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Smyrna Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 518 students

 

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Posted April 26, 2014

Top School in the district. Teachers work hard and care even harder for their kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2013

My son is in the second grade at Smyrna Elementary and I couldn't be more pleased with his performance! From the very start it was noticed by his kindergarten teacher that he was having difficulty with the work and he was immediately tested for possible learning deficits. He was placed on an IEP and was given the extra help he needed to excel. All of the teachers here demonstrate daily their love for teaching and their desire to have your child reach their full potential and beyond!
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Posted July 30, 2013

Amazing staff, amazing administrators. I have a child who had behavioral issues that prompted expulsion from 3 separate child care centers. Even prior to his first day of school they had communicated a plan to me and valued my input as a parent. He made significant progress in the first 3 months and now, starting on our 3rd year in the Smyrna Elementary School he is an enthusiastic learner and excels! I cannot thank the staff and administrators enough for all of the support they have shown my son and me. My daughter, who does not have the issues of her brother has also blossomed under the guidance of the teachers. I highly recommend this school to anyone. Seriously, the BEST!
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Posted September 20, 2012

6 year old grandson got hurt during Gym and school never called parents to report that he fell and hurt his head even after nurse put ice on it , he ended up a KGH and was told he had slight concussion and school is swaring he never got hurt , while kids in his first grade class tell different story .. In face another child same day same class got hurt too, We to this day dont knowwhy they are saying they have no report


Posted January 12, 2011

My daughter has been going to Smyrna Elementary since 1st grade and has enjoyed her time here. As a parent of a current student I have volunteered in the classroom and have first hand knowledge of all that the teachers do for the students. I really appreciate how hard the teachers work for my child as well as other students. I highly recommend Smyrna Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2004

I am very happy with Smyrna Elementary. My daughter loves her teachers and is learning above her grade level.
—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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
78%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
71%
Social Studies

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

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%

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

All Students78%
Female82%
Male74%
African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status74%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title I78%
Special ed38%
Regular ed85%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English77%

Math

All Students78%
Female72%
Male83%
African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status71%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title I78%
Special ed31%
Regular ed86%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English78%
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 Students78%
Female85%
Male71%
African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status67%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Title I78%
Special ed30%
Regular ed90%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English79%

Math

All Students74%
Female77%
Male71%
African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status68%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title I74%
Special ed9%
Regular ed90%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English75%

Social Studies

All Students70%
Female77%
Male62%
African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status67%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Title I70%
Special ed17%
Regular ed83%
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

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 69% 50%
Black 2 22% 32%
Hispanic 2 6% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1 0% 0%
Two or more races 2 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 DE Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Morrison, David
Fax number
  • (302) 653-3411

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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121 South School Lane
Smyrna, DE 19977
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Phone: (302) 653-8588

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