Wilbur (Kathleen H.) Elementary
 Date updated - Fall 2015
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District: Colonial School District Telephone: (302) 832-6330
Address: 4050 Wrangle Hill Road, Bear DE 19701 Web: Wilbur (Kathleen H.) Elementary Page
Principal: Elizabeth Howell
AYP: Not Met
School Demographics
Fall Enrollment

Pre-Kindergarten 64
Grade 1198193
Grade 2174195
Grade 3185174
Grade 4187192
Grade 5203197

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School Promotion by Grade

Grade 198.0%
Grade 299.4%
Grade 398.9%
Grade 4100.0%
Grade 5100.0%

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Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

African American46.3%45.6%
American Indian0.1%0.2%

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Other Student Characteristics

English Language Learner6.2%6.3%
Low Income33.7%31.1%
Special Education6.5%6.8%
Enrolled for Full Year100.0%N/A

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Recently Arrived ELL Students

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)


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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
Wilbur Elementary has an excellent staff dedicated to inspiring Wilbur students to excellence. Student success is our goal! In 2015, Wilbur was chosen as a National Model School through the International Center for Leadership in Education. A focus on higher-level thinking skills, creativity, and problem solving is prevalent in our classrooms. By having high behavioral and academic expectations, our teachers provide children with a firm foundation upon which they can build a lifetime of learning. Our belief is that students must have a high engagement rate in their daily learning in order to maximize their potential. Therefore, a wide variety of instructional strategies, including Kagan Structures, are offered throughout the curriculum which take advantage of many different types of learning styles. Both reading and writing are integrated through other subject areas, and students are able to show that they have learned content in a variety of ways.

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Curriculum Highlights
At Wilbur Elementary, we strive to make learning fun for our students while stretching them to learn at their highest potential. We believe that perseverance, hard work, and great character are the foundations for success both in life and in school. During monthly iCommunity (inspiring community) meetings, students participate in activities that build our school-wide culture of positive mindset and strong character. Even in our cafeteria at lunchtimes, students are engaged in problem solving and fun activities that link to the monthly success trait.
With our STEM Lab and MakerSpace, we are able to excite students about learning in a unique way! For at least one week each marking period, each class goes to STEM during their specials period. Students work with engineering principles and complete hands-on experiments.

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