Leasure (May B.) Elementary School
 Date updated - Fall 2017
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District: Christina School District Telephone: (302) 454-2103
Address: 1015 Church Road, Newark DE 19702 Web: Leasure (May B.) Elementary School Page
Principal: Deirdra Aikens
School Demographics
Fall Enrollment

2015-162016-17
Kindergarten9468
Grade 18380
Grade 28273
Grade 310274
Grade 48489
Grade 59282
Total537466


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School Promotion by Grade

2014-15
Kindergarten97.7%
Grade 199.0%
Grade 2100.0%
Grade 3100.0%
Grade 499.0%
Grade 598.1%


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Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

2015-162016-17
African American64.6%66.5%
American Indian0.2% 
Asian1.9%1.9%
Hawaiian0.2%0.2%
Hispanic/Latino13.0%13.1%
White15.8%14.4%
Multi-Racial4.3%3.9%


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Other Student Characteristics

2015-162016-17
English Language Learner5.1%6.8%
Low Income48.8%54.3%
Special Education12.8%14.5%
Enrolled for Full Year100.0%N/A


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Recently Arrived ELL Students

2016-17
Number of Students Not Tested on ELA Assessment4


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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)

$13,830

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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
Our trimester recognition assemblies honor students in each classroom. Students are nominated for awards based on their exemplary effort, cooperation, citizenship, and/or academic achievement. In addition, students are recognized for consistent homework completion and perfect attendance. All students participate in curriculum related field trips in order to extend and reinforce concepts and skills taught in the classroom. The Leasure BEARS Care Club provides opportunities for students to participate in service related activities including but not limited to Adopt A Highway, Neighborhood Clean Up, Food Bank Drives and Jeans for Teens. The Leasure BEARS Care Club, open to students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades, was recognized with the Governor's Award for the second year in a row. Leasure students also participate in the Diamond State Reading Association reading contest, Pennies for Pasta, and Rocking the Socks for Down Syndrome. Our connection to the community is our commitment!

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Curriculum Highlights
Reading/Writing Curriculum: Houghton Mifflin Journeys Reading Program - A balanced study of reading genres, comprehension skills and strategies aligned with Common Core State Standards.

Math Curriculum: Math Connects - Uses sound mathematical reasoning and researched based approaches to understanding mathematical concepts and problem solving.

Science Curriculum: Foss Science Kits for each grade level. Provide a hands-on experience to acquiring knowledge of earth, life and physical science concepts.

Social Studies Curriculum: A state approved model and design of curriculum maps geared towards delivering standards based instruction.

Enrichment:  Qualifying students from each grade level are given the opportunity to have differentiated instruction with grade level peers in all areas.  Students in the enrichment program also join their peers to participate in outside learning experiences such as Science Olympiad, Odyssey of the Mind and The Stock Market Game.

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