School Details

Smyrna Elementary School

121 South School Lane, Smyrna, DE 19977
(302) 653-8588
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-4 518 students 13 students/teacher (DE avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • Smyrna School District average
  • Delaware state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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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.
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  • Smyrna School District average
  • Delaware state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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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
  • Smyrna School District average
  • Delaware state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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DE00188

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

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Smyrna Elementary School is a public elementary school in Smyrna. The principal of Smyrna Elementary School is Morrison, David, who can be contacted at David.Morrison@smyrna.k12.de.us. 518 students go to Smyrna Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 24% of the 518 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Smyrna Elementary School is 13:1. North Smyrna Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 71% 68%
Hispanic 5% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 20% 26%
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24% 29%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    I have had two children attend Smyrna Elementary School and have been very happy with both of their experiences! The teachers and staff are wonderful and caring. The principal Mr. Morrison is great and keeps things running smoothly and the kids love him. My youngest son is currently a 3rd grader at SES and he has a wonderful teacher and comes home everyday telling me how much fun he had. I would highly recommend this school to anyone looking for a wonderful learning environment for their child with caring excellent staff!! Every other parent I have spoken with in the school is as enthusiastic in their praises. Can't say enough good things about SES. One statement of caution; If your child is going into 3rd grade make sure you ask your 2nd grade teacher for a recommended teacher the following year. There is one 3rd grade teacher every one familiar with knows to avoid.

  • (1 year ago)

    Top School in the district. Teachers work hard and care even harder for their kids.

  • (1 year ago)

    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!

  • (1 year ago)

    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!

  • (2 years ago)

    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

  • (4 years ago)

    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!

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