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Keene (William B.) Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 716 students

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Posted May 28, 2012

My girlfriends son attends school here, and I went with them to enroll and they were the most accommodating and polite people I've ever met. They invited us to family fun night, which was awesome, and really care about his grades. His old school was very rude and ignorant. Love it here!


Posted May 7, 2012

I am very happy with this school and my child is too. So far everyone I have dealt with there has been very caring and so welcoming when you come into the office every single time. What a difference from the last school my child attended. Keep up the great work Keene!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2012

I love this school! Teachers are friendly, principal came and introduced herself and showed us around, even walked us to the classroom and introduced us to the teacher. My son couldn't be happier and is doing much better in this learning environment than his old school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2009

I love everything about this school. We moved from pennsylvania and was wowed by the difference in the school districts. I was so happy with the teachers my son had. They are tough, but fair. My son needed all of what the teachers had to offer. They give extra help for the DSTP and are very into getting good test scores which is fine. Overall the extracurricular activities for the kids are fun and they happen every time you turn around. I love this school and would recommend it to anyone moving to the Newcastle County Area
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2005

I love that my kids are going to a great school like Keene. My son enjoys going to school everyday. The teachers there are really nice and go out of their way to make sure the parents know whats going on in the class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2004

This is a great school. My daughter went to Keene and I loved the staff and the concern they show the children. I would say that if you are looking for a school this is the school for your child to go to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2004

My children have been at Keene for the last 3 years, and it has been a wonderful experience! The staff at Keene makes the difference. Everyone there is ready to help. There 'PAWS' system for motivating good behavior, has won them special recognition for its positive effects with the students. The PTA is very active and has activities for the students and parents all through the year. The only bad thing I can say it that it only goes to the fourth grade. I will really miss the staff and the great administration, especially Ms. Spiers the principal! Beth Reel
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2004

This is a very good school. My kids love going there. The teachers really care about the kids. It gives me peace of mind knowing that my kids are in good hands.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

As a new resident in the state of Delaware I'm very impressed with Keene elementary school. My 3rd grader is very excited about attending school there everyday and that as a parent makes me feel very proud that he attends such a great school that puts education and safety first.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2003

This school is great! My kids love it here and are always happy to go to school. The teachers and principal are wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%
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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
56%
Social Studies

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

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
69%

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

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

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
37%
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 Students70%
Female77%
Male62%
African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status65%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title I70%
Special ed25%
Regular ed79%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English70%

Math

All Students76%
Female79%
Male72%
African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status72%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title I76%
Special ed50%
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

English Language Arts

All Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
African American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status89%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Title I91%
Special ed92%
Regular ed91%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English91%

Math

All Students85%
Female85%
Male85%
African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status85%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title I85%
Special ed80%
Regular ed86%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English85%

Social Studies

All Students70%
Female78%
Male63%
African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status69%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title I70%
Special ed52%
Regular ed75%
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 Students89%
Female84%
Male93%
African American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status90%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title I89%
Special ed89%
Regular ed89%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English89%

Math

All Students66%
Female60%
Male70%
African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status58%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Title I66%
Special ed44%
Regular ed70%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English66%

Science

All Students34%
Female33%
Male35%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White46%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status25%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Title I34%
Special ed6%
Regular ed40%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English34%
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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  • Speir, Beatrice
Fax number
  • (302) 454-5969

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