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Lewis (William C.) Dual Language Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 467 students

In the Gov. World Language Program, we are known for our "Bee-lingual Pride".
 
 

 
 
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5 stars

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Posted June 11, 2014

Our daughter just finished kindergarten at Lewis. We selected this school for the dual language program and have been thrilled with our choice. She has learned so much Spanish in just one school year...we are just amazed. She is also making great progress in all her subjects. The staff is all fantastic and seem to really care about the kids. They all go the extra mile and are always friendly and positive. The uniform is an added bonus for us as there no arguments about what to wear to school and no concerns about "fitting in" because of clothing. The parent involvement in the PTA could be better, but those who participate work hard for the kids and the school. The school holds great events for families and is very welcoming.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2014

I am a kindergarten teacher in William C. Lewis Dual Language Elementary school. We are a public school located in the Cool Springs area of Wilmington. Our staff is highly-qualified and most of the staff is bilingual. Our students attend a half day program in Spanish, where they learn Spanish Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science in Spanish. In English, I instruct English Language Arts, Writing, and Social Studies. The Spanish and English teachers reinforce the content that is taught in the other language. We follow the Common Core and have many wonderful resources for our students. In addition, we offer a Positive Behavior System throughout the school which celebrates good behavior. It has been a pleasure working with the staff, administrators, and students at Lewis.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 26, 2008

I think that this is a truly great school. I have been totally satisfied since my son started there for Kindergarten. He is now in the first grade. He enjoys going to Lewis, and I enjoy sending him there. THe teachers and the new acting principal is a great assest to the school. Please keep up the good wor.
—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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
31%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
40%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
14%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
25%
Social Studies

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

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
21%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
20%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
6%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
17%
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 Students38%
Female38%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I38%
Special edn/a
Regular ed41%
English language learners (ELL)23%
Proficient in English64%

Math

All Students39%
Female40%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status37%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I39%
Special edn/a
Regular ed44%
English language learners (ELL)19%
Proficient in English77%
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 Students62%
Female60%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I62%
Special edn/a
Regular ed63%
English language learners (ELL)40%
Proficient in English79%

Math

All Students61%
Female70%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I61%
Special edn/a
Regular ed63%
English language learners (ELL)58%
Proficient in English64%

Social Studies

All Students46%
Female53%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I46%
Special edn/a
Regular ed46%
English language learners (ELL)27%
Proficient in English61%
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 Students48%
Female55%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status45%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I48%
Special edn/a
Regular ed57%
English language learners (ELL)18%
Proficient in English64%

Math

All Students55%
Female55%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I55%
Special edn/a
Regular ed64%
English language learners (ELL)29%
Proficient in English69%

Science

All Students6%
Female6%
Male6%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic<=5%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status<=5%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I6%
Special edn/a
Regular ed7%
English language learners (ELL)<=5%
Proficient in English7%
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)
Computer specialist(s)
Educational diagnostician
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Lewis Students have Met Adequate Yearly Progress (2014)
  • Lewis Students have Met Adequate Yearly Progress (2013)
  • Lewis Students have Met Adequate Yearly Progress (2012)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Jefferson Award for Service (2014)
  • Jefferson Award for Service (2013)
  • Jefferson Award for Service (2011)

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
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • English
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
  • Spanish and English Immersion Program
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language and culture club

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Girls on the run
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:20 am
School end time
  • 3:35 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Castaneda, Ariadna
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (302) 651-2759

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Standards-based
  • TWIOP strategies to develop 2 languages
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Foreign languages
  • Global
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • English
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
  • Spanish and English Immersion Program
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Educational diagnostician
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Governor's World Language Immersion Program
  • [Organization name][OCool Spring Tilton Neighborhood Association
  • Friends of Cool Spring
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Déjame Correr Running Club
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer

Arts & music

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

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Chess club
  • Foreign language and culture club
  • Girls on the run
  • Lego League
  • Odyssey of the Mind
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
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
  • Organize cultural events
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School leaders can update this information here.

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920 North Van Buren Street
Wilmington, DE 19806
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Phone: (302) 651-2695

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