Sunnyside Elementary School
 Date updated - Fall 2017
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District: Smyrna School District Telephone: (302) 653-8580
Address: 123 Rabbit Chase Road, Smyrna DE 19977 Web: Sunnyside Elementary School Page
Principal: John Camponelli
School Demographics
Fall Enrollment

2015-162016-17
Kindergarten82112
Grade 111691
Grade 2124125
Grade 3116132
Grade 4139123
Total577583


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School Promotion by Grade

2014-15
Kindergarten97.1%
Grade 198.3%
Grade 2100.0%
Grade 3100.0%
Grade 4100.0%


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Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

2015-162016-17
African American29.1%28.6%
Asian2.1%1.5%
Hawaiian0.3%0.2%
Hispanic/Latino9.7%9.1%
White54.9%57.3%
Multi-Racial3.8%3.3%


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Other Student Characteristics

2015-162016-17
English Language Learner1.9%1.7%
Low Income23.2%26.2%
Special Education9.7%13.6%
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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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)

$11,871

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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
Sunnyside Elementary School offers a comprehensive Common Core State Standard-based education to students in grades Kindergarten to Fourth grade in the Smyrna/Clayton area. Currently, Bridges Math and Wonders Reading series provide the materials and structure of our daily instruction. We are a Learning Focused school in our instructional approach and strategies utilized. In addition to differentiated instruction in reading, writing, math, science and social studies, offerings of music, physical education, art, library and technology round out the complete academic program for all grades. The S.T.E.P. (Smyrna Triad Enrichment Program) provides advanced, hands-on learning as a talented and gifted program. Our small group special education and support services team create and implement specialized education programs for students who are differently-abled. This includes the use of innovative and technology-driven programs such as System 44.

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Curriculum Highlights
We pride ourselves in providing daily use of technology within the classrooms to advance the knowledge of our students. Sunnyside has worked tirelessly to close the achievement gap as demonstrated in state testing results.

Students are supported by our school PTO who provide funds to allow our students to attend off-site field trips and on-site assemblies. Our Smyrna Pride positive behavior program also provides the students with rewards monthly for demonstrating the district core values of Perseverance, Respect, Responsibility, Integrity and Compassion. We celebrate bullying awareness and prevention twice a year with weeklong events and school/district spirit with special events numerous times throughout the school year.

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