"Downes is known for outsanding academics and positive school climate."

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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."

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  • Before / After care
    Before, After
  • Dress policy
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  • 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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7 reviews

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Recent Comments


Develops empathy: Neutral
Submitted by a parent · May 26, 2015
Yes you can go in and share your opinion with the staff but my daughter says zero action is taken and when she asks a staff member for help they usually walk away from her.

Develops honesty: 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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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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Downes (John R.) Elementary School
220 Casho Mill Road, Newark, DE  19711
Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 7 reviews. (302) 454-2133
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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