Forest Oak Elementary School

Summary:

Forest Oak Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Newark, Delaware, serving 465 students in grades K-5. The school is part of the Red Clay Consolidated School District, which is ranked 14 out of 31 districts in the state.

Forest Oak Elementary has a diverse student population, with 33.76% White, 10.11% African American, 49.89% Hispanic, 1.29% Asian, and 4.95% two or more races. The school's academic performance has been mixed, with proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics generally lower than the district and state averages, except for 5th-grade ELA where the school outperformed. However, the school's performance for specific student subgroups, such as Hispanic students and students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, was stronger compared to the overall school and district/state averages.

Compared to nearby schools, Linden Hill Elementary School and Heritage Elementary School, both in the Red Clay Consolidated School District, consistently outperform Forest Oak Elementary in academic proficiency. However, schools in the neighboring Christina School District, such as Smith (Jennie E.) Elementary and Maclary (R. Elisabeth) Elementary, have generally lower academic proficiency rates compared to Forest Oak Elementary.


Detail:

Public K-5

 55 South Meadowood Drive
       Newark, DE  19711-6756


(302) 454-3420

District: Red Clay Consolidated School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
40th of 105 Delaware Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,190 Help


Students who attend Forest Oak Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Stanton Middle School
High:    Dickinson (John) School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.0 Help
Number of students:  465

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
49.9%
White:
33.8%
African American:
10.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  42.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Forest Oak Elementary School ranks better than 61.9% of elementary schools in Delaware. It also ranks 7th among 14 ranked elementary schools in the Red Clay Consolidated School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 56.27. (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: Hispanic (49.9%), White (33.8%), African American (10.1%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Forest Oak Elementary School is 13. 7 elementary schools in the Red Clay Consolidated School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Forest Oak Elementary School is $15,190. 9 elementary schools in the Red Clay Consolidated School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Forest Oak Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Forest Oak Elementary School 40th of 105 Delaware public elementary schools. (See Forest Oak Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Red Clay Consolidated School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Red Clay Consolidated School District 14th of 31 Delaware school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Forest Oak Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Forest Oak Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 63.56 33rd 91 63.7%
2012 52.39 46th 90 48.9%
2013 52.39 50th 91 45.1%
2014 50.54 21st 36 41.7%
2015 44.05 62nd 108 42.6%
2016 35.38 63rd 86 26.7%
2017 25.07 69th 86 19.8%
2018 25.33 64th 85 24.7%
2019 46.22 64th 105 39.0%
2021 36.00 56th 95 41.1%
2022 63.08 34th 104 67.3%
2023 56.27 39th 103 62.1%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Forest Oak Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 37.79 19th 29 34.5%
2022 45.49 9th 17 47.1%
2023 46.03 12th 18 33.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Forest Oak Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 52.49 44th 92 52.2%
2022 72.14 14th 62 77.4%
2023 54.77 29th 66 56.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Forest Oak Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 47.72 56th 99 43.4%
2021 40.21 35th 67 47.8%
2022 57.23 31st 90 65.6%
2023 40.34 55th 89 38.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Forest Oak Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 39.17 64th 99 35.4%
2021 15.58 59th 67 11.9%
2022 52.60 38th 90 57.8%
2023 58.14 30th 89 66.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Forest Oak Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 39.33 26th 37 29.7%
2021 49.15 7th 15 53.3%
2022 59.75 12th 36 66.7%
2023 60.88 14th 42 66.7%
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Rank History for White students at Forest Oak Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 64.16 27th 82 67.1%
2022 72.85 18th 75 76.0%
2023 39.74 48th 70 31.4%
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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 Forest Oak Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 318 124 7 9 0 n/a n/a 0 458
1989 304 130 7 16 0 n/a n/a 142 599
1990 307 130 7 20 n/a n/a n/a 0 464
1991 390 139 10 25 0 n/a n/a 0 564
1992 392 170 12 58 0 n/a n/a 0 632
1993 390 165 6 66 0 n/a n/a 0 627
1994 417 148 7 56 0 n/a n/a 0 628
1995 435 142 12 48 0 n/a n/a 0 637
1996 435 142 12 48 0 n/a n/a 0 637
1997 565 134 12 47 0 n/a n/a 0 758
1998 594 132 15 55 0 n/a n/a 0 796
1999 602 133 17 69 0 n/a n/a 0 821
2000 575 136 18 82 0 n/a n/a 0 811
2001 509 128 17 91 0 n/a n/a 0 745
2002 450 129 22 81 1 n/a n/a 0 683
2003 450 129 22 81 1 n/a n/a 0 683
2004 455 124 19 91 1 n/a n/a 0 690
2005 419 116 16 111 1 n/a n/a 0 663
2006 370 67 11 75 1 n/a n/a 0 524
2007 365 52 11 82 1 n/a n/a 0 511
2008 371 43 10 70 2 n/a n/a 0 496
2009 390 49 14 69 4 n/a n/a 0 526
2010 385 51 16 73 2 n/a n/a 0 527
2011 391 48 15 67 2 0 3 0 526
2012 374 59 18 75 4 0 6 0 536
2013 358 60 18 99 1 0 7 0 543
2014 328 57 14 120 0 0 13 0 532
2015 317 53 12 127 0 0 20 0 529
2016 284 51 8 241 0 0 19 0 603
2017 254 45 9 279 0 0 16 0 603
2018 195 41 8 288 0 0 22 0 554
2019 173 35 7 270 0 0 23 0 508
2020 169 40 8 255 0 0 24 0 496
2021 149 40 4 244 0 0 25 0 462
2022 157 40 3 237 0 0 23 0 460
2023 157 47 6 232 0 0 23 0 465

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 Forest Oak Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 458 25.0 18.3 25.3
1989 599 23.0 26.0 n/a
1990 464 23.0 20.1 22.8
1991 564 26.5 21.2 25.7
1992 632 33.0 19.1 33.2
1993 627 36.0 17.4 38.4
1994 628 32.5 19.3 34.1
1995 637 33.0 19.3 35.8
1996 637 33.0 19.3 35.8
1997 758 40.0 19.0 24
1998 796 41.0 19.4 28.5
1999 821 43.0 19.1 27.2
2000 811 42.0 19.3 31.1
2001 745 45.0 16.6 35.6
2002 683 38.0 18.0 32.5
2003 683 38.0 18.0 32.5
2004 690 38.0 18.2 30
2005 663 39.0 17.0 32.1
2006 524 30.0 17.5 28.4
2007 511 29.0 17.6 34.6
2008 496 28.0 17.7 35.7
2009 526 27.0 19.5 40.1
2010 527 29.0 18.1 44
2011 526 34.0 15.4 47.5
2012 536 30.0 17.8 45.9
2013 543 34.0 15.9 53.2
2014 532 34.0 15.6 37
2015 529 33.0 16.0 37.2
2016 603 34.0 17.7 42.6
2017 603 35.0 17.2 n/a
2018 554 34.0 16.2 n/a
2019 508 34.0 14.9 n/a
2020 496 33.0 15.0 n/a
2021 462 33.5 13.7 n/a
2022 460 34.5 13.3 n/a
2023 465 35.5 13.0 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 Forest Oak Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 458 25.0 18.3 25.3
1989 599 23.0 26.0 n/a
1990 464 23.0 20.1 22.8
1991 564 26.5 21.2 25.7
1992 632 33.0 19.1 33.2
1993 627 36.0 17.4 38.4
1994 628 32.5 19.3 34.1
1995 637 33.0 19.3 35.8
1996 637 33.0 19.3 35.8
1997 758 40.0 19.0 24
1998 796 41.0 19.4 28.5
1999 821 43.0 19.1 27.2
2000 811 42.0 19.3 31.1
2001 745 45.0 16.6 35.6
2002 683 38.0 18.0 32.5
2003 683 38.0 18.0 32.5
2004 690 38.0 18.2 30
2005 663 39.0 17.0 32.1
2006 524 30.0 17.5 28.4
2007 511 29.0 17.6 34.6
2008 496 28.0 17.7 35.7
2009 526 27.0 19.5 40.1
2010 527 29.0 18.1 44
2011 526 34.0 15.4 47.5
2012 536 30.0 17.8 45.9
2013 543 34.0 15.9 53.2
2014 532 34.0 15.6 37
2015 529 33.0 16.0 37.2
2016 603 34.0 17.7 42.6
2017 603 35.0 17.2 n/a
2018 554 34.0 16.2 n/a
2019 508 34.0 14.9 n/a
2020 496 33.0 15.0 n/a
2021 462 33.5 13.7 n/a
2022 460 34.5 13.3 n/a
2023 465 35.5 13.0 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 Forest Oak Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $672 (4.4%) $17,559 (115.6%) $15,190

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Forest Oak Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 64th of 105 Elementary schoolsRanks 39th of 103 Elementary schools
 23.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Forest Oak Elementary School)45.730.9
 14.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Red Clay Consolidated School District)46.134.9
 11.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Delaware)50.538.4
 12.1%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Forest Oak Elementary School)47.634.6
 13%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Red Clay Consolidated School District)4437.5
 6.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Delaware)5342.2
 10.8%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Forest Oak Elementary School)61.546.3
 15.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Red Clay Consolidated School District)5139.9
 11.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Delaware)53.539.9
 13.6%
4th Grade Mathematics (Forest Oak Elementary School)44.746.3
 1.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Red Clay Consolidated School District)42.537.8
 4.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Delaware)50.839.1
 11.7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Forest Oak Elementary School)53.557.3
 3.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Red Clay Consolidated School District)55.147.5
 7.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Delaware)56.944.1
 12.8%
5th Grade Mathematics (Forest Oak Elementary School)41.944.1
 2.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Red Clay Consolidated School District)39.333
 6.3%
   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 Students508465
 8.5%
African American3547
 34.3%
American Indian00
Asian76
 14.3%
Hispanic270232
 14.1%
Pacific Islander00
White173157
 9.2%
Two or More Races2323


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Forest Oak Elementary School ranks 40th of 105 Delaware elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 465 students attended Forest Oak Elementary School.

Students who attend Forest Oak Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Stanton Middle School
High : Dickinson (John) School

Students at Forest Oak Elementary School are 50% Hispanic, 34% White, 10% African American, 5% Two or more races, 1% Asian.


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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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