Eisenberg (Harry O.) Elementary School
 Date updated - Winter 2016
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District: Colonial School District Telephone: (302) 429-4074
Address: 27 Landers Lane, New Castle DE 19720 Web: Eisenberg (Harry O.) Elementary School Page
Principal: David Distler
School Demographics
Fall Enrollment

2015-162016-17
Kindergarten7670
Grade 19877
Grade 28994
Grade 37992
Grade 49384
Grade 59692
Total531509


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School Promotion by Grade

2014-15
Kindergarten96.7%
Grade 193.3%
Grade 295.1%
Grade 397.8%
Grade 4100.0%
Grade 598.9%


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Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

2015-162016-17
African American42.0%44.8%
Asian0.2%0.4%
Hispanic/Latino31.1%31.6%
White18.3%15.9%
Multi-Racial8.5%7.3%


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Other Student Characteristics

2014-152015-16
English Language Learner18.6%17.9%
Low Income60.5%64.6%
Special Education11.5%16.6%
Enrolled for Full Year90.9%N/A


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Recently Arrived ELL Students

2015-16
Number of Students Not Tested on ELA Assessment6


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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
Harry O. Eisenberg School has many exemplary programs designed to promote academic and social success. All academic programs are aligned with the Common Core State Standards and are delivered through rigorous instruction. The academic programs include Integrated Language Arts lessons designed by ELA teachers, Investigations Math Curriculum, Response to Intervention, Foss Science Kits, School-wide Title 1, and ELL support.
During the 2015-2016 school year, the Colonial School District and Life Health Center partnered to develop a Wellness Center at Eisenberg Elementary School. The purpose of this Wellness Center is to provide the following supplemental services to Eisenberg Elementary families: behavioral health, pediatric services, and social services. In the very near future, we hope to add dental and vision care services.

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Curriculum Highlights
The academic programs at Harry O. Eisenberg Elementary 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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