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Shields (Richard A.) Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 596 students

 

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Posted January 8, 2011

I completed my student teacher experience at Shields in a fourth grade classroom. I absolutely loved my experience here and if I lived in this district I would definately feel that my child was obtaining a sound education in a safe setting.


Posted November 11, 2009

As grandparents we want the best for our grandchildren and here at Shields they are getting the Best.


Posted July 31, 2008

the teachers here really look out for the childs best interest, it has made a difference in my children.
—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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
86%
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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
>=95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
87%
Social Studies

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

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
77%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%

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 Students86%
Female85%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status82%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Title I86%
Special ed69%
Regular ed89%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English86%

Math

All Students93%
Female89%
Male>=95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status90%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Title I93%
Special ed75%
Regular ed>=95%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English93%
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 Students89%
Female88%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status80%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Title I89%
Special edn/a
Regular ed88%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English89%

Math

All Students>=95%
Female>=95%
Male>=95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status94%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Title I>=95%
Special edn/a
Regular ed>=95%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English>=95%

Social Studies

All Students91%
Female88%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status83%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Title I91%
Special edn/a
Regular ed92%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English91%
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%
Female93%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status80%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Title I91%
Special edn/a
Regular ed94%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English90%

Math

All Students89%
Female89%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status78%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Title I89%
Special edn/a
Regular ed87%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English89%

Science

All Students76%
Female79%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status60%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title I76%
Special edn/a
Regular ed74%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 76% 50%
Black 12% 32%
Hispanic 7% 12%
Asian 2% 3%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 39%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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910 Shields Ave
Lewes, DE 19958
Phone: (302) 645-7748

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