Howard High School of Technology
 Date updated - Summer 2018
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District: New Castle County Vocational-Technical School District Telephone: (302) 571-5400
Address: 401 East 12th Street, Wilmington DE 19801 Web: Howard High School of Technology Page
Principal: Colleen Conaty
School Demographics
Fall Enrollment

2016-172017-18
Grade 9203233
Grade 10223194
Grade 11234208
Grade 12200213
Total860848


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School Promotion by Grade

2016-17
Grade 997.0%
Grade 1099.1%
Grade 1199.1%
Grade 12100.0%


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Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

2016-172017-18
African American70.1%68.8%
American Indian0.1%0.7%
Asian0.3%0.5%
Hawaiian0.1% 
Hispanic/Latino15.7%18.8%
White13.6%11.3%


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Other Student Characteristics

2017-18
English Language Learner2.8%
Low Income48.2%
Special Education12.0%
Enrolled for Full Year100.0%


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Recently Arrived ELL Students

2017-18
Number of Students Not Tested on ELA Assessment0


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Class Size (Percentage by Range) (2017-18)
* Elementary and special schools provide their own class size data

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School Finances


District Expenditure per Pupil (2015-16)

$16,674

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District Sources of Revenue (2015-16)

Percent District Allocation of Current Expenses by Category (2015-16)




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Exemplary Programs
Howard High School of Technology is an excellent choice for students seeking a high-quality, nationally recognized, career & technical education! Along with academic courses that prepare students for college and post-secondary pursuits, Howard offers career & technical programs in the areas of computer technology, healthcare services, construction trades, financial services, auto and engine technology, legal administrative and support services, cosmetology, and culinary arts. Howard students participate in co-operative education at paid work placements in hundreds of businesses in the region. As Delaware’s first public high school to provide an iPad to every student, Howard expects its students to continue learning beyond the school day. The same technology enables Howard teachers to deliver instruction in a personalized way that addresses specific student needs. Howard is one of U.S. News & World Report’s top rated schools, and its emphasis on community service is widely regarded.

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Curriculum Highlights
Howard provides an integrated career & academic curriculum that prepares students to be career and college ready. It offers a choice of 13 competitive Career Programs of Study, each one partnered with an advisory group of business representatives. Throughout their four years, students receive highly specialized instruction in their chosen career program where they learn and demonstrate specified competencies, which leads to a career certificate upon graduation in addition to earning a high school diploma. Career programs offered at Howard include: Academy of Finance & Business, Auto/Diesel Technology, Building Automation Systems, Carpentry, Computer Network Administration, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Dental Assisting, Engine Technology, Legal Administrative Assisting, Legal Support Services, Medical Assisting, and Nursing Technology. The school's rigorous curricula in English, Math, Science, Social Studies and Spanish are aligned with common core state standards.

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