Details overview

Hours 8:10 AM - 2:50 AM
School leader James Mark, M. Ed.
District Capital School District
Transportation options Yes


Basic school information

Dress code None
Schedule Year-round
Extended / longer school day

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus Special Education
Instructional / curriculum models used Direct instruction
Hybrid / Blended learning


Visual Arts
Music None
Performing & written arts None
Media arts None
Visual arts None
World languages taught None


including: Audiovisual aids
Facilities Sports Fields
Audiovisual aids
Internet access
Learning lab
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Swimming pool
Extra learning resources Differentiated learning programs
College preparation resources None
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Autism
Cognitive disability
Emotional behavioral disabilities
Multiple disabilities
Orthopedic impairments
Other health impairment
Specific learning disabilities
Speech and language impairments
Visual impairment, including blindness
Developmental delay
Level of special education programming Intensive - school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs
Level of ESL/ELL programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 3 years old

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Student diversity

  This school State average
White 46% 48%
Black 43% 31%
Hispanic n/a 15%
Two or more races n/a 3%
Asian n/a 4%
Native American n/a 0%
Hawaiian 0% 0%
Source: See notes


Girls Sports
Boys Sports
Girls sports None
Boys sports None
Clubs None
Extended care / Extended programs None


Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Join PTO / PTA
Organize fundraising events
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school


Academic award State of Delaware Education Goals
Year received 2014


including: Assistant principal
Staff Assistant principal
Music teacher
PE instructor
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
World languages spoken by staff American Sign Language (ASL)

Highly qualified teachers

Subject Percent of classes taught by highly qualified teachers State average
General Elementary 100% 98%
English Language Arts N/A 98%
English N/A 95%
Arts & Humanities N/A 98%
Math N/A 96%
Science N/A 96%
Social Studies N/A 95%
Foreign Language N/A 95%
Geography N/A 90%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative N/A 99%
Economics N/A 95%
Government N/A 99%

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  • A highly qualified teacher for a specific academic area is one who has full state certification for teaching the subject, has a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, and has demonstrated subject matter competence.
Source: See notes

School leadership

  This school State average
Current principal's tenure (in years) 7 N/A
Number of principals in the last 5 years 1 2
Source: See notes


Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students
Buses / vans shared with other schools
Transportation provided for special education students
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Newcomers Club of Dover
Partner website
Partner Special Olympics of Delaware
Partner website Http://
Partner Easter Seals of Delaware
Partner website Http://
Partner American Legion
Partner website Http://
Partner Delaware State Police
Partner website Http://


Choice enrollment

  This school
Students attending this school through their feeder pattern assignment 83%
Students "choicing" into this school who live in the district 0%
Students "choicing" into this school who live outside the district (includes vocational and charter schools) 17%

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  • Non-Choice: Students at this school who are part of the normal feeder pattern.
  • Intra-District Choice: Students at this school who are outside the normal feeder pattern, but still within their resident district.
  • Inter-District Choice: Students at this school from outside their resident district. All vocational and charter school enrollment is considered Inter-District Choice.
Source: See notes


Student diversity DE Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Highly qualified teachers DE Dept. of Education, 2012-2013
School leadership DE Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Choice enrollment DE Dept. of Education, 2013-2014