Shields (richard A.) Elementary School

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910 Shields Ave

Lewes, DE 19958

(302) 645-7748

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 710

Students Per Teacher: 18

Parent Reviews

11 Parent Reviews for Shields (richard A.) Elementary School

Great School + Fantastic Teachers + Wonderful Principal = my kids exponentially happy @ Richard A. Shields Elementary

Posted by a parent on 10/29/14

Our school has a positive atmosphere and it comes from the top down. Our principal is the most positive and supportive leader. We work together and support each other as a staff due to what is modeled in our school. We work hard and go above and beyond whenever possible. Many of our teachers have ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 10/29/14

My daughter is in kindergarten and everyday she comes home excited and learning something new and she continues her school experience at home. I believe this school thrives not for perfection but for achievement for each individual student. The energy and positive outlook on education is so fresh and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/28/14

Shields is the Best Elementary School in Delaware. The teachers and staff do their best to help every student achieve and perform at their best. No student is overlooked and everyone is treated with professionalism. The teachers always take the time out to answer parent questions and concerns. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/23/14

My child is in kindergarten at Shields and I could not be happier with her teacher and what and how ( and quickly) she is learning. The principal leads a wonderful group of caring and devoted teachers and staff. We are so grateful to be a part of such a great public school!

Posted by a parent on 10/22/14

We have 2 kids in the school (our 5th year here). Fantastic school, wonderful, caring environment, engaged principal and teachers. Great foundation for academic and social success.

Posted by a parent on 10/21/14

I currently have two children enrolled at Shields Elementary. I am very happy we are a part of this school district. I feel the teachers, administrators and support staff are providing a positive learning environment for my kids.

Posted by a parent on 10/20/14

We are new to Richard Shields Elementary after moving into the area. I am so impressed by the school's communication with me, by the activities offered to my daughter, and by the teacher's willingness and availability to talk with parents about the curriculum and any specific concerns.

Posted by a parent on 10/20/14

This school is wonderful ,has great principle with excellent leadership,wonderful teachers and very active PTO.The atmosphere is always inviting.My son has been in the school for one year now. He loves his school,teachers and classmates.The principal is always there, supporting the children in all their ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/20/14

I am lucky enough to have two sons attend school at Shields Elementary. The principal, teachers, and support staff are professional and knowledgable. This is a great place!

Posted by a parent on 10/13/14

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Test scores for Shields (richard A.) Elementary School

DSTP* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2009
Shields (richard A.) Elementary School
Cape Henlopen School District
* In 2008-2009 Delaware used the Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP) to test students in reading and math in grades 2 through 10, in writing in grades 3 through 10, and in science and social studies in grades 4, 6, 8 and 11. Only the scores for reading and math in grades 2 through 10, writing in grades 3 though 10, and science in grades 8 and 11 are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The DSTP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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Lewes schools — Shields (richard A.) Elementary School is located at 910 Shields Ave, Lewes DE 19958. 910 Shields Ave is in the 19958 ZIP code in Lewes, DE The school district for Shields (richard A.) Elementary School is the Cape Henlopen School District. Shields (richard A.) Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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