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Seaford Central Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 445 students

We provide a high quality education while operating on a Balanced Calendar.
 
 

 
 
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Posted July 21, 2014

Welcome to Central Elementary School, home of the Superstar Blue Jays and the Balanced Calendar. We strive daily to meet the needs of a diverse population through research and evidence based instructional plans and practices that address the Common Core State Standards. This year the staff at Central Elementary School will use the Learning Focused model of instruction to accelerate the learning for all students! Central Elementary School offers three Virtual Academic Challenges (fall, spring and summer) that provide all students the opportunity to accelerate their learning at their individual levels during our fall, spring and summer breaks. Thank you for inquiring about Central Elementary School, where learning is always in season!

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Posted August 26, 2003

Great School! The balanced calendar approach makes lots of sense. School is now (and has been for over a year) K - 5.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
>=95%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
75%
Social Studies

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
66%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
65%

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

All Students78%
Female81%
Male74%
African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status71%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title I78%
Special edn/a
Regular ed83%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English76%

Math

All Students69%
Female64%
Male74%
African American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status61%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Title I69%
Special edn/a
Regular ed81%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English66%
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 Students77%
Female74%
Male81%
African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status72%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title I77%
Special edn/a
Regular ed86%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English79%

Math

All Students81%
Female76%
Male86%
African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status76%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Title I81%
Special edn/a
Regular ed91%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English83%

Social Studies

All Students71%
Female63%
Male81%
African American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status63%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title I71%
Special edn/a
Regular ed78%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English73%
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%
Male76%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status71%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Title I82%
Special edn/a
Regular ed87%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English82%

Math

All Students84%
Female79%
Male90%
African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status71%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Title I84%
Special edn/a
Regular ed94%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English84%

Science

All Students65%
Female55%
Male76%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status50%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title I65%
Special edn/a
Regular ed68%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English65%
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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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Outdoor learning lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Other
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
School Leader's name
  • Forjan, Jeff
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (302) 628-4380

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Standards-based
  • Virtual Academic Challenges
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Other
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club
  • Abbott's Mill
  • Delaware Nature Society
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Seaford Middle School
Sussex Academy of the Arts and Sciences
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1 Delaware Place
Seaford, DE 19973
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Phone: (302) 629-4587

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