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The Colonial School District is a grades K through 12 public school district located in New Castle, Delaware. The district serves approximately 10,000 students and has 8 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, one high school and two special needs schools. The district is committed to continuous parent and community engagement as part of the new look and values of the district. To improve the open community concept, school gates have been removed and the community is welcomed into our schools. The district provides a variety of avenues for the Colonial community to receive regular updates and to be involved in the exciting activities and programs in the Colonial School District. The district works to combine many great Colonial traditions of the past with innovative programming to provide comprehensive 21st century educational opportunities for all students. Systemic change takes time, but with the continued support of a committed and focused staff, outstanding students, and an engaged community, the Colonial School District will undoubtedly achieve its goals. The district’s mission is to maintain and expand a more rigorous teaching and learning environment that centers on providing all students with the skills necessary to be successful in the 21st century. This includes partnering with our local business community, institutions of higher education, and engaging the community as a whole as we strive to ensure an education that provides students with a sense of belonging while helping them to grow intellectually, emotionally, and socially.

Environment
The Colonial School District is a public school district in New Castle Hundred, Delaware. The district offices are located at 318 East Basin Road. The district consists of 8 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 1 high school, and 2 special schools.

Progress
The Colonial School District, consistent with the importance of lifelong learning for its students, a strong focus exists to provide support for the continuous growth and development of employees. The school district has cultivated collaborative partnerships with the National Science Foundation, the University of Delaware, Wilmington University, Harvard University, Delaware State University and other universities and colleges in Delaware and neighboring states to further this effort. Every core content classroom in the district is equipped with computers and the latest in SmartBoard technology.  In addition, many of our classrooms are equipped with amplification systems which enhance the acoustics and assist students in gaining a clear understanding of what is being communicated. A wide variety of technology programs provide additional opportunities for students to practice skills and apply them to their learning.