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Heritage Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 625 students

Our school is known for its academic achievement and family atmosphere.
 
 

 
 
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Posted November 17, 2013

I am actually a graduated student from Heritage and I loved it there so much. There are teachers there who I still talk to and I'm in high school now. I would say heritage is a fun school with a good learning environment. The other kids are nice, the teachers are friendly and caring, and the school is just great overall.


Posted November 25, 2012

I have sent three daughters through Heritage and recommend the school strongly. However, you have to be an involved and engaged parent to maximize the benefits of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2012

My daughter is in 5th grade and has attended Heritage for four years. It's a great elementary school with a wonderful principal. She's very dedicated and heavily involved including in almost all of the extra-curricular activities of which there are many. The academics are good, and there are opportunities to participate in many after school programs to enrich young children's experiences.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2011

Both my daughter and son have attended Heritage and I could not have wanted a better school. The school has helped them both to succeed and do great in junior high and high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2011

i love Heritage! i used to go there and all of my teacher's were awesome! The principal is very organized, friendly, and profesional. The school is also great because the teachers worry about your education and they go over a lesson with you until you understand it! Heritage is also very fun!


Posted September 29, 2010

My daughter just started K this year. I am pretty disappointed in this school. First she was threatened by another student with scissors. I called the principle and teacher about this, they said they would address it and I have never heard a follow up to this day, 4 wks ago.I was waiting to pick her up one day and she was not in the cafeteria, I asked the teacher where she was and they did not know. Frantically I ran to the office and they did not know where she was either. I ran to her classroom someone finally tracked me down to tell me she was now in the cafeteria. This happened again with another parent 2 wks ago. There are 24 kids to 1 teacher, no aid. unless a parent comes in to help. Noone who works here smiles.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2010

My girls are in 3rd and 1st and I absolutely love them being there. Mrs Ennis is wonderful. So happy she is so involved, knows the students, and loves the kids enough to care. My daughters teachers have been great! They have learned so much from them and are excelling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2010

The school does not intervene appropriately when student teachers can not perform well in the classrooms. Students struggle to learn from such teachers . The school needs be in better control of the situation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

Heritage is changing after the principal Ennis took over. Some good changes are: more young teachers are hired and new after school activities are offered. On the other hand, while some of the parents are interfering with the school life way too much, the rest of the parents do not have ample opportunity to be involved. The principal does not let parents to choose teachers in advance anymore, but let some parents to switch teachers afterwards. As for the academic life in Heritage- teachers do not have time and resources to help advanced students to achieve further. Special attention is paid only to kids who fall behind, which is very common practice not only at Heritage, but all around the state of Delaware.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2008

This is the best school in Wilmington area. Principal Ennis is phenomenal; not only as an educator, but also as a human being. You're always listened; no matter how busy she is. Mrs. Maguire is the best teacher of all. Thumbs up for Heritage Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2007

This school is so wonderful. The teachers are very caring & the principal is phenomenal. The principal walks around the school & is involved with her students rather than sitting in her office with the door shut like it was when I was growing up. She is right there with the children & the children LOVE her (as well as the parents)! The teachers really know their students & really make it a team effort along with the parents to make each child's school experience a successful & profitable one. The PTA is terrific too. There are tons of involved parents who just make it such a great school to be a part of. We feel so fortunate that we are in this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2005

My son is in his second year at Heritage, it's been a wonderful experience all the way around. The teachers and staff are attentive and caring, the parents are involved and the students learn in a very nurturing environment. My first grader says 'Heritage is the best--all the teachers care about all the students', he loves it there. The extracurricular programs are great--there are school plays, assemblies, skating nights, sock hops as well as community support that the children participate in such as helping foster families, mitten trees and gathering donations for the families of soldiers in Iraq to make phone calls to their loved ones. All around it's super!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2004

My daughter attended from Kindergarten until the 5th grade. She would have stayed until 12th if they would've had the grade levels. No one could've received better at that school. Every person was loved and respected. The principal, Mrs. Sullivan, knew all her students and cared for each one immensely. Each teacher, staff and employee were totaly dedicated. The 'Special Needs' teachers are the best of the best...there are no comparisons! They prepared my daughter for her future and gave her a thirst for knowledge that no one else could. Thank you Mrs. Dean, Ms Lenz, Mrs. Monaco and Ms Tuohy! Thank You Heritage for doing a very fine job in educating my daughter.
—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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
66%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
59%
Social Studies

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

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
66%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
68%
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 Students78%
Female81%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status65%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed82%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English79%

Math

All Students72%
Female68%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status59%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed75%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English71%
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 Students88%
Female86%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status77%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed92%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English88%

Math

All Students79%
Female75%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status67%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed83%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English79%

Social Studies

All Students90%
Female86%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status85%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed93%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English90%
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 Students86%
Female89%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status90%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed89%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English86%

Math

All Students75%
Female73%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status70%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed80%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English75%

Science

All Students51%
Female46%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status30%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed54%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English51%
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)
Behavioral health specialist
Computer specialist(s)
Educational diagnostician
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Met Adequate Yearly Progress (2011)
  • Met Adequate Yearly Progress (2012)
  • Met Adequate Yearly Progress (2013)

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
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

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

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • After-school Spanish for a fee
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
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Girls on the run

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:50 am
School end time
  • 3:40 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
  • Ennis, Linda
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (302) 454-3427

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Standards-based
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
  • After-school Spanish for a fee
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
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Educational diagnostician
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • bus
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • After-school programs
Girls sports
  • Girls on the Run

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Boy scouts
  • Cub scouts
  • Foreign language club: Spanish
  • Girl scouts
  • Girls on the run
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Yearbook
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
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • PTA; classroom/school volunteers
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • We've been told that Heritage is a "hidden gem" in the district.
School leaders can update this information here.

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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Skyline Middle School
Stanton Middle School
Conrad Schools of Science
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2815 Highlands Lane
Wilmington, DE 19808
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Phone: (302) 454-3424

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