W. B. Simpson Elementary School

Summary:

W. B. Simpson Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Camden, Delaware, serving grades 1-5 with a student population of 571. The school is part of the Caesar Rodney School District, which is ranked 6th out of 31 districts in Delaware and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

W. B. Simpson Elementary School consistently performs above the state and district averages in Smarter Balanced Assessments for English Language Arts and Mathematics. For example, in 2022-2023, the school's 5th-grade proficiency rates were 48.74% in ELA and 39.5% in Math, compared to the state averages of 44.13% and 32.34%, respectively. The school also has a more racially diverse student population compared to some nearby schools, with a student body that was 60.77% White, 16.81% African American, 8.76% Hispanic, and 11.21% two or more races in 2022-2023. Additionally, W. B. Simpson Elementary School has a relatively low student-teacher ratio, ranging from 14.6 to 16.4 over the past three years, which is lower than the nearby W. Reily Brown Elementary School and Nellie Hughes Stokes Elementary School.

Compared to nearby schools, W. B. Simpson Elementary School stands out for its higher academic performance, lower student-teacher ratio, and lower spending per student, suggesting it may be operating more efficiently. While the school's performance for certain student subgroups, such as female students and special education students, has been relatively lower compared to other subgroups, it still maintains a strong overall academic performance and a diverse student population, making it a notable choice for families in the Caesar Rodney School District.


Detail:

Public 1-5

 5 Old North Road
       Camden, DE  19934-1247


(302) 697-3207

District: Caesar Rodney School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
31st of 105 Delaware Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,252 Help


Students who attend W. B. Simpson Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Fred Fifer III Middle School
High:    Caesar Rodney High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.6 Help
Number of students:  571

Racial breakdown:

White:
60.8%
African American:
16.8%
Two or more races:
11.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  38.4% Help


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Compare Details W. B. Simpson Elementary School ranks better than 70.5% of elementary schools in Delaware. It also ranks 3rd 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 66.01. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (60.8%), African American (16.8%), two or more races (11.2%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at W. B. Simpson Elementary School is 14.6. 5 elementary schools in the Caesar Rodney School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at W. B. Simpson Elementary School is $10,252. 6 elementary schools in the Caesar Rodney School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

W. B. Simpson Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks W. B. Simpson Elementary School 31st of 105 Delaware public elementary schools. (See W. B. Simpson Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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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 W. B. Simpson Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at W. B. Simpson Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 73.74 22nd 91 75.8%
2012 65.56 33rd 90 63.3%
2013 71.97 29th 91 68.1%
2015 73.80 26th 108 75.9%
2016 81.38 15th 86 82.6%
2017 74.64 21st 86 75.6%
2018 71.38 24th 85 71.8%
2019 67.81 32nd 105 69.5%
2021 48.18 39th 95 58.9%
2022 59.02 36th 104 65.4%
2023 66.01 30th 103 70.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at W. B. Simpson Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 44.52 7th 12 41.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at W. B. Simpson Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 62.29 30th 92 67.4%
2022 43.28 33rd 62 46.8%
2023 46.69 32nd 66 51.5%
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Rank History for Female students at W. B. Simpson Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 66.30 31st 99 68.7%
2021 31.50 47th 67 29.9%
2022 47.80 43rd 90 52.2%
2023 46.87 48th 89 46.1%
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Rank History for Male students at W. B. Simpson Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 66.01 34th 99 65.7%
2021 44.71 33rd 67 50.7%
2022 54.88 35th 90 61.1%
2023 68.33 22nd 89 75.3%
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Rank History for African American students at W. B. Simpson Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 67.65 20th 72 72.2%
2022 46.14 32nd 60 46.7%
2023 52.68 27th 60 55.0%
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Rank History for White students at W. B. Simpson Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 46.15 53rd 82 35.4%
2021 27.09 50th 65 23.1%
2022 42.90 47th 75 37.3%
2023 50.84 35th 70 50.0%
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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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Data source: Delaware Department of Education

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Enrollment information for W. B. Simpson Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 340 83 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 428
1989 334 65 3 9 4 n/a n/a 0 415
1990 334 54 1 9 5 n/a n/a 0 403
1991 395 74 2 8 3 n/a n/a 0 482
1992 406 69 4 9 2 n/a n/a 0 490
1993 433 93 2 4 5 n/a n/a 0 537
1994 447 104 2 5 4 n/a n/a 0 562
1995 442 128 8 13 0 n/a n/a 0 591
1996 442 128 8 13 0 n/a n/a 0 591
1997 460 134 1 11 1 n/a n/a 0 607
1998 464 141 3 12 3 n/a n/a 0 623
1999 436 119 6 25 4 n/a n/a 0 590
2000 386 114 6 18 1 n/a n/a 0 525
2001 344 101 2 15 5 n/a n/a 0 467
2002 348 111 10 15 3 n/a n/a 0 487
2003 348 111 10 15 3 n/a n/a 0 487
2004 328 101 14 17 3 n/a n/a 0 463
2005 325 87 17 11 4 n/a n/a 0 444
2006 298 99 13 12 3 n/a n/a 0 425
2007 340 89 13 16 4 n/a n/a 0 462
2008 342 112 14 27 5 n/a n/a 0 500
2009 356 101 13 16 7 n/a n/a 0 493
2010 343 87 8 17 4 n/a n/a 0 459
2011 290 66 9 21 2 0 33 0 421
2012 325 75 10 39 3 0 30 0 482
2013 301 79 10 34 2 0 25 0 451
2014 329 96 16 37 2 0 23 0 503
2015 329 125 16 44 0 0 28 0 542
2016 336 127 17 43 0 1 33 0 557
2017 364 124 16 45 1 1 40 0 591
2018 380 124 16 47 2 1 45 0 615
2019 372 121 13 54 2 1 57 0 620
2020 394 95 16 44 2 1 55 0 607
2021 369 88 14 39 2 0 51 0 563
2022 370 92 14 40 2 0 58 0 576
2023 347 96 14 50 0 0 64 0 571

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 W. B. Simpson Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 428 30.0 14.2 26.2
1989 415 32.0 12.9 26.3
1990 403 32.0 12.5 29.3
1991 482 31.0 15.5 24.9
1992 490 32.0 15.3 28.6
1993 537 32.0 16.8 28.7
1994 562 34.0 16.5 29.9
1995 591 38.0 15.6 25.7
1996 591 38.0 15.6 25.7
1997 607 37.5 16.2 30.8
1998 623 37.0 16.8 32.6
1999 590 32.0 18.4 40.3
2000 525 29.0 18.1 41.3
2001 467 33.0 14.2 36.2
2002 487 31.0 15.7 31.2
2003 487 31.0 15.7 31.2
2004 463 33.0 14.0 33
2005 444 33.0 13.5 26.4
2006 425 30.0 14.2 28.2
2007 462 32.0 14.4 34.6
2008 500 32.0 15.6 32
2009 493 32.0 15.4 38.5
2010 459 32.0 14.3 37.7
2011 421 27.0 15.5 41.1
2012 482 28.0 17.2 47.3
2013 451 29.0 15.5 46.1
2014 503 30.0 16.7 39
2015 542 34.0 15.9 36.3
2016 557 33.0 16.8 38.4
2017 591 34.0 17.3 n/a
2018 615 36.0 17.0 n/a
2019 620 37.0 16.7 n/a
2020 607 40.0 15.1 n/a
2021 563 37.0 15.2 n/a
2022 576 35.0 16.4 n/a
2023 571 39.0 14.6 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 W. B. Simpson Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 428 30.0 14.2 26.2
1989 415 32.0 12.9 26.3
1990 403 32.0 12.5 29.3
1991 482 31.0 15.5 24.9
1992 490 32.0 15.3 28.6
1993 537 32.0 16.8 28.7
1994 562 34.0 16.5 29.9
1995 591 38.0 15.6 25.7
1996 591 38.0 15.6 25.7
1997 607 37.5 16.2 30.8
1998 623 37.0 16.8 32.6
1999 590 32.0 18.4 40.3
2000 525 29.0 18.1 41.3
2001 467 33.0 14.2 36.2
2002 487 31.0 15.7 31.2
2003 487 31.0 15.7 31.2
2004 463 33.0 14.0 33
2005 444 33.0 13.5 26.4
2006 425 30.0 14.2 28.2
2007 462 32.0 14.4 34.6
2008 500 32.0 15.6 32
2009 493 32.0 15.4 38.5
2010 459 32.0 14.3 37.7
2011 421 27.0 15.5 41.1
2012 482 28.0 17.2 47.3
2013 451 29.0 15.5 46.1
2014 503 30.0 16.7 39
2015 542 34.0 15.9 36.3
2016 557 33.0 16.8 38.4
2017 591 34.0 17.3 n/a
2018 615 36.0 17.0 n/a
2019 620 37.0 16.7 n/a
2020 607 40.0 15.1 n/a
2021 563 37.0 15.2 n/a
2022 576 35.0 16.4 n/a
2023 571 39.0 14.6 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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Per Pupil Expenditures for W. B. Simpson Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $726 (7.1%) $9,651 (94.1%) $10,252

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

Impact of COVID-19 on W. B. Simpson Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 32nd of 105 Elementary schoolsRanks 30th of 103 Elementary schools
 1.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (W. B. Simpson Elementary School)57.341.2
 16.1%
   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 (W. B. Simpson Elementary School)48.455.9
 7.5%
   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 (W. B. Simpson Elementary School)62.846.6
 16.2%
   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 (W. B. Simpson Elementary School)5745.1
 11.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Caesar Rodney School District)6242
 20%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Delaware)50.839.1
 11.7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (W. B. Simpson Elementary School)7548.7
 26.3%
   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 (W. B. Simpson Elementary School)56.639.5
 17.1%
   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 Students620571
 7.9%
African American12196
 20.7%
American Indian20
 100%
Asian1314
 7.7%
Hispanic5450
 7.4%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White372347
 6.7%
Two or More Races5764
 12.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about W. B. Simpson Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 571 students attended W. B. Simpson Elementary School.

Students at W. B. Simpson Elementary School are 61% White, 17% African American, 11% Two or more races, 9% Hispanic, 2% Asian.

Students who attend W. B. Simpson Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Fred Fifer III Middle School
High : Caesar Rodney High School

W. B. Simpson Elementary School ranks 31st of 105 Delaware elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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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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