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Frear (Allen) Elementary School

Public | 1-5 | 641 students

 

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Posted September 27, 2013

Allen Frear is an amazing school. As soon as you walk in the door you feel the pride. The teachers treat the students with respect and listen to the child's needs. The teachers are readily available and respond to communications in a timely manner. I would highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2013

My daughter just started at this school and in just a short time, I know I made the right decision to move from a failing district to this one. She is happy when she goes off in the morning and cant wait to tell me about her day when I get home from work. Hopefully the best is yet to come! I will do a follow-up review at the end of the year but all indications are she is going to have a great year with some great teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2013

You will find few schools as amazing as Allen Frear. They truly stand by their motto, "One Team. One Goal. No Limits." Everyone works together to help each and every student reach his or her potential: teachers, staff, administration, and volunteers. There is a strong PTA there, taking many opportunities to support the students and staff and encourage parental involvement. Frear was just honored by the Lt. Gov with a parental involvement award thanks to its Frear's Frequent Flyers program. The principals have the well-being and safety of the students in mind with every decision they make. It's a fun place to be and students achieve there. I would recommend Allen Frear to anyone moving to the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2013

This is a great school with great parent involvement. Teachers take the time to help the children on many levels. The principals make this school great. More parents need to take the time to meet the teachers and staff and get involved to see what's happens on a daily basis and they will see how well our kids are cared for.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2010

This school is OK. The staff work hard and seem to really want the best for the children. The curriculum is so-so. An advanced or gifted child would probably be bored. I wish this school did a better job communicating with families and encouraging parental involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2010

The administration and teachers really care about the students and work together to help every single student achieve success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2009

I am disgusted with this school. It does not care about the individual child and only on how the children do as a whole on the DSTP to make the school look better. My son in second grade does not even get spelling tests anymore each week. When I asked for extra math homework I was told they dont have the resources and they dont send it because not all parents help their kids. The kids are not challenged and if they are behind in reading you are betting off going to Sylvan. The title program is a joke. My son will no longer be going there next year and I am afraid to see how far behind he will be next year. Dont bother asking for help, everyone is too busy passing the buck. If you can avoid it dont send your child here. You will be disappointed. I am!!
—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.

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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
84%
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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
64%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
48%
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 Students82%
Female86%
Male78%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status69%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Title I82%
Special edn/a
Regular ed86%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English82%

Math

All Students87%
Female85%
Male89%
African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status79%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Title I87%
Special edn/a
Regular ed90%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English87%
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 Students87%
Female89%
Male85%
African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status79%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Title I87%
Special ed63%
Regular ed90%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English87%

Math

All Students79%
Female82%
Male75%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status64%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Title I78%
Special ed31%
Regular ed86%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English79%

Social Studies

All Students70%
Female73%
Male68%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status56%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title I70%
Special ed19%
Regular ed78%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English70%
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 Students88%
Female89%
Male87%
African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status82%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Title I88%
Special edn/a
Regular ed89%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English88%

Math

All Students90%
Female89%
Male92%
African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status86%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Title I90%
Special edn/a
Regular ed92%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English90%

Science

All Students75%
Female74%
Male75%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status65%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title I75%
Special edn/a
Regular ed81%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English75%
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 57% 50%
Black 26% 32%
Hispanic 8% 12%
Asian 7% 3%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 48%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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