Clayton (John M.) Elementary School
 Date updated - Fall 2017
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District: Indian River School District Telephone: (302) 732-3808
Address: 252 Clayton Ave, Frankford DE 19945 Web: Clayton (John M.) Elementary School Page
Principal: Alissa Booth
School Demographics
Fall Enrollment

2015-162016-17
Pre-Kindergarten1024
Kindergarten9484
Grade 110487
Grade 2102107
Grade 3108101
Grade 488105
Grade 58489
Total590597


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School Promotion by Grade

2014-15
Pre-Kindergarten100.0%
Kindergarten93.4%
Grade 192.2%
Grade 294.7%
Grade 397.8%
Grade 4100.0%
Grade 5100.0%


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Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

2015-162016-17
African American23.6%20.9%
American Indian0.5%0.2%
Asian1.2%1.2%
Hispanic/Latino43.6%45.1%
White30.5%32.0%
Multi-Racial0.7%0.7%


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Other Student Characteristics

2015-162016-17
English Language Learner25.1%26.6%
Low Income56.6%51.6%
Special Education19.2%20.9%
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)

$13,373

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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
John M. Clayton Elementary School offers exemplary programs that include Student Mentoring, ExCEL for high-ability students, Fifth Grade Band, Spanish Language Immersion Program, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education. We host regular parent nights that include open house, Spanish Immersion information nights, and a reading, math and science night throughout the school year. Our Parent Teacher Organization is very active and hosts many events/fundraisers throughout the school year. Other annual events include grade-level choral concerts, a talent show and band events. Our students participate in Meaningful Economics competitions as well as, for the 2017-2018 school year, students will participate in a robotics competition.
John M. Clayton has been featured as one of the 50 Most Inspiring Schools Meeting the Challenge according to thebestschools.org and is a multiyear, award-winning, National Blue Ribbon School. We are also a multi-year State of Delaware Reco

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Curriculum Highlights
The students of John M. Clayton Elementary School have made exceptional progress in meeting state standards. Teachers and staff use a variety of data sources to ensure that appropriate instruction and learning are occurring. Student progress is monitored regularly with interventions provided in a timely manner, as needed. Teachers, specialists and administrators work diligently to meet the instructional needs of students using the state defined a process of Response to Intervention and within the context of a Professional Learning Community. When necessary, even more, intense supports are provided for English Language Learners and students with disabilities.
STEM education is provided through Project Lead the Way curriculum that is integrated into instruction through STEM class and regular science instruction. Bridges math program is utilized for mathematics instruction and the Benchmark Advanced for ELA curriculum. Social studies education is important to the students of JMC so tea

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