Clayton Elementary School
 Date updated - Fall 2017
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District: Smyrna School District Telephone: (302) 653-8587
Address: 510 West Main Street, Clayton DE 19938 Web: Clayton Elementary School Page
Principal: Katherine Wood
School Demographics
Fall Enrollment

2015-162016-17
Kindergarten8483
Grade 18890
Grade 28992
Grade 39889
Grade 499100
Total458454


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School Promotion by Grade

2014-15
Kindergarten98.8%
Grade 1100.0%
Grade 2100.0%
Grade 3100.0%
Grade 4100.0%


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Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

2015-162016-17
African American9.0%7.9%
American Indian0.2% 
Asian0.2%0.7%
Hispanic/Latino6.6%9.0%
White79.7%78.0%
Multi-Racial4.4%4.4%


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Other Student Characteristics

2015-162016-17
English Language Learner1.5%1.8%
Low Income25.3%31.7%
Special Education9.6%9.5%
Enrolled for Full Year100.0%N/A


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Recently Arrived ELL Students

2016-17
Number of Students Not Tested on ELA Assessment2


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Class Size (Percentage by Range) (2016-17)
* Elementary and special schools provide their own class size data

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School Finances


District Expenditure per Pupil (2015-16)

$11,871

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District Sources of Revenue (2015-16)

Percent District Allocation of Current Expenses by Category (2015-16)




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Exemplary Programs
Clayton Elementary School offers a comprehensive Common Core State Standards aligned curriculum to meet the diverse needs of students in grades K - 4. Our highly qualified faculty provide instruction in the core academic areas using current research-based teaching strategies. Students receive related arts classes on a daily basis including music, physical education, art, and library. All teachers infuse technology into their lessons in order to enhance the learning process and fully engage all students in the learning process. The Smyrna Triad Enrichment Program (STEP) provides enrichment to students in whole classroom and pullout settings.

Our PTO supports our students by providing funds for field trips and assists with our many student activities and community events. Clayton Elementary's student body demonstrates their compassion and talents by producing and performing in the annual Veterans' Day program, holiday concert, plays and a spring musical.

The Smyrna Pride progr

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Curriculum Highlights
Kindergarten through 4th grade students are grouped heterogeneously with dually certified teachers in all grade levels. The curriculum aligns with the Common Core State Standards particularly in the areas of Language Arts, Mathematics, and Social Studies. Science curriculum is currently being revised to meet the Next Generation Science Standards. Administration meets regularly with grade level teams to review and reflect upon assessment data and to discuss strategies and motivational techniques for improving students' success rates.

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