School Details

Pleasantville Elementary School

16 Pleasant Place, New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 323-2935
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 496 students 16 students/teacher (DE avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

81%
79%
88%
88%
79%
85%

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 2014
  • Colonial School District average
  • Delaware state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
70%
74%
72%

DE00188

None
79%
69%
78%
84%
74%
81%

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 2014
  • Colonial School District average
  • Delaware state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
73%
71%
74%
67%
65%

DE00188

None
64%
69%
77%
78%
76%
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 2014
  • Colonial School District average
  • Delaware state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
76%
54%
71%
30%
49%

DE00188

None
61%
68%
77%
71%
80%
85%
51%
52%
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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Colonial School District average
  • Delaware state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
72%
66%
69%
30%
49%
67%
62%

DE00188

None
  • This school in 2014
  • Colonial School District average
  • Delaware state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Pleasantville Elementary School is a public elementary school in New Castle. The principal of Pleasantville Elementary School is Alexander, Jennifer, whose e-mail is jennifer.alexander@colonial.k12.de.us. 496 students go to Pleasantville Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 70% of the 496 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Pleasantville Elementary School is 16:1. Jones (Albert H.) Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 43% 45%
White, non-Hispanic 35% 35%
Hispanic 20% 16%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Asian 2% %
Multiracial 0.6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70% 40%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My twins have had a wonderful experience at Pleasantville. The teaching staff is excellent the administration is attentive and the programs are great. My kids are in their last year and I've been pleased with the education they've received. The staff is caring and treat the children with respect. The facilities are well maintained and the grounds are kept up. I can always speak with someone regarding any concerns I have. Great community schoo with a food pantry for those in needl.

  • (4 years ago)

    I Choiced my son to Pleasantville in K b/c of good experiences I'd heard from others. He has been very successful here. The teachers and staff have good communication with the parents and go a long way in rewarding postive effort and behavior. We will be moving and I am disappointed that my daughter won't be able to attend PLV too. We've had a great experience.

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