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Loss (Olive B.) Elementary School

Public | 1-5 | 647 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted June 13, 2011

I as a parent would agree, that the school though is very nice it does lack the ability to provide proper guidance to struggling students. Also there is a lack of communication and some teachers really don't know what they are doing and are also partial. The new vice principal is very co-operative though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2011

Children with learning disabilities beware. School is beautiful but the staff is inexperienced with struggling readers, special needs students and problem behaviors. Principal lacks leadership and a sincere desire to help disadvantaged and or special ed students. It is all smoke and mirrors here
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2007

the school looks beautiful but i must say they lack the know how to educate students within the special needs population as a parent you must come prepared to fight for services your child may need
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2006

One of the best public elementary schools in the state although it lacks advanced/gifted academic programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2005

I feel that this school always my daughters home. The kids are there five days out of the week and on weekends, they always have homework to keep them busy. My opinion of this school is that they really know how to challenge kids to the maxiam.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2005

This School is great for Children who are 'In The Mould' of the automaton that So Many Teachers and Administrators Want these Days. When you have a Child with minor Learning Disabilities it is another Story....very disappointed as a long time nearly 10 Year Veteran in the District. Very easy to Teach 'A' Students....Even I can do that. Takes a Little Effort to teach a 'C- Sometimes B' Student that has difficulty in Reading/Writing because of a real Documented Disability . It is Pathetic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2005

My child absolutely loves Olive B. Loss Elementary. He enjoys his interactions with his teachers and classmates. The atmosphere when walking into the school is very pleasant and cheerful. I am hoping that Olive B. Loss is looking into having grades K-5 versus 1-5 since I have another child getting ready to start kindergarden in a few years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2005

Olive B Loss is an extremely good school if you are looking for a close knit environment where your children come to school and learn with fun teachers and a well planned/executed curriculum you found the right school. Cheery atmosphere with a pleasant theme, my children LOVE it there. Although lacking in in after-school programs and sports, the school does provide music, art, library, computers and Physical Education as part of a daily ritual. The DARE awareness program for the fifth graders is epecially refreshing and overall the school rates a 9 out of 10 to most parents of the children who attend. You can't go wrong when choosing Olive B Loss.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
81%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 74% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students88%
Female86%
Male89%
African American73%
Asian84%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Other race85%
Low socioeconomic status88%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed>=95%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English88%

Math

All Students85%
Female79%
Male91%
African American67%
Asian95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Other race95%
Low socioeconomic status81%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed91%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
African American88%
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Other race93%
Low socioeconomic status88%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed>=95%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English93%

Math

All Students87%
Female85%
Male89%
African American71%
Asian>=95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Other race>=95%
Low socioeconomic status81%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed89%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English87%

Social Studies

All Students93%
Female92%
Male93%
African American91%
Asian88%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Other race89%
Low socioeconomic status85%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed>=95%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students94%
Female>=95%
Male90%
African American>=95%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Other race>=95%
Low socioeconomic status86%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed>=95%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English94%

Math

All Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Other race>=95%
Low socioeconomic status62%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed93%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English89%

Science

All Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
African American95%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Other race>=95%
Low socioeconomic status81%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed94%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 1 63% 50%
Black 1 16% 32%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2 15% 3%
Hispanic 1 4% 13%
Two or more races 1 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2 0% 0%
Source: DE Dept. of Education, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 10%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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