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H. O. Brittingham Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 576 students

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Posted September 16, 2009

Everyone is nice and courteous. I've always been greeted by anyone i pass in the hall. They talk to you and make sure your question's are answereed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2004

I really love this school! I believe it's the best school that I can send my children to. The staff really looks out for the kids. I'm glad that we live in this school district.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
49%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
67%
Social Studies

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
59%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
48%
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 Students56%
Female56%
Male57%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
White61%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I56%
Special edn/a
Regular ed60%
English language learners (ELL)38%
Proficient in English61%

Math

All Students59%
Female55%
Male64%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I59%
Special edn/a
Regular ed63%
English language learners (ELL)44%
Proficient in English63%
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 Students52%
Female56%
Male50%
African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
White48%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status48%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Title I52%
Special edn/a
Regular ed61%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English58%

Math

All Students80%
Female79%
Male80%
African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status79%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title I80%
Special edn/a
Regular ed84%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English86%

Social Studies

All Students68%
Female64%
Male71%
African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status64%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title I68%
Special edn/a
Regular ed72%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English74%
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 Students60%
Female67%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status58%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I60%
Special edn/a
Regular ed66%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English61%

Math

All Students55%
Female58%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White55%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I55%
Special edn/a
Regular ed54%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English57%

Science

All Students33%
Female38%
Male28%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
White39%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I33%
Special edn/a
Regular ed35%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English33%
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

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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Behavioral health specialist
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Educational diagnostician
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology 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 American sign language
French
Hebrew
Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Most Improvement (2012)
  • AYP (2014)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Foodbank Donations (2013)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
Clubs
  • Math club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
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
  • American sign language
  • French
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Girls on the run

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:25 am
School end time
  • 2:25 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 4:50 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Greaves, Cristy L.
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (302) 684-2043

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Accelerated Leaning
  • Direct instruction
  • Hybrid
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Project-based
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Arts (all)
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
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
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Behavioral health specialist
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Educational diagnostician
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology 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
  • American sign language
  • French
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Kayaking
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Kickball
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Boy scouts
  • Community service
  • Cub scouts
  • Girl scouts
  • Girls on the run
  • Math club
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
  • Attend special programs
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • HOB is a caring school that is continuously improving teaching and learning to increase student success. We use a team approach to educating the "whole child" where all decisions are made in the best interest of our students.
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


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


Students accepted for the 2014-2015 school year
100
Applications received for the 2014-2015 school year
100

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Mariner Middle School
Cape Henlopen High School
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400 Mulberry Street
Milton, DE 19968
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Phone: (302) 684-8522

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