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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 8:30 am for Breakfast

Nicole Kurz-McDowell  Principal  


  • Looking for Star Hill Memorabilia

    Star Hill Elementary is looking for photographs, report cards, uniforms, t-shirts, lunchboxes and anything associated with the history of Star Hill Elementary. During the school year, memorabilia will be displayed in our school. If you have items of interest, please consider loaning them to us so that our community can enjoy seeing the 100 years of "Rider Country." All items will be returned. If you have any items you would like to share, please contact Jill Boyce at (302)697-6117 or email by October 1st.


    Volunteers Needed for Rider Pride Day

    Star Hill is in need of two volunteers for two hours on Rider Pride Day, Friday, October 16th at 2:30 to help hand out water. Please contact the front office if you would like to volunteer.


    Caesar Rodney Centennial


    Mrs. Teresa Fitchett received the Spirit of Caesar Rodney Volunteer Award at the June 15th School Board Meeting for the recognition from the CR School District for all of her hard work and dedication with the Mentoring Program at Star Hill Elementary School.  She has recruited nearly 60 volunteers to help assist struggling students. 


    Ms. Fitchett Accepting her Award


    Congratulations Rebecca Donahue, Teacher of the Year!

    Mrs. Rebecca Donahue
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  • October 5th-9th Book Fair Week.

    October 8th at 5:30: Information session on the referendum in the cafeteria. At 6:00 PTO meeting.

    October 8th: Author Julia Cook will be sharing at Star Hill/ Omfpr,atopm jas neem sent home.

    October 12th: Columbus Day, school closed.

    October 13th-16th: Spirit Week.

       Tuesday: Jersey Day

       Wednesday: Crazy hat or crazy hair day.

       Thursday: Twin Day

       Friday: Mismatched Day or wear your Blue and Gold

    October 17th at 9:40am: Star Hill Chorus will be performing at Rider Pride Day at Caesar Rodney High School. Chorus permissions slips will be sent home next week.

    October 29th: Make-up Picutre Day.  

    November 5th: End of 1st Marking Period. Abbreviated day. School will dismiss at 1:20.

    November 6th: Abbreviated Day. School will dismiss at 1:20.

    November 11th: Veterans Day. No school.

    November 12th: PTO Meeting in Library at 6:00pm.

    November 18th: Report Cards Issued. They will be available on Home Access at 4:00pm.


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The Caesar Rodney School District has created a Caesar Rodney Centennial Celebration Specialty License Plate that can be displayed on your vehicle. A one-time registration fee of $25 will pay for the specialty license plate ($10) and help raise funds ($15) towards the centennial celebration to be held in May, 2016.  For all the information on this centennial license plate, click on the link below: 
 CR Plate
Click Here for Details!

These Voluntary Participation Student Accident Insurance Plans can be purchased easily online at:

 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, gender, age, veteran or marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identification 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 Administrative Building, 7 Front Street, Wyoming DE, 19934. Phone (302)698-4800.
Our Vision:

All students will grow under the direction of the collective school team. -- Core Values of Star Hill Elementary School: A Belief that All Kids Can Learn - High Expectations for All Students • A “No Excuses” Attitude with Accountability • It’s Not About Me, It’s About Them

Our Mission:

Star Hill Elementary School is a community of learners where the staff and families work together to ensure each student excels academically, socially, emotionally and physically while focusing on the 4 As: academics, athletics, arts and atmosphere.

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 -------------------------------------------Star Hill Elementary School is a community of learners where the staff and families work together to ensure each student excels academically, socially, emotionally and physically while focusing on the 4 As: academics, athletics, arts and atmosphere.

Star Hill Elementary School © 2014 302-697-6117 Fax: 594 Voshells Mill Star Hill Rd, Dover, DE 19901