Capital School District

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Capital School District
945 Forest Avenue, Dover, DE 19904[2]
Central Kent County, Delaware[1]
United States
District information
Type Public
Motto "Educational excellence today for a changing tomorrow."[2]
Grades K−12[1]
Established 1925[3]
Superintendent Dan Shelton [4]
Budget $93,108,292 (Preliminary)[5]
Students and staff
Students 6,250[1]
Teachers 444[1]
Staff 422[1]
Athletic conference Henlopen North Conference[6]
District mascot Senator[2]
Colors Blue and White         [2]
Other information
Website Official Site
District map

Capital School District is a public school district in Kent County, Delaware in the United States. It serves the greater Dover area.[1]


The district covers a 125-square-mile (320 km2) area in central Kent County.[1]

Towns served include Cheswold, Hartly, Little Creek, Leipsic, and most of Dover, as well as the Delaware side of Marydel.[7]

School Board[edit]

President: Matt Lindell

Vice President: Brian E. Lewis

Members: Kay Dietz-Sass, Sean P. M. Christiansen, John "Marty" Martin


Capital School District was formed in 1969 through the consolidation of the Dover Special, Hartly, Rose Valley, and Wiley's school districts and the William Henry Comprehensive School.[8]


High Schools (1) (Grades 9-12)[edit]

School Principal Built Enrollment Website
Dover High School Eugene F. Montaño 1965 1,450 [1]

Middle Schools (2) (Grades 5-8)[edit]

School Principal Built Enrollment Website
Central Middle School Dr. Darren Guido 1923 858 [2]
William Henry Middle School Toriano Giddens 1950 919 [3]

Elementary Schools (7) (Grades K-4)[edit]

School Principal Built Enrollment Website
North Dover Elementary School Suzette Marine 1996 387 [4]
South Dover Elementary School Jeffrey Sheehan 2004 484 [5]
East Dover Elementary School Pamela Manlove 1954 323 [6]
Fairview Elementary School Marcia Harrison 1965 354 [7]
Hartly Elementary School Tammy Augustus 1956 429 [8]
Booker T. Washington Elementary School Dale Kevin Brown 1922 350 [9]
Towne Point Elementary School Charles Sheppard 1965 381 [10]

Other (2)[edit]

School Principal Built Enrollment Website
Kent County Community School Chris Lehman 1975 129 [11]
Kent County Alternative Program Robert Harris 80 [12]

Awards and achievements[edit]

Three schools in the district have been recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence.[9][10]

  • Dover High School (1986)
  • Booker T. Washington Elementary (2005)
  • Fairview Elementary (2006)

Capital School District also has nine National Board Certified Professionals.[2]

Name Position School
Tammy Agustus Principal Hartly Elementary
Linda Braswell Instructional Technology Specialist District Office
Lisa Burnham 6th Grade William Henry Middle
Cheryl Heslinga Chemistry Dover High
Barbara Johnson 3rd and 4th Grades East Dover Elementary
Suzette Marine Principal North Dover
Nancy Raab Library Media Specialist Hartly Elementary
Terri Shane 3rd Grade Hartly Elementary
Erin Wilson 3rd Grade Hartly Elementary


The Capital Educators Association (CEA) is the teachers' union for this school district. Rod Fesel currently serves as President.[11]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Delaware Department of Education School Profile". Delaware Department of Education. Retrieved 2010-02-27. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Capital School District Website". Capital School District. Retrieved 2010-02-27. 
  3. ^ "Yellow Pages entry for Capital School District". Retrieved 2010-02-27. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "CSD website". Retrieved August 17, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Capital School District Preliminary Budget FY2010" (PDF). Capital School District. Retrieved 2010-02-27. 
  6. ^ "Henlopen Conference on". Digital Retrieved 2010-02-27. 
  7. ^ "Map of Capital School District". Delaware Department of Education. Archived from the original on 2010-04-07. Retrieved 2010-02-27. 
  8. ^ "Delaware School District Organization and Boundaries" (PDF). Delaware Department of Education. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-09-28. Retrieved 2011-08-21. 
  9. ^ "Blue Ribbon Schools 1982-2002" (PDF). Blue Ribbon Schools Program. Retrieved 2010-02-27. 
  10. ^ "Blue Ribbon Schools 2003-2006" (PDF). Blue Ribbon Schools Program. Retrieved 2010-02-27. 
  11. ^ "Official Website of the Capital Educators Association". Capital Educators Association. Retrieved 2010-02-27.