Downie (Carrie) Elementary School
 Date updated - Winter 2016
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District: Colonial School District Telephone: (302) 323-2926
Address: 1201 Delaware Street, New Castle DE 19720 Web: Downie (Carrie) Elementary School Page
Principal: Douglas Timm
School Demographics
Fall Enrollment

2015-162016-17
Kindergarten5856
Grade 16168
Grade 25868
Grade 36364
Grade 48065
Grade 56279
Total382400


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School Promotion by Grade

2014-15
Kindergarten96.6%
Grade 1100.0%
Grade 2100.0%
Grade 398.5%
Grade 4100.0%
Grade 5100.0%


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Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

2015-162016-17
African American27.7%27.5%
American Indian0.3%0.3%
Asian2.4%1.8%
Hawaiian0.3% 
Hispanic/Latino22.0%19.0%
White41.4%44.0%
Multi-Racial6.0%7.5%


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Other Student Characteristics

2014-152015-16
English Language Learner20.6%19.9%
Low Income47.2%50.3%
Special Education7.6%9.7%
Enrolled for Full Year93.8%N/A


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Recently Arrived ELL Students

2015-16
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 (2014-15)

$12,679

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District Sources of Revenue (2014-15)

Percent District Allocation of Current Expenses by Category (2014-15)




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Exemplary Programs
Carrie Downie Elementary School has several exemplary programs designed to promote academic achievement and success. Included are Integrated Language Arts, Response to Intervention, Investigations Math Curriculum, Foss Science Kits, Developmental Guidance, School-wide Title 1, ELL classes, Volunteer Mentoring Program, and a focus on integrating technology at all levels. Throughout the year, the Leadership Team works with the staff and parents to develop a Success Plan for the school. Our vision: We, the Dolphins, are a community that supports each other, takes academic risks, and accepts all challenges to unlock the full potential of our 21st century learners to succeed in an ever-changing world.

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Curriculum Highlights
The academic programs at Carrie Downie School are based upon common core standards, grade level expectations, and board approved curricula. Our students are provided with a well-rounded educational experience that is tailored to their needs. Differentiated and rigorous instruction is exercised daily within the classroom. In addition, the staff utilizes scientifically researched-based instructional strategies that promote higher order thinking, problem solving, and effective communication skills to ensure that students meet the standard.

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