Elections will be held in New Hampshire and Washington, D.C., today. Find out what's on your ballot!

Brandywine School District, Delaware

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Brandywine School District
Wilmington, Delaware
Brandywine School District seal.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Mark Holodick
Graduation rate:83.7%[1]
Number of schools:17
Budget: $147.7 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:John Skrobot
Board members:7
Term length:5
Brandywine School District is a school district in Delaware that served 10,852 students during the 2012-2013 school year.[1] This district is the third-largest school district in Delaware with an operating budget of $147.7 million for the 2013-2014 school year.[2]

About the district

Map of Wilmington Delaware.png
Brandywine School District is located in New Castle County, Delaware. The county seat of New Castle County is Wilmington. According to the United States Census Bureau, New Castle County is home to 538,479 residents.[3]


New Castle County outperformed in comparison to the rest of Delaware in terms of higher education achievement in 2010. The United States Census Bureau found that 33.5 percent of New Castle County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 28.5 percent for Delaware as a whole. The median household income in New Castle County was $64,670 compared to $60,119 for the state of Delaware. The poverty rate in New Castle County was 10.7 percent compared to 11.5 percent for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
Race New Castle County (%) Delaware (%)
White 68.0 68.9
Black or African American 24.6 21.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 0.5
Asian 4.8 3.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.0
Two or More Races 2.2 2.7
Hispanic or Latino 9.1 8.2

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[4][5]


Mark Holodick is the superintendent of Brandywine School District. He has served in this role since October 2009. Prior to serving in this role, Holodick served as a principal in the Delmar School District for three years. Holodick and his wife, Angie, have three children who attend Brandywine School District.[6]

School board

The Brandywine School Board is composed of seven members serving five-year terms.[7]

Brandywine School Board
Member District Term Ends
John Skrobot F 2016
Ralph Ackerman C 2018
Joseph Brumskill A 2018
Cheryl Siskin G 2014
Olivia Johnson-Harris E 2015
Michael Falstad D 2017
Cara Stanard B 2015

School board elections

See also: Brandywine School District elections (2015)

Members of the Brandywine School Board are elected to five-year terms. Candidates represent a geographic area of the district known as a voting area. One seat was up for election on May 13, 2014, and two seats are up for election on May 12, 2015.


The table below displays the budget for Brandywine School District:[2][8]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2011-2012 $118,195,865 81.3% $9,218,909 6.3% $3,916,476 2.7% $0.00 0% $14,012,170 9.6% $145,343,420
2012-2013 $120,465,235 80.4% $8,516,610 5.7% $2,891,126 1.9% $0.00 0% $17,918,745 12% $149,791,716
2013-2014 $121,598,119 82.3% $1,470,000 1% $7,657,710 5.2% $0.00 0% $16,944,953 11.5% $147,670,782
Averages: $120,086,406.33 81% $6,401,839.67 4% $4,821,770.67 3% $0 0% $16,291,956 11% $147,601,972.67

Teacher salaries

Brandywine School District employed 577 K-12 teachers during the 2012-2013 school year.[1] Teacher salaries are categorized based on higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate courses with raises at credit intervals. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table details the salary schedule negotiated between the district and the Brandywine Education Association for 2013-2014:[9]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
No degree 37,858 56,148
Bachelor's 40,506 58,745
B.A. + 15 42,821 65,070
B.A. + 30 44,794 73,185
Master's 47,449 79,033
MA + 15 49,271 81,754
MA + 30 51,091 85,233
MA + 45 52,912 87,003
Doctorate 54,738 88,840

Schools in Brandywine School District


Brandywine School District served 10,852 students during the 2012-2013 school year.[1]

District schools

Brandywine School District operates 17 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[10]

Brandywine School District
School Name
Brandywine Community School
Brandywine Elementary
Brandywine High
Bush Early Education Center
Carrcroft Elementary
Claymont Elementary
Concord High
Forwood Elementary
Hanby Elementary
Lancashire Elementary
Lombary Elementary
Maple Lane Elementary
Mt. Pleasant Elementary
Mt. Pleasant High
P.S. duPont Middle
Springer Middle
Talley Middle

Academic performance

The Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System or DCAS is a series of assessments designed to measure what Delaware’s students know and are able to do at each grade level in reading, mathematics, science and social studies. Each test question measures knowledge of the content standards and grade level expectations. Each test question measures knowledge of the extended content standards, which are adapted from the Delaware Content Standards especially for this population.[11][12]

Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System - Spring 2013
Grade Number Tested Meet Standard (%) Below Standard (%) Scale Score Mean
Grade 3 829 68.64 31.36 725.75
Grade 4 805 75.78 24.22 764.21
Grade 5 770 80.00 20.00 788.87
Grade 6 821 72.96 27.04 798.03
Grade 7 850 72.12 27.88 806.44
Grade 8 829 72.01 27.99 834.89
Grade 9 841 69.80 30.20 841.07
Grade 10 774 73.64 26.36 854.01

Contact information

Brandywine School District seal.jpg
Brandywine School District
1311 Brandywine Boulevard
Wilmington, DE 19809
Phone: (302) 793-5000

See also

External links

Suggest a link