Mount Pleasant Elementary School
 Date updated - Spring 2018
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District: Brandywine School District Telephone: (302) 762-7120
Address: 500 Duncan Road, Wilmington DE 19809 Web: Mount Pleasant Elementary School Page
Principal: Matthew Auerbach
School Demographics
Fall Enrollment

2016-172017-18
Kindergarten129120
Grade 1129133
Grade 2148130
Grade 3160153
Grade 49493
Grade 59592
Total755721


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School Promotion by Grade

2016-17
Kindergarten98.4%
Grade 1100.0%
Grade 2100.0%
Grade 3100.0%
Grade 4100.0%
Grade 5100.0%


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Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

2016-172017-18
African American39.1%38.1%
American Indian0.1%0.4%
Asian6.2%7.9%
Hawaiian0.4% 
Hispanic/Latino6.4%6.4%
White41.9%41.6%
Multi-Racial6.0%5.5%


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Other Student Characteristics

2017-18
English Language Learner5.5%
Low Income36.8%
Special Education13.6%
Enrolled for Full Year100.0%


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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) (2017-18)
* Elementary and special schools provide their own class size data

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School Finances


District Expenditure per Pupil (2015-16)

$15,530

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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
At Mt. Pleasant Elementary, we strive to understand the unique gifts and talents of each of our students, and then work collaboratively as an adult community to bring out the maximum potential in everyone. We use an integrated approach of Responsive Classroom, PBIS, and The Leader in Me to meet the unique needs of our diverse student body. Mt. Pleasant Elementary houses the District’s Gifted and Talented Program for Grades K-3, as well as the District’s Emotional Support Program for Grades K-5.

The following programs have also been developed to meet the diverse needs of our student population:
Elementary STEM Lab, Eco-Action Projects, National Elementary Honor Society, Leader Corp, Reading and Math Support, Girls on the Run, Boys/Girls Basketball, Cheerleading, Chess Club, Spanish Club, Yoga Club, Yearbook Club, Lego League, Odyssey of the Mind, Band, Orchestra, Drama Club, Creative Mentoring, and Dragon Dads.

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Curriculum Highlights
Classroom instruction at Mount Pleasant Elementary is focused on teaching children to become strong readers, writers, mathematicians, critical thinkers, and respectful and responsible citizens of our community. Students are taught to support their opinions and thinking with facts and evidence. Students also receive instruction in Technology, Physical Education, Music, Art, Library, and Guidance. STEM based hands-on learning and projects in science and social studies encourage students to collect, organize, and communicate information to others, and to persevere through their work as teams. Our curriculum is aligned to the Common Core Standards in English Language Arts and Math, and we strive to integrate Next Generation Science Standards with our instruction to make learning relevant and meaningful for everyone.

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