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Richardson Park Learning Center

Public | PK-5 | 299 students

Providing specialized instruction for students with intensive and complex needs

 
 
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Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year. Please look for our mailers. If you do not receive by August 11th, please contact the school office at 992-5574 to confirm we have your most recent mailing address. Please provide our office with updates on phone numbers, mailing addresses, day care changes and any other information we may need prior to the beginning of the school year. We look forward to a fun and exciting year!

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Posted August 30, 2012

My son is entering the 5th grade and we have had a wonderful experience from k-5 .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2010

I Love the staff..very caring of all the children,very informative of my child's process.my daughter loves going to school everyday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2010

The director there was very disorganized and could answer simpe questions as to why she thought my child should go there for developmental delays. it was very dull and not inviting . HORRIBLE PLACE AND RED CLAY NEEDS TO RECONSIDER AND LOOK AT BUSH AND ITS STANDARDS! I would not even think about sending my child there and went to therapy through insurance and put him in a regular preschool and he is doing fantastic!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2010

This school is the most inadequate learning environment for children with delays. Red Clay needs to take a deep look into this program. They should look at the Bush School as the gold standard. The teachers are novice at best. We pulled our child out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2009

I am not very impressed with the teachers, staff and principle. Infact I am in the process of changing schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2008

Excellent school, well structured, well prepare professionals and great customer service....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2007

My son attends for developmental delay and I am very pleased with the pre-k program. He is entering kindergarden this year.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 1 37% 50%
Hispanic 2 33% 13%
Black 2 27% 32%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1 2% 3%
Two or more races 2 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 0%
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 60%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Behavioral health specialist
Educational diagnostician
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(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 Spanish
translation available
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Superstars In Education (2014)
  • Superstars in Education (2012)
  • Head Start Partnership (2014)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Healthy School Programs (2013)
  • Phase 1 PBS (2013)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
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
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Clubs
  • Special olympics

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
  • translation available

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
Clubs
  • Girls on the run
  • Special olympics
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:50 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Humphreys Mackenzie, Gail
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
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (302) 995-5125

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Standards-based
  • individualized based on IEP
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Special education
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
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Behavioral health specialist
  • Educational diagnostician
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(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
  • Spanish
  • translation available
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • based on individual IEP
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Parent Information Center
  • Nemours
  • Division Preventive Behaviorial Health
  • DE Guidance
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • After school Program for 4th a
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Girls on The Run after school

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Boys on The Fly
  • Girls on the run
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • PBS -Student ambassadors
  • Special olympics
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Scheduled Events
More from this school
  • The Preschool Program invites children from the community to attend (for a fee) which allows an inclusive preschool setting for our students with delays.
School leaders can update this information here.

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99 Middleboro Road
Wilmington, DE 19804
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Phone: (302) 992-5574

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