Lake Forest Central Elementary School

Summary:

Lake Forest Central Elementary School is a public school serving grades 4-5 in Felton, Delaware, with a student population of around 570. The school consistently performs above the state average in English Language Arts and Mathematics, but lags behind in Science proficiency.

While Lake Forest Central Elementary School maintains a solid 3-star rating and middle-of-the-pack ranking among Delaware elementary schools, its performance varies significantly across different student subgroups. The school excels for multi-racial students but struggles for female, male, White, and economically disadvantaged students, as well as those with special needs. Its per-student spending and student-teacher ratio are also slightly below some nearby schools in the Caesar Rodney School District.

Compared to other schools in the Lake Forest School District, Lake Forest Central Elementary School performs better than Lake Forest East and Lake Forest South in 3rd grade ELA and Math, but lags behind the higher-performing Lake Forest North. Compared to the Caesar Rodney School District, Lake Forest Central generally performs below the district average, except in 5th grade ELA.


Detail:

Public 4-5

 5424 Killens Pond Road
       Felton, DE  19943


(302) 284-5810

District: Lake Forest School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
43rd of 105 Delaware Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,702 Help


Students who attend Lake Forest Central Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Chipman (W.T.) Middle School
High:    Lake Forest High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.4 Help
Number of students:  570

Racial breakdown:

White:
59.1%
African American:
23.0%
Two or more races:
8.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  45% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Lake Forest Central Elementary School ranks better than 59% of elementary schools in Delaware. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 52.87. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Lake Forest Central Elementary School has the largest elementary school student body size in the Lake Forest School District. Racial makeup is: White (59.1%), African American (23%), two or more races (8.2%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Lake Forest Central Elementary School is 14.4, which is the highest among 5 elementary schools in the Lake Forest School District! (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Lake Forest Central Elementary School is $11,702. 3 elementary schools in the Lake Forest School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Lake Forest Central Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Lake Forest Central Elementary School 43rd of 105 Delaware public elementary schools. (See Lake Forest Central Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Rank History for Lake Forest Central Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Lake Forest Central Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 61.40 37th 91 59.3%
2012 67.37 32nd 90 64.4%
2013 58.15 44th 91 51.6%
2014 67.07 14th 36 61.1%
2015 66.12 36th 108 66.7%
2016 71.35 24th 86 72.1%
2017 76.27 19th 86 77.9%
2018 69.94 26th 85 69.4%
2019 66.45 37th 105 64.8%
2021 45.94 45th 95 52.6%
2022 50.17 47th 104 54.8%
2023 52.87 42nd 103 59.2%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Lake Forest Central Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 50.93 3rd 4 25.0%
2022 48.96 1st 1 0.0%
2023 75.56 1st 1 0.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Lake Forest Central Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 27.34 7th 9 22.2%
2021 10.45 6th 6 0.0%
2022 6.69 13th 13 0.0%
2023 8.64 12th 12 0.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Lake Forest Central Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 66.21 25th 92 72.8%
2021 31.36 15th 18 16.7%
2022 42.60 35th 62 43.5%
2023 43.27 42nd 66 36.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Lake Forest Central Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 62.36 36th 99 63.6%
2021 28.63 51st 67 23.9%
2022 37.80 53rd 90 41.1%
2023 50.67 38th 89 57.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Lake Forest Central Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 69.65 28th 99 71.7%
2021 44.21 34th 67 49.3%
2022 47.15 43rd 90 52.2%
2023 38.81 54th 89 39.3%
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Rank History for African American students at Lake Forest Central Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 51.95 31st 72 56.9%
2021 27.82 19th 22 13.6%
2022 35.79 41st 60 31.7%
2023 50.52 28th 60 53.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Lake Forest Central Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 59.85 12th 37 67.6%
2023 39.18 28th 42 33.3%
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Rank History for White students at Lake Forest Central Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 58.40 39th 82 52.4%
2021 30.88 45th 65 30.8%
2022 34.58 55th 75 26.7%
2023 32.45 54th 70 22.9%
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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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by a parent
Friday, May 2, 2014

Open Quote The culture of this school is toxic and the reception from the administration of those students who are different is cold and unwelcoming. School choice elsewhere. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Lake Forest Central Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2002 419 124 5 19 2 n/a n/a 0 569
2003 419 124 5 19 2 n/a n/a 0 569
2004 446 115 7 20 1 n/a n/a 0 589
2005 453 129 8 16 1 n/a n/a 0 607
2006 449 122 5 16 1 n/a n/a 0 593
2007 475 138 7 28 2 n/a n/a 0 650
2008 474 160 14 29 1 n/a n/a 0 678
2009 462 148 6 26 0 n/a n/a 0 642
2010 457 158 4 28 1 n/a n/a 0 648
2011 449 128 2 53 3 0 57 0 692
2012 432 123 4 53 7 0 40 0 659
2013 422 119 5 48 8 0 31 0 633
2014 383 123 6 45 3 0 38 0 598
2015 356 116 5 49 3 0 45 0 574
2016 381 133 5 45 6 0 35 0 605
2017 393 120 5 51 5 0 41 0 615
2018 389 118 4 54 5 0 45 0 615
2019 398 140 4 54 4 0 44 0 644
2020 409 155 4 54 3 0 38 0 663
2021 381 129 7 48 4 0 52 0 621
2022 357 120 5 50 2 0 52 0 586
2023 337 131 9 43 3 0 47 0 570

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 Lake Forest Central Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 569 32.0 17.8 39.5
2003 569 32.0 17.8 39.5
2004 589 35.0 16.8 42.1
2005 607 37.0 16.4 42.8
2006 593 34.0 17.4 43.2
2007 650 37.0 17.6 43.2
2008 678 42.0 16.1 41.4
2009 642 37.0 17.4 50.9
2010 648 42.0 15.4 53.9
2011 692 42.0 16.4 54
2012 659 43.0 15.3 58.7
2013 633 42.0 15.0 56.1
2014 598 37.0 16.1 48.2
2015 574 37.0 15.5 44.8
2016 605 38.0 15.9 45
2017 615 38.0 16.1 n/a
2018 615 39.0 15.7 n/a
2019 644 40.0 16.1 n/a
2020 663 42.0 15.7 n/a
2021 621 40.5 15.3 n/a
2022 586 40.5 14.4 n/a
2023 570 39.5 14.4 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 Lake Forest Central Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 569 32.0 17.8 39.5
2003 569 32.0 17.8 39.5
2004 589 35.0 16.8 42.1
2005 607 37.0 16.4 42.8
2006 593 34.0 17.4 43.2
2007 650 37.0 17.6 43.2
2008 678 42.0 16.1 41.4
2009 642 37.0 17.4 50.9
2010 648 42.0 15.4 53.9
2011 692 42.0 16.4 54
2012 659 43.0 15.3 58.7
2013 633 42.0 15.0 56.1
2014 598 37.0 16.1 48.2
2015 574 37.0 15.5 44.8
2016 605 38.0 15.9 45
2017 615 38.0 16.1 n/a
2018 615 39.0 15.7 n/a
2019 644 40.0 16.1 n/a
2020 663 42.0 15.7 n/a
2021 621 40.5 15.3 n/a
2022 586 40.5 14.4 n/a
2023 570 39.5 14.4 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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Lake Forest Central Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $441 (3.8%) $11,800 (100.8%) $11,702

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Lake Forest Central Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 37th of 105 Elementary schoolsRanks 42nd of 103 Elementary schools
 5.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
4th Grade English Language Arts (Lake Forest Central Elementary School)5944.6
 14.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Lake Forest School District)5944.6
 14.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Delaware)53.539.9
 13.6%
4th Grade Mathematics (Lake Forest Central Elementary School)65.940
 25.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Lake Forest School District)65.940
 25.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Delaware)50.839.1
 11.7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Lake Forest Central Elementary School)62.954.5
 8.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Lake Forest School District)62.954.5
 8.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Delaware)56.944.1
 12.8%
5th Grade Mathematics (Lake Forest Central Elementary School)48.229.5
 18.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Lake Forest School District)48.229.5
 18.7%
   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 Students644570
 11.5%
African American140131
 6.4%
American Indian43
 25%
Asian49
 125%
Hispanic5443
 20.4%
Pacific Islander00
White398337
 15.3%
Two or More Races4447
 6.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Lake Forest Central Elementary School

Lake Forest Central Elementary School ranks 43rd of 105 Delaware elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at Lake Forest Central Elementary School are 59% White, 23% African American, 8% Two or more races, 8% Hispanic, 2% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 570 students attended Lake Forest Central Elementary School.

Students who attend Lake Forest Central Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Chipman (W.T.) Middle School
High : Lake Forest High School


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