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Wilbur (Kathleen H.) Elementary

Public | K-5 | 1124 students

 

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2012:
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Posted June 20, 2014

Moving my kids from a private school, I was very skeptical and heard horror stories; however, Wilbur has helped me realize that there is not a significant difference in quality of public-vs-private schools. If a child is not excelling at Wilbur, it's not due to the staff at the school. Parent involvement is a must. My experience at Wilbur has been excellent for both of my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2014

Wilbur is a great School. Both my sons attend and they always tell how much love going. The teachers and staff are willing to go the extra mile to help in any situation. I definitely recommended Wilbur elementary to all that I know.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2013

Relatively new school with excellent teachers that care about the students. My daughter loved kindergarten and now loves her first grade teachers. Safe and clean environment. Would recommend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

My granddaughter really like her school. This is her second year at Wilber. She was really glad th no longer be attending her previous school. This school has great security and the staff all seem to enjoy their job. They really focus on the children's needs.


Posted February 14, 2013

I love this school! The teachers are fantastic and the principal is AWESOME! You and your child will feel welcome there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2013

My daughter just started at this school this year, in 1st grade. We have had an awesome experience all the way around. The teach is fantastic, communicates weekly and immediately responds to e-mails and folder communication. The principle sets the tone for the teachers and students to follow and it appears to be working. Great school, positive attitudes, excellent PTA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2012

IMAO-its a great school almost all of my sons classmates got 4s in math and did better than average in reading


Posted January 8, 2012

As a parent of three kids at this school, I am extremely disappointed. The class time teaching is ineffective for the older kids who come home unprepared to complete assignments that were sent home b/c they ran out of class teaching time.The "specials" are a joke as the kids spend most of the time being reprimanded for not remaining quiet. No vocabulary or spelling tests. Science & Social Studies are on a sometime rotation. Younger kids get silly packets sent home on Monday to finish by Friday that is capable of completion in 1hour sitting. The reports cards offer no constructive assistance only scripted comments like "participates" and "listens". Teacher responses to parents are slow..two days and even up to a week. Of course there are a few exceptions like "Mr. X" updates class webpage weekly with classroom activities. Overall: uninterested, uninspiring and callous teaching staff.


Posted September 17, 2009

Could not be happier with the size of class, the attention to detail, the positive attitude, the fun loving teachers and the way they teach
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
73%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS 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.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 74% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
74%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS 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.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
39%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS 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.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students72%
Female75%
Male67%
African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status63%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Title I72%
Special ed21%
Regular ed77%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English73%

Math

All Students75%
Female73%
Male78%
African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status64%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title I75%
Special ed35%
Regular ed80%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS 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.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

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.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students81%
Female87%
Male75%
African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Other race88%
Low socioeconomic status77%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title I81%
Special edn/a
Regular ed83%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English83%

Math

All Students78%
Female80%
Male76%
African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Other race88%
Low socioeconomic status71%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title I78%
Special edn/a
Regular ed81%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English78%

Social Studies

All Students81%
Female84%
Male78%
African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Other race88%
Low socioeconomic status78%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title I81%
Special edn/a
Regular ed84%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS 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.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

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.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students84%
Female89%
Male80%
African American80%
Asian88%
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Other race85%
Low socioeconomic status80%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title I85%
Special ed28%
Regular ed89%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English85%

Math

All Students84%
Female82%
Male85%
African American78%
Asian94%
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Other race90%
Low socioeconomic status80%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title I84%
Special ed50%
Regular ed87%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English84%

Science

All Students49%
Female36%
Male59%
African American45%
Asian41%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Other race35%
Low socioeconomic status49%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Title I49%
Special ed41%
Regular ed49%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English49%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS 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.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

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.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 2 46% 32%
White 2 37% 50%
Hispanic 2 11% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2 6% 3%
Two or more races 2 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2 0% 0%
Source: DE Dept. of Education, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Howell, Elizabeth
Fax number
  • (302) 832-6335

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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4050 Wrangle Hill Road
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