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West Park Place Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 369 students

 

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Posted March 27, 2014

I like this school, both the principal and academy principal are very nice and considerate, teachers treat each child fairly, PTA president is very active to serve for this school. And due to the special student pool, this school is very open to different culture, respect all the students from different country. This school has enough facility for all grades students to reach the learning resource, like gym, art, library and music, kid got lots of exposure to all these, not just reading, math, social and science. Also since this school is a multiculture school, teachers respect students, students learnt to respect different cultures therefore different kind of personality. All these are very good for kid's development. Everyone knows the test score is not only based on teachers' teaching method, but also depends on each student and his/her family, so test score is not the only evaluation method. Overall I would still recommend this elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2014

This school is really good. The teachers treat all kids same, there is always a backup teacher there to help any other student. The teachers are fair with work and they have a good way to teach kids the way the kid needa ro learn it. The food may not be AS good, but at leat some of the food is. There is no bullying and kids play great together. I hope this helped and i reccomend this school for your kids. Thank you
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Posted August 16, 2010

We started West Park in 2004. Yes, we have seen 3 principals come and go, but the stability of the staff and quality of the education has been solid. This is a community school with dedicated teachers and wonderful parents. It would be nice to have greater funds for after school programing, but the Federal/State funding sources aren't un limited. My children have continued to have a positive educational experience and love to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2009

I've been satisfied so far, but last year lots of good teachers left the school. I'm hoping the new staff will work as effectively towards developing bright students. More challenging projects should be introduced to all students and they need to improve on the extra-curricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2006

My child has enjoyed his time at West park School. My biggest concern is that there are no extra-curricular activities other than choir. What about an instrumental music program and school sports program?
—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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
82%

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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
66%
Social Studies

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
77%

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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
55%
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 Students74%
Female75%
Male72%
African American64%
Asian71%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Other race71%
Low socioeconomic status66%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title I74%
Special edn/a
Regular ed84%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English82%

Math

All Students75%
Female74%
Male76%
African American59%
Asian77%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Other race77%
Low socioeconomic status70%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title I75%
Special edn/a
Regular ed84%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English78%
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 Students82%
Female88%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status79%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title I82%
Special edn/a
Regular ed86%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English88%

Math

All Students81%
Female72%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status73%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Title I81%
Special edn/a
Regular ed88%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English83%

Social Studies

All Students75%
Female67%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status70%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title I75%
Special edn/a
Regular ed80%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English79%
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 Students90%
Femalen/a
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status81%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I90%
Special edn/a
Regular ed92%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English93%

Math

All Students84%
Female73%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status74%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I84%
Special edn/a
Regular ed89%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English85%

Science

All Students73%
Female63%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status58%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I73%
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

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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
White 1 48% 50%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1 25% 3%
Black 1 21% 32%
Hispanic 2 4% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 0%
Two or more races 1 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 DE Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Hernandez, Ledonnis A.
Fax number
  • (302) 454-3488

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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193 West Park Place
Newark, DE 19711
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