Phillis Wheatley Elementary School
 Date updated - Fall 2017
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District: Woodbridge School District Telephone: (302) 337-3469
Address: 48 Church Street, Bridgeville DE 19933 Web: Phillis Wheatley Elementary School Page
Principal: Margaret Brown
School Demographics
Fall Enrollment

2015-162016-17
Grade 3221201
Grade 4200224
Grade 5229207
Total650632


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School Promotion by Grade

2014-15
Grade 3100.0%
Grade 499.5%
Grade 5100.0%


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Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

2015-162016-17
African American23.8%24.5%
American Indian0.3% 
Asian0.6%0.2%
Hawaiian 0.2%
Hispanic/Latino23.8%25.6%
White45.7%43.2%
Multi-Racial5.7%6.3%


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Other Student Characteristics

2015-162016-17
English Language Learner11.5%13.8%
Low Income52.3%53.2%
Special Education8.3%12.2%
Enrolled for Full Year100.0%N/A


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Recently Arrived ELL Students

2016-17
Number of Students Not Tested on ELA Assessment10


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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)

$13,873

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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
Phillis Wheatley Elementary School (PWES) is a Compassionate School serving the students of the Woodbridge School District in grades 3-5. Our students are involved in a variety of activities to challenge their academic and creative skills, build responsibility, and promote teamwork and cooperation. Related arts programs include art, music, physical education, technology, and library. Other school programs include Team Approach to Mastery (TAM) classrooms, SGI/PASE classroom and after school interest clubs, English as a second language (ESL) classes, fifth grade band, Odyssey of the Mind, and summer school. We also utilize the Positive Behavior Support model to teach our school-wide rules and positively reinforce the use of our CAREing behaviors: Courtesy, Attitude, Responsibility and Excellence. At PWES, we are committed to excellence!

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Curriculum Highlights
In Reading we use Wonders Reading Curriculum which is a researched based program designed to build a strong reading foundation, help students’ access complex text, use text evidence, engage in collaborative conversations and learn how to write effectively. The Eureka Math Curriculum connects math to the real world in ways that take the fear out of math and build student confidence. It’s not enough for students to know the process for solving a problem: they need to understand why that process works so they can use it anytime. In Social Studies. we utilize the State Recommended Curriculum and in Science, the Smithsonian Kits.
Based upon benchmark assessments, which students take in the early part of the school year, mid-year, and again at the end of the year, our students are grouped daily to meet their individual academic needs in a daily RTI (Response to Intervention) period.

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