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Richey Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 429 students

Our school is best known for our caring staff.

 
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Posted October 2, 2009

Two of my grandchildren go there. It has the best teachers and the principal is awesome. The children love school and their teachers and when a child loves the teacher all through school that is saying something. The teachers must be top notch and the principal the best.


Posted October 2, 2009

They have a GREAT teaching staff, their Principal really cares about her students and they always keep me informed about what's happening in both my childrens' curriculum. My boys NEVER come home saying they don't want to go to school bbecause they enjoy being there! Also, they have a wonderful Outreach Program that helps to take care of the less fortunate in our area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2008

Richey is a wonderful school! They really encourage parent interaction and fun for the whole family. They encourage and apply sholastics in a way that all can understand. Teachers and principal are always accesable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2008

The principal at Richey is very accesible to parents that have any questions. The staff goes above and beyond to make the students feel welcome and the parents fel comfortable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2008

Best school ever! Perfect teachers,principal, nurse, staff! Could not ask for better! Understanding, patient, knowledge and teaching skills unbelivable! Beyond any school as far as I am concerned on teaching skills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2007

The faculty and staff of Richey are GREAT! They are willing to try new things and are not afraid of being the first to try something. Their focus is the children and their well-being. We are very proud to have our child attend Richey Elementary. Thank you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2004

My son just finished kindergarden. I always prefered private school. This school gave me a great impression of the puplic school system. I couldn't have asked for a better teacher. It was sad to say goodbye to her. My son learned a lot more than expected. I hope to keep him there for the next 4 years. This school is very small, which I like. I advise to come see the school. Im sure your children will have a positive experience.
—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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
49%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
41%
Social Studies

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
44%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
47%
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 Students81%
Female80%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status79%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title I81%
Special edn/a
Regular ed84%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English82%

Math

All Students74%
Female71%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status72%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title I74%
Special edn/a
Regular ed78%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English73%
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 Students57%
Female64%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status47%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title I57%
Special edn/a
Regular ed62%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English59%

Math

All Students53%
Female55%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status47%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Title I53%
Special edn/a
Regular ed62%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English55%

Social Studies

All Students54%
Female55%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status43%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title I54%
Special edn/a
Regular ed62%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English55%
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 Students73%
Female82%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status72%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title I73%
Special edn/a
Regular ed78%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English75%

Math

All Students55%
Female61%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status47%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Title I55%
Special edn/a
Regular ed60%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English57%

Science

All Students42%
Female42%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status33%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Title I42%
Special edn/a
Regular ed42%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English45%
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
White 2 58% 50%
Hispanic 1 20% 13%
Black 1 16% 32%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2 3% 3%
Two or more races 2 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2 0% 0%
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 62%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(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)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Bronze Award - Healthier US School Challenge (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
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
Clubs
  • Recycling club
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

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

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)

Health & athletics

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

Gifted & talented

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
School Leader's name
  • Johnson, Dorothy
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (302) 892-3242

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Direct instruction
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • Girls on the Run

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Girls on the run
  • Guys Read
  • Lego League
  • Odyssey of the Mind
  • Recycling club
  • Robotics club
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
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


6 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
25
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
40

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Skyline Middle School
Cab Calloway School of the Arts
Conrad Schools of Science
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105 East Highland Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19804
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Phone: (302) 992-5535

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