"Our school is best known for its positive school culture and high expectations."
Students enrolled 816
Hours 8:35 AM - 3:35 AM
School leader Williams, Angela
Transportation options Yes
District Brandywine School District
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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500 Duncan Road
Wilmington, DE 19809

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(302) 762-7120
(302) 762-7040
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5 stars
Based on 15 ratings

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October 29, 2014
It's my daughter's first year, but I have been very impressed with Mt. Pleasant. The teachers/staff have been very helpful to us, and most importantly, my daughter is happy.

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October 20, 2014
All 3 of my kids have been to this school with the youngest one now in 2nd grade. This school has such a great community atmosphere. The administration is organized and approachable. The teachers truly care about each individual child, seeking to meet their unique learning needs. The PTA is a very dedicated group, organizing not only fundraisers, but awesome activities for the entire school community. Love MPE!

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2014
This is an amazing inclusive school that provides an exceptional experience to it students and families. Staff are warm and dedicated and many opportunities are provided for families to get involved and participate in their child's education. Their PTA is highly organized and effective at supporting the school. It's a winner!

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October 16, 2014
Mount Pleasant Elementary is an exceptional elementary school. My so runs to get in to school everyday. He feels challenged and he is invested in his learning. The staff is amazing. We love this school!

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October 15, 2014
Mount Pleasant Elementary is a wonderful school with great teachers and a caring community. The PTA is absolutely amazing and the pride and culture of the school is evident from the moment you step in the building. MPE is one of the leading green schools in the State and we are proud to be a part of that initiative.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2014
Mount Pleasant Elementary School is a warm, loving, and fun environment for students to be successful in school. The teachers are friendly and take education very seriously. I value the communication from all the faculty!

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October 11, 2014
I can't say enough about this school! My son is in his second year here and we absolutely love it. Staff is knowledgeable, supportive, and caring. They create a safe, creative, fun and enriching environment for learning. And the community of the school is amazing - wonderful PTA and involvement all around.

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2014
Mt. Pleasant Elementary School is an amazing school. It is such a positive, challenging, fun, stimulating place for kids. The leadership in the school truly prioritizes the needs of the children in every detail of the day and the running of the school. The specials teachers go above and beyond to create an extraordinary experience for the kids, and it is a leading school in the "going green" environmental mission. The PTA is focused, organized and active and has a great support structure in place for the teachers. Everyone works together which is inspiring, and it rubs off on the kids.

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2014
This is my 11th year of being part of the MPE family. My last child is in their last year and I will miss being part of that family! The staff at MPE is caring, nurturing, kind, tough, consistent, and a pleasure to work with. From the teachers, to the specialists, to the office and custodial staff, they all are invested in taking care of our children. I have had kids in the gifted program and kids that are not. All of them received an excellent learning experience. Enrichments to classes were provided if needed and I always felt connected as a parent. I recommend this school all the time to parents. I tell them, just go check it out and see for yourself.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2014
MPE is a great school - caring teachers, supportive staff, and great kids. The teachers really go out of their way to engage and challenge and the kids are all eager to learn. An active PTA makes many things possible at the school.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2014
Mount Pleasant Elementary is a wonderful school that has both regular education and gifted classrooms. The teachers care for their students and help them all achieve. The administrators work with families to provide the attention needed for students that may need additional help. We've been at this school for the past four years and highly recommend it!

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2014
Our daughter attends Kindergarten at this school and we absolutley love it!! The teachers are first class and the PTA is an amazing organization that hasd raised a lot of money to provide tons of opportunities for students and staff. The staff are all so welcoming and accommodating. Keep up the great work!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2014
Mount Pleasant Elementary School is an excellent school. My children have had caring teachers who have been very attentive to their individual needs. The MPE community is welcoming to all parents and values parent/guardian involvement. The PTA is very strong and works well to support the MPE administration, teachers, students, and families. My children are receiving a quality education that exceeds the standards.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2013
This is great school. Our child goes to the gifted program here and thoroughly enjoys every day! The curriculum is challenging and kids can advance pretty quick based on their capabilities. The method of teaching is also very different and refereshing. Not recommended if you consider being advanced in reading and math is too geekish! The public school environment is also a greatly enriching experience for all the children. Wish more educated parents chose public schools and gave the future of the country some thought :)

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2013
Highly recommend the gifted program. Teachers are energetic to challenge students and provide a healthy competitive environment in a fun way. If you or your children are afraid of ranking and put on challenges, this is not the right place. Period. Gifted program is not for every child and parent, but more for a ready mind. Don't blame school.

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Mount Pleasant Elementary School
500 Duncan Road, Wilmington, DE  19809
(302) 762-7120
Last modified Mount Pleasant Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mount Pleasant Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top