Long Neck Elementary School

Summary:

Long Neck Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Millsboro, Delaware, serving 693 students in grades K-5 as part of the Indian River School District, which is ranked 7th out of 31 districts in the state.

While Long Neck Elementary has a more diverse student population compared to some nearby schools like Southern Delaware School of the Arts and Rehoboth Elementary, its academic performance, as measured by standardized tests, is generally lower than the district and state averages. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, the percentage of students proficient or better in English Language Arts ranged from 34.02% to 48.21%, compared to the district's 40.4% to 45.74% and the state's 38.44% to 44.13%. Similarly, in Mathematics, Long Neck's proficiency rates were 39.13% to 52.58%, compared to the district's 37.09% to 48.88% and the state's 32.34% to 42.17%. The school's statewide ranking has fluctuated over the years, ranging from 6th out of 36 Delaware elementary schools in 2013-2014 to 66th out of 104 in 2021-2022, with a current ranking of 45th out of 103 and a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

However, Long Neck Elementary has shown some areas of strength, such as its support for economically disadvantaged and English Language Learner (ELL) students. The school's performance for these student groups has been relatively strong, with the school ranking in the top quarter of Delaware elementary schools for economically disadvantaged students and in the top 3 for ELL students in recent years. Additionally, while nearby schools like Showell (Phillip C.) Elementary and Southern Delaware School of the Arts consistently outperform Long Neck Elementary, the school's diversity and its ability to support its most vulnerable student populations suggest opportunities for improvement and learning from best practices in the Indian River School District.


Detail:

Public K-5

 26064 School Lane
       Millsboro, DE  19966-1199


(302) 945-6200

District: Indian River School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
46th of 105 Delaware Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,933 Help


Students who attend Long Neck Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Millsboro Middle School
High:    Sussex Central High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.7 Help
Number of students:  693

Racial breakdown:

White:
56.7%
Hispanic:
26.0%
African American:
10.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  55% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Long Neck Elementary School ranks better than 56.2% of elementary schools in Delaware. It also ranks 5th among 8 ranked elementary schools in the Indian River School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 52.03. (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 Racial makeup is: White (56.7%), Hispanic (26%), African American (10.1%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Long Neck Elementary School is 14.7. 5 elementary schools in the Indian River School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Long Neck Elementary School is $11,933, which is the lowest among 8 elementary schools in the Indian River School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Long Neck Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Long Neck Elementary School 46th of 105 Delaware public elementary schools. (See Long Neck Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Indian River School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Indian River School District 7th of 31 Delaware school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Long Neck Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Long Neck Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 96.58 1st 91 98.9%
2012 91.28 1st 90 98.9%
2013 84.09 11th 91 87.9%
2014 83.41 6th 36 83.3%
2015 86.01 13th 108 88.0%
2016 71.48 23rd 86 73.3%
2017 67.85 28th 86 67.4%
2018 81.62 14th 85 83.5%
2019 71.17 28th 105 73.3%
2021 35.17 57th 95 40.0%
2022 35.01 66th 104 36.5%
2023 52.03 45th 103 56.3%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Long Neck Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 83.56 3rd 29 89.7%
2022 44.98 10th 17 41.2%
2023 40.56 13th 18 27.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Long Neck Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 37.21 9th 13 30.8%
2023 38.30 9th 12 25.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Long Neck Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 84.65 7th 92 92.4%
2021 48.16 7th 18 61.1%
2022 57.46 23rd 62 62.9%
2023 67.59 16th 66 75.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Long Neck Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 68.58 27th 99 72.7%
2021 21.05 57th 67 14.9%
2022 37.30 55th 90 38.9%
2023 47.11 46th 89 48.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Long Neck Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 72.25 26th 99 73.7%
2021 29.45 50th 67 25.4%
2022 27.37 68th 90 24.4%
2023 42.54 52nd 89 41.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Long Neck Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 72.86 5th 37 86.5%
2021 75.81 2nd 15 86.7%
2022 40.56 22nd 36 38.9%
2023 49.21 23rd 42 45.2%
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Rank History for White students at Long Neck Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 55.40 41st 82 50.0%
2021 24.30 55th 65 15.4%
2022 18.58 66th 75 12.0%
2023 34.04 51st 70 27.1%
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Data source: test scores: Delaware Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Delaware Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Long Neck Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2000 434 105 2 25 14 n/a n/a 0 580
2001 436 112 2 27 13 n/a n/a 0 590
2002 405 93 3 30 11 n/a n/a 0 542
2003 405 93 3 30 11 n/a n/a 0 542
2004 387 101 3 34 12 n/a n/a 0 537
2005 393 111 2 39 7 n/a n/a 0 552
2006 392 114 1 33 5 n/a n/a 0 545
2007 365 96 6 41 7 n/a n/a 0 515
2008 375 106 5 46 7 n/a n/a 0 539
2009 381 109 6 52 6 n/a n/a 0 554
2010 411 105 9 64 6 n/a n/a 0 595
2011 407 94 10 73 8 0 36 0 628
2012 407 82 9 93 13 0 41 0 645
2013 447 88 8 109 14 0 43 0 709
2014 443 97 15 111 10 0 42 0 718
2015 463 114 15 124 8 0 39 0 763
2016 488 100 11 134 8 0 39 0 780
2017 499 102 12 160 9 0 36 0 818
2018 464 97 13 172 10 1 43 0 800
2019 431 89 11 174 6 0 46 0 757
2020 398 75 10 168 6 0 55 0 712
2021 377 73 6 167 3 0 54 0 680
2022 392 74 5 175 4 0 43 0 693
2023 393 70 6 180 4 0 40 0 693

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 Long Neck Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 580 3.1 187.1 45.2
2001 590 28.1 21.0 41.9
2002 542 27.0 20.1 43.2
2003 542 27.0 20.1 43.2
2004 537 34.0 15.8 43.2
2005 552 35.0 15.8 48.6
2006 545 34.0 16.0 46.4
2007 515 34.0 15.1 55.1
2008 539 34.0 15.9 52.7
2009 554 37.0 15.0 63.5
2010 595 40.0 14.8 68.9
2011 628 38.0 16.5 72.9
2012 645 38.0 16.9 71.2
2013 709 42.0 16.8 75.2
2014 718 45.0 15.9 56
2015 763 48.0 15.8 52.8
2016 780 45.0 17.3 55
2017 818 50.0 16.3 n/a
2018 800 54.0 14.8 n/a
2019 757 53.0 14.2 n/a
2020 712 51.0 13.9 n/a
2021 680 46.0 14.7 n/a
2022 693 47.0 14.7 n/a
2023 693 47.0 14.7 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 Long Neck Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 580 3.1 187.1 45.2
2001 590 28.1 21.0 41.9
2002 542 27.0 20.1 43.2
2003 542 27.0 20.1 43.2
2004 537 34.0 15.8 43.2
2005 552 35.0 15.8 48.6
2006 545 34.0 16.0 46.4
2007 515 34.0 15.1 55.1
2008 539 34.0 15.9 52.7
2009 554 37.0 15.0 63.5
2010 595 40.0 14.8 68.9
2011 628 38.0 16.5 72.9
2012 645 38.0 16.9 71.2
2013 709 42.0 16.8 75.2
2014 718 45.0 15.9 56
2015 763 48.0 15.8 52.8
2016 780 45.0 17.3 55
2017 818 50.0 16.3 n/a
2018 800 54.0 14.8 n/a
2019 757 53.0 14.2 n/a
2020 712 51.0 13.9 n/a
2021 680 46.0 14.7 n/a
2022 693 47.0 14.7 n/a
2023 693 47.0 14.7 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 Long Neck Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $858 (7.2%) $13,018 (109.1%) $11,933

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Long Neck Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 28th of 105 Elementary schoolsRanks 45th of 103 Elementary schools
 17%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Long Neck Elementary School)61.135.1
 26%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Indian River School District)52.140.4
 11.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Delaware)50.538.4
 12.1%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Long Neck Elementary School)76.646.5
 30.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Indian River School District)6148.9
 12.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Delaware)5342.2
 10.8%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Long Neck Elementary School)6334
 29%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Indian River School District)5942.3
 16.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Delaware)53.539.9
 13.6%
4th Grade Mathematics (Long Neck Elementary School)63.252.6
 10.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Indian River School District)62.648.1
 14.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Delaware)50.839.1
 11.7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Long Neck Elementary School)58.348.2
 10.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Indian River School District)62.745.7
 17%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Delaware)56.944.1
 12.8%
5th Grade Mathematics (Long Neck Elementary School)52.839.1
 13.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Indian River School District)5737.1
 19.9%
   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 Students757693
 8.5%
African American8970
 21.3%
American Indian64
 33.3%
Asian116
 45.5%
Hispanic174180
 3.4%
Pacific Islander00
White431393
 8.8%
Two or More Races4640
 13%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Long Neck Elementary School

Long Neck Elementary School ranks 46th of 105 Delaware elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Long Neck Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Millsboro Middle School
High : Sussex Central High School

Students at Long Neck Elementary School are 57% White, 26% Hispanic, 10% African American, 6% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 693 students attended Long Neck Elementary School.


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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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