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  • Star Hill Elementary School Vocabulary Parade 

Bus Routes

Bell Schedule


    The State of Delaware is experiencing a severe bus driver shortage
    and the Caesar Rodney School District is taking proactive steps to keep our buses running. 

    With the alignment of bell times for both the secondary and elementary schools,
    we have dramatically increased our efficiency as each bus can service both sets of schools.

    Double runs means fewer drivers are needed and cuts transportation costs as well.
    Furthermore, the bell time alignment allows for more middle school students
    to attend high school classes for distance learning experiences.

    The change was made out of necessity - primarily due to bus routes being refused
    or dropped by our bus contractors and their inability of finding bus drivers.

    After a community committee studied the issue, a decision was made to change start
    times so that we were still able to provide transportation services to our families.

    Early Dismissal Times are TBA. Please share. Thank you.


  • 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: 8:30am - 3:45 pm

    Breakfast is from 8:30am-8:45am
                                                      Nicole Kurz-McDowell  Principal    
  • Please visit our NEW Facebook page!  

    Charlene Morrow, 2018-2019 Teacher Of The Year 
  • STAR HILL ELEMENTARY                                                               3/14/18      


    • Monday, March 19th- Teacher In-Service Schools Closed
    • Monday, March 19th-23rd- Book Fair Week
    • Wednesday, March 21st- Rock Your Socks Day for World Down Syndrome Awareness
    • Thursday, March 22nd- Health Fair 6-7:30pm in the Cafeteria
    • Friday, March 30th- Sunday, April 8th- Spring Break


      • Chick Fil A Calendars are available in the Main Office for $5.00 each. The calendars come with a card that you can use to redeem a free item every month. All of the proceeds go to Star Hill PTO.
    • Supply drives for teachers are now being accepted in the main office. The teachers are in need of the following items: Snacks for students, tissues, hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes, dry erase markers (black/color), pencils, sticky notes, erasers, crayons, lined paper.


    • Be sure to follow us on Social Media! Facebook: StarHillElementary  Instagram: StarHillElementary 
    • Blue Chorus will meet after school on Tuesday 3/13 from 3:45 to 4:45.  Gold Chorus will meet after school on Wed. 3/14 from 3:45 to 4:45.  The Spring Concert at Star Hill is scheduled for Thursday 4/19 at 7:00 p.m.
    • 3/16 School Assembly about acceptance and respect, student leaders will be unveiling a school wide friendship mailbox- learn more on the 16th.
    • Did you know that the area of Star Hill was part of the Underground Railroad? Students will have an opportunity to learn more this spring!
    • We are still looking for many volunteers to help with the Book Fair.  If you are able, we would greatly appreciate your assistance!  If you have any questions or are willing to volunteer, please contact Jennifer Grant at or call Star Hill at 302.697.6117
    • Thank you for helping to keep our students safe and showing your ID when you come to the school =)
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    If your child is out of school, a written note must be sent to school within 48 hours of your child’s return in order for the absence to be excused.
    You may send in a written note or send an email to our attendance clerk at .
    Please include your child’s name, date of absence and reason for absence.
    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!
  •  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:302-697-4983 594 Voshells Mill Star Hill Rd, Dover, DE 19901