Details overview

Hours 08:35 AM - 03:35 AM
School leader Matthew Auerbach
District Brandywine School District
Transportation options Yes


Basic school information

Dress code Dress code
Schedule Traditional
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning We believe that all children have the capacity to learn at high levels and that some students may need a different level of services in order to access the grade level curriculum and their full potential. Our school also houses the Gifted Program for the Brandywine School District (K-3), where teachers use the Parallel Curriculum model to ensure high academic standards and consistency.
Academic themes / Areas of focus General - school does not emphasize one particular subject
Instructional / curriculum models used Gifted / High performing
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)


Visual Arts
including: Band
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Performing & written arts None
Media arts None
Visual arts None
World languages taught None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered None


including: Music room
Facilities Art room
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Natural area
Outdoor learning lab
Parenting center
Performance stage
Science lab
Sports Fields
Extra learning resources (misc.) Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Differentiated learning programs
Gifted and talented programs
Special education program details We provide a broad range of Special Education services, based upon students' IEP goals and needs. We have a full time School Psychologist and Education Diagnostician as well as certified teachers and paraprofessionals to implement the services needed for students.
Special education programs Inclusive classroom
Self-contained classroom
Special education resource room
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Autism
Developmental delay
Emotional behavioral disabilities
Cognitive disability
Multiple disabilities
Orthopedic impairments
Specific learning disabilities
Speech and language impairments
Other health impairment
Level of special education programming Intensive - school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs
English Language Learner program details We have a certified ELL Teacher who services students based upon their needs.
English Language Learner programs Integrated 50/50 ELL classrooms
Level of ESL/ELL programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered No

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Student diversity

  This school State average
White 46% 48%
Black 38% 31%
Asian 6% 4%
Hispanic 5% 15%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Native American n/a 0%
Hawaiian 0% 0%
Source: See notes


Girls Sports
including: Basketball
Boys Sports
including: Basketball
including: Girls on the Run
Girls sports Basketball
Girls sports (misc.) Girls on the Run
Boys sports Basketball
Clubs Boy Scouts
Chess club
Girls on the Run
National Honor Society (NHS)
Recycling club
Special Olympics
Clubs (misc.) Odyssey of the Mind
Extended care / Extended programs Before


Parent involvement (misc.) Walking Wednesday
Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Monitor the playground
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Volunteer in the classroom
Students typically continue on to these schools P.S. duPont Middle School
  Claymont Elementary School
Parent involvement details We have a highly active PTA who meets monthly and assists the school's administration and teachers through monthly family engagement activities, such as Reading Night, Math Night, International Night, Movie Night, etc. We also have a Family Engagement Committee who partners with our PTA to ensure a high level of family involvement from homework to special events.
Approach to addressing and preventing bullying We aim to be proactive when it comes to bullying through our implementation of the Responsive Classroom framework. We have also partnered with the national organization No Bully, which provides a clear process to address potential bullying situations. We have two full time Guidance Counselors as well as a Dean of Students who assist with our timely handling of any reported bullying situation.


Community service award Green Ribbon Award
Year received 2015


including: Coach(es)
Staff Assistant principal
Behavioral health specialist
Educational diagnostician
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Gifted Specialist
Librarian / media specialist
Reading specialist
School counselor
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
World languages spoken by staff Arabic

Highly qualified teachers

Subject Percent of classes taught by highly qualified teachers State average
General Elementary 97% 98%
English Language Arts N/A 96%
English N/A 95%
Arts & Humanities 100% 99%
Math N/A 95%
Science N/A 96%
Social Studies N/A 95%
Foreign Language N/A 92%
Geography N/A 96%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative N/A 99%
Economics N/A 93%
Government N/A 98%

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  • A highly qualified teacher for a specific academic area is one who has full state certification for teaching the subject, has a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, and has demonstrated subject matter competence.
Source: See notes

School leadership

  This school State average
Current principal's tenure (in years) 1 N/A
Number of principals in the last 5 years 2 2
Source: See notes


Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students
Accessible via public transportation
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Bellevue Community Center
Partner website Http://


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Ways to enroll/attend this school Live in the attendance zone
Students living in district can apply for transfer
Students living outside district can apply for transfer
Application requirements Application
Type of application deadline Rolling
Application deadline 01/15/2015

Choice enrollment

  This school
Students attending this school through their feeder pattern assignment 53%
Students "choicing" into this school who live in the district 34%
Students "choicing" into this school who live outside the district (includes vocational and charter schools) 13%

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  • Non-Choice: Students at this school who are part of the normal feeder pattern.
  • Intra-District Choice: Students at this school who are outside the normal feeder pattern, but still within their resident district.
  • Inter-District Choice: Students at this school from outside their resident district. All vocational and charter school enrollment is considered Inter-District Choice.
Source: See notes


Student diversity DE Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Highly qualified teachers DE Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
School leadership DE Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Choice enrollment DE Dept. of Education, 2013-2014