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School leader:  Prettyman, Patricia
220 Casho Mill Road
Newark, DE 19711

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(302) 454-2133
(302) 454-3483
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"Downes is known for outsanding academics and positive school climate."

BASIC INFORMATION

  • Before / After care
    Before, After
  • Dress policy
    Dress code
  • Transportation
    Buses / vans provided for students
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PROGRAMS & CULTURE

  • Academic focus
    World languages
  • Arts
    Graphics, Band, Choir / Chorus...
  • World languages
    Chinese - Mandarin
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Recent Comments


Develops character: Disagree
Submitted by a parent · May 26, 2015
Girls are becoming clicks starting in grade k now and the teachers have zero control. The school puts it out there as if its a bully free zone and we've had the opposite experience the entire year.

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Submitted by a parent · May 26, 2015
My child is in grade k along with the Chinese immersion program. Majority of the school year her teachers have been incompetent. Losing her behavior book/homework. We had multiple phone calls at work about verbal and PHYSICAL bullying. When I... more

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Submitted by a parent · March 21, 2015
I love this school because of its diverse student pool, it's amazing Chinese immersion program, it's very active PTA, and the fact that my kids go to school everyday with a big smile!

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Submitted by a parent · December 13, 2012
Downes is an amazing schoolwith great kids,parents,and teachers!!!!! Ihave had nothing but positive experiences throughout the years. If you are aninvolved parent and regualry visit the school you would know how great the school is.

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About this school

Some exemplary programs at Downes include the Shakin' Sharks Steel Band, Meaningful Economics, Lego League, After School Music and Science Clubs, K-Kids Club, Recorder groups, Robotics Team, Math League, and World Language Immersion in Mandarin Chinese. Our Positive Behavior Support program includes a recognition for students who meet the expectations of being honest, respectful, and responsible each month.

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Last modified: March 17, 2016
Last modified Downes (John R.) Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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