McVey (Joseph M.) Elementary School
 Date updated - Fall 2017
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District: Christina School District Telephone: (302) 454-2145
Address: 908 Janice Drive, Newark DE 19713 Web: McVey (Joseph M.) Elementary School Page
Principal: David Wilkie
School Demographics
Fall Enrollment

2015-162016-17
Kindergarten6655
Grade 16357
Grade 27454
Grade 37878
Grade 47179
Grade 58361
Total435384


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School Promotion by Grade

2014-15
Kindergarten96.6%
Grade 198.8%
Grade 298.8%
Grade 3100.0%
Grade 4100.0%
Grade 598.6%


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Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

2015-162016-17
African American31.7%34.1%
Asian5.7%4.9%
Hispanic/Latino19.5%21.1%
White37.7%34.6%
Multi-Racial5.3%5.2%


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Other Student Characteristics

2015-162016-17
English Language Learner10.2%12.4%
Low Income49.1%57.9%
Special Education12.4%15.6%
Enrolled for Full Year100.0%N/A


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Recently Arrived ELL Students

2016-17
Number of Students Not Tested on ELA Assessment2


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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
At McVey, character building is considered an integral part of a student's education. Our Culturally Responsive Positive Behavior Support program offers students the ability to model exemplary behavior as a part of the school environment. We demonstrate our BEST rules daily by Being Respectful, Everyone Cares, Safety Counts and Taking Responsibility. We reward good behavior through Dragon Dollars for item shopping at our PBS Rewards Cart, special celebrations, sitting at our Maui Table at lunch and other school-wide and classroom incentives. We use these rewards to motivate our students in making good choices and in becoming role model students. Our fifth graders can become Safety Patrol members by displaying our McVey BEST rules throughout the year. McVey's band, strings and choral programs, as well as, our McVey Talent Show are highlighted during the year in order to display non-academic talents. We pride ourselves in fostering a love for the arts.

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Curriculum Highlights
McVey Elementary School boasts several exceptional curricular programs. Our Balanced Literacy program provides additional reading time in a small group setting for students who are below standards in reading. Reading specialists work on fluency and comprehension skills. Our classroom teachers also incorporate Writer's Workshop into our literacy program. Our mentoring program provides students with one-on-one attention in the basic skills areas. Students are paired with an adult volunteer to work on various academic needs of the student. Our Advanced Academic program helps to create lessons that are highly motivating and challenging. Our Math Connects program offers a systematic approach to learning mathematic concepts and applications. This year, we proudly announce our partnership with the International Literacy Association to enhance literacy across the subject areas.

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