Leach (John G.) School
 Date updated - Summer 2017
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District: Colonial School District Telephone: (302) 429-4055
Address: 10 Landers Lane, New Castle DE 19720 Web: Leach (John G.) School Page
Principal: Christal Beasley
School Demographics
Fall Enrollment

2015-162016-17
Pre-Kindergarten2518
Kindergarten26
Grade 162
Grade 236
Grade 357
Grade 433
Grade 553
Grade 655
Grade 744
Grade 822
Grade 932
Grade 1034
Grade 1143
Grade 121412
Total8477


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School Promotion by Grade

2014-15
Pre-Kindergarten50.0%
Kindergarten100.0%
Grade 1100.0%
Grade 2100.0%
Grade 3100.0%
Grade 4100.0%
Grade 5100.0%
Grade 6100.0%
Grade 7100.0%
Grade 8100.0%
Grade 9100.0%
Grade 10100.0%
Grade 11100.0%
Grade 1235.7%


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Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

2015-162016-17
African American34.5%31.2%
Asian4.8%5.2%
Hispanic/Latino14.3%16.9%
White46.4%46.8%


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Other Student Characteristics

2015-162016-17
English Language Learner0.0%0.0%
Low Income22.6%27.3%
Special Education100.0%100.0%
Enrolled for Full Year100.0%N/A


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Recently Arrived ELL Students

2016-17
Number of Students Not Tested on ELA Assessment0


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School Finances


District Expenditure per Pupil (2015-16)

$13,811

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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
The John G. Leach School and the Colonial Early Education Program (CEEP) staff and administration work collaboratively with parents, community, state, and district groups to empower students to reach their fullest potential as independent, productive citizens. Our programs provide focused and motivating learning environments for all students. All staff engage in professional development to provide state-of-the-art programming. Our goal is to employ "best practice" methods, including the use of technology, individualized programming, functional mobility, and meaningful peer interaction opportunities. Our school/parent collaboration has been an integral part of our program's success. These efforts also led to our school being recognized as the nation's first M.O.V.E. (Mobility Opportunities via Education) Model Site. The CEEP is comprised of preschool-aged children with and without identified disabilities and is housed at John G. Leach School.

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Curriculum Highlights
At the John G. Leach School, a Leadership Team consisting of the principal, teachers, therapists, paraprofessionals and parents, collaborate to develop a yearly success plan. Our staff will use age appropriate curriculum to guide educational planning for this unique student population. We provide professional development that supports the education of all children utilizing the Delaware Grade Band Extension Standards. Leach School staff and families strive to equip students with skills to think for themselves, appreciate the contribution of others, ambulate with increasing independence, learn on their own and communicate their thoughts and ideas effectively. With a focus on the Delaware Department of Education’s Early Learning Foundations Standards, CEEP preschool classrooms implement an educational curriculum with a focuses on language, social, cognitive, and fine motor skills.

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Other
At the Leach School, students with or without disabilities represent all levels of intellectual ability. Leach School's focus is on functional education and training as well as exposure to a traditional academic curriculum which is individualized for students. Students also have the opportunity to develop their capacities for independence and academic success through their participation in supportive therapy - physical, occupational, and speech, community-based instruction and assistive technology supports. Certified Leach School staff provide a variety of instructional exploratory classes. They include music, art, pool program and adapted physical education for students ages 3-21. Goals for these programs include introducing students to a variety of learning techniques, presenting enrichment curriculum using methods of hands on learning, and embedding communication and functional mobility across all activities.

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