Blades Elementary School

Public K-2

 900 South Arch Street
       Blades, DE  19973-4553


(302) 629-4587

District: Seaford School District

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,698 Help


Students who attend Blades Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Seaford Middle School
High:    Seaford Senior High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.2 Help
Number of students:  396

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
36.4%
African American:
26.0%
White:
25.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  60.5% Help


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Compare Details Blades Elementary School is not ranked due for the most recent year due to insufficient test score data. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2016 the calculated Average Standard Score was 45.03. (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 Student population at Blades Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (36.4%), African American (26%), White (25.3%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Blades Elementary School is 15.2, which is the highest among 4 elementary schools in the Seaford School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Blades Elementary School is $14,698, which is the highest among 4 elementary schools in the Seaford School District!
Schooldigger Rankings:

Blades Elementary School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Seaford School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Seaford School District 16th of 31 Delaware school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Blades Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 42.47 60th 91 34.1%
2012 39.45 64th 90 28.9%
2013 31.65 71st 91 22.0%
2014 25.97 27th 36 25.0%
2015 36.41 74th 108 31.5%
2016 45.03 45th 86 47.7%
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Data source: test scores: Delaware Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Blades Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1999 157 92 3 16 1 n/a n/a 0 269
2000 177 118 1 13 0 n/a n/a 0 309
2001 149 77 6 13 0 n/a n/a 0 245
2002 231 144 11 32 2 n/a n/a 0 420
2003 231 144 11 32 2 n/a n/a 0 420
2004 245 162 10 45 1 n/a n/a 0 463
2005 236 134 9 42 3 n/a n/a 0 424
2006 237 120 9 60 4 n/a n/a 0 430
2007 256 122 7 77 6 n/a n/a 0 468
2008 237 135 3 102 4 n/a n/a 0 481
2009 276 145 1 102 3 n/a n/a 0 527
2010 287 146 1 124 2 n/a n/a 0 560
2011 254 140 3 144 6 0 28 0 575
2012 252 126 1 139 4 0 30 0 552
2013 259 117 1 130 2 1 33 0 543
2014 244 130 1 122 1 1 43 0 542
2015 243 146 1 133 2 1 49 0 575
2016 246 137 0 123 0 1 42 0 549
2017 158 166 5 118 5 3 26 0 481
2018 139 164 6 97 3 12 14 0 435
2019 132 147 1 120 0 1 22 0 423
2020 137 142 1 113 0 1 33 0 427
2021 112 122 0 124 1 0 31 0 390
2022 113 110 2 129 1 0 39 0 394
2023 100 103 1 144 1 0 47 0 396

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 Blades Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1999 269 11.0 24.5 59.5
2000 309 n/a 0.0 n/a
2001 245 12.0 20.4 46.9
2002 420 18.0 23.3 57.1
2003 420 18.0 23.3 57.1
2004 463 21.5 21.5 56.2
2005 424 24.0 17.7 57.5
2006 430 25.0 17.2 59.8
2007 468 27.0 17.3 57.7
2008 481 28.0 17.2 56.1
2009 527 30.0 17.6 63.6
2010 560 31.0 18.0 74.8
2011 575 31.0 18.5 75.8
2012 552 32.0 17.2 79
2013 543 36.0 15.0 79.4
2014 542 32.0 16.9 64.2
2015 575 32.0 17.9 62.4
2016 549 31.0 17.7 60.5
2017 481 28.0 17.1 n/a
2018 435 27.0 16.1 n/a
2019 423 26.0 16.2 n/a
2020 427 26.0 16.4 n/a
2021 390 27.0 14.4 n/a
2022 394 26.0 15.1 n/a
2023 396 26.0 15.2 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 Blades Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1999 269 11.0 24.5 59.5
2000 309 n/a 0.0 n/a
2001 245 12.0 20.4 46.9
2002 420 18.0 23.3 57.1
2003 420 18.0 23.3 57.1
2004 463 21.5 21.5 56.2
2005 424 24.0 17.7 57.5
2006 430 25.0 17.2 59.8
2007 468 27.0 17.3 57.7
2008 481 28.0 17.2 56.1
2009 527 30.0 17.6 63.6
2010 560 31.0 18.0 74.8
2011 575 31.0 18.5 75.8
2012 552 32.0 17.2 79
2013 543 36.0 15.0 79.4
2014 542 32.0 16.9 64.2
2015 575 32.0 17.9 62.4
2016 549 31.0 17.7 60.5
2017 481 28.0 17.1 n/a
2018 435 27.0 16.1 n/a
2019 423 26.0 16.2 n/a
2020 427 26.0 16.4 n/a
2021 390 27.0 14.4 n/a
2022 394 26.0 15.1 n/a
2023 396 26.0 15.2 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 Blades Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,522 (10.4%) $13,277 (90.3%) $14,698

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Blades Elementary School

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Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students423396
 6.4%
African American147103
 29.9%
American Indian01
Asian11
Hispanic120144
 20%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White132100
 24.2%
Two or More Races2247
 113.6%


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Students at Blades Elementary School are 36% Hispanic, 26% African American, 25% White, 12% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 396 students attended Blades Elementary School.

Students who attend Blades Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Seaford Middle School
High : Seaford Senior High 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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