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Brandywine Springs School

Public | K-8 | 1117 students

 

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Posted January 9, 2012

Brandywine springs is a wonderful school. I have been there for 4 years and I love the school. The teachers are great at teaching. Bullying happens a little. My sister gets bullied often and so do I. Make sure your child is confident before they attend this school or they will get picked on.


Posted April 26, 2011

Mixed reviews on this school. I had 3 kids there from 2000-2010. Elementary was awesome - great teachers (except for one 2nd grade teacher) that not only taught the kids well but were supportive and nurturing. The middle school experience was horrible though. Not very well thought out in regards to exploratory classes, sports, clubs, or field trips, and only a few good teachers in the 3 years of middle school. Most should be fired because they were that bad. When the school first opened all the teachers were hand picked but for some reason it seems middle school got all the rejects that other schools didn't want. The difference between the elementary teachers and middle school teachers was like night and day. Also, the teachers did what they wanted and walked all over the principal the past couple of years so it's probably a good thing he retired. I rated the principal leadership low because of that. For elementary, it's a very good school but I'd advise going elsewhere for middle school. Parental involvement has remained strong over the years and is certainly one of the advantages to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2010

I love Brandywine springs! I would not send my child anywhere else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2008

BSS is a wonderful, warm, welcoming place. Students and families are valued. It is suce a wonderful place that it has grown t o over 1,000 students in grades k-8. This year, they have addedn 15 new staff members to accommodate full-day K and the new 8th grade. It's obvious that the great principal Mr. Cooke is the reason that everyone wants to go to BSS!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2008

My grandchildren attend this school and it is fantastic. The principal is involved in every aspect of the school and knows the children by name. Each child is greeted, daily, as if they are an important vip, where they enter the school domain.


Posted April 13, 2007

Brandywine Springs is a school like no other! The teachers are innovative, challenging, loving and fun. The administration has an undying dedication to the students and their families. Parent involvement is like no other. Walking through the halls you will always find a parent volunteer giving their time and self to the studnets. Every child who enters that building finds a home. They children show their love of the school everyday in positive behavior and excellent achievements. Brandywine Springs is the place to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2007

Brandywine Springs is an exceptional school. Mr. Cooke is a fabulous Principal. He is involved in every aspect of the school and deeply cares about the children and teachers. The teachers, custodial staff, and volunteers are so dedicated to their professions and it shows in the education that is provided to the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2006

Both of my children absolutely love Brandywine Springs. This is our 3rd yr with the school and would never think of leaving! The teachers are great and so helpful and positive with the kids. Mr. Cooke is great and very good at his job! Keep it up! We are exciting for yet another great year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2005

My daughter absolutely loves Branywine Springs. She was in kindergarten last year and can't wait for school to start. Her teacher was amazing and the extra activites were so much fun (basketball, French club and cooking were her favorites). We look forward the the next several years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2004

This school is excellent! My children have attended for 4 years. The teachers are enthusiastic, loving, challenging, and motivated. The administration is wonderful. As my friends complain about their private school tuition, I just grin from ear to ear my my children are at a public school I love!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%
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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%
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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
69%
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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
78%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
>=95%

2011

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
74%
Social Studies

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

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
79%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
>=95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%
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 Students91%
Female86%
Male>=95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status78%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed94%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English92%

Math

All Students88%
Female83%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status70%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed92%
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 Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status>=95%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Title In/a
Special ed80%
Regular ed>=95%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English94%

Math

All Students85%
Female83%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status88%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title In/a
Special ed47%
Regular ed90%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English85%

Social Studies

All Students82%
Female83%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status84%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title In/a
Special ed53%
Regular ed87%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English82%
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 Students93%
Female>=95%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status85%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Title In/a
Special ed53%
Regular ed>=95%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English93%

Math

All Students88%
Female85%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status81%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Title In/a
Special ed47%
Regular ed94%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English88%

Science

All Students78%
Female76%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status58%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title In/a
Special ed13%
Regular ed87%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English78%
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 Students89%
Female84%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status83%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed93%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English89%

Math

All Students78%
Female73%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status59%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed84%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English78%
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 Students90%
Female94%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status87%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed93%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English90%

Math

All Students84%
Female88%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status83%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed88%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English84%

Social Studies

All Students82%
Female84%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status74%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed85%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English82%
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 Students>=95%
Female>=95%
Male>=95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=95%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status89%
Not economically disadvantaged>=95%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed>=95%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English>=95%

Math

All Students89%
Female92%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status79%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed93%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English89%

Science

All Students86%
Female82%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status89%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title In/a
Special edn/a
Regular ed87%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English86%
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
White 2 85% 50%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2 5% 3%
Hispanic 2 5% 13%
Black 1 3% 32%
Two or more races 2 1% 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 15%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Armstrong, Stephanie
Fax number
  • (302) 636-5683

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Field hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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Wilmington, DE 19808
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