#1 Elementary School in DE and #1 in New Castle County

Loss (Olive B.) Elementary School

200 Brennan Boulevard, Bear, DE 19701

How Good is Loss (Olive B.) Elementary School?

Report Card

A+ Academic Results
A+ Learning Enviroment
A+ School Safety
A+ Overall Grade

Loss (Olive B.) Elementary School is located in Bear, Delaware. Serving grades 1-5, the school has 629 students and a student–teacher ratio of 17 students per teacher.

This school performs significantly above average when compared to other Delaware schools. Loss (Olive B.) Elementary School received an overall grade of A+ from The School Review. The school ranks 1 for elementary schools in New Castle County and 1 in the state, when compared to similar schools.

For our analysis we use data provided by the schools to the U.S. Department of Education. These data are analyzed to calculate a grade for safety, academics and learning environment for each school. The school's overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. You can read a more detailed description of our grading system on our methodology page.


The academic score for a school is determined by looking at a number of data points, such as student results on Delaware standardized tests. Loss (Olive B.) Elementary School performs significantly above average compared to other Delaware elementary schools for academics. The school's grade for this metric is A+.

Source: DE Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent

Learning Enviroment

The learning environment at a school is evaluated by comparing a variety of factors including teacher certification rates, student attendance and percentage of novice teachers. Loss (Olive B.) Elementary School performs significantly above average compared to other Delaware elementary schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is A+.

Students : Teacher
DE Avg. 15
Uncertified Teachers
DE Avg. 1%
New Teachers
DE Avg. 11%
Learning Enviroment Grade A+
Student–Teacher Ratio Fair
Student Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Absenteeism Very Good
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Excellent


A school’s safety grade is calculated by inspecting inputs such as a suspension rates and physical altercations. Loss (Olive B.) Elementary School performs significantly above average compared to other Delaware elementary schools for safety. The school's grade for this metric is A+.

Safety Grade A+
In-School Suspensions Excellent
Out-of-School Suspensions Excellent
Physical Altercations Excellent


Information about the student body at Loss (Olive B.) Elementary School is listed below. The demographics of a school are not used as an input when determining its performance.

Students w/ Disablities
DE Avg. 17%
Free Lunch
DE Avg. 45%
Econ. Disadvantaged
DE Avg. 45%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 629
Minority Students 260
Diversity Index 45
Students with Disablities 68
Economically Disadvantaged 7%
Limited English Proficiency 5%
Gifted Students N/A


A+ School - Only the top 5% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A+ School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent the top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.

Compare Nearby Schools

Below are elementary schools near Loss (Olive B.) Elementary School. Use the table to compare The School Review’s scores for each of the nearby schools. All Bear schools can be viewed on the Bear, Delaware schools listing page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Keene (William B.) Elementary School C+ C+ B C-
2 Wilbur (Kathleen H.) Elementary School B- B- B- C
3 Thomson Estates Elementary School C+ C B+ C
4 Brader (Henry M.) Elementary School C+ C B- C
5 Oberle (William) Elementary School C- D B+ C

Loss (Olive B.) Elementary School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students are at Loss (Olive B.) Elementary School? 629
  • How good of a school is Loss (Olive B.) Elementary School? The school received an overall grade of A+, which means it is significantly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Loss (Olive B.) Elementary School in? The school is located in New Castle County.
  • How can I contact Loss (Olive B.) Elementary School? The school's number is (302) 832-1343. You can visit their website at http://www.olivebloss.org/.
  • Where is Loss (Olive B.) Elementary School? 200 Brennan Boulevard, Bear, Delaware 19701

How we rate schools?

We rank elementary schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance to the distribution of elementary schools on the same test in the state. We then compute overall achievement by averaging a school’s standardized performance across subjects and years. We evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure the Safety of an elementary school from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Keene (William B.) Elementary School
200 Lagrange Avenue Newark, DE 19702
Wilbur (Kathleen H.) Elementary School
4050 Wrangle Hill Road Bear, DE 19701
Thomson Estates Elementary School
203 E Thomson Dr Elkton, MD 21921
Brader (Henry M.) Elementary School
350 Four Seasons Parkway Newark, DE 19702
Oberle (William) Elementary School
500 South Caledonia Way Bear, DE 19701