.8
2006 510 36.0 14.2 35.3
2007 621 40.5 15.3 36.7
2008 590 40.0 14.8 38.6
2009 645 39.5 16.3 41.1
2010 577 41.0 14.0 44.5
2011 641 41.0 15.6 47.9
2012 539 36.0 14.9 47.1
2013 598 37.0 16.1 47.5
2014 658 39.0 16.8 35.3
2015 699 41.0 17.0 33.3
2016 707 43.0 16.4 33
2017 708 44.0 16.0 n/a
2018 734 47.0 15.6 n/a
2019 732 47.0 15.5 n/a
2020 717 46.0 15.5 n/a
2021 663 44.0 15.0 n/a
2022 677 44.0 15.3 n/a
2023 672 48.0 14.0 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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Allen Frear Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $564 (5.5%) $10,092 (98.8%) $10,213

Data source: Delaware Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Allen Frear Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 6th of 105 Elementary schoolsRanks 13th of 103 Elementary schools
 6.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Allen Frear Elementary School)81.444.9
 36.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Caesar Rodney School District)65.539.6
 25.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Delaware)50.538.4
 12.1%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Allen Frear Elementary School)73.657.4
 16.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Caesar Rodney School District)61.443.8
 17.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Delaware)5342.2
 10.8%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Allen Frear Elementary School)9160.2
 30.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Caesar Rodney School District)68.642.8
 25.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Delaware)53.539.9
 13.6%
4th Grade Mathematics (Allen Frear Elementary School)82.164.2
 17.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Caesar Rodney School District)6242
 20%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Delaware)50.839.1
 11.7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Allen Frear Elementary School)77.665.4
 12.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Caesar Rodney School District)66.950.1
 16.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Delaware)56.944.1
 12.8%
5th Grade Mathematics (Allen Frear Elementary School)62.467.9
 5.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Caesar Rodney School District)50.941
 9.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Delaware)44.432.3
 12.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students732672
 8.2%
African American159156
 1.9%
American Indian32
 33.3%
Asian4532
 28.9%
Hispanic5255
 5.8%
Pacific Islander21
 50%
White415367
 11.6%
Two or More Races5659
 5.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Allen Frear Elementary School

Students who attend Allen Frear Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : F. Niel Postlethwait Middle School
High : Caesar Rodney High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 672 students attended Allen Frear Elementary School.

Allen Frear Elementary School ranks 13th of 105 Delaware elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Allen Frear Elementary School are 55% White, 23% African American, 9% Two or more races, 8% Hispanic, 5% Asian.


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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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