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Richardson Park Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 485 students

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4 stars

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Posted October 28, 2013

I've had and have a daughter that attends Park. I've seen this school go from okay to YES WAY! The teachers are more caring and the CCSS have definitely come into play. The strategies used make you think more and not memorize like before. You have more vocabulary which is a plus because some students aren't exposed to it and more word problems for math. Rigorous now, but I think it will get better!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2013

My 3 children went to Richardson park elementary. Two children attended all 5 years and my youngest until 3 rd grade. I must say the teachers are absolutely wonderful. They truly care about their students. They go out of their way to help you when in need. Dr. Mathis ( the principal) is always willing to help when in need also. He also cares greatly for his students. Anyone considering this school should know that their children will be in good hands with the teachers at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2010

My niece attends R.P. Elementary and she is doing so great & she also loves the school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2010

My daughters first year there. All the staff is great. Miss. Firko is a great kindergarten teacher.
—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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
41%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
32%
Social Studies

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

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
41%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
23%
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 Students44%
Female56%
Male33%
African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status42%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I44%
Special edn/a
Regular ed53%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English46%

Math

All Students26%
Female24%
Male28%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
White44%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status26%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I26%
Special edn/a
Regular ed31%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English27%
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 Students52%
Female61%
Male41%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status49%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I52%
Special edn/a
Regular ed56%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English60%

Math

All Students51%
Female60%
Male41%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status49%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I51%
Special edn/a
Regular ed56%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English58%

Social Studies

All Students48%
Female45%
Male51%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I48%
Special edn/a
Regular ed52%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English54%
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 Students58%
Female57%
Male59%
African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I58%
Special edn/a
Regular ed68%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English61%

Math

All Students45%
Female37%
Male53%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I45%
Special edn/a
Regular ed48%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English47%

Science

All Students23%
Female14%
Male32%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status25%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I23%
Special edn/a
Regular ed25%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English24%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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
Hispanic 1 41% 13%
Black 2 30% 32%
White 1 27% 50%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2 0% 0%
Two or more races 2 0% 2%
Source: DE Dept. of Education, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

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

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Girls on the run

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:25 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 a.m.
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Eric Mathis
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (302) 892-3255

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Gifted / high performing
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
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)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

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

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Girls on the run
  • Student council/government
School leaders can update this information here.

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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
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School leaders can update this information here.

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