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Star Hill Elementary School

Public | 1-5 | 488 students

National Blue Ribbon, State Title I Distinguished, Superstars in Education

 
 
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4 stars

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Posted November 13, 2013

The school curriculum is decent, but the staff is very unorganized. They even let me check my son out early without checking my ID, which I am not okay with. Parent pickup is beyond awful every day, as there is no order. I fear that a child is going to get hurt or kidnapped because no one seems to be watching them at all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2013

We currently have 1 student who is in their 5th year and another in their 2nd year at Star Hill. As noted, the area isn't super nice, however overall, the school is very good. GREAT parental involvement & activites. Some teachers are Super, and others are just okay. I would recomend this school to anyone moving to the area! Overall: I would give this school a 3.5 - 4.0 on a 5 point scale. (but my family has had some difficulties this year) (Last year, would have been 4.5 - 5.0.)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2013

This school is the best school for any child to attend. The teachers are very attentive to their students and the principal learns all the children's names. And he will call if necessary himself even before the teacher sometimes. They care about the students and their well being and making sure that the students excel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2008

We are so happy with this school! Our children are currently in first and third grade and we feel that they are receiving a great education and they are challenged in the classroom. The teaching staff here is excellent - our kids can't wait to get to their classroom each day! The friendly competition to excel is awesome. Don't hesitate about choosing this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2007

We relocated to DE from New York almost a year and a half ago. My children came in on half of the school year. The atmosphere at Star Hill made it possible for my children to not only fit in, but excel in all studies due to the techniques that the teachers utilize to teach. I'm very impressed with the schools commitment to give the best possible quality education to my children, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is new to the school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2006

After a relocation we enrolled one daughter in first grade and one in 5 grade. In math it is about a half year behind their last school, and home assignments are lacking. Our biggest concern was the neighborhood. I would not go out of my way to recommend Star Hill.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2005

Star Hill Elementary is located in a lower income area, but don't let that influence going there. It has recently been renovated to all new and bright interior. The classrooms are a nice size and teacher/student ratio ranges from 15 to 23 children with one teacher. Parents are always welcome and our family has enjoyed this school. Being military, it is hard to know what's right or not. Well, I would recommend this school. The staff is great and positive. The only thing I think is lacking is better accelerated learning programs. I am not sure they go as far as they should to let your child accel if they are really smart. They have Art, PE, Music every week. I feel that the curriculum is good and that my child is getting a good education for the small size city of Dover,DE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2005

Star Hill Elementary is a wonderful school I have expierenced a couple of Elementary Schools in the CR school district and I am very proud to say that I have a child that attends Star Hill Elementary, they have a wonderful staff and the monto Tone of Dencency explains exactly what the school is all about this will be the second year my child is attending the school the accomplishments he made last year I can't wait to see him excel this year this school reconizes each child and the ability of them and encourages reading to be the first priority. My child started last year with an attitude that he wasn't sure by the end of the year he had excelled in reading on his own and smiling I am a proud parent of Starhill Elementary
—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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
90%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
68%
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 Students91%
Female90%
Male92%
African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status84%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Title I91%
Special edn/a
Regular ed94%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English91%

Math

All Students88%
Female86%
Male90%
African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status76%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Title I88%
Special edn/a
Regular ed89%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English88%
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 Students79%
Female80%
Male78%
African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status63%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Title I79%
Special edn/a
Regular ed90%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English82%

Math

All Students84%
Female82%
Male86%
African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status73%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Title I84%
Special edn/a
Regular ed88%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English86%

Social Studies

All Students81%
Female82%
Male79%
African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status73%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title I81%
Special edn/a
Regular ed85%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English84%
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 Students87%
Female94%
Male80%
African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status79%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Title I87%
Special edn/a
Regular ed91%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English87%

Math

All Students83%
Female80%
Male86%
African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status65%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Title I83%
Special edn/a
Regular ed84%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English83%

Science

All Students55%
Female59%
Male51%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status26%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title I55%
Special edn/a
Regular ed60%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English55%
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

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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • National Blue Ribbon (2012)
  • State Title I Distinguished School (2012)
  • Superstars in Education (2013)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Girls on the run
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:45 am
School end time
  • 3:25 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Cox, Chester
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (302) 697-4983

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Girls on the run
  • Safety Patrol
  • Student council/government
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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594 Voshells Mill Star Hill Road
Dover, DE 19901
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Phone: (302) 697-6117

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