Lewis (William C.) Dual Language Elementary School
 Date updated - Spring 2018
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District: Red Clay Consolidated School District Telephone: (302) 651-2695
Address: 920 North Van Buren Street, Wilmington DE 19806 Web: Lewis (William C.) Dual Language Elementary School Page
Principal: Mark Phelps
School Demographics
Fall Enrollment

2016-172017-18
Kindergarten8691
Grade 19083
Grade 27081
Grade 36961
Grade 46974
Grade 55670
Total440460


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School Promotion by Grade

2016-17
Kindergarten97.7%
Grade 198.9%
Grade 297.1%
Grade 3100.0%
Grade 498.6%
Grade 5100.0%


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Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

2016-172017-18
African American18.4%18.9%
American Indian0.5%0.4%
Asian0.2% 
Hispanic/Latino70.5%70.4%
White9.8%9.8%
Multi-Racial0.7%0.4%


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Other Student Characteristics

2017-18
English Language Learner58.7%
Low Income73.7%
Special Education10.9%
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)

$13,707

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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
Wm. C. Lewis Dual Language Elementary is an Immersion Magnet recognized by the Embassy of Spain as School of the Year for Academic Excellence in Spanish during 2015. Lewis was profiled by the U.S. Department of Education for effective strategies with English Language Learners.

Family engagement is a priority for Lewis. There is a wide range of programming to build the home-school connection. Offerings include Spanish and English classes for parents, the Back to School Block Party, the Saturday Family Literacy Series, the My Very Own Library literacy initiative, the Annual Family Dinner Dance, Immersion Information Evenings, Parent Education Events, Bedtime Stories, and many more PTA events.

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Curriculum Highlights
Lewis is a two-way Dual Language Program in grades K-5. Providing instruction 50% of the day in English and 50% of the day in Spanish. Included in the model are Spanish language Music and Art classes. Children’s first language develops while introducing the second language, thereby improving language acquisition. Instruction is focused on content, language, and cultural objectives. Lewis students are pioneers of the Governor's World Language Immersion Program.

At Lewis, there are several programs designed to support and enrich students’ curricular experiences such as Reading Soccer, Yoga, Legos, Bricks, Spanish Drama, Spanish Traditional Dances, Girls on the Run, Reading Rockets, Math Enrichment, Youth in Government, Student Council and more. Students also participate in TAG classes in grades 1-5.

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