Bunker Hill Elementary School
 Date updated - Spring 2018
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District: Appoquinimink School District Telephone: (302) 378-5135
Address: 1070 Bunker Hill Road, Middletown DE 19709 Web: Bunker Hill Elementary School Page
Principal: Laurie Wicks
School Demographics
Fall Enrollment

2016-172017-18
Grade 19189
Grade 212497
Grade 3118125
Grade 4125131
Grade 5115130
Total573572


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School Promotion by Grade

2016-17
Grade 1100.0%
Grade 2100.0%
Grade 3100.0%
Grade 4100.0%
Grade 5100.0%


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Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

2016-172017-18
African American28.8%30.2%
American Indian0.2% 
Asian3.3%5.6%
Hawaiian0.2% 
Hispanic/Latino10.3%9.6%
White53.2%51.4%
Multi-Racial4.0%3.1%


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Other Student Characteristics

2017-18
English Language Learner7.0%
Low Income18.5%
Special Education13.8%
Enrolled for Full Year100.0%


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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) (2017-18)
* Elementary and special schools provide their own class size data

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School Finances


District Expenditure per Pupil (2015-16)

$11,587

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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
BHE held its Mission: Space event for 4th/5th grade students and parents in January. Students participated in many different activities/stations related to outer space. There were “make and takes,” visits to Planet Earth (a 22 ft. inflatable globe) and STARlab (a travelling planetarium), telescopes, actual lunar samples on loan from the Johnson Space Center, and space suits made at ILC in Dover DE. The night was a huge success due to the efforts of staff, community members and business partnerships. We also had a 5th grade student advance to the state finals in the geography bee. Within the month of February, students participated in I love to read month by reading a book titled “Frindle.” Students engaged in a variety of fun activities capped off by some special minute-to-win-it challenges. BHE chorus students were also invited to sing in front of the crowd at an 87ers basketball game based upon their reputation in previous performances.

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Curriculum Highlights
BHE held its 7th annual Smart Kids Day on Thursday, May 26th. It was an exciting day in which every Bunker Hill student participated in science and math problem solving activities. 5th graders also expanded on a social studies unit on the civil war and held a culminating event, which had students from 2 classes re-enacting and creating a civil war simulation for parents and families. Students in 4th and 5th grade participated in Math League, competing against a number of other schools. BHE is also moving toward becoming an inquiry school. Students become involved in the process of discovery through active involvement in their learning. Content is presented as a means to develop information-processing and problem-solving skills. There is more emphasis on "how we come to know" and less on "what we know." U.S. Senator Tom Carper Visited BHE on February 5 to observe several classrooms at Bunker Hill Elementary where inquiry based learning is in its initial phases.

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