John S. Charlton School
 Date updated - Fall 2017
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District: Caesar Rodney School District Telephone: (302) 697-3103
Address: 278 Sorghum Mill Road, Camden-Wyoming DE 19901 Web: John S. Charlton School Page
Principal: Michelle Flanders
School Demographics
Fall Enrollment

Grade 1138
Grade 21015
Grade 3108
Grade 41810
Grade 51312
Grade 61114
Grade 71015
Grade 82410
Grade 9526
Grade 10137
Grade 111415
Grade 123838

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School Promotion by Grade

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Grade 394.4%
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Grade 1240.0%

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Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

African American29.3%27.7%
American Indian0.5%0.5%

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Other Student Characteristics

English Language Learner1.3%0.9%
Low Income25.4%27.4%
Special Education99.6%100.0%
Enrolled for Full Year100.0%N/A

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Recently Arrived ELL Students

Number of Students Not Tested on ELA Assessment0

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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 (2015-16)


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District Sources of Revenue (2015-16)

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Exemplary Programs
The John S. Charlton School is designed for students with special needs throughout Kent County, Delaware. The school serves students, 2 to 21 years of age, who have a need to learn functional life skills, through an individualized educational program to improve communication, independence, community integration, and vocational outcomes. Students at the John S. Charlton School receive special education services. The John S. Charlton School is the Kent County Center for the Delaware Autism Program. Students educated at the John S. Charlton School attend on-site and/or other schools in the Caesar Rodney School District and other locations throughout Kent County.

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Curriculum Highlights
The Caesar Rodney School District has established a curriculum development process that supports alignment to the existing Common Core State Standards and Grade Level Expectations. 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, 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 Standard.

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Students at the John S. Charlton Program participate in community based instruction, life skills, and vocational training. During the 2006-2007 through the 2011-2012 school years, the Program achieved the Positive Behavior Support STAR status. The school sponsors and supports family participation through Provider Fairs, Family Fun Nights, Family Information Evenings, and Transition Planning Nights. Parents are active in many of our events, such as the monthly Positive Behavior Support Celebrations, the School Success Planning Committee, and the Autism Parent Advisory Committee that meets every month.

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