Carrcroft Elementary School
 Date updated - Winter 2017
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District: Brandywine School District Telephone: (302) 762-7165
Address: 503 Crest Road, Wilmington DE 19803 Web: Carrcroft Elementary School Page
Principal: Mark Overly
School Demographics
Fall Enrollment

Grade 17874
Grade 29375
Grade 38396
Grade 47691
Grade 59684

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School Promotion by Grade

Grade 1100.0%
Grade 2100.0%
Grade 3100.0%
Grade 4100.0%
Grade 5100.0%

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Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

African American47.6%48.4%
American Indian0.8%1.0%

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Other Student Characteristics

English Language Learner3.6%3.7%
Low Income37.2%37.1%
Special Education12.4%13.9%
Enrolled for Full Year100.0%N/A

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Recently Arrived ELL Students

Number of Students Not Tested on ELA Assessment0

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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)


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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
Carrcroft Elementary School has an array of programs to help meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of their students. The programs include Odyssey of the Mind which is an educational program providing creative problem-solving opportunities; Positive Behavior Support (PBS) where students are positively encouraged to meet the school-wide expectations of being Responsible, Respectful, Peaceful, and Safe; Creative Mentoring which builds self-esteem and helps students meet their full potential through the mentoring of an adult; After School Clubs, such as Engineering, Gardening, Cooking, Drama, Dance, Fitness, and Digital Newspaper; and Accelerated Reader which encourages students to read and comprehend text. Carrcroft Elementary also has a partnership with Special Olympics. Students with and without disabilities participate in skills competitions throughout the year.

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Curriculum Highlights
Carrcroft Elementary aligns lesson planning and curricular units of study with the Common Core Standards. This is implemented through the following programs to deliver instruction in the core content areas: Bookworms for Reading, Strategic Writing for Writing, Eureka Learning for Math, Social Studies topics aligned to Delaware State Standards, and all teachers use the Smithsonian kits for Science.

Goals are established based on analyzing data from a variety of sources, including formative and summative curriculum assessments, Smarter Balanced Assessment Results, DIBELS, and STAR Reading and Math scores. Teachers select and implement strategies that reflect current research. To reach all learners, teachers employ best practice strategies of flexible grouping based on student need, guided and independent practice, vocabulary instruction, and reading comprehension strategies. In addition to whole group and small group Reading and Mathematics instruction, supplemental small group inst

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