Welcome Star Hill Families!

 Our community of learners house students in grades first through fifth in the Caesar Rodney School District. Our days are spent focused on learning with the understanding that time is an invaluable resource that should be spent wisely. When visiting our school you will find children and adults engaged in writing, reading, math, critical thinking and real life problem solving. Often you will find students being led in small groups on focused lessons or exploring research topics delving deeper into standards and interests. Instruction, activities and language used by educators is purposeful with the intended outcome of having students who are independent thinkers and problem solvers. 

The success of our students comes from the support of our Star Hill families. Collaboration occurs daily among the staff in the building and with the students’ own families. We encourage parents and guardians to develop close relationships with school staff so that we may get to know your child even better which will allow us to best meet his or her needs.  As one family we will make informed decisions about what is best for children while celebrating their accomplishments. 

We are proud and honored to be members of the Star Hill and Caesar Rodney learning community. Working together will ensure your child has a productive, successful school year.


Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.-- Brad Henry

Star Hill Elementary School
594 Voshells Mill Star Hill Road, Dover, DE 19901

Phone: 302-697-6117 ~ Fax: 302-697-4983

School Hours: 8:45 am - 3:25 pm

Doors open at 8:15 am for Breakfast and 8:30 am for all students

Nicole Kurz-McDowell  Principal  


  • ·         Interim reports are going home today. Will be available on home access after 4:00pm.

    ·         2nd Grade Holiday Concert is Thursday, December 11th at 7:00pm in the Star Hill Cafeteria. Students should arrive at 6:45pm. Students may also wear special holiday outfits for this event! 

    ·         December 16th: 6:30pm Holidays Around the World. Flyer in Wednesday envelope.

    ·         December 16th-18th Holiday Shop Sponsored by PTO. Flyer coming home soon.  

    ·         The Winter Chorus Concert is on Thursday, December 18th in the cafeteria.  Blue Chorus will perform at 6:30 pm. Gold Chorus will perform at 7:30 pm. Chorus members should arrive 15 minutes early for warm-ups and wear their black and white concert uniforms.

    ·         December 22nd-January 4th: School Closed for Winter Holidays.

    ·         January 12th at 6:30 PM PTO meeting at Star Hill.

    ·         January 13th: Photographer will be taking pictures of our clubs and teams.




    ·         Star Hill Giving Tree: As a school we are accepting hat and glove donations. There will be a box in the cafeteria below the treehouse for these donations.

    ·         Drop off time in the morning is 8:15am for breakfast and 8:25am for school. Please be aware that there is no supervision before 8:15am and children should not be dropped off.

    ·         There should be no unattended cars parked in the car loop during morning drop off or afternoon pickup. If you need to park and come in, please do so on the street. Thank you.

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 An Equal Opportunity Employer
The Caesar Rodney School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate
in employment or educational programs, services or activities based on race, color, religion, national origin, veteran or marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation or genetic information in accordance with state and federal laws. Inquiries about compliance should be made to the Title IX, District 504 and ADA Compliance Officers: Paul L. Dunbar Administration Building, 7 Front Street, Wyoming, DE 19934.
Phone (302) 698-4800.
Our Vision:

Meet or exceed the annual ESEA targets in all cells in the school accountability system. Maintain a safe environment in an atmosphere of caring discipline. Provide opportunities that encourage a partnership of families, district staff members, students and the community. Project revenue resources to maintain the strong financial position necessary to support the needs of the district. Coordinate the district’s resources and create a plan that aims to ensure all students enrolled in the Caesar Rodney School District for three or more consecutive years will perform at or above grade level by the end of the student’s third year of enrollment.

Our Mission:

Mission Statement Recognizing the value of each individual, and building upon our commitment to excellence, the Caesar Rodney School District is dedicated to the mission of preparing students for a successful, productive and purposeful life in a diverse, global community by: • Providing quality educational opportunities for all students; and • Promoting caring attitudes through the school community.

The Four A's

Academics    Arts    Athletics   Atmosphere

Department of Justice Bullying Prevention and School Crime

Contact (Ombudsperson) Joseph Flinn Hotline: 1-800-220-5414

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