Townsend Elementary School
 Date updated - Fall 2017
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District: Appoquinimink School District Telephone: (302) 378-5020
Address: PO Box 369, 126 Main Street, Townsend DE 19734 Web: Townsend Elementary School Page
Principal: Don Davis
School Demographics
Fall Enrollment

2015-162016-17
Grade 164108
Grade 28862
Grade 36694
Grade 47167
Grade 57375
Total362406


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School Promotion by Grade

2014-15
Grade 1100.0%
Grade 2100.0%
Grade 3100.0%
Grade 4100.0%
Grade 5100.0%


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Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

2015-162016-17
African American24.0%19.5%
American Indian0.6%0.2%
Asian1.1%2.7%
Hawaiian0.3%0.2%
Hispanic/Latino8.0%11.1%
White61.6%62.1%
Multi-Racial4.4%4.2%


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Other Student Characteristics

2015-162016-17
English Language Learner3.6%5.4%
Low Income27.6%21.9%
Special Education13.5%12.6%
Enrolled for Full Year100.0%N/A


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Recently Arrived ELL Students

2016-17
Number of Students Not Tested on ELA Assessment0


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Class Size (Percentage by Range) (2016-17)
* Elementary and special schools provide their own class size data

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School Finances


District Expenditure per Pupil (2015-16)

$11,587

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District Sources of Revenue (2015-16)

Percent District Allocation of Current Expenses by Category (2015-16)




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Exemplary Programs
The instructional focus of Townsend Elementary School is to promote students to be collaborative, innovative, critical thinkers that utilize rigorous, Common Core standards to achieve educational success. Project Based Learning, integrated curriculum, the arts, Spanish Immersion, technology and real world experiences develop our academic leaders. The curriculum is designed to serve the educational, physical, social and emotional needs of every child in order to support them in a safe environment to become a contributing member of society.

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Curriculum Highlights
The 2016-2017 school year is going to be an exciting time at Townsend. This will be our 1st year of Spanish Immersion for our 1st graders coming from TECC. Our school has a Project Based Learning focus and all students will be participating in integrated curriculum with a project focus. Students will utilize technology through STEM programs and continue working in collaborative environments. Townsend is a PBS school which brings the culture and climate of the building soaring high using positive discipline and the sense of community through Responsive Classroom and Morning Meetings.

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