Bancroft Elementary School
 Date updated - Spring 2015
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District: Christina School District Telephone: (302) 429-4102
Address: 700 North Lombard Street, Wilmington DE 19801 Web: Bancroft Elementary School Page
Principal: Harold Ingram
AYP: Not Met
School Demographics
Fall Enrollment

2013-142014-15
Pre-Kindergarten 13
Kindergarten8674
Grade 18881
Grade 26475
Grade 36755
Grade 46457
Grade 54646
Total415401


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School Promotion by Grade

2013-14
Kindergarten97.7%
Grade 196.6%
Grade 296.9%
Grade 397.0%
Grade 498.4%
Grade 5100.0%


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Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

2013-142014-15
African American78.6%80.5%
American Indian 0.5%
Asian2.7%1.0%
Hawaiian0.2% 
Hispanic/Latino7.5%10.0%
White9.9%7.2%
Multi-Racial1.2%0.7%


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Other Student Characteristics

2013-142014-15
English Language Learner2.7%1.7%
Low Income89.6%80.5%
Special Education14.7%24.2%
Enrolled for Full Year100.0%N/A


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Recently Arrived ELL Students

2013-14
Number of Students Not Tested on ELA Assessment1


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Class Size (Percentage by Range) (2014-15)
* Elementary and special schools provide their own class size data

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School Finances


District Expenditure per Pupil (2013-14)

$13,586

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District Sources of Revenue (2013-14)

Percent District Allocation of Current Expenses by Category (2013-14)




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Exemplary Programs
In addition to the exemplary academic programs, Bancroft has established a variety of community partnerships. J. P. Morgan Chase and Children and Families First, our lead partners, have joined together to establish the East Side Community School Partnership. With this partnership, Bancroft has been able to strengthen the community ties resulting in postive community relations that have a direct effect on student achievement. In addition they have sought resources and support from many other businesses and community organizations. Bancroft has also gained much support in obtaining mentors from the commmunity resulting in close to 100 mentors volunteering their time to and for the students of the school.

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Curriculum Highlights
Bancroft implements a framework for Reading that includes systematic and explicit instruction in five critical areas essential to reading success: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension and fluency. Instructional strategies implemented in the classroom are research based and support the response to intervention initiative. Bancroft implements Math Connects, which is aligned with the Common Core. Beginning in Aug 2012, Bancroft implemented Math Triumphs, a math intervention program. Instructional strategies include using multiple methods for problem solving, using manipulatives, and communicating mathematically. These programs will support the needs of diverse learners. Science kits, which are hands on investigative science units, are implemented in every grade level. These units are aligned with the state science standards and provide students with authentic experiences around a variety of science topics.

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