Wilson (Etta J.) Elementary School

Summary:

Wilson (Etta J.) Elementary School is a public K-5 school located in Newark, Delaware, serving a diverse student population of 448 students. The school is part of the Christina School District, which is ranked 15 out of 31 districts in the state and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Wilson (Etta J.) Elementary School consistently outperforms the district and state averages in academic assessments, with significantly higher percentages of students proficient or better in English Language Arts and Mathematics compared to the Christina School District and the state of Delaware. The school has a strong statewide ranking, placing 16th out of 103 Delaware elementary schools and earning a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger. Additionally, the school has demonstrated strong performance across different student subgroups, ranking highly for female students, male students, White students, and low socioeconomic status students.

While Wilson (Etta J.) Elementary School outperforms the district and state, the nearby schools in the Christina School District, such as Brookside Elementary, Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary, and Smith (Jennie E.) Elementary, have lower academic performance and statewide rankings. Additionally, Wilson (Etta J.) Elementary School has a more diverse student population compared to some nearby schools, such as Heritage Elementary School, which has a higher percentage of White students.


Detail:

Public K-5

 14 Forge Road
       Newark, DE  19711-7699


(302) 454-2180

District: Christina School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
17th of 105 Delaware Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,138 Help


Students who attend Wilson (Etta J.) Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Shue-Medill Middle School
High:    Newark High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.3 Help
Number of students:  267

Racial breakdown:

White:
48.3%
African American:
28.1%
Hispanic:
12.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  39.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Wilson (Etta J.) Elementary School ranks better than 83.8% of elementary schools in Delaware. It also ranks first among 14 ranked elementary schools in the Christina School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 80.64. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Wilson (Etta J.) Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (48.3%), African American (28.1%), Hispanic (12.4%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Wilson (Etta J.) Elementary School is 13.3. 12 elementary schools in the Christina School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Wilson (Etta J.) Elementary School employs 20 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Wilson (Etta J.) Elementary School is $18,138. 8 elementary schools in the Christina School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Wilson (Etta J.) Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Wilson (Etta J.) Elementary School 17th of 105 Delaware public elementary schools. (See Wilson (Etta J.) Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Christina School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Christina School District 15th of 31 Delaware school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Wilson (Etta J.) Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Wilson (Etta J.) Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 31.60 68th 91 25.3%
2012 34.50 68th 90 24.4%
2013 45.72 56th 91 38.5%
2015 53.09 50th 108 53.7%
2016 57.89 36th 86 58.1%
2017 59.64 34th 86 60.5%
2018 76.27 18th 85 78.8%
2019 86.00 11th 105 89.5%
2021 61.65 32nd 95 66.3%
2022 72.48 24th 104 76.9%
2023 80.64 16th 103 84.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Wilson (Etta J.) Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 88.58 5th 92 94.6%
2022 70.13 16th 62 74.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Wilson (Etta J.) Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 83.97 11th 99 88.9%
2022 61.31 28th 90 68.9%
2023 73.98 17th 89 80.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Wilson (Etta J.) Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 73.44 22nd 99 77.8%
2022 75.32 16th 90 82.2%
2023 66.08 25th 89 71.9%
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Rank History for White students at Wilson (Etta J.) Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 58.49 38th 82 53.7%
2021 54.39 27th 65 58.5%
2022 71.52 19th 75 74.7%
2023 73.53 17th 70 75.7%
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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.

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Data source: Delaware Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Wilson (Etta J.) Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 402 131 10 11 0 n/a n/a 0 554
1989 422 129 14 13 0 n/a n/a 0 578
1990 399 141 13 24 0 n/a n/a 0 577
1991 401 134 20 24 0 n/a n/a 0 579
1992 424 127 23 20 1 n/a n/a 0 595
1993 413 119 41 18 3 n/a n/a 0 594
1994 372 98 38 11 2 n/a n/a 0 521
1995 393 105 29 11 0 n/a n/a 0 538
1996 393 105 29 11 0 n/a n/a 0 538
1997 395 132 26 5 0 n/a n/a 0 558
1998 412 104 48 41 0 n/a n/a 0 605
1999 403 99 50 53 1 n/a n/a 0 606
2000 378 89 48 75 1 n/a n/a 0 591
2001 351 81 51 103 1 n/a n/a 0 587
2002 250 97 51 142 1 n/a n/a 0 541
2003 250 97 51 142 1 n/a n/a 0 541
2004 254 77 48 187 0 n/a n/a 0 566
2005 263 96 45 131 0 n/a n/a 0 535
2006 253 84 39 143 0 n/a n/a 0 519
2007 220 109 33 152 1 n/a n/a 0 515
2008 214 105 27 134 0 n/a n/a 0 480
2009 222 119 26 213 0 n/a n/a 0 580
2010 219 106 22 150 1 n/a n/a 0 498
2011 212 78 20 204 12 0 12 0 538
2012 207 67 20 228 10 1 14 0 547
2013 217 57 17 240 6 1 11 0 549
2014 192 45 14 228 5 2 11 0 497
2015 177 36 14 203 2 2 16 0 450
2016 168 52 13 172 0 2 17 0 424
2017 172 65 13 131 0 1 21 0 403
2018 144 56 13 89 0 1 14 0 317
2019 150 55 12 64 0 0 17 0 298
2020 139 54 4 35 1 0 16 0 249
2021 135 59 14 39 0 0 18 0 265
2022 126 74 14 42 0 0 23 0 279
2023 129 75 12 33 1 2 15 0 267

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 Wilson (Etta J.) Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 554 28.0 19.7 19.9
1989 578 30.0 19.2 16.1
1990 577 30.0 19.2 21.7
1991 579 30.0 19.3 15.4
1992 595 31.0 19.1 18.7
1993 594 29.0 20.5 22.2
1994 521 28.0 18.6 20.3
1995 538 27.0 19.9 21.4
1996 538 27.0 19.9 21.4
1997 558 28.5 19.6 23.8
1998 605 30.0 20.2 17.4
1999 606 29.0 20.9 21
2000 591 31.0 19.1 23
2001 587 32.0 18.3 24.2
2002 541 31.5 17.2 41
2003 541 31.5 17.2 41
2004 566 33.0 17.2 28.1
2005 535 35.5 15.1 37.2
2006 519 38.5 13.5 35.8
2007 515 33.0 15.6 35.1
2008 480 30.0 16.0 37.7
2009 580 35.0 16.6 53.4
2010 498 37.0 13.4 53.2
2011 538 38.0 14.1 57.4
2012 547 44.0 12.4 60.1
2013 549 39.0 14.0 57.9
2014 497 39.0 12.7 39.2
2015 450 41.0 10.9 37.3
2016 424 28.0 15.1 39.2
2017 403 30.0 13.4 n/a
2018 317 28.0 11.3 n/a
2019 298 26.0 11.4 n/a
2020 249 21.0 11.8 n/a
2021 265 19.0 13.9 n/a
2022 279 18.0 15.5 n/a
2023 267 20.0 13.3 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 Wilson (Etta J.) Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 554 28.0 19.7 19.9
1989 578 30.0 19.2 16.1
1990 577 30.0 19.2 21.7
1991 579 30.0 19.3 15.4
1992 595 31.0 19.1 18.7
1993 594 29.0 20.5 22.2
1994 521 28.0 18.6 20.3
1995 538 27.0 19.9 21.4
1996 538 27.0 19.9 21.4
1997 558 28.5 19.6 23.8
1998 605 30.0 20.2 17.4
1999 606 29.0 20.9 21
2000 591 31.0 19.1 23
2001 587 32.0 18.3 24.2
2002 541 31.5 17.2 41
2003 541 31.5 17.2 41
2004 566 33.0 17.2 28.1
2005 535 35.5 15.1 37.2
2006 519 38.5 13.5 35.8
2007 515 33.0 15.6 35.1
2008 480 30.0 16.0 37.7
2009 580 35.0 16.6 53.4
2010 498 37.0 13.4 53.2
2011 538 38.0 14.1 57.4
2012 547 44.0 12.4 60.1
2013 549 39.0 14.0 57.9
2014 497 39.0 12.7 39.2
2015 450 41.0 10.9 37.3
2016 424 28.0 15.1 39.2
2017 403 30.0 13.4 n/a
2018 317 28.0 11.3 n/a
2019 298 26.0 11.4 n/a
2020 249 21.0 11.8 n/a
2021 265 19.0 13.9 n/a
2022 279 18.0 15.5 n/a
2023 267 20.0 13.3 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 Wilson (Etta J.) Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,184 (6.5%) $21,370 (117.8%) $18,138

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Wilson (Etta J.) Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 11th of 105 Elementary schoolsRanks 16th of 103 Elementary schools
 5.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Wilson (Etta J.) Elementary School)75.451.2
 24.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Christina School District)4532.6
 12.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Delaware)50.538.4
 12.1%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Wilson (Etta J.) Elementary School)82.563.4
 19.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Christina School District)54.835.1
 19.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Delaware)5342.2
 10.8%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Wilson (Etta J.) Elementary School)70.834.9
 36%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Christina School District)41.833.1
 8.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Delaware)53.539.9
 13.6%
4th Grade Mathematics (Wilson (Etta J.) Elementary School)64.650
 14.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Christina School District)44.432.4
 12%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Delaware)50.839.1
 11.7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Wilson (Etta J.) Elementary School)67.974.4
 6.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Christina School District)47.141.1
 6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Delaware)56.944.1
 12.8%
5th Grade Mathematics (Wilson (Etta J.) Elementary School)69.871.8
 2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Christina School District)38.227.1
 11.1%
   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 Students298267
 10.4%
African American5575
 36.4%
American Indian01
Asian1212
Hispanic6433
 48.4%
Pacific Islander02
White150129
 14%
Two or More Races1715
 11.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Wilson (Etta J.) Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 267 students attended Wilson (Etta J.) Elementary School.

Students who attend Wilson (Etta J.) Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Shue-Medill Middle School
High : Newark High School

Students at Wilson (Etta J.) Elementary School are 48% White, 28% African American, 12% Hispanic, 6% Two or more races, 4% Asian.

Wilson (Etta J.) Elementary School ranks 17th 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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