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MacLary (R. Elisabeth) Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 501 students

 

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Posted February 23, 2014

MacCleary Elementary, Newark. The 4th grade team is weak since the scores in all areas are below the state average. My granddaughter attends kindergarten in this school.


Posted December 8, 2013

I remember this school. As a little girl. (: I remember going here as a preschooler and I had. Lot of fun


Posted September 24, 2013

Our School is a great school because of all of their close work with the Delaware Autism Program and the amazing staff and PTA that truly care about the education and welfare of our children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2012

This school has great teachers however the administration staff, particularly the principal, I found to be of poor quality. I had selected this school for my son to start Kindergarten there, ran into serious problems with aftercare for just 2 hours for my son because they only use the YMCA and the Y refused to let me enroll my son stating it was too late?! School for the fall 2012 semester had not even begun yet. I called and emailed the principal, still have not received call or email back regarding this matter to date. I never received anything in the mail about his teacher, before/after care at all. I had to call around to find out this info on my own and then was unable to enroll my child. As a parent starting formal school for their child for the first time it was a horrible introduction. I ended up having to put my son in a private school at last minute. Poor administration makes a good school look really bad to new parents and families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2010

I think this school is pretty cool they just need to challenge the students more. My daughter is in 3rd grade this year and still finds it very easy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

I just registered my child in this school and the first day it was like he was back in pre k with centers(building trains,house,) to me sounds more like a daycare.i realize every school is diffrent but 3 hours of play time they can do that at home.were's the education.I will be looking for another school ASAP
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2009

Top notch administration offers superior curriculum as well as a welcoming supportive environment for a strong volunteer core.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

Fabulous programs, fabulous teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

It's such a wonderful school, with wonderful teachers and a excellent curriculum!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2008

We like the teachers at Maclary. Our daughter has had wonderful teachers in K through second grade. The new principal does not communicate. We had an issue and couldn't get a hold of her because she was too busy and then we sent an email that was ignored. The last principal was wonderful and full of energy and a joy to be around. Too bad for Maclary. Again, the teachers my daughter had were great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2006

My step-son started 1st grade in Maclary this year and I am very pleased so far. In a few months he has learned so much. He has a teacher that is able to control her class and give the students the learning opportunities they should have, unlike his Elkton school last year. The school is accountable and the teachers really care about the students - not just what they learn, but their values and how they treat others. My husband and I moved into the Feeder pattern of this school in hopes it would live up to its rep, and it certainly has! Very pleased!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2006

My son has attended Maclary the last 2 years and I am very pleased with the school programs and teachers. His teacher this year, Mrs Davis is wonderful and knows exactly how to motivate my child to reach his highest potential. Under Mrs Davis my son has even been asked to participate in the Excel program for talented children. I highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2005

I have two children in Maclary. They both have been there since kindergarden. One is in fifth grade now. The other one is in third grade. I am so thankful to the teacher's and Staff at Maclary. They are all wonderful. I have never had one bad experience yet. And I always feel welcome and it is always a very nice experience while i am there. I have been homeroom mom three times and I love the classes and the teachers. This has truly been a great learning experience for me and my children as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2005

My daugher has been at Maclary for two years, and I could not be more pleased. They keep her academicly engaged, and have a wide variety of programs. The teachers are very engaged with the children, and take work closely with the parents. The staff is not afraid to pass along negative information when they need to, and they explain the *why* of any negatives they report. They're even more pleased to pass along positives, and explain what those positives mean in real terms. Most importantly, my daughter is eager to go to school each morning - That says a lot!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2004

I have two children in Maclary a first grader and a 5th grader. I have been fortunate enough to have my children there since Kindergarten. This school offers excitement, fun, wonderful, experienced teachers who uplift the children while making sure they keep them in control, in a positive way. I have never had one bad experience, or one bad thing to say about Macalary. This has been a positive experience for both me as a parent and for my childrens education.
—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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
71%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
54%
Social Studies

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

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
63%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
38%
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 Students76%
Female88%
Male65%
African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status64%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Title I76%
Special edn/a
Regular ed84%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English75%

Math

All Students84%
Female82%
Male86%
African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status76%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Title I84%
Special edn/a
Regular ed95%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English84%
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 Students72%
Female79%
Male64%
African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status55%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title I72%
Special edn/a
Regular ed80%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English75%

Math

All Students72%
Female72%
Male71%
African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status61%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title I72%
Special edn/a
Regular ed78%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English74%

Social Studies

All Students62%
Female64%
Male60%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status47%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title I62%
Special edn/a
Regular ed69%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English64%
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 Students80%
Female83%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status74%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title I80%
Special edn/a
Regular ed90%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English82%

Math

All Students70%
Female76%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status51%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title I70%
Special edn/a
Regular ed78%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English73%

Science

All Students66%
Female72%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status50%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title I66%
Special edn/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 62% 50%
Hispanic 18% 12%
Black 17% 32%
Asian 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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300 St Regis Dr
Newark, DE 19711
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