Organization and History School Founded By: Della Lamb Community Services Date of Implementation: June 14, 1999 Current Number of Students: 596, as of December 2012 School Type: Year-Round Elementary Charter School Sponsoring Agency: University of Central Missouri Approved Application: April 14, 1999 Current Grades Served: Kindergarten - 8th grade
1:15 in Kindergarten and 1st Grade Classes
1:16 in 2nd through 8th Grade Classes
Respect, High Expectations, and Success for All - Students, Parents, Faculty, Staff
Mission Statement Della Lamb Elementary Charter School seeks to create long-term educational and economic impact in the lives of low-income, at risk, disadvantaged children and families by providing alternative educational and academic services in conjunction with supplemental family support services in a Missouri Charter School format. DLECS is committed to offer to the students it serves a liberal education through its use of the Core Knowledge Curriculum Sequence and the Direct Instruction Basic Skills Curriculum.
Geographic Area Served
Urban core, Inner-City Kansas City, Missouri and Residents of the KCMO School District
*DLCS Purchased a 24,000 sq ft Facility at 1000 Charlotte; Renovated; and Installed State-of-the-Art Playground Equipment
*Kindergarten and 1st Grade Served at 500 and 406 Woodland
*2nd grade through 5th Grade Served at 1000 Charlotte
*6th, 7th and 8th Grade Students are Served at 3608 St. John Ave.
*Central Office Administration Located at 500 Woodland
*Satellite DLCS Social Services Facilities Near the School
*Ongoing Technology Developed In-House with Up-to-Date Computers and Networking
*Technology Program on Networked Computers and Internet Access Available for Students and Teachers daily
*Ongoing Library Development
*Gymnasium Facility Located at 406 Woodland
Instructional Program Overview *Back to Basics Curricula: SRA Direct Instruction and Core Knowledge
*Research Based Curricula Documenting National Academic Success with High Needs, Low-Income, at
Risk Elementary Students
Public School Choice Notice
Per the October 2008 Title I Regulations, districts are required to display notice of parental rights to Public School Choice for Schools in Need of Improvement on the school's website.
Della Lamb Charter School is a Charter School LEA with one attendance center. Therefore there are not available schools for student transfers.
Supplemental Educational Services (SES)
Under the Federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), this option of after-school tutoring by an approved provider is available to parents of eligible children that attend a Title I school in School Improvement Level 2 and every year thereafter, the building is in School Improvement status.
Title I Buildings in School Improvement
Della Lamb Elementary
Eligible for SES
Participated in SES
SES Providers for 2011-2012
SES Provider Name and Office Address
Serve Limited English Proficient (LEP) Students or Students with Disabilities
Location of Services
DuBois Learning Center
For More Information
Judy McGonigle Akers Jennifer Wilson DLECS Executive Vice President DLECS Principal e-maile-mail
Della Lamb Community Services | 500 Woodland Ave., Kansas City, MO 64106-9908
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