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Colwyck Elementary School

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Posted July 1, 2011

This school is lacking in many areas. There is very little parent involvement at this school and the school has no idea how to go about getting any. Coming from a school with heavy parent involvement my enthusiam for volunteering was greeted with confusions. It seemed neither wanted and hardly excepted. The school has no clear disciplinary plan. Children with behavior problems are allowed to disrupt class rooms. My child has come home complaining of feeling sick and though having been to the nurse the school doesn't notify parents. This is yet another public school that teaches for children to take a test not to give them help to gain knowledge. My child was exposed to a teacher that had no idea how to discipline without screaming at the top of her lungs and she had absolutely no control over the class room. I was very unhappy with this school and have taken my kids out of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2008

I have a child that attends this school. It is completely unorganized. The teachers and principal are making attempts to correct the issues, but there are many issues with discipline here. I am not seeing any real progress and would not reccomend this school to any parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2005

I think Colwyck is a great school. My child loves it. She has learned so much and the school year has just started! Also before school started, they had begun to get parents involved. The teachers,and Principal are great. They really care about each child and their learning experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2004

I completely disagree with the negative review given by another parent. This school is great! The teachers and principal are completely devoted to the academic development of each and every student. There are very few disciplinary problems throughout the school. Additionally, there is a very diverse student population, which helps the students learn to accept each other, despite cultural differences.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2004

This school is very unorganized. I would not recomend it to anyone. I was very disapointed in both the principal and the teacher involvement, which in turn made the parent involvement terrible.
—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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
50%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
61%
Social Studies

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

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
61%

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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
28%
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 Students41%
Female37%
Male45%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status39%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I41%
Special edn/a
Regular ed43%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English47%

Math

All Students46%
Female44%
Male47%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I46%
Special edn/a
Regular ed49%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English46%
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 Students70%
Female76%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I70%
Special edn/a
Regular ed74%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English69%

Math

All Students71%
Female65%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status70%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I71%
Special edn/a
Regular ed74%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English74%

Social Studies

All Students59%
Female61%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status58%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I59%
Special edn/a
Regular ed61%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English59%
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 Students76%
Female75%
Male77%
African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status74%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I76%
Special edn/a
Regular ed83%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English85%

Math

All Students76%
Female71%
Male82%
African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status74%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I76%
Special edn/a
Regular ed83%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English83%

Science

All Students32%
Female24%
Male41%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status28%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I32%
Special edn/a
Regular ed34%
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

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 1 43% 32%
Hispanic 2 38% 13%
White 1 17% 50%
Two or more races 2 2% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2 1% 3%
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 68%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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