School Details

Odyssey Charter School

201 Bayard Ave, Wilmington, DE 19805
(302) 655-5760
9

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-5 438 students 14 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

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Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP)

In 2008-2009 Delaware used the Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP) to test students in reading and math in grades 2 through 10, in writing in grades 3 through 10, and in science and social studies in grades 4, 6, 8 and 11. Only the scores for reading and math in grades 2 through 10, writing in grades 3 though 10, and science in grades 8 and 11 are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The DSTP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Odyssey Charter School average
  • Delaware state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
71%
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73%

DE00188

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81%

Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP)

In 2008-2009 Delaware used the Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP) to test students in reading and math in grades 2 through 10, in writing in grades 3 through 10, and in science and social studies in grades 4, 6, 8 and 11. Only the scores for reading and math in grades 2 through 10, writing in grades 3 though 10, and science in grades 8 and 11 are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The DSTP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Odyssey Charter School average
  • Delaware state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
74%
93%
74%
83%
69%

DE00188

None
86%
77%
90%
82%

Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP)

In 2008-2009 Delaware used the Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP) to test students in reading and math in grades 2 through 10, in writing in grades 3 through 10, and in science and social studies in grades 4, 6, 8 and 11. Only the scores for reading and math in grades 2 through 10, writing in grades 3 though 10, and science in grades 8 and 11 are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The DSTP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Odyssey Charter School average
  • Delaware state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
77%
91%
71%
72%
50%

DE00188

None
  • This school in 2013
  • Odyssey Charter School average
  • Delaware state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Odyssey Charter School is a charter elementary school. 438 children attend Odyssey Charter School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. 21% of the 438 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Odyssey Charter School is 14:1. Baltz (Austin D.) Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 68% 67%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Hispanic 6% 4%
Asian 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 20% 23%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21% 23%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    I am an advocate of Odyssey Charter School and have been for the past 6 years. I have watched our school grow from 230 kids to the 700 we have today. I have never witnessed nor could I fathom any of the staff using profanity towards our children in any circumstance. If this were true did you report it to the headmaster? I can assure you he would not tolerate such behavior!

  • (1 year ago)

    I really love the academics and behavioral issues don't seem to be much of a problem. I was a little uneasy about the Greek at first but now I really find it fascinating and valuable. The school does a fairly good job providing extracurricular activities -- chorus band Odyssey of the Mind art club -- and we hear there will be sports in the spring. We are so excited about the school expanding and we are extremely eager to hear about the new facility. The current facility (we're at the upper school) has no outdoor space and a very small messy library full of piles of boxes. As much as we appreciate the outstanding quality of the teachers previous reviewers are correct in saying that the administration is chaotic and some are rude to both parents and students. Communication from the school is not very good and it takes a lot of work to get responses to questions. The lack of a cafeteria isn't an issue for us although it concerns me that students requiring free or reduced-price lunch may be unable to attend the school. Overall I like Odyssey and I'm confident that the administration will strengthen and get more organized as the school evolves.

  • (1 year ago)

    While Odyssey offers a challenging curriculum and language program their staff is lacking in experience. As a parent of 2 children in the school one has EVERY need met and his I.E.P. team beyond meets what we were expecting once it was found our child had a learning disability. LOVE them. The for lack of a better way to say it "better than you know it all" attitude some of the staff have is frustrating to deal with as a parent. If your child is not fitting the "odyssey" mold what they think a 5 to 8yr old should be you will be met with disdain looked down on as a parent made to feel less than by the administration and guidance counselors. Having been told one of my children should be medicated suggested he had autism adhd add...was not only ILLEGAL (you are not Dr.'s you are educators) it was insulting and they took it upon themselves to treat my child as if he had been diagnosed with these thing... upon taking him to A.I. they could not understand why a teacher and guidance counselor would say these things..he has NONE of them nor have we seen evidence at home of these disorders. 2 VERY different experiences with my children within the same school system....sadly.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is our sons 4th year at OCS. It is a wonderful school.The teachers and staff are very helpful in getting the best education for your child.

  • (1 year ago)

    My grandson has attended odyssey for K thru 4th grade. I know he is safe there besides getting a good education. I do wish the Physical Ed more frequent (once a week isn't enough).

  • (1 year ago)

    Comparing class sizes and what other children are being taught at the other public schools Odyssey is far superior to the other options that are available. Education is individualized to the students abilities and needs. A second language is taught every day as well as a 2nd period of math every day. My daughter's teacher is very involved and always there when I need her to ask questions or get feedback. I am eagerly awaiting their expansion into better facilities. Parents are highly encouraged to participate and there is an active PTO. Children bring their own lunches to school (which I happen to prefer). One of the best options for elementary public schooling in the state. Just look at the test scores!

  • (1 year ago)

    If you were lucky enough to attend Odyssey Charter School a few years ago then you may remember its former glory. It continues to decline steadily as new administration was put in place. The teachers and leaders act entitled while treating the families as if they are second-class citizens. The "new" Odyssey Charter forgets that they are a PUBLIC school funded by tax-payer dollars. If you want to join a school in a state of continued chaos a Board that makes decisions in a bubble and your children to ride overcrowded buses then this is the place for you.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is excellent. I attended for 3 years and my mom is european but not greek yet the greek teachers communicated with her very well. they are very helpful. i moved and was very open minded when looking for a school but every school i have attended after is not any where close to topping OCS. i would never regret attending OCS and having no cafeteria is not bad. If you think about it the school is giving you a private education for free so you should be able to provide a healthy nutritous lunch for your child. My mom thinks it helps her to pack my lunch so she knows what i am eating. THIS SCHOOL IS TOP OF THE NOTCH!

  • (2 years ago)

    This our third year with the school and now with two children there. Very much love this small superior school. I am blessed to have won a place in the lottery for our our daughter. The best part - private education for public price!

  • (3 years ago)

    Great School and very challenging! Dedicated staff with unique curriculum. Very happy with the school!

  • (3 years ago)

    My son has attended Odyssey for 5 years now. I was fortunate enough to get him into this school the day it opened. I LOVE it. The teachers and principal are excellent and the curriculum is superior to others I have seen. He has received a private school education for free and I feel so very grateful for this. He has two maths each day. One taught in english and another in Greek. The comment about there being no cafeteria is true. However I feel that my son has benefited from this. It is a more controlled environment in his room and I decide each day what he is having. They give the option for pizza fridays and I feel this provides some balance.

  • (3 years ago)

    This was our third year at OCS and we have had nothing but positive experiences. The teachers are outstanding and the staff is very involved in making sure each and every child is afforded every opportunity to excel.

  • (4 years ago)

    My duaghter is a third grader here and we love it. We moved here from out of state and felt so blessed to be able to get her into the school. The teachers and staff are wonderful and while some parents may think not having a cafeteria is bad I think its great becasue I pack her a healthy lunch and know what she is eating..

  • (5 years ago)

    They have the Best Teaching Staff along with the Best School Staff and their level of education standard is outstandingly excellent!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    The school does not offer the student a cafeteria for healthy nutrious meals.

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