Moore (John Bassett) School
 Date updated - Winter 2017
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District: Smyrna School District Telephone: (302) 659-6297
Address: 20 West Frazier Street, Smyrna DE 19977 Web: Moore (John Bassett) School Page
Principal: Elyse Baerga
School Demographics
Fall Enrollment

2016-172017-18
Grade 5202220
Grade 6196219
Grade 72 
Grade 82 
Total402439


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School Promotion by Grade

2016-17
Grade 5100.0%
Grade 6100.0%
Grade 7100.0%
Grade 8100.0%


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Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

2016-172017-18
African American32.6%34.2%
American Indian0.5% 
Asian2.2%1.8%
Hawaiian 0.2%
Hispanic/Latino9.0%6.2%
White55.2%54.7%
Multi-Racial0.5%3.0%


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Other Student Characteristics

2016-172017-18
English Language Learner1.0%1.1%
Low Income35.1%31.2%
Special Education21.9%21.4%
Enrolled for Full Year100.0%N/A


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Recently Arrived ELL Students

2016-17
Number of Students Not Tested on ELA Assessment8


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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)

$11,871

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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
John Bassett Moore Intermediate School (JBM) incorporates research-based instructional practices in a committed effort to address the Common Core standards. We provide instruction in the content areas of Reading, Grammar, Math, Science, and Social Studies to produce well-rounded students. In addition to providing special education programs, identified gifted and talented students are also offered services to enrich their academic skills.

JBM offers our students an assortment of social activities. These include Band, Chorus, Drama, Girls on the Run, Heart and Sole, Yearbook Club, Lego League, Student Council, Safety Patrol, Technology Club, and more.

It is our goal to cultivate a learning community that is supportive, caring, challenges the students, incorporates our district’s Core Values, and produces citizens that are productive and prepared for a path towards success.

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Curriculum Highlights
John Bassett Moore's curriculum is aligned with the Common Core Standards. Each grade-level department utilizes the same resources and curriculum and maintains appropriate instructional pace throughout the school year. Our teachers also participate in numerous professional development experiences in order to ensure consistent improvement. We provide instruction in the content areas of Reading, Grammar, Math, Science, Social Studies, and a variety of Related Arts courses to produce well-rounded students. In addition, JBM continues to meet and surpass the yearly targets established by the Department of Education in our yearly state assessment; a true testament to our school's success.

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