Award Year: 2020

Frederick Douglass Elementary School

1 Swain Road
Seaford, DE, 19973-2827

(302) 629-4587

Mrs. Carol Leveillee, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Seaford School District

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To ensure success for students, Frederick Douglass Elementary builds the foundation of the school community through high expectations, high quality teaching, and building meaningful relationships.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 35%
  • White: 26%
  • Hispanic: 31%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 7%
We love when students work together to solve a problem!

We love when students work together to solve a problem!

Frederick Douglass Elementary School (FDES) is a great place for kids as well as adults and visitors. We pride ourselves for doing what is best for children. art of doing what is best for kids includes modeling positive behaviors and relationships, setting high expectations for everyone, and making students feel accepted, appreciated and celebrated. FDES, part of the Seaford School District (Delaware), was established in 1922 and is located in an economically challenged area with high poverty and a high number of English language learners. As a Title 1 school, our education program is specifically developed to meet the needs of this student population. We believe all children can meet high academic standards regardless of race, ethnicity or socioeconomic background.

Our curriculum utilizes evidence based, student-centered, data-driven resources and strategies. A laser like focus on individual student's needs has led to high levels of students academic growth in our school. Through a continuous learning cycle, we have selected assessments that best determine where students are on a learning continuum, the exact instruction they need to be on grade level, and even to move beyond grade level expectations. We utilize classrooms teachers, paraprofessionals and special educators to make this student learning highly successful. When students experience success, they are more engaged in school and more motivated to learn.

Our culture is one where students love to learn and enjoy coming to school because we have a highly engaged, student centered curriculum. We are FREDstrong.