West Park Place Elementary School
 Date updated - Winter 2017
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District: Christina School District Telephone: (302) 454-2290
Address: 193 West Park Place, Newark DE 19711 Web: West Park Place Elementary School Page
Principal: Ledonnis Hernandez
School Demographics
Fall Enrollment

Grade 16162
Grade 26059
Grade 36460
Grade 44552
Grade 55947

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School Promotion by Grade

Grade 1100.0%
Grade 296.9%
Grade 3100.0%
Grade 4100.0%
Grade 598.3%

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Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

African American18.9%20.8%
American Indian0.6%0.3%

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Other Student Characteristics

English Language Learner13.2%19.1%
Low Income30.5%30.1%
Special Education11.6%8.1%
Enrolled for Full Year100.0%N/A

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Recently Arrived ELL Students

Number of Students Not Tested on ELA Assessment10

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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)


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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
West Park provides quality instructional programs for students in grades K-5. In 2011, we received the National Blue Ribbon School designation from the US Dept. of Ed. for consistent student achievement. In 2014, we were designated a Recognition School by the Delaware Dept. of Ed. for closing achievement gaps. Aligning instruction with Common Core State Standards helps us to focus on providing rigorous instruction across all grades. Writing across the curriculum is implemented beginning in kindergarten. Foss Science kits enable students to engage in scientific research. Students learn about local and global communities through Smithsonian supported lessons. Advanced Academic Programming exposes students to lessons in critical and creative thinking strategies. In grades 3-5, students demonstrating advanced academic aptitude receive expanded instruction from a certified Gifted/Talented teacher and can participate in Lego League, Science Olympiad, and Meaningful Economics competition.

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Curriculum Highlights
The West Park Place staff is committed to having students achieve and demonstrate growth in all academic areas. Aligning instruction with Common Core State Standards for reading and mathematics helps us to focus on providing rigorous instruction in kindergarten through grade 5. Common Core State Standards are used to provide rigorous instruction in reading and mathematics. Writing across the curriculum is implemented beginning in kindergarten. Smithsonian kits provide opportunities for students to engage in scientific research.

Teachers and administrators work collaboratively in Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) to analyze student data, set goals, monitor progress, and plan for meaningful learning activities. At West Park, we use the Data Wise framework for improving practices at the school. Data Wise is a step-by-step guide to using assessment results to improve teaching and learning.

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