School Profile

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Delano Elementary School houses 827 students from pre-kindergarten through fourth grade, averaging 23 to 24 students per classroom for 2012-2013.

Staff
A dedicated and skilled elementary school staff is committed to delivering a high quality educational program in a well-organized and disciplined environment.

Test Scores
Our Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment scores consistently rank among the highest in the state, reflecting the outstanding academic achievement of students at Delano Elementary. (See information below.)

Parent Involvement
Delano Elementary also has a strong parental support program which is provided through the local parent-teacher organization, as well as a large cadre of parent volunteers.  The elementary school has averaged over 6,000 hours of volunteer time per year.

Curriculum
The educational program offers a coordinated curricular program including math, language arts, written language, spelling, social studies and science. Students also receive instruction from specialists in the areas of physical education, music, media skills, and technology.

Computers/Technology
Students receive experience with computers through the use of classroom computers, three computer laboratories, one mobile computer laboratory, iPads, Nooks and Kindles.  All classrooms are outfitted with SMART boards and sound field systems.

Enrichment
Several programs are available to challenge high potential students. The Tiger's Tale publishing center allows students to turn their own creative stories into books that have a professionally published look. The Math Lab extends and enriches skills taught through classroom instruction.

Programs for High Potential Students
An organized Gifted and Talented program, with a teacher of Gifted and Talented students, offers several opportunities for students beyond their classroom. Destination Imagination, Continental Math League, Third and Fourth Grade Cluster Classrooms and other unique units of instruction, designed specifically for high potential students, are available.

Specialized Instruction
Title I and Basic Skills programming, Reading Corps, as well as specific Special Education Programs, provide specialized instruction for students experiencing academic difficulty in their classrooms.

Reward School
Under Minnesota new measurement of school performance, the Multiple Measurement Rating (MMR), Delano Elementary School has been identified as a Reward School.  Reward Schools are the highest-performing 15 percent of Title I schools in the state.

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment Test Scores
Our scores on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment II (MCA II"s) test are among the highest in the state. The following information compares Delano Elementary third and fourth grade test results with the state average third and fourth grade test results.  The results are broken down into four levels:  Level I - Does Not Meet Standards; Level II - Partially Meets Standards; Level III - Meets Standards; Level IV - Exceeds Standards. The goal is to have the highest percentage of students score at levels III and IV. Level III is considered to be "grade level" performance.

 

3rd Grade MCA's Reading

 

Year
Level I
Level II
Level III
Level IV
State
2011-12
10.5%
9.1%
25.8%
54.6%
Delano
2011-12
2.0%
4.7%
20.0%
73.3%

93.3% of Delano third graders scored in the top two levels (III and IV) in Reading, as compared to the state average of 80.4%.

3rd Grade MCA's Math

 

Year
Level I
Level II
Level III
Level IV
State
2011-12
11.2%
13.2%
45.6%
29.9%
Delano
2011-12
1.3%
5.4%
43.6%
49.7%

93.3% of Delano third graders scored in the top two levels (III and IV) in Math, as compared to the state average of 75.5%.


4th Grade MCA's Reading

 

Year
Level I
Level II
Level III
Level IV
State
2011-12
10.3%
14.4%
31.2%
44.1%
Delano
2011-12
0.0%
5.4%
30.1%
64.5%

94.6% of Delano fourth graders scored in the top two levels (III and IV) in Reading, as compared to the state average of 75.3%.

 

4th Grade MCA's Math

 

Year
Level I
Level II
Level III
Level IV
State
2011-12
13.1%
13.6%
41.9%
31.4%
Delano
2011-12
0.0%
4.9%
47.2%
47.9%

95.1% of Delano fourth graders scored in the top two levels (III and IV) in Math, as compared to the state average of 73.3%.