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Welcome to the Colonial School District!

The Colonial School District is a grades K through 12 public school district located in New Castle, Delaware.  The district was formed on July 1, 1981 and is one of four districts established when the New Castle County School District was reorganized.

The district serves approximately 10,000 students and has 8 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, one high school and two special needs schools.  For information about each school please visit our District Schools link.

Message from the Superintendent

Colonial Community, Staff, Parents and Students:

I am humbled and honored to be selected to lead the Colonial School District during a time of change and reform. The Colonial School District is a district on the move. It is our goal to lead the way for the State of Delaware and the entire nation as a model for comprehensive educational reform and increased student academic achievement. In achieving these goals, we will combine many great Colonial traditions of the past with innovative programming to provide comprehensive 21st century educational opportunities for all students. We all know that systemic change takes time, but with the continued support of a committed and focused staff, outstanding students, and an engaged community, we will undoubtedly achieve our goals.

I deeply believe in a quality and comprehensive education for all students. Colonial is known not only for its forward-thinking educational focus and its outstanding extracurricular programs, but also for a positive and collaborative approach to education and problem solving with all district stakeholders. I take very seriously that you have entrusted the young people of this community to our care and expect that our staff, in all areas, model the ideals of respect to all, as well as give their best to our students day in and day out.

As we move into the next chapter of Colonial School District’s journey, it is my mission 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. It is my mission, and the mission of Colonial School District, to make sure that every student graduates from high school with the habits of mind and skills necessary to be successful in life, as well as being college and career ready.

I look forward to beginning this work and collaborating with the entire Colonial community to achieve our mission.

D. Dusty Blakey, Ed.D
Superintendent

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