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East Side Charter School

Charter | K-8 | 403 students

 

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2014:
Based on 7 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted May 30, 2014

EastSide has gone through a great transformation in the past few years and has become one of the fastest growing schools in the state. The students, staff and community are engaged in the learning environment at EastSide and I am proud to be a part of the progress taking place at the school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 30, 2014

Great school with high expectations and making a real difference in northeast Wilmington. Outstanding results!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 24, 2014

If you are looking for a school for your child that has that family atmosphere - where every student feels connected to their teacher and where the teachers are in constant communication with family - Eastside is the school for you. Staffed from head to toe with teachers and administrators who keep the student's best interest in mind, Eastside is truly a family. The turn around here has been amazing to observe, and students are always learning.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 22, 2014

Our school excels at rigorous instruction, 100% student engagement, and high expectations for academic success.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 22, 2014

EastSide Charter has outstanding leadership equally focused on developing its students and staff. Dr. Lamont Browne, Head of School, has championed the development of an alternative teacher evaluation system that focuses on coaching and mentoring. The teachers and staff are dedicated, warm and caring. They love to work there. That results in a wonderful learning environment for the kids. Every child has an individual success plan for the year and the teachers are committed to seeing that they all achieve it. The School has outstanding, attractive and inviting facilities with a gymnasium, cafeteria, auditorium and 3+ acres of playing and recreation fields. This is a wonderful opportunity for kids living on the East Side of Wilmington.


Posted February 22, 2014

As a weekly visitor, I can tell you what I've seen: clean facilities, large playground, friendly teachers and staff, a requirement of parent involvement, well-behaved students.


Posted February 21, 2014

East Side Charter School: Made great strides during the 2005-2014 period. The facility is enhanced -- updated gym, classrooms and sports fields. The faculty is more engaged. The mentoring program is a fixture.


Posted November 22, 2013

I think the school has made drastic improvements and the staff cares deeply for the students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 18, 2009

I have 3 children at Eastside Charter and this is their first year there. I am so dissappointed in both the teachers and the administrative staff. Some of the teachers there are only there to collect a paycheck and clearly do not care about the students. some teachers do not want to take resposibilty for teaching our children and make us aware when there are accademic issues but want immediate action when our children are distracted in class. Someone must stand up and make the teachers teach our children and not just give them a place to act up and be disrespectful. I would not reccomend Eastside Charter even under the most desperate of circumstances.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2009

My son and daughter both attended last year ind grade 1 and pre K and both have returned this year, as well as my two other children. The staff are always professional and seem to take a genuine care in to what goes on with your child. My daughter has grown so much from her experience here, and i just don't think public school would of done that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2009

I attended eastside charter my eight grade year. I must say it's a very nice school, filled with children who want to learn, and faculty who want to educate them.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 13, 2008

I think this school has great potential with the right support from both the staff and the parents. I love the fact that the class sizes are small and it is a 'choice' school. However full advantage is not being taken of this opportunity. I must agree with the teacher, this school is for select families. Those who will abide by the rules and help maintain the standards set by the school. But every time I go there I see kids out of uniform and cursing in the halls, I hear teachers yelling at the students. I mean why should I spend money on uniforms( which they are quite expensive!) for my 2 kids when so many come to school dressed any kind of way? Why are kids still there who have been suspended numerous times when the school has such a 'strict' behavioral policy? GET IT TOGETHER ESCS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2008

ESCS could do a lot better. They have a great plan in place but they're not using it. They need to stick to their own policies. Enforce the dress code, enforce the discipline, enforce parent involvement. If they were to just start there a lot of problems would be solved and the rest would eventually fall into place. Teachers would be happier, students would be happier and learn a lot more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2007

Part of 'school choice,' this is an alternative to regular public schools. As a former teacher for this school, I observed daily screaming and use of profanity by students in the hallways and classrooms. The principal refuses to change the ineffective 'Direct Instruction' curriculum for which the supplies are short anyway. Because of school choice, parents must sign a 'contract' stating they will volunteer at least 4 hours a month. This happens with about 10 parents in the whole school. The PTO meetings are an embarrassment -about 8 parents, out of more than 300 students, show up for these. Teachers work extended days (7:30 to 4:00) and are told to work harder - this is why there is little consistency in staff and poor learning for children.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
27%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
30%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
23%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
33%
Social Studies

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

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
35%

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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
15%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
6%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
31%
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 72% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
22%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
67%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 60% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
<=5%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
11%
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 73% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
19%
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 Students60%
Female65%
Male55%
African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I60%
Special edn/a
Regular ed70%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English60%

Math

All Students70%
Female80%
Male60%
African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status70%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I70%
Special edn/a
Regular ed79%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English70%
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 Students46%
Female37%
Male58%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status46%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I46%
Special edn/a
Regular ed59%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English46%

Math

All Students54%
Female50%
Male58%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status54%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I54%
Special edn/a
Regular ed67%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English54%

Social Studies

All Students31%
Female19%
Male46%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status32%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I31%
Special edn/a
Regular ed41%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English31%
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 Students71%
Female72%
Malen/a
African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status73%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I71%
Special edn/a
Regular ed79%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English71%

Math

All Students93%
Female94%
Malen/a
African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status92%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I93%
Special edn/a
Regular ed95%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English93%

Science

All Students12%
Female6%
Malen/a
African American12%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status13%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I12%
Special edn/a
Regular ed6%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English12%
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 Students51%
Female41%
Male63%
African American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status49%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I51%
Special edn/a
Regular ed63%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English51%

Math

All Students56%
Female59%
Male53%
African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I56%
Special edn/a
Regular ed60%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English56%
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 Students44%
Female41%
Male47%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status42%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I44%
Special edn/a
Regular ed62%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English44%

Math

All Students41%
Female41%
Male40%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status42%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I41%
Special edn/a
Regular ed48%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English41%

Social Studies

All Students<=5%
Female7%
Malen/a
African American<=5%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status<=5%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I<=5%
Special edn/a
Regular ed5%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English<=5%
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 Students64%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I64%
Special edn/a
Regular ed75%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English64%

Math

All Students36%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I36%
Special edn/a
Regular ed50%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English36%

Science

All Students10%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African American11%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status10%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I10%
Special edn/a
Regular edn/a
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English10%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 2 98% 32%
Hispanic 2 2% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2 0% 0%
Two or more races 1 0% 2%
White 1 0% 50%
Source: DE Dept. of Education, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 50%N/A49%
Male 50%N/A51%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3000 North Claymont Street
Wilmington, DE 19802
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