Chipman (W.T.) Middle School
 Date updated - Spring 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%60.9%
Special Education14.8%16.5%
Enrolled for Full Year94.6%N/A


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Recently Arrived ELL Students

2012-13
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 12-13 school year, W. T. Chipman students performed above state targets in the areas of mathematics and ELA. WTC had 82% in Reading and 83% in Mathematics make Proficiency in accordance to the Delaware Accountabilty 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 estbalished a master schedule that addressed the needs of all students.

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 chose from each year.

We were recognized as a leader in innovation from the Vision Network for the work our staff and students are doing with Student Growth Mindset, Instructional Feedback, and Instructional Practices. We had over 14 different schools across the state visit our school to take ideas back for implementation i

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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. The MTC program is focused making students more successful on identified standards of weakness. Teachers from all core academic areas have developed activities and assessments to prepare our students.

Chipman will continue to offer the 8th grade Algebra class as well as a Geometry class 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 English/Language Arts, we will offer English 9 to our advanced learners as we prepare our students for early college credits at Lake High School.

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