Towne Point Elementary School

Summary:

Towne Point Elementary School is a public elementary school in Dover, Delaware, serving 334 students in grades K-4. It is part of the Capital School District, which is ranked 21 out of 31 districts in the state and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school's student population is predominantly African American (67.66% in 2022-2023).

Towne Point Elementary consistently underperforms compared to the state and district averages in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics proficiency on the Smarter Balanced Assessments. In 2022-2023, only 39.22% of 3rd graders and 15.38% of 4th graders were proficient or better in ELA, compared to the state averages of 38.44% and 39.93%, respectively. In Mathematics, the proficiency rates were even lower, at 23.53% for 3rd grade and 9.23% for 4th grade, compared to the state averages of 42.17% and 39.12%. The school has consistently ranked in the bottom quarter of Delaware elementary schools, with a ranking of 82 out of 103 schools in 2022-2023, and has received a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger for the past several years.

Towne Point Elementary's performance is particularly concerning for its African American and low socioeconomic status student subgroups. In 2018-2019, the school ranked 63 out of 72 Delaware elementary schools for its African American students and 78 out of 92 schools for its low-income students. The nearby Booker T. Washington Elementary and North Dover Elementary schools generally outperform Towne Point Elementary in academic proficiency and school rankings. Additionally, Towne Point Elementary's spending per student ($14,327 in 2018-2019) is lower than the nearby Booker T. Washington Elementary ($21,632) and East Dover Elementary ($17,553), which may contribute to the school's underperformance.


Detail:

Public K-4

 629 Buckson Drive
       Dover, DE  19901-2599


(302) 672-1590

District: Capital School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
84th of 105 Delaware Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,327 Help


Students who attend Towne Point Elementary School usually attend:

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

Student/teacher ratio:  16.7 Help
Number of students:  334

Racial breakdown:

African American:
67.7%
White:
11.4%
Hispanic:
9.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  68.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Towne Point Elementary School ranks worse than 80% of elementary schools in Delaware. It also ranks 5th 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 19.17. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (67.7%), White (11.4%), Hispanic (9.9%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Towne Point Elementary School is 16.7, which is the highest among 7 elementary schools in the Capital School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Towne Point Elementary School is $14,327. 4 elementary schools in the Capital School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Towne Point Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Towne Point Elementary School 84th of 105 Delaware public elementary schools. (See Towne Point Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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 Towne Point Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Towne Point Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 38.40 62nd 91 31.9%
2012 51.55 47th 90 47.8%
2013 46.66 55th 91 39.6%
2015 46.82 56th 108 48.1%
2016 42.56 48th 86 44.2%
2017 14.28 74th 86 14.0%
2018 25.84 63rd 85 25.9%
2019 14.40 92nd 105 12.4%
2021 9.81 91st 95 4.2%
2022 7.39 100th 104 3.8%
2023 19.17 82nd 103 20.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Towne Point Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 19.21 78th 92 15.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Towne Point Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 11.19 92nd 99 7.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Towne Point Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 11.36 88th 99 11.1%
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Rank History for African American students at Towne Point Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 20.33 63rd 72 12.5%
2021 4.64 22nd 22 0.0%
2023 37.47 39th 60 35.0%
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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 Towne Point Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 201 128 4 7 0 n/a n/a 0 340
1989 203 123 6 8 0 n/a n/a 0 340
1990 196 126 4 5 n/a n/a n/a 0 331
1991 235 130 6 8 1 n/a n/a 0 380
1992 212 135 6 11 1 n/a n/a 0 365
1993 212 132 13 10 0 n/a n/a 0 367
1994 224 145 10 17 3 n/a n/a 0 399
1995 216 131 4 14 3 n/a n/a 0 368
1996 216 131 4 14 3 n/a n/a 0 368
1997 172 129 7 8 6 n/a n/a 0 322
1998 159 141 3 10 7 n/a n/a 0 320
1999 124 166 7 12 3 n/a n/a 0 312
2000 126 181 12 14 1 n/a n/a 0 334
2001 113 189 12 13 1 n/a n/a 0 328
2002 111 171 7 14 1 n/a n/a 0 304
2003 111 171 7 14 1 n/a n/a 0 304
2004 123 166 4 13 2 n/a n/a 0 308
2005 134 174 2 13 3 n/a n/a 0 326
2006 110 194 4 15 2 n/a n/a 0 325
2007 113 219 4 7 2 n/a n/a 0 345
2008 127 218 8 19 3 n/a n/a 0 375
2009 112 238 8 21 2 n/a n/a 0 381
2010 99 257 6 17 2 n/a n/a 0 381
2011 92 230 5 21 2 0 6 0 356
2012 78 207 6 18 2 0 2 0 313
2013 68 208 4 18 2 0 2 0 302
2014 71 207 5 25 0 1 3 0 312
2015 56 219 5 34 0 1 3 0 318
2016 61 197 5 35 4 0 2 0 304
2017 49 207 3 40 4 1 0 0 304
2018 40 186 3 30 6 1 4 0 270
2019 45 192 2 40 7 2 8 0 296
2020 40 188 1 37 7 1 14 0 288
2021 29 189 1 29 3 1 21 0 273
2022 34 195 2 24 3 2 25 0 285
2023 38 226 5 33 2 3 27 0 334

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 Towne Point Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 340 17.7 19.2 20.6
1989 340 18.2 18.6 23.2
1990 331 18.2 18.1 27.8
1991 380 18.0 21.1 23.9
1992 365 19.0 19.2 27.9
1993 367 20.5 17.9 25.1
1994 399 21.0 19.0 31.3
1995 368 22.0 16.7 27.4
1996 368 22.0 16.7 27.4
1997 322 21.0 15.3 34.2
1998 320 21.0 15.2 42.5
1999 312 20.0 15.6 51
2000 334 22.0 15.2 48.2
2001 328 21.0 15.6 49.4
2002 304 22.0 13.8 51.6
2003 304 22.0 13.8 51.6
2004 308 21.5 14.3 53.6
2005 326 20.0 16.3 54.3
2006 325 20.0 16.3 42.5
2007 345 22.0 15.7 57.1
2008 375 21.0 17.9 52.5
2009 381 22.0 17.3 43
2010 381 22.0 17.3 70.3
2011 356 24.0 14.8 70.5
2012 313 24.0 13.0 53.7
2013 302 19.0 15.8 79.8
2014 312 19.0 16.4 66.3
2015 318 23.0 13.8 62.3
2016 304 20.0 15.2 68.1
2017 304 21.0 14.4 n/a
2018 270 21.0 12.8 n/a
2019 296 22.0 13.4 n/a
2020 288 21.0 13.7 n/a
2021 273 23.0 11.8 n/a
2022 285 24.0 11.8 n/a
2023 334 20.0 16.7 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 Towne Point Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 340 17.7 19.2 20.6
1989 340 18.2 18.6 23.2
1990 331 18.2 18.1 27.8
1991 380 18.0 21.1 23.9
1992 365 19.0 19.2 27.9
1993 367 20.5 17.9 25.1
1994 399 21.0 19.0 31.3
1995 368 22.0 16.7 27.4
1996 368 22.0 16.7 27.4
1997 322 21.0 15.3 34.2
1998 320 21.0 15.2 42.5
1999 312 20.0 15.6 51
2000 334 22.0 15.2 48.2
2001 328 21.0 15.6 49.4
2002 304 22.0 13.8 51.6
2003 304 22.0 13.8 51.6
2004 308 21.5 14.3 53.6
2005 326 20.0 16.3 54.3
2006 325 20.0 16.3 42.5
2007 345 22.0 15.7 57.1
2008 375 21.0 17.9 52.5
2009 381 22.0 17.3 43
2010 381 22.0 17.3 70.3
2011 356 24.0 14.8 70.5
2012 313 24.0 13.0 53.7
2013 302 19.0 15.8 79.8
2014 312 19.0 16.4 66.3
2015 318 23.0 13.8 62.3
2016 304 20.0 15.2 68.1
2017 304 21.0 14.4 n/a
2018 270 21.0 12.8 n/a
2019 296 22.0 13.4 n/a
2020 288 21.0 13.7 n/a
2021 273 23.0 11.8 n/a
2022 285 24.0 11.8 n/a
2023 334 20.0 16.7 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 Towne Point Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,649 (11.5%) $13,968 (97.5%) $14,327

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Towne Point Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 92nd of 105 Elementary schoolsRanks 82nd of 103 Elementary schools
 8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Towne Point Elementary School)3039.2
 9.2%
   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 (Towne Point Elementary School)31.923.5
 8.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Capital School District)49.927.7
 22.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Delaware)5342.2
 10.8%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Towne Point Elementary School)33.315.4
 18%
   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 (Towne Point Elementary School)27.99.2
 18.6%
   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 Students296334
 12.8%
African American192226
 17.7%
American Indian72
 71.4%
Asian25
 150%
Hispanic4033
 17.5%
Pacific Islander23
 50%
White4538
 15.6%
Two or More Races827
 237.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Towne Point Elementary School

Students at Towne Point Elementary School are 68% African American, 11% White, 10% Hispanic, 8% Two or more races, 1% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 334 students attended Towne Point Elementary School.

Students who attend Towne Point Elementary School usually go on to attend:

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

Towne Point Elementary School ranks in the bottom 20.0% 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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