School Details

Claymont Elementary School

3401 Green Street, Claymont, DE 19703
(302) 792-3880
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 817 students 15 students/teacher (DE avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

47%
70%
51%
72%

DE00188

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  • This school in 2009
  • Brandywine School District average
  • Delaware state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
73%
77%
74%
80%
65%

DE00188

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87%
81%
77%
85%
82%
82%

Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP)

In 2008-2009 Delaware used the Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP) to test students in reading and math in grades 2 through 10, in writing in grades 3 through 10, and in science and social studies in grades 4, 6, 8 and 11. Only the scores for reading and math in grades 2 through 10, writing in grades 3 though 10, and science in grades 8 and 11 are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The DSTP 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.
  • This school in 2009
  • Brandywine School District average
  • Delaware state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
83%
77%
90%
86%
85%
78%
66%
60%

Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP)

In 2008-2009 Delaware used the Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP) to test students in reading and math in grades 2 through 10, in writing in grades 3 through 10, and in science and social studies in grades 4, 6, 8 and 11. Only the scores for reading and math in grades 2 through 10, writing in grades 3 though 10, and science in grades 8 and 11 are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The DSTP 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.
90%
76%
86%
71%
66%
49%

DE00188

None
  • This school in 2009
  • Brandywine School District average
  • Delaware state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
79%
75%
85%
86%
83%

Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP)

In 2008-2009 Delaware used the Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP) to test students in reading and math in grades 2 through 10, in writing in grades 3 through 10, and in science and social studies in grades 4, 6, 8 and 11. Only the scores for reading and math in grades 2 through 10, writing in grades 3 though 10, and science in grades 8 and 11 are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The DSTP 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.
  • This school in 2009
  • Brandywine School District average
  • Delaware state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
72%
75%
69%
66%
49%
80%
62%

DE00188

None
  • This school in 2009
  • Brandywine School District average
  • Delaware state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Claymont Elementary School is a public elementary school in Claymont. The principal of Claymont Elementary School is Gladfelter, Ned and can be contacted at ned.gladfelter@bsd.k12.de.us. 817 students attend Claymont Elementary School and identify as Hispanic, Asian, and Asian/Pacific Islander. 60% of the 817 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Claymont Elementary School is 15:1. Maple Lane Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 4%
Asian 9% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 40% 40%
White, non-Hispanic 40% 52%
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60% 36%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    My daughter is in 3rd grade now and I am thrilled she is going to this school. The teachers have all been wonderful and tailor their teaching to individual students. There are options for troubled kids - some get time out of the classroom to work on their issues and to help minimize classroom distraction. The students are very well-behaved and mindful of each other especially compared to my school growing up! The bullying program seems to have sunk in really well as the kids know what to do when someone is being a bully. I'm impressed with the cafeteria food - whole grains lots of veggies FREE! I just wish there were better vegetarian options for the students. The teachers are very accessible and willing to help if you have any questions or issues. I always tell everyone how great this school has been for my daughter.

  • (8 months ago)

    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.

  • (2 years ago)

    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

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (7 years ago)

    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.

  • (8 years ago)

    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.

  • (9 years ago)

    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.

  • (9 years ago)

    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.

  • (10 years ago)

    It was a strict school and wasnt very safe. Also the uniform is getting tighter each year.

  • (10 years ago)

    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.

  • (10 years ago)

    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.

  • (11 years ago)

    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.

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