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Claymont Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 817 students

 

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Posted June 16, 2014

I am a gifted student at claymont elementary and I think that it is a terrible school. I'm only there because of the gifted program. Some of the teacher are just terrible.Some of the students in the regular ed. classes treat the students in the gifted program with no respect and always call us names and they don't like us. The teachers and Deen of students do nothing about it. Earlier in the year people complained that some students were using foul language nothing has changed. In May someone put graffiti in the boys bathroom no one was caught. I'm grateful that this year will be my last at claymont and excited that there will be a new principle because the old one had crazy cheers.


Posted September 12, 2012

I am only rating this school a one because I can't give a negative score. I'm sure their are a few good teachers but they would be the exception. The principal talks good, but when their is a real issue he was nowhere to be found. When I called because I had an issue about my child's teacher, instead of transferring the call to the principal as I had asked, they told me he wasn't in the building for the day. A few hours later I receive a call from the teacher. Why did she call? the principle finally returned my call 3 months later. Unless your child is a convict in training and you as a parent could care less stay as far away from this place as you can
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2010

Claymont was completely restructured prior to the 2009-2010 school year. There is a new principal, and the school now has grades K-5. My daughter is in the 4th grade gifted program. There is an individual teacher who uses archaic teaching methods, but the principal was quick to respond when we brought it to his attention. I feel that my child is safe, is learning, and eagerly participates in (free!) after school activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

I had had very good experiences at Claymont with my older kids. My younger kid was at a private school, this year we decided to enroll her at Claymont too. The staff is prepared and gives 100% every day. The will push the kids to do their best with academics and behavior at all times. Yes we have to understand that there are a lot of kids, and not all of them have a good background or support at home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2006

It is the worst school I have ever seen.My child has hated every minute spent here.The administrative staff is rude and unapproachable at all times.The room teacher was not cooperative and would never reply to emails etc. I had a tough time trying to get a response from her for anything.I am glad I don't have to send my child to this school anymore.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2006

I have been disappointed with the quality of care that my child has recieved in this school. I have raised concerns about the lack of progress my child is making and the teacher just makes excuses that the child must be taught at their grade level, even though the teacher is aware that the child is behind grade level. She states that she has to teach toward the DSTP, which is fine, however, you also have to find a way to teach the child where they are so that they are learning rather than failing without any attempts at remediation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2005

I have experienced on several occassions, that the some administrative staff at the school are unapproachable and unfriendly. I felt that they were not interested in my concerns for my child. However, the teachers are wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2005

It was a strict school and wasnt very safe. Also the uniform is getting tighter each year.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 28, 2004

My child is in the gifted program and has attended claymont for 3 years. I was exceedingly reluctant to send him to a public school but had such a great experience at mt. Pleasant elementary i decided to send him to claymont. I have never been disappointed!! kudos to claymont but i agree with the parent who mentioned the drop-off situation. Something different needs to happen there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2004

I like the school, the teachers care alot about the students, they let you know what is going on with your child, if they are having any problems in their academics. I like the way the school is set up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

I love the school and the overall curriculum and the teachers. The one thing I dislike is the parent drop-off and pick-up situation. It is very tricky and out of order. It needs more structure and direction.
—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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
49%
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.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
75%
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.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
56%
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 Students46%
Female54%
Male39%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White48%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I46%
Special ed12%
Regular ed58%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English51%

Math

All Students50%
Female45%
Male54%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White46%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I50%
Special ed16%
Regular ed61%
English language learners (ELL)50%
Proficient in English49%
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 Students82%
Female89%
Male76%
African American60%
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Other race93%
Low socioeconomic status67%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Title I82%
Special ed25%
Regular ed88%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English84%

Math

All Students84%
Female89%
Male78%
African American66%
Asian>=95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Other race>=95%
Low socioeconomic status67%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Title I84%
Special ed25%
Regular ed89%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English85%

Social Studies

All Students84%
Female89%
Male79%
African American61%
Asian>=95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Other race>=95%
Low socioeconomic status70%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Title I84%
Special ed53%
Regular ed87%
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 Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
African American72%
Asian>=95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Other race>=95%
Low socioeconomic status86%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Title I91%
Special ed56%
Regular ed>=95%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English91%

Math

All Students87%
Female85%
Male88%
African American64%
Asian95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Other race91%
Low socioeconomic status75%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Title I87%
Special ed44%
Regular ed92%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English86%

Science

All Students68%
Female66%
Male71%
African American33%
Asian79%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Other race77%
Low socioeconomic status39%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title I68%
Special ed11%
Regular ed75%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English69%
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 44% 50%
Black 1 37% 32%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2 10% 3%
Hispanic 2 8% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 0%
Two or more races 2 1% 2%
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 57%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Grant, James
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  • (302) 792-3877

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3401 Green Street
Claymont, DE 19703
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