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Bancroft Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 415 students

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Posted August 19, 2013

bancroft has changed through the years. All of my kids went there and it wasn't that bad my child came out as a a student and now i have a 5th grader and it is horrible no more good teachers are there the kids behavior are horrible teachers are giving up on our children the teacher teach the kids as there environment not as a individual that is the reason my daughter school will be changed if the school can't changed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2011

My daughter is attending Bancroft this year and she is in the second grade. I am so proud to see how much she has improved since the beginning of the year. She is even reading on a fourth grade level according to the standardized test. Yes, there are some behavior issues within her class but that should be the responibility of the parent. We shouldn't expect the teachers to do our job. Open your eyes, your children are a reflection of you. God Bless these teachers and Happy Teacher Appreciation week.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2011

MY GRANDSON ATTENDS 2ND GRADE AT THIS SCHOOL AND FOR THE LAST 9 WEEKS AT SOME POINT IN TIME EVERYDAY THIS TEACHER CALLS A RELATIVE TO CALL THE SCHOOL, STATING ITS SOMETHING HE HAS DONE MOSTLY WHAT SOME OTHER STUDENT SAID HE HAS DONE, OR WHAT SHE MIGHT HAVE HEARD HIM SAY. ITS GOTTEN SO BAD AS SOON AS HE COMES TO CLASS HE HAS TO GO TO SACK ( GOOD FOR THEM THAT KEEPS THEM IN A JOB) MY DAUGHTER CAME TO SCHOOL FOR A MEETING 3/72011 AND THEY HAD THREE PERSONS THERE STATING WHAT HE HAS DONE, BUT NO OTHER STUDENTS OR THE PRINCIPAL WAS THERE. . I KNOW HES NO ANGEL. BUT I ALSO KNOW WHEN A PERSON IS BEING STEREOTYPED, OK YOU WANT HIM TO GO TO ANOTHER SCHOOL, MAYBE THEY WILL HAVE THE DECENCY TO PUT FORTH AN EFFECT TO PUT IN A TALENT AND GIFTED PROGRAM TO CHALLENGE HIS MIND, RATHER THEN TO LOOK FOR FAULTS NOT SAYING HE SHOULDN"T BE DISCIPLINED. ITS BETTER FOR THE CHILD NOT TAUGHT IN A SCHOOL LIKE THIS


Posted July 3, 2009

Bancroft is making big improvements- There were about 300 students enrolled since it became a neighborhood school, instead of 850. A new principal is shaking up the status quo, and bringing a special arrangement with the University, which will be using Bancroft as the 1st choice for urban settings for student teachers. That means more staff, and the best educators in the state will be influencing each classroom! My child just finished 5th grade there, she got 4's on her DSTP, loved her teacher and is ready for a successful year in middle school. Then again, she is a serious kid, and never let the poor behaviors of other students influence her academics. Bancroft's biggest problem is that most of its parents had little success in school themselves, and don't know how to influence their kids to be good students. Very Sad, and not the school's fault, I think.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2009

this is a terrible school I would not suggest anyone to send there child to his school my son and my nephew both had a horribe exprience at this school they are very unorganized and they seem to put kids in a sterotype take from me donot send your child to this school choice them out if you have to
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Posted May 16, 2007

The academic program is wonderful, especially IEP where the students are in the classroom with other same grade students of whom are not in IEP. The children do not have recess; I am told it's because of the pursuit of academic achievement to which I, as a parent, strongly disagree with. The PTA and other school related groups need to concentrate on the school community as a whole and cease with the fund raising already!
—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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
21%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
38%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
15%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
13%
Social Studies

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

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
22%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
20%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
8%
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 Students26%
Female33%
Male17%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status26%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I26%
Special ed11%
Regular ed35%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English26%

Math

All Students26%
Female23%
Male30%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status26%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I26%
Special ed5%
Regular ed37%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English26%
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 Students27%
Female30%
Male23%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status26%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I27%
Special edn/a
Regular ed32%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English27%

Math

All Students28%
Female23%
Male32%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status27%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I28%
Special edn/a
Regular ed37%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English28%

Social Studies

All Students23%
Female18%
Male28%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status22%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I23%
Special edn/a
Regular ed30%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English23%
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 Students43%
Female44%
Male40%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I43%
Special edn/a
Regular ed57%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English43%

Math

All Students23%
Female24%
Male20%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status23%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I23%
Special edn/a
Regular ed27%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English23%

Science

All Students13%
Female12%
Male13%
African American11%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status13%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I13%
Special edn/a
Regular ed17%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English13%
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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  • Ingram, Harold M.
Fax number
  • (302) 429-3956

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700 North Lombard Street
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