Chipman (W.T.) Middle School
 Date updated - Summer 2014
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District: Lake Forest School District Telephone: (302) 398-8197
Address: 101 West Center Street, Harrington DE 19952 Web: Chipman (W.T.) Middle School Page
Principal: Douglas Brown
AYP: Met
School Demographics
Fall Enrollment

2012-132013-14
Grade 6351309
Grade 7334354
Grade 8293314
Total978977


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School Promotion by Grade

2012-13
Grade 699.4%
Grade 795.8%
Grade 8100.0%


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Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

2012-132013-14
African American20.4%18.5%
American Indian0.3%0.8%
Asian0.5%0.6%
Hawaiian0.3%0.1%
Hispanic/Latino5.8%7.9%
White67.3%65.3%
Multi-Racial5.3%6.8%


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Other Student Characteristics

2012-132013-14
English Language Learner0.4%0.5%
Low Income60.5%41.8%
Special Education14.8%16.5%
Enrolled for Full Year94.6%N/A


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Recently Arrived ELL Students

2013-14
Number of Students Not Tested on ELA Assessment1


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Class Size (Percentage by Range) (2013-14)
* Elementary and special schools provide their own class size data

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School Finances


District Expenditure per Pupil (2012-13)

$10,952

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District Sources of Revenue (2012-13)

Percent District Allocation of Current Expenses by Category (2012-13)




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Exemplary Programs
During the 13-14 school year, W. T. Chipman students performed above state targets in the areas of Mathematics and ELA. WTC had 80% in Reading and 80% in Mathematics of students make Proficiency in accordance to the Delaware Accountability System. Our students outscored the overall state average in the DCAS assessment in all 3 grade levels and each Sub-group! By offering daily Curriculum Support classes to our students, Chipman has established a master schedule that addresses the needs of all students.

Chipman is much more than just an institution of academics. Our student-athletes displayed great sportsmanship and competed at a high level in all of our athletic offerings. We offer over 14 sporting programs for our students to choose from each year. In addition to athletics, our performing arts programs and FFA, BPA rank among the best middle school performers in the state of Delaware.

We are recognized as a leader in innovation from the Vision Network for the work our staff an

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Curriculum Highlights
Learning Focused Strategies is a staple for instructional design at Chipman Middle. The staff at W.T. Chipman has embraced LFS and developed units of study centered on the strategies from Learning-Focused. This year, Chipman Staff will be revamping units of study in preparations for the Smarter Balance Assessments and the Common Core State Standards.

WTC is continuing the "Meet the Challenge" program and Achieve 3000. The MTC program is focused making students more successful on identified standards of weakness in accordance to individual needs. Teachers from all core academic areas have developed activities and assessments to prepare our students. With Achieve 3000, we address student reading levels and lexile levels to increase academic vocabulary and reading stamina.

Chipman will continue to offer Algebra as well as Geometry in the area of mathematics; students take the same mid-term and final as LFHS Algebra class which earns them high school credit. In the area of Engl

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