Colonial School District, Delaware
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- Main article: Evaluation of Delaware school district websites
This website was reviewed on January 7, 2012.
- School board members are listed with contact information.
- Meeting schedules are posted, along with minutes.
- Administrative officials are listed with contact information.
- Links are provided to academic reports.
- Budgets are posted.
- Local tax rates are posted in the budget.
- Background check policies are outlined for volunteers and job applicants.
- The website has no search function.
- Bid opportunities and contracts are not posted.
- Audits are not posted.
- No information is available on public records requests.
Board of education
The Board of Education is composed of seven unsalaried members elected to five-year terms. Each member represents an electoral area in the District, but all are elected at-large. Elections take place in May, with members taking office in July.
|Leo B. Magee Sr.||President|
|Ronald P. Pierce||Vice President|
|Gary P. Bennett||Member|
|Joseph T. Laws III||Member|
|Richard W. Schiller Jr.||Member|
Colonial's superintendent is Dorothy A. Linn.
The table below displays the budget for Colonial School District.
|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|
Delaware's school accountability system merges state accountability processes (School Rating) with the federal requirements (AYP), No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Annual reports are available dating back to 2004 on the Delaware Department of Education website.
School Ratings that a school may earn are:
- 5 stars – Superior
- 4 stars - Commendable
- 3 stars - Academic Review
- 2 stars - Academic Progress
- 1 star - Academic Watch.
Possible AYP results are:
- Below Target
- Meets Target
- Above Target
Colonial met AYP in 2011 and was rated "Commendable."
|School||Level||2008-09 School Rating||2008-09 AYP||2007-08 School Rating||2007-08 AYP|
|Castle Hills Elementary||Elementary||4 Stars||Meets Target||Not Rated|
|Colwyck Elementary||Elementary||3 Stars||Below Target||Not Rated|
|Downie (Carrie) Elementary||Elementary||3 Stars||Below Target||Not Rated|
|Eisenberg (Harry O.) Elementary||Elementary||3 Stars||Below Target||Not Rated|
|Pleasantville Elementary||Elementary||4 Stars||Meets Target||5 Stars||Meets Target|
|Southern Elementary||Elementary||5 Stars||Above Target||Not Rated|
|Wilbur (Kathleen H.) Elementary||Elementary||4 Stars||Meets Target||Not Rated|
|Wilmington Manor Elementary||Elementary||4 Stars||Meets Target||Not Rated|
|Bedford (Gunning) Middle||Middle||5 Stars||Meets Target||Not Rated|
|McCullough (Calvin R.) Middle||Middle||3 Stars||Below Target||Not Rated|
|Read (George) Middle||Middle||3 Stars||Below Target||Not Rated|
|Penn (William) High||High||1 Star||Below Target||1 Star||Below Target|
|Leach (John G.) School||Other||5 Stars||Above Target||5 Stars||Above Target|
|New Castle School (Colonial ILC)||Other||4 Stars||Above Target||Not Rated|
|Subject||% Met Standards in 2nd Grade||% Met in 3rd||% Met in 4th||% Met in 5th||% Met in 6th||% Met in 7th||% Met in 8th||% Met in 9th||% Met in 10th|
Colonial's federal graduation rate was 77.6% in 2010, and its dropout rate was 5.2%.
In 2011-12, Colonial had 64 students in local choice and 42 state choice students, in 11 schools.
In the 2009-10 school year the District had 136 choice students at 11 schools.
The District website has very little information on school choice.
- Colonial School District official website
- Colonial Education Association
- Great Schools profile
- School Matters profile
- School Finder profile
- Delaware Department of Education "School Profiles," Accessed January 7, 2012
- Colonial School District "School Board Members," Accessed January 7, 2012
- Colonial School District "Board Meetings," Accessed January 7, 2012
- Colonial School District "Meeting Highlights," Accessed January 7, 2012
- Colonial School District "Administrative Directory," Accessed January 7, 2012
- Colonial School District "About (District Profile on left sidebar)," Accessed January 7, 2012
- Colonial School District "Budget," Accessed January 7, 2012
- Colonial School District "2012 Preliminary Budget," Accessed January 7, 2012
- Colonial School District "Academics," Accessed January 7, 2012
- Colonial School District, "Job Posting," Accessed January 7, 2012
- About the School Board
- Colonial School District, "Fiscal Year 2013," accessed December 10, 2013
- Delaware Department of Education - Delaware Accountability
- Delaware Department of Education - School District Profiles
- Colonial Education Association
- Colonial profile - School Choice
- School Choice