W. B. Simpson Elementary School
 Date updated - Summer 2018
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District: Caesar Rodney School District Telephone: (302) 697-3207
Address: 5 Old North Road, Camden DE 19934 Web: W. B. Simpson Elementary School Page
Principal: Jennifer Martin
School Demographics
Fall Enrollment

2016-172017-18
Grade 1117116
Grade 2118120
Grade 3120117
Grade 4141128
Grade 595134
Total591615


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School Promotion by Grade

2016-17
Grade 1100.0%
Grade 299.2%
Grade 3100.0%
Grade 4100.0%
Grade 5100.0%


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Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

2016-172017-18
African American21.0%20.2%
American Indian0.2%0.3%
Asian2.7%2.6%
Hawaiian0.2%0.2%
Hispanic/Latino7.6%7.6%
White61.6%61.8%
Multi-Racial6.8%7.3%


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Other Student Characteristics

2017-18
English Language Learner2.1%
Low Income33.8%
Special Education7.0%
Enrolled for Full Year100.0%


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Recently Arrived ELL Students

2017-18
Number of Students Not Tested on ELA Assessment0


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Class Size (Percentage by Range) (2017-18)
* Elementary and special schools provide their own class size data

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School Finances


District Expenditure per Pupil (2015-16)

$11,185

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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
W.B. Simpson Elementary is a PBS school. There are Monthly PBS celebrations have included building holiday gingerbread houses, various sporting activities, and roller skating. Simpson is incorporating elements of Responsive Classroom by making morning meetings an integral part of the day. Annual ACES Day and Field Day are a time to celebrate athletic achievement and sportsmanship. Family Involvement is promoted through many events like the “Good Neighbors” Breakfast, Literacy Night, Health Night, Grandparents Breakfast, Volunteer Appreciation Tea, and many others. A Chinese Immersion program is in its fifth year of implementation. Simpson also offers many extra-curricular activities like Unicycle Club, Photography Club, Girls-on-the-Run, Soccer Club, Math Club, & OM. A wide variety of co-curricular activities are offered like Student Council, Jump Rope for Heart, an Academic Enrichment Program, Chorus and Instrumental Band. W.B. Simpson is a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School.

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Curriculum Highlights
The District has established a curriculum development process which supports alignment to the existing Delaware State Standards, and Common Core Standards. This process involves teacher and administrative input through a Curriculum Cabinet and Council process. The preparation of our students as life-long learners in a global community of the 21st century society is the unifying objective of this process. The curriculum not only identifies essential knowledge and skills, but also supports students’ development in problem solving and gathering and using resources that will enable them to succeed. Each content area (English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Visual and Performing Arts, World Languages, Physical Education, Health, and Family and Consumer Sciences) also has an Assessment of Learning and Assessment for Learning component to support students in the learning process and to determine specific performance relative to the State and Common Core Standards.

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