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Ross (Lulu M.) Elementary School

Public | 1-5 | 620 students

"Our school is best known for its excellent family and community involvement."

 
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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted June 6, 2014

Awesome and always has caring teachers who knows how to make each individual succeed more and more everyday!


Posted June 6, 2014

Every teacher knows how to make students want to learn more and more everyday. Every teacher is caring and always willing to make your child succeed more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2014

This elementary schools is one of the best in the district for supporting students with special needs. From the Principals to the Special Education Coordinator to the teachers, paraprofessionals and staff, everyone works together to help all of the kids with needs whether identified or not. My child has an IEP so her supports are automatically written in. Other children have plans and supports specific to their need(s). Even kids without any diagnosis or identified needs are supported by being incorporated with other children with similar needs so that they can benefit from the specific instruction. Additionally, the Speech Pathologist at Ross is one of the most dedicated, hardworking people I have ever met. She continuously provides supports to the students in the form of Social Skills groups and life skills lessons which allows the kids to obtain an all-encompassing education. Many of the staff and volunteer parents provide support to the school's reading program. Smaller groups with adult support allow kids with learning disabilities to benefit from a smaller and more focused learning environment. You will be hard pressed to find a better elementary school in the area!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2006

The school needs to have a art program where the kids can learn how to draw,paint,sculpt and not tie everything in to education. Its also not parent friendly. DSTP scores are a big focus but they arent willing to offer the kids the extra support they need in school. So the work gets sent home for the parents to teach the child. They lack extracurricular activities and dont have any sports available. It's not parent friendly either.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2005

Lulu Ross has high academic expectations and success with students. The level of supposrt for individual students is wonderful. Parent involvement is always welcomed. There are two mentoring programs where community members can also help students. There are after school enrichment clubs held in the fall and spring and nightime family events throughout the year.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 26, 2005

I am not sure why Lulu Ross has no school dances or other things for these kids to do. I researched other districts and found they have alot of after school activities for their students. I have had a pleasant year this school year with my sons teacher! I like the school in all areas, but after school activities there are none.
—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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
80%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
63%
Social Studies

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

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
64%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
51%
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 Students77%
Female77%
Male78%
African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status67%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Title I77%
Special ed44%
Regular ed82%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English78%

Math

All Students80%
Female78%
Male82%
African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status72%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Title I80%
Special ed69%
Regular ed82%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English81%
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%
Female79%
Male80%
African American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status71%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Title I79%
Special edn/a
Regular ed84%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English82%

Math

All Students78%
Female80%
Male76%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status67%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Title I78%
Special edn/a
Regular ed81%
English language learners (ELL)67%
Proficient in English80%

Social Studies

All Students71%
Female69%
Male73%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status59%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title I71%
Special edn/a
Regular ed76%
English language learners (ELL)53%
Proficient in English73%
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 Students86%
Female78%
Male94%
African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status81%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Title I86%
Special edn/a
Regular ed89%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English89%

Math

All Students71%
Female62%
Male79%
African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status62%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title I71%
Special edn/a
Regular ed75%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English72%

Science

All Students49%
Female48%
Male50%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status33%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Title I49%
Special edn/a
Regular ed52%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English51%
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)
Behavioral health specialist
Educational diagnostician
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Clubs
  • Special olympics

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
Clubs
  • Recycling club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Girls on the run
  • Special olympics

Gifted & talented

Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:40 am
School end time
  • 2:20 am
School Leader's name
  • McKenzie, Cindy
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (302) 424-5453

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Standards-based
  • Teacher-run
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
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Behavioral health specialist
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Educational diagnostician
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Homeless Transportation
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Walmart
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • Girls on the Run

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Girls on the run
  • National Honor Society
  • Project Unify Club
  • Recycling club
  • Special olympics
  • Student council/government
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Parent-Teacher-Partnership
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School leaders can update this information here.

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10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2014-2015 school year.


Students accepted for the 2014-2015 school year
50
Applications received for the 2014-2015 school year
50
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310 Lovers Lane
Milford, DE 19963
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Phone: (302) 422-1640

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