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Colonial School District

GreatSchools Rating: 5 out of 10. GreatSchools Ratings are based on test results. 10 is best.
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318 East Basin Rd
New Castle, DE 19720
New Castle County
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PH: (302) 323-2700

  • Grades PK, 1-12 & ungraded
  • 9925 students
  • 14 schools

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 DSTP Results

 
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 2

Reading
 79% (2009)
 79% (2008)
 78% (2007)
 82% (2006)
The state average for Reading was 85% in 2009.

Math
 79% (2009)
 83% (2008)
 78% (2007)
 85% (2006)
The state average for Math was 88% in 2009.

Source: DE Dept. of Education, 2008-2009

Grade 3

Reading
 74% (2009)
 79% (2008)
 75% (2007)
 79% (2006)
The state average for Reading was 81% in 2009.

Writing
 35% (2008)
 58% (2007)
 51% (2006)
The state average for Writing was 45% in 2008.

Math
 69% (2009)
 71% (2008)
 71% (2007)
 68% (2006)
The state average for Math was 78% in 2009.

Source: DE Dept. of Education, 2008-2009

Grade 4

Reading
 76% (2009)
 78% (2008)
 80% (2007)
 79% (2006)
The state average for Reading was 82% in 2009.

Writing
 66% (2008)
 48% (2007)
 71% (2006)
The state average for Writing was 66% in 2008.

Math
 69% (2009)
 70% (2008)
 70% (2007)
 73% (2006)
The state average for Math was 77% in 2009.

Source: DE Dept. of Education, 2008-2009

Grade 5

Reading
 80% (2009)
 86% (2008)
 85% (2007)
 83% (2006)
The state average for Reading was 85% in 2009.

Writing
 52% (2009)
 62% (2008)
 63% (2007)
 51% (2006)
The state average for Writing was 60% in 2009.

Math
 68% (2009)
 66% (2008)
 72% (2007)
 72% (2006)
The state average for Math was 77% in 2009.

Source: DE Dept. of Education, 2008-2009

Grade 6

Reading
 71% (2009)
 77% (2008)
 74% (2007)
 79% (2006)
The state average for Reading was 83% in 2009.

Writing
 65% (2008)
 61% (2007)
 50% (2006)
The state average for Writing was 70% in 2008.

Math
 59% (2009)
 63% (2008)
 61% (2007)
 62% (2006)
The state average for Math was 75% in 2009.

Source: DE Dept. of Education, 2008-2009

Grade 7

Reading
 85% (2009)
 81% (2008)
 82% (2007)
 83% (2006)
The state average for Reading was 87% in 2009.

Writing
 57% (2008)
 57% (2007)
 67% (2006)
The state average for Writing was 58% in 2008.

Math
 61% (2009)
 52% (2008)
 57% (2007)
 60% (2006)
The state average for Math was 71% in 2009.

Source: DE Dept. of Education, 2008-2009

Grade 8

Reading
 78% (2009)
 80% (2008)
 81% (2007)
 82% (2006)
The state average for Reading was 81% in 2009.

Social Studies
 54% (2009)
 50% (2008)
 49% (2007)
The state average for Social Studies was 55% in 2009.

Science
 58% (2009)
 54% (2008)
 58% (2007)
 33% (2006)
The state average for Science was 59% in 2009.

Writing
 78% (2009)
 82% (2008)
 81% (2007)
 85% (2006)
The state average for Writing was 78% in 2009.

Math
 54% (2009)
 54% (2008)
 50% (2007)
 53% (2006)
The state average for Math was 66% in 2009.

Source: DE Dept. of Education, 2008-2009

Grade 9

Reading
 57% (2009)
 65% (2008)
 68% (2007)
 70% (2006)
The state average for Reading was 74% in 2009.

Writing
 74% (2008)
 64% (2007)
 66% (2006)
The state average for Writing was 79% in 2008.

Math
 31% (2009)
 32% (2008)
 32% (2007)
 37% (2006)
The state average for Math was 55% in 2009.

Source: DE Dept. of Education, 2008-2009

Grade 10

Reading
 52% (2009)
 61% (2008)
 62% (2007)
 70% (2006)
The state average for Reading was 71% in 2009.

Writing
 76% (2009)
 71% (2008)
 56% (2007)
 73% (2006)
The state average for Writing was 84% in 2009.

Math
 33% (2009)
 43% (2008)
 41% (2007)
 50% (2006)
The state average for Math was 57% in 2009.

Source: DE Dept. of Education, 2008-2009

Grade 11

Social Studies
 45% (2009)
 40% (2008)
 49% (2007)
The state average for Social Studies was 46% in 2009.

Science
 57% (2009)
 53% (2008)
 60% (2007)
 55% (2006)
The state average for Science was 60% in 2009.

Source: DE Dept. of Education, 2008-2009

About the Tests

  • 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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 DSTP Results By Subgroup

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 2
ReadingThis District
All Students79%
Female83%
Male73%
African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
White84%
Low socioeconomic status74%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title I79%
Regular ed79%
English language learners (ELL)>95%
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant79%

MathThis District
All Students79%
Female82%
Male77%
African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
White86%
Low socioeconomic status74%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title I79%
Special ed44%
Regular ed84%
English language learners (ELL)88%
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant79%
Source: DE Dept. of Education, 2008-2009

Grade 3
ReadingThis District
All Students74%
Female79%
Male68%
African American66%
Asian78%
Hispanic71%
White84%
Low socioeconomic status63%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title I74%
Regular ed74%
English language learners (ELL)83%
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant74%

MathThis District
All Students69%
Female68%
Male69%
African American61%
Asian87%
Hispanic61%
White79%
Low socioeconomic status62%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title I69%
Special ed28%
Regular ed73%
English language learners (ELL)71%
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant69%
Source: DE Dept. of Education, 2008-2009

Grade 4
ReadingThis District
All Students76%
Female79%
Male73%
African American68%
Asian90%
Hispanic73%
White85%
Low socioeconomic status70%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title I76%
Special ed63%
Regular ed76%
English language learners (ELL)72%
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%

MathThis District
All Students69%
Female67%
Male70%
African American60%
Asian90%
Hispanic64%
White79%
Low socioeconomic status62%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Title I69%
Special ed30%
Regular ed75%
English language learners (ELL)63%
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant69%
Source: DE Dept. of Education, 2008-2009

Grade 5
ReadingThis District
All Students80%
Female82%
Male78%
African American74%
Asian89%
Hispanic84%
White86%
Low socioeconomic status76%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title I80%
Special ed55%
Regular ed81%
English language learners (ELL)85%
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%

WritingThis District
All Students52%
Female59%
Male45%
African American48%
Asian71%
Hispanic57%
White54%
Low socioeconomic status46%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Title I52%
Special ed11%
Regular ed58%
English language learners (ELL)59%
Proficient in English51%
Not migrant52%

MathThis District
All Students68%
Female67%
Male68%
African American59%
Asian82%
Hispanic76%
White75%
Low socioeconomic status57%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title I68%
Special ed21%
Regular ed75%
English language learners (ELL)77%
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant68%
Source: DE Dept. of Education, 2008-2009

Grade 6
ReadingThis District
All Students71%
Female78%
Male64%
African American65%
Asian>95%
Hispanic73%
White77%
Low socioeconomic status64%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special ed31%
Regular ed74%
English language learners (ELL)60%
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant71%

MathThis District
All Students59%
Female62%
Male57%
African American52%
Asian83%
Hispanic60%
White68%
Low socioeconomic status50%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special ed16%
Regular ed67%
English language learners (ELL)40%
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant59%
Source: DE Dept. of Education, 2008-2009

Grade 7
ReadingThis District
All Students85%
Female88%
Male82%
African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
White89%
Low socioeconomic status81%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special ed44%
Regular ed87%
English language learners (ELL)86%
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%

MathThis District
All Students61%
Female60%
Male62%
African American52%
Asian82%
Hispanic61%
White71%
Low socioeconomic status49%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special ed21%
Regular ed68%
English language learners (ELL)58%
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant61%
Source: DE Dept. of Education, 2008-2009

Grade 8
ReadingThis District
All Students78%
Female82%
Male75%
African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
White85%
Low socioeconomic status73%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special ed36%
Regular ed81%
English language learners (ELL)74%
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%

Social StudiesThis District
All Students54%
Female55%
Male54%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
White68%
Low socioeconomic status46%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special ed19%
Regular ed60%
English language learners (ELL)26%
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant54%

ScienceThis District
All Students58%
Female60%
Male56%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
White74%
Low socioeconomic status48%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special ed23%
Regular ed64%
English language learners (ELL)30%
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant58%

WritingThis District
All Students78%
Female87%
Male70%
African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
White79%
Low socioeconomic status71%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special ed32%
Regular ed85%
English language learners (ELL)76%
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%

MathThis District
All Students54%
Female54%
Male54%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
White65%
Low socioeconomic status46%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special ed13%
Regular ed60%
English language learners (ELL)43%
Proficient in English54%
Not migrant54%
Source: DE Dept. of Education, 2008-2009

Grade 9
ReadingThis District
All Students57%
Female62%
Male53%
African American52%
Asian89%
Hispanic55%
White63%
Low socioeconomic status53%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special ed13%
Regular ed65%
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant57%

MathThis District
All Students31%
Female32%
Male30%
African American24%
Asian78%
Hispanic31%
White38%
Low socioeconomic status27%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Special ed<5%
Regular ed37%
Proficient in English31%
Not migrant31%
Source: DE Dept. of Education, 2008-2009

Grade 10
ReadingThis District
All Students52%
Female56%
Male48%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
White66%
Low socioeconomic status42%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special ed<5%
Regular ed58%
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant52%

WritingThis District
All Students76%
Female82%
Male70%
African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
White83%
Low socioeconomic status74%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special ed25%
Regular ed84%
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant76%

MathThis District
All Students33%
Female29%
Male36%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
White50%
Low socioeconomic status25%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Special ed<5%
Regular ed37%
Proficient in English33%
Not migrant33%
Source: DE Dept. of Education, 2008-2009

Grade 11
Social StudiesThis District
All Students45%
Female48%
Male41%
African American33%
Asian75%
Hispanic49%
White58%
Low socioeconomic status34%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Special ed6%
Regular ed50%
Proficient in English45%
Not migrant45%

ScienceThis District
All Students57%
Female59%
Male54%
African American43%
Asian85%
Hispanic63%
White73%
Low socioeconomic status42%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Special ed13%
Regular ed62%
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant57%
Source: DE Dept. of Education, 2008-2009

About the Tests

  • 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 different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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