Award Year: 2018

Cedar Lane Elementary School

1259 Cedar Lane Road
Middletown, DE, 19709-9636

(302) 378-5045

Mrs. Melisa Stilwell, Principal at time of Nomination

Choice School

Appoquinimink School District

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Cedar Lane Elementary is a place where Learners, Leaders, and Friendships grow.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 20%
  • White: 63%
  • Hispanic: 6%
  • Asian: 8%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • ELL: 7%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 42%
Third Grade Collaborative Math Group

Third Grade Collaborative Math Group

Cedar Lane Elementary School is home to a thriving population of over 850 active learners and leaders who thrive on developing friendships to last a lifetime. Our students are proud to serve their community through continuous outreach projects that include food and clothing drives for those in need, service projects for soldiers overseas, the ASPCA to provide support for animals in need of homes, and much more.

As well-rounded learners who engage regularly in instruction tailored to include our District BEATS – collaboration, communication, critical thinking, creativity, and engagement – Cedar Lane students participate in highly rigorous instruction that challenges each of them to shine. Through utilization of research proven teaching strategies, Whole Brain instruction, and employment of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Kids, teachers are focused on developing well-rounded learners who are ready to grow as they acquire skills to succeed in a global society.

Staff at Cedar Lane Elementary is immersed in a highly focused cycle of professional development that allows each member to become an expert in their chosen area. As experts, the staff lead professional development for one another and take pride in growing as a cohesive group of educators. Professional Learning Communities and lesson study cycles grow the ability of each educator to deliver instruction at a level to meet the needs of all learners.

As a community, all stakeholders of Cedar Lane Elementary are proud to demonstrate a high level of commitment that ensures students’ successful development of college and career readiness skills.