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DeLalio ES: About Our School

DeLalio Elementary SchoolDeLalio Elementary School, located on the Marine Corps Air Station at New River, Jacksonville, North Carolina, is a close knit community. It is one of seven schools in the Camp Lejeune Community Schools system and the only school on New River Air Station. DeLalio Elementary is a vital part of the Air Station community and serves as a source of support and social interaction for the families stationed here. Most military ranks are represented by the families aboard the Air Station, housing for enlisted, officers, civilians, and retirees.  

The staff at DeLalio Elementary normally serves approximately 150 children in grades Pre-K through grade 5. Staffing commonly consists of the following: an Administrator, a Secretary/Registrar, a school-year Office Clerk, a School Support Assistant, three Custodians, and two Food Management employees. There are seven Classroom Teachers, an Advanced Academic Programs & Services (AAPS) Teacher, two Special Education Teachers, an Art Teacher, Physical Education Teacher, Music Teacher, Media Specialist, Math Support Teacher, Reading Support Teacher, School Counselor, Educational Technologist, School Nurse, and seven Educational Aides.  Some of our students also receive services from a shared School Psychologist, Speech Therapist, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, and an ESOL Teacher.  

Interior of DeLalio DeLalio provides a nurturing environment for the military families stationed aboard MCAS. The importance of providing a stable environment for these children is paramount due to the fact that their parents can be deployed at a moment’s notice, and many of the parents have had multiple deployments during the last few years. Being a school of many diverse cultures greatly enhances student academic and social skills. The Home/School Partnership program provides for parental and community involvement. Volunteers provide countless hours to ensure success for all children. DeLalio students and staff are actively involved in a myriad of events at military functions located at New River and Camp Lejeune as well as community events in the surrounding area. The principal of DeLalio feels the challenge is to ensure that the school mission reflects the learning skills and abilities students will need to succeed in a global society. During times of emergency, the swift support and efficient system of the New River Air Station and DeLalio safety staff is evident. District wide Crisis Management Services are made available when needed. Our Continuous School Improvement (CSI) team continues to work toward the standards provided by Cognia. The CSI coordinates and provides staff development opportunities to our staff. Additionally, we continue to update our data as it becomes available to reflect accuracy in our school profile.

DeLalio has a variety of School Partnerships to include: MALS-29; MALS-26; Young Marines; PTA; Parent Volunteers; Coastal Carolina Community College; University of North Carolina-Wilmington; FOCUS; S.O.A.R; MFLC; School Liaison; Navy Regional Medical Center; Red Cross; MP’s; and K-9. DeLalio Elementary School continues to be proud and eager to serve our military community by providing a nurturing, safe school environment with daily rigorous and engaging educational opportunities for our students.

Lieutenant Colonel Armond Hector DeLalio

Lt. Col DeLalioOur school is named in honor of Lieutenant Colonel Armond Hector DeLalio.

Armond Hector DeLalio was born in Plainview, New York, on July 17, 1917.  He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserves on January 15, 1940.  He became an aviation cadet, was designated a Naval Aviator, and was commissioned Second Lieutenant on November 1, 1940.  In 1941, Lieutenant DeLalio was commended by Admiral Halsey.  In 1942, Captain DeLalio was awarded the Navy Cross for his dive bombing performance in the Battle of Midway.  He was also awarded two Purple Hearts, Presidential Unit Citation with Ribbon Bar; American Defense Service with Base Clasp and Star; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign; World War II Victory; and National Defense Service during his career.  In1946, Major DeLalio was designated Helicopter Pilot Number 16.  He served in the Marine Corps with distinction in the development of the Marine Aviation Helicopter program.

Lieutenant Colonel Armond Hector DeLalio, United States Marine Corps was killed on January 5, 1952 at Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Maryland in a Jet Assisted Helicopter Take-Off.

DeLalio Elementary School aboard New River Air Station is very proud to be named for Lieutenant Colonel Armond Hector DeLalio. We endeavor to make a difference in DeLalio students' lives every day.

Come inside our school for historical pictures of Lieutenant Colonel DeLalio in his plane.  We honor his service and our school with our 'Dolphin' logo.

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DeLalio ES

Grades: PK-5

Enrollment: 150

Teacher/Student Ratio: 18:1

Computer/Student Ratio: 2:1

DoDEA Mission

Educate, Engage, and Empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world.

DoDEA Vision

Excellence in Education for Every Student, Every Day, Everywhere

Mid-Atlantic District Purpose Statement

To ensure the college and career readiness of our military-connected students, the Mid-Atlantic District is committed to building the capacity of all educators to increase the effectiveness of instructional practices.

DeLalio Elementary School Purpose Statement

DeLalio Elementary School is committed to providing student-centered learning opportunities where individual needs are met in a nurturing and supportive environment that encourages collaboration and creativity as students think critically about the world around them.

Mascot: Dolphins

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DeLalio ES Colors

Primary Color: #88BBEE

Secondary Color: #004499

School Improvement Goals

Math:  By June 2021, all students will become proficient in Number Sense and procedural fluency which align to their grade level standards.


DeLalio ES

School Address
1500 Curtis Rd
Jacksonville, NC 28540
Phone: 910-449-0601
Fax: 910-449-0677
DSN Phone: 750-0601