Caesar Rodney
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... The district officially came into existence as State Consolidated District No. 1 on July 1, 1915 under the authority of a state consolidation law. Shortly thereafter residents of the area voted 52 to 1 to approve a $12,000 bond to supplement an $18,000 appropriation from the state for the construction of a new school building for grades one through twelve. Not long after that the school board adopted the name of Caesar Rodney for the district and school in honor of the Revolutionary War hero and statesman who had made his home near St. Jones Neck in the eastern part of the county....

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Nellie H. Stokes Elementary

School Info

Address: 3874 Upper King Road, Dover DE 19904
Telephone: (302) 697-3205
Principal: Nicole Jones

Website: Nellie H. Stokes Elementary

School Year: August 24th to June 2nd
School Hours:
Full day - 8:35 am to 3:20pm
Grades: 1 - 5th

Additional Info

School Menus: Breakfast & Lunch (changes Monthly)
Students per Teacher: 16
School Calendar: 2011 - 2012 (PDF)
Department of Education: Specific Information
Home Access Center: Login Page

About Nellie H. Stokes

Nellie Hughes Stokes Elementary School has a mentoring program for at-risk students for the purpose of enhancing these students' social and emotional growth with an academic foundation. Teachers who volunteer as mentors make daily contact upon their arrival at school and then once a week for a more in-depth mentoring session. Our Coordinated School Health Team provides activities and information for both students and their families in relation to health and physical fitness. The History Club and Talented and Gifted programs provide opportunities for students to participate in state functions and competitions. Wednesday envelopes are a district wide form of communication where parents can look for interims, report cards, assessments, teacher notes, daily class work and PTO/school announcements.


The District has established a curriculum development process which supports alignment to the existing Delaware State Standards and Grade Level Expectations. This process involves teacher and administrative input through a Curriculum Cabinet and Council process. The preparation of our students as life-long learners in a global community of the 21st century society is the unifying objective of this process. The curriculum not only identifies essential knowledge and skills, but also supports students' development in problem solving and gathering and using resources that will enable them to succeed. Each content area (English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Visual and Performing Arts, World Languages, Physical Education, Health, and Family and Consumer Sciences) also has an Assessment OF Learning and Assessment FOR Learning component to support students in the learning process and to determine specific performance relative to the State Standards.

Aftercare Program

Before and Aftercare information

  Our Mission

- Students are provided with a nurturing, safe and structured learning environment in which they are valued to take ownership of their learning. In addition to academics, we build character, foster creativity and encourage social skills that will last a lifetime.

- Faculty members are part of a supportive, professional and respectful community where contributions are encouraged and valued. As lifelong learners, our faculty aspires to be positive role models on behalf of all educators.

- Parents support student success through open communication and involvement in their child's education. By reinforcing good work and social habits, our parents share in student accountability.

- Community members work in a partnership with the school in order to share valuable resources to enhance school wide initiatives.