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Prestige Academy

Charter | 5-8 | 287 students

 

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3 stars

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2011:
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Posted January 16, 2014

Prestige Administration has a good idea with the direction of the school. The school says it focuses on discipline, academics and education, but many of the kids do not. The teachers are good as far as teaching goes, but I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone whose kid is already on a good path. Perfect for kids facing issues of juvenile delinquency. Terrible for kids who are already college bound.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2013

Administration needs work, not very receptive and arrogant prinipal, not easily approached as has a stanoffish demanor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2012

I am glad taht I made the choice to switch my son to Prestige Academy. He did not have a very good year at the school he attended last year. They were trying to make him repeat the 5th grade a second time. Since he has been at Prestige his grades have imprved drastically and he currently has nothing lower than a "C" grade. He loves going to school and is talking about his future plans for high school and college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2012

My choice to enroll my son in this school was clouded by great presentations and ceremonies.The computer system was down when I first went to have my child tested for placement. I made several requests to have him tested as he was falling way behind. It wasn't completed until I hired an advocate & made my request in writing by then he was further behind. Bus schedules in the beginning of the year were not functioning properly well into November. Groups of Parents outside the school complaining about being late or having to miss work because the bus didnt show up AT ALL. They did change bus companies but even in May my sons bus driver tld him to ask a parent going our way if he could catch a ride hm so she didnt have to drive that far out in Friday traffic. They dont even have text books they use poorly printed copies that are always being lost by students as well as teachers. Things are very unorganized & clssrooms are out of control. If the school allows prospective parents to view reasons for student susp/det fights/threats are to say the least! Getting a return call even takes persistance. Many parents as well as myself aren't reenrolling because its just not what was expected.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2011

Great school. My son is a transfer from New Jersey and his grades have improved tremendously while attending Prestige. They prepare young men to become professionals. My son is in 5 grade and got a perfect score on the DSTP Reading and Math test. Ms. Davison is a remarkable teacher and there is no doubt she cares about her students. The school is in downtown Wilmington and there are parents that bring their kids from Dover. Amazing school and my wife and I plan on sending our younger son when hes old enough to attend.
—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 77% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
26%

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 74% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
51%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
57%
Social Studies

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

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
36%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
n/a
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 Students46%
Femalen/a
Male46%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status46%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I46%
Special edn/a
Regular ed53%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English46%

Math

All Students40%
Femalen/a
Male40%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I40%
Special ed13%
Regular ed50%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English40%

Science

All Students19%
Femalen/a
Male19%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status19%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I19%
Special ed13%
Regular ed21%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English19%
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 Students40%
Femalen/a
Male40%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I40%
Special ed10%
Regular ed50%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English40%

Math

All Students36%
Femalen/a
Male36%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I36%
Special ed<=5%
Regular ed47%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English36%
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 Students67%
Femalen/a
Male67%
African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status66%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I67%
Special edn/a
Regular ed75%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English67%

Math

All Students49%
Femalen/a
Male49%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status49%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I49%
Special edn/a
Regular ed54%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English49%

Social Studies

All Students39%
Femalen/a
Male39%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status39%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I39%
Special edn/a
Regular ed44%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English39%
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 Students77%
Femalen/a
Male77%
African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status76%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I77%
Special edn/a
Regular ed77%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English77%

Math

All Students76%
Femalen/a
Male76%
African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I76%
Special edn/a
Regular ed77%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English76%

Science

All Students41%
Femalen/a
Male41%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status39%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I40%
Special edn/a
Regular ed38%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English41%
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
Black 2 95% 32%
Hispanic 2 3% 13%
White 2 2% 50%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1 0% 0%
Two or more races 2 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 DE Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 0%N/A49%
Male 100%N/A51%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Perry, Jack
Fax number
  • (302) 762-4782

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1121 Thatcher Street
Wilmington, DE 19802
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