Award Year: 2020

Allen Frear Elementary School

238 Sorghum Mill Road
Camden, DE, 19934-1935

(302) 697-3279

Mrs. Julie Lavender, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Caesar Rodney School District

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Allen Frear Elementary School is committed to the mission of preparing the students for a successful, productive, and purposeful life.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 20%
  • White: 58%
  • Hispanic: 8%
  • Asian: 5%
  • Two or more races: 9%
At Allen Frear Elementary, we are champions!

At Allen Frear Elementary, we are champions!

At Allen Frear Elementary, we are champions of learning, champions of teaching, and champions in support of one another. We are a team who truly believes that we can accomplish anything together. To ensure success for all - academically, socially, and emotionally, we understand it is critical to ground our school community in professional development that promotes equitable practices. To support all students and staff, a professional development plan was created in an effort to foster a common language, ensure equitable opportunities, and implement techniques that fine-tune our craft as Classroom Champions. A few initiatives contributing to our school growth include developing schoolwide close reading strategies, implementing schoolwide read alouds, utilizing visible learning practices, and consistently implementing Number Talks in all classrooms. Additionally, Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) through the Second Step Curriculum, Mindful Practices with specific techniques, and a strong Positive Behavior Intervention Support program are integrated in the classrooms. Students learn and thrive in an environment that supports equitable access to robust instruction and high expectations.

Not only is supporting academic achievement a driving factor for our student success, but creating positive relationships among our students and staff is also a key priority. We are devoted to building connections with students and supporting the whole child. Rita Pierson once stated, "Every child deserves a champion - an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be." We are committed to ensuring that every child has a school full of champions.