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Blades Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 575 students

 

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Posted March 1, 2011

Blades Elem. is supposed to be the school that serves my children due to where we live. I have been insides school and it looks beautiful and heard wonderful things about it. However I have opted for a private education because once 5th gr. is over it is off to the middle school then high school. I'm sorry but with all the problems at the middle and high school, I refuse to send my children, especially my girl into those schools. So I have opted for an overall private education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2010

MY SON STARTED KINDERGARTEN THIS YEAR AND I LOVE BLADES, THE ATMOSPHERE IS WONDERFUL AND I FEEL SAFE LEAVING MY SON IN THERE CARE FOR 7 HOURS OF THE DAY, EVERYONE IS ALWAYS HELPFUL AND HAPPY
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2009

Fantastic atmosphere - you can feel it as soon as you walk in the school! Excellent, caring teachers and staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Blades Elementary School provides children with a comprehensive education and the Principal, Susan Nancarrow, and her staff/faculty show a caring and honest attitude toward all of the students. Blades ROCKS!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 26, 2008

Top-notch school with excellent atmosphere and dedication to learning. This school emphasizes mutual respect between teachers and students. Very active parent organization that positively supports the children and the school. High percentage of school choice - get your applications in early!


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.

About these ratings

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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
62%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
51%
Social Studies

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
57%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
58%
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 Students55%
Female53%
Male58%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status52%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Title I55%
Special ed7%
Regular ed63%
English language learners (ELL)44%
Proficient in English57%

Math

All Students62%
Female61%
Male63%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status57%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title I62%
Special ed27%
Regular ed68%
English language learners (ELL)33%
Proficient in English68%
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 Students64%
Female63%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status55%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Title I64%
Special edn/a
Regular ed71%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English66%

Math

All Students64%
Female55%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status60%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title I64%
Special edn/a
Regular ed74%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English68%

Social Studies

All Students70%
Female59%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status66%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title I70%
Special edn/a
Regular ed78%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English72%
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 Students62%
Female62%
Male62%
African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status56%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title I62%
Special edn/a
Regular ed71%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English63%

Math

All Students55%
Female60%
Male52%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status49%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Title I55%
Special ed7%
Regular ed65%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English57%

Science

All Students44%
Female43%
Male44%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status35%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Title I44%
Special ed7%
Regular ed52%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English46%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 44% 50%
Hispanic 25% 12%
Black 24% 32%
Two or more races 5% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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900 South Arch St
Blades, DE 19973
Phone: (302) 628-4416

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