Booker T. Washington Elementary School

Summary:

Booker T. Washington Elementary School is a public elementary school serving 334 students in grades K-4 in the Capital School District in Dover, Delaware. The school has a predominantly African American student population, with 56.89% of students identifying as such.

Academically, Booker T. Washington has shown a mixed performance compared to district and state averages. While the school's 3rd and 4th-grade proficiency rates in English Language Arts (ELA) are generally higher than the district, they remain lower than the state averages. In contrast, the school's 4th-grade Mathematics proficiency rate of 37.21% is lower than both the district and state. Booker T. Washington has, however, demonstrated strong performance among its African American student population, ranking 18th out of 60 Delaware elementary schools in this subgroup. Conversely, the school's performance for male students and low socioeconomic status students has been relatively lower.

Compared to nearby schools in the Capital School District, such as North Dover Elementary, Towne Point Elementary, and East Dover Elementary, Booker T. Washington generally performs better academically, particularly in ELA and Mathematics proficiency rates. However, the school's performance is still below the state averages in many areas, indicating room for improvement. The school's challenges in supporting its male and low socioeconomic status student populations may contribute to the observed performance gaps.


Detail:

Public K-4

 901 Forest Street
       Dover, DE  19904-3497


(302) 672-1900

District: Capital School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
51st of 105 Delaware Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $21,632 Help


Students who attend Booker T. Washington Elementary School usually attend:

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

Student/teacher ratio:  10.4 Help
Number of students:  334

Racial breakdown:

African American:
56.9%
White:
21.6%
Hispanic:
10.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  55.3% Help


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Compare Details Booker T. Washington Elementary School ranks better than 51.4% of elementary schools in Delaware. It also ranks first 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 48.25. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (56.9%), White (21.6%), Hispanic (10.2%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Booker T. Washington Elementary School is 10.4, which is the lowest among 7 elementary schools in the Capital School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Booker T. Washington Elementary School is $21,632, which is the highest among 7 elementary schools in the Capital School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Booker T. Washington Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Booker T. Washington Elementary School 51st of 105 Delaware public elementary schools. (See Booker T. Washington Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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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 Booker T. Washington Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Booker T. Washington Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 29.65 71st 91 22.0%
2012 49.77 51st 90 43.3%
2013 59.10 42nd 91 53.8%
2015 66.11 37th 108 65.7%
2016 77.56 18th 86 79.1%
2017 78.84 16th 86 81.4%
2018 80.76 15th 85 82.4%
2019 79.65 16th 105 84.8%
2021 50.81 36th 95 62.1%
2022 44.74 58th 104 44.2%
2023 48.25 50th 103 51.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Booker T. Washington Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 93.10 3rd 92 96.7%
2022 35.33 42nd 62 32.3%
2023 43.36 41st 66 37.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Booker T. Washington Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 77.93 17th 99 82.8%
2021 48.34 29th 67 56.7%
2022 42.39 49th 90 45.6%
2023 47.42 45th 89 49.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Booker T. Washington Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 80.31 12th 99 87.9%
2021 39.69 39th 67 41.8%
2022 31.72 64th 90 28.9%
2023 30.82 61st 89 31.5%
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Rank History for African American students at Booker T. Washington Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 90.47 4th 72 94.4%
2022 44.92 33rd 60 45.0%
2023 60.97 18th 60 70.0%
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Rank History for White students at Booker T. Washington Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 68.37 23rd 75 69.3%
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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 Booker T. Washington Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 276 218 7 5 0 n/a n/a 0 506
1989 291 216 5 11 0 n/a n/a 0 523
1990 308 214 8 18 n/a n/a n/a 0 548
1991 314 225 14 17 4 n/a n/a 0 574
1992 320 219 12 19 4 n/a n/a 0 574
1993 330 209 12 20 51 n/a n/a 0 622
1994 339 246 15 28 5 n/a n/a 0 633
1995 295 259 7 19 4 n/a n/a 0 584
1996 295 259 7 19 4 n/a n/a 0 584
1997 236 225 14 17 5 n/a n/a 0 497
1998 198 226 13 4 7 n/a n/a 0 448
1999 164 218 12 6 5 n/a n/a 0 405
2000 136 199 13 3 4 n/a n/a 0 355
2001 121 191 16 5 1 n/a n/a 0 334
2002 113 199 8 8 1 n/a n/a 0 329
2003 113 199 8 8 1 n/a n/a 0 329
2004 93 154 7 22 1 n/a n/a 0 277
2005 87 191 7 15 1 n/a n/a 0 301
2006 104 213 3 13 4 n/a n/a 0 337
2007 99 222 11 17 3 n/a n/a 0 352
2008 96 235 17 21 5 n/a n/a 0 374
2009 97 243 18 19 4 n/a n/a 0 381
2010 97 213 12 19 9 n/a n/a 0 350
2011 107 222 14 24 6 2 10 0 385
2012 103 192 14 19 2 1 12 0 343
2013 84 177 2 18 1 0 10 0 292
2014 82 182 8 20 1 3 9 0 305
2015 100 187 11 27 4 3 21 0 353
2016 87 192 10 19 9 3 18 0 338
2017 75 212 6 17 4 3 21 0 338
2018 66 177 3 20 3 2 28 0 299
2019 65 169 5 18 4 0 23 0 284
2020 69 152 4 15 5 0 31 0 276
2021 75 162 2 14 3 1 23 0 280
2022 75 171 6 21 6 1 34 0 314
2023 72 190 4 34 3 1 30 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 Booker T. Washington Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 506 27.3 18.5 28.9
1989 523 28.3 18.4 27.7
1990 548 28.3 19.3 26.8
1991 574 29.0 19.7 24.9
1992 574 31.0 18.5 26.8
1993 622 31.5 19.7 27
1994 633 34.0 18.6 28
1995 584 37.5 15.6 26.4
1996 584 37.5 15.6 26.4
1997 497 39.5 12.6 34.4
1998 448 39.5 11.3 36.8
1999 405 34.5 11.7 44.4
2000 355 28.1 12.6 40.3
2001 334 22.1 15.1 41.9
2002 329 27.7 11.9 46.8
2003 329 27.7 11.9 46.8
2004 277 23.7 11.7 42.2
2005 301 20.7 14.5 53.8
2006 337 23.0 14.7 52.2
2007 352 25.0 14.1 53.4
2008 374 27.0 13.9 50.3
2009 381 26.5 14.4 41.5
2010 350 25.5 13.7 63.4
2011 385 29.0 13.2 60.8
2012 343 29.0 11.8 42.3
2013 292 28.0 10.4 69.5
2014 305 30.0 10.1 57.4
2015 353 31.0 11.3 53.3
2016 338 28.0 12.0 55.3
2017 338 28.0 12.0 n/a
2018 299 30.0 9.9 n/a
2019 284 32.0 8.8 n/a
2020 276 33.0 8.3 n/a
2021 280 37.0 7.5 n/a
2022 314 34.0 9.2 n/a
2023 334 32.0 10.4 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 Booker T. Washington Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 506 27.3 18.5 28.9
1989 523 28.3 18.4 27.7
1990 548 28.3 19.3 26.8
1991 574 29.0 19.7 24.9
1992 574 31.0 18.5 26.8
1993 622 31.5 19.7 27
1994 633 34.0 18.6 28
1995 584 37.5 15.6 26.4
1996 584 37.5 15.6 26.4
1997 497 39.5 12.6 34.4
1998 448 39.5 11.3 36.8
1999 405 34.5 11.7 44.4
2000 355 28.1 12.6 40.3
2001 334 22.1 15.1 41.9
2002 329 27.7 11.9 46.8
2003 329 27.7 11.9 46.8
2004 277 23.7 11.7 42.2
2005 301 20.7 14.5 53.8
2006 337 23.0 14.7 52.2
2007 352 25.0 14.1 53.4
2008 374 27.0 13.9 50.3
2009 381 26.5 14.4 41.5
2010 350 25.5 13.7 63.4
2011 385 29.0 13.2 60.8
2012 343 29.0 11.8 42.3
2013 292 28.0 10.4 69.5
2014 305 30.0 10.1 57.4
2015 353 31.0 11.3 53.3
2016 338 28.0 12.0 55.3
2017 338 28.0 12.0 n/a
2018 299 30.0 9.9 n/a
2019 284 32.0 8.8 n/a
2020 276 33.0 8.3 n/a
2021 280 37.0 7.5 n/a
2022 314 34.0 9.2 n/a
2023 334 32.0 10.4 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 Booker T. Washington Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,660 (7.7%) $21,966 (101.5%) $21,632

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Booker T. Washington Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 16th of 105 Elementary schoolsRanks 50th of 103 Elementary schools
 33.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Booker T. Washington Elementary School)64.440.5
 23.8%
   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 (Booker T. Washington Elementary School)7440.5
 33.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Capital School District)49.927.7
 22.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Delaware)5342.2
 10.8%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Booker T. Washington Elementary School)68.636.1
 32.5%
   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 (Booker T. Washington Elementary School)61.137.2
 23.9%
   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 Students284334
 17.6%
African American169190
 12.4%
American Indian43
 25%
Asian54
 20%
Hispanic1834
 88.9%
Pacific Islander01
White6572
 10.8%
Two or More Races2330
 30.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Booker T. Washington Elementary School

Students at Booker T. Washington Elementary School are 57% African American, 22% White, 10% Hispanic, 9% Two or more races, 1% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 334 students attended Booker T. Washington Elementary School.

Students who attend Booker T. Washington Elementary School usually go on to attend:

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

Booker T. Washington Elementary School ranks 51st of 105 Delaware elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 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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