East Dover Elementary School

Summary:

East Dover Elementary School is a public elementary school serving 330 students in grades K-4 in the Capital School District in Dover, Delaware. The school has a diverse student body, with a racial makeup of 16.36% White, 49.09% African American, 26.67% Hispanic, and other minority groups.

Despite its diverse population, East Dover Elementary School consistently underperforms compared to the district and state averages in academic achievement. In the 2022-2023 school year, the school's proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics for 3rd and 4th grades were significantly lower than the district and state averages. For example, in 4th grade Mathematics, only 10% of East Dover students were proficient, compared to 22.97% in the district and 39.12% statewide. The school also ranks particularly low for its performance with specific student subgroups, such as male students and students of low socioeconomic status.

While East Dover Elementary School struggles academically, some of the nearby schools in the Capital School District, such as Booker T. Washington Elementary and North Dover Elementary, perform significantly better. These schools have higher proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics, as well as higher statewide rankings. The high percentage of students from low-income backgrounds at East Dover Elementary School may be a contributing factor to the school's academic challenges, but the performance of nearby schools suggests that the issues at East Dover are not solely due to socioeconomic factors.


Detail:

Public K-4

 852 South Little Creek Road
       Dover, DE  19901-4797


(302) 672-1655

District: Capital School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
98th of 105 Delaware Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $17,553 Help


Students who attend East Dover Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Central Middle School
    William Henry Middle School
High:    Dover High School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.7 Help
Number of students:  330

Racial breakdown:

African American:
49.1%
Hispanic:
26.7%
White:
16.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  65.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details East Dover Elementary School ranks worse than 93.3% of elementary schools in Delaware. It also ranks last among 7 ranked elementary schools in the Capital School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 12.15. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at East Dover Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (49.1%), Hispanic (26.7%), White (16.4%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at East Dover Elementary School is 11.7, which is the 3rd best among 7 elementary schools in the Capital School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at East Dover Elementary School is $17,553, which is the 2nd highest among 7 elementary schools in the Capital School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

East Dover Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks East Dover Elementary School 98th of 105 Delaware public elementary schools. (See East Dover Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


Low Socio Economic Status students:
Female students:
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African American students:


Capital School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Capital School District 21st of 31 Delaware school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for East Dover Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at East Dover Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 23.58 76th 91 16.5%
2012 35.90 65th 90 27.8%
2013 27.63 76th 91 16.5%
2015 26.62 83rd 108 23.1%
2016 17.42 76th 86 11.6%
2017 17.35 72nd 86 16.3%
2018 17.04 73rd 85 14.1%
2019 14.63 91st 105 13.3%
2022 8.21 98th 104 5.8%
2023 12.15 96th 103 6.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at East Dover Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 25.12 74th 92 19.6%
2022 9.00 61st 62 1.6%
2023 10.10 64th 66 3.0%
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Rank History for Female students at East Dover Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 23.45 76th 99 23.2%
2023 15.59 79th 89 11.2%
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Rank History for Male students at East Dover Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 10.58 91st 99 8.1%
2023 7.00 89th 89 0.0%
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Rank History for African American students at East Dover Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 26.76 58th 72 19.4%
2023 20.01 53rd 60 11.7%
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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.

East Dover Elementary School Test Scores
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Data source: Delaware Department of Education

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Enrollment information for East Dover Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 215 207 9 17 0 n/a n/a 0 448
1989 213 222 5 8 0 n/a n/a 0 448
1990 211 241 6 19 n/a n/a n/a 0 477
1991 216 262 10 15 0 n/a n/a 0 503
1992 228 253 17 17 0 n/a n/a 0 515
1993 207 251 13 19 3 n/a n/a 0 493
1994 195 252 9 21 4 n/a n/a 0 481
1995 155 228 2 23 6 n/a n/a 0 414
1996 155 228 2 23 6 n/a n/a 0 414
1997 137 187 3 16 3 n/a n/a 0 346
1998 135 177 5 20 2 n/a n/a 0 339
1999 156 194 4 23 2 n/a n/a 0 379
2000 151 178 8 29 2 n/a n/a 0 368
2001 151 174 9 29 1 n/a n/a 0 364
2002 107 176 8 33 2 n/a n/a 0 326
2003 107 176 8 33 2 n/a n/a 0 326
2004 102 146 8 33 3 n/a n/a 0 292
2005 111 143 6 30 2 n/a n/a 0 292
2006 112 176 10 37 3 n/a n/a 0 338
2007 110 173 8 31 2 n/a n/a 0 324
2008 101 178 8 44 0 n/a n/a 0 331
2009 97 174 7 49 0 n/a n/a 0 327
2010 92 177 6 48 0 n/a n/a 0 323
2011 103 185 9 59 0 1 2 0 359
2012 80 164 6 56 0 1 12 0 319
2013 80 142 9 72 1 1 13 0 318
2014 87 151 9 72 1 2 15 0 337
2015 99 192 9 72 3 1 18 0 394
2016 88 162 5 74 2 1 23 0 355
2017 85 155 2 83 1 1 15 0 342
2018 97 166 4 67 2 1 24 0 361
2019 91 187 8 78 2 1 31 0 398
2020 62 168 3 63 2 0 24 0 322
2021 66 169 3 67 2 0 20 0 327
2022 73 179 2 76 2 0 17 0 349
2023 54 162 4 88 2 0 20 0 330

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 East Dover Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 448 26.0 17.2 38.8
1989 448 24.0 18.6 35.9
1990 477 24.0 19.8 34.8
1991 503 28.0 17.9 36.8
1992 515 25.0 20.6 38.8
1993 493 24.0 20.5 45.2
1994 481 23.0 20.9 47.2
1995 414 23.0 18.0 57.7
1996 414 23.0 18.0 57.7
1997 346 27.9 12.4 50.6
1998 339 23.7 14.3 55.8
1999 379 22.7 16.7 61.5
2000 368 26.1 14.1 51.9
2001 364 27.1 13.4 54.1
2002 326 24.5 13.3 55.5
2003 326 24.5 13.3 55.5
2004 292 23.0 12.7 63.7
2005 292 21.0 13.9 61.6
2006 338 18.5 18.3 55.6
2007 324 21.5 15.1 60.2
2008 331 27.0 12.3 58.9
2009 327 24.5 13.3 37
2010 323 27.5 11.7 75.9
2011 359 27.0 13.2 73.5
2012 319 26.0 12.2 49.2
2013 318 27.0 11.7 80.2
2014 337 29.0 11.6 67.7
2015 394 29.0 13.5 62.4
2016 355 29.0 12.2 65.4
2017 342 26.0 13.1 n/a
2018 361 27.0 13.3 n/a
2019 398 31.0 12.8 n/a
2020 322 31.0 10.3 n/a
2021 327 34.0 9.6 n/a
2022 349 32.0 10.9 n/a
2023 330 28.0 11.7 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 East Dover Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 448 26.0 17.2 38.8
1989 448 24.0 18.6 35.9
1990 477 24.0 19.8 34.8
1991 503 28.0 17.9 36.8
1992 515 25.0 20.6 38.8
1993 493 24.0 20.5 45.2
1994 481 23.0 20.9 47.2
1995 414 23.0 18.0 57.7
1996 414 23.0 18.0 57.7
1997 346 27.9 12.4 50.6
1998 339 23.7 14.3 55.8
1999 379 22.7 16.7 61.5
2000 368 26.1 14.1 51.9
2001 364 27.1 13.4 54.1
2002 326 24.5 13.3 55.5
2003 326 24.5 13.3 55.5
2004 292 23.0 12.7 63.7
2005 292 21.0 13.9 61.6
2006 338 18.5 18.3 55.6
2007 324 21.5 15.1 60.2
2008 331 27.0 12.3 58.9
2009 327 24.5 13.3 37
2010 323 27.5 11.7 75.9
2011 359 27.0 13.2 73.5
2012 319 26.0 12.2 49.2
2013 318 27.0 11.7 80.2
2014 337 29.0 11.6 67.7
2015 394 29.0 13.5 62.4
2016 355 29.0 12.2 65.4
2017 342 26.0 13.1 n/a
2018 361 27.0 13.3 n/a
2019 398 31.0 12.8 n/a
2020 322 31.0 10.3 n/a
2021 327 34.0 9.6 n/a
2022 349 32.0 10.9 n/a
2023 330 28.0 11.7 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 East Dover Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $2,566 (14.6%) $16,249 (92.6%) $17,553

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

Impact of COVID-19 on East Dover Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 91st of 105 Elementary schoolsRanks 96th of 103 Elementary schools
 6.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (East Dover Elementary School)33.324.6
 8.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Capital School District)50.133.6
 16.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Delaware)50.538.4
 12.1%
3rd Grade Mathematics (East Dover Elementary School)35.722.7
 13%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Capital School District)49.927.7
 22.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Delaware)5342.2
 10.8%
4th Grade English Language Arts (East Dover Elementary School)32.816.7
 16.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Capital School District)48.825.9
 22.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Delaware)53.539.9
 13.6%
4th Grade Mathematics (East Dover Elementary School)2110
 11%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Capital School District)42.723
 19.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Delaware)50.839.1
 11.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students398330
 17.1%
African American187162
 13.4%
American Indian22
Asian84
 50%
Hispanic7888
 12.8%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White9154
 40.7%
Two or More Races3120
 35.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about East Dover Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 330 students attended East Dover Elementary School.

East Dover Elementary School ranks in the bottom 6.7% of Delaware elementary schools.

Students who attend East Dover Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Central Middle School
Middle : William Henry Middle School
High : Dover High School

Students at East Dover Elementary School are 49% African American, 27% Hispanic, 16% White, 6% Two or more races, 1% 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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