Christiana High School
 Date updated - Fall 2017
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District: Christina School District Telephone: (302) 631-2400
Address: 190 Salem Church Road, Newark DE 19713 Web: Christiana High School Page
Principal: Sam Postlethwait
School Demographics
Fall Enrollment

2015-162016-17
Grade 9185197
Grade 10222191
Grade 11212192
Grade 12120142
Total739722


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School Promotion by Grade

2014-15
Grade 993.9%
Grade 1082.3%
Grade 1185.6%
Grade 1285.1%


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Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

2015-162016-17
African American53.3%51.7%
American Indian0.1%0.4%
Asian4.6%6.4%
Hispanic/Latino15.7%16.9%
White22.7%21.7%
Multi-Racial3.5%2.9%


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Other Student Characteristics

2015-162016-17
English Language Learner4.9%6.2%
Low Income37.0%42.7%
Special Education23.7%26.0%
Enrolled for Full Year100.0%N/A


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Recently Arrived ELL Students

2016-17
Number of Students Not Tested on ELA Assessment0


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Class Size (Percentage by Range) (2016-17)
* Elementary and special schools provide their own class size data

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School Finances


District Expenditure per Pupil (2015-16)

$13,830

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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
At Christiana High School, we pride ourselves in providing a rich environment for teaching and learning. Our staff are experts in developing challenging learning experiences tailored to the needs of high school students. The daily mission is to educate students to be self-directed learners, collaborative workers, complex analytical thinkers, quality producers, and community contributors. The Christiana High School Honors/Dual Enrollment Academy is offered with the firm conviction that one of the greatest resources of this region is its academically-talented young people. The academy stresses the development of each student's critical thinking abilities, adaptability, creativity, and self-confidence. In the Academy, teachers and students work with the conceptual, historical, and scientific foundations of learning. Students will have opportunities to develop their personal and intellectual skills.

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Curriculum Highlights
Students are encouraged to excel through a variety of program choices. CHS offers five pathways including Business, Agri-Science, JDG, Fine Arts, NJROTC, Pre-Engineering, Computer Science and Energy Management. Students are encouraged to excel through AP classes and accredited testing. CHS offers AP classes in all four base subjects beginning in the 10th grade. The Honors Program offers a challenging environment in which students can explore and problem-solve. Honors Courses are offered in English, Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy and Physiology, Integrated Math, Pre-Calculus,Calculus, American Government/Geography, US History, French, Spanish and Economics.
Christiana also offers AVID (Advanced Via Individual Determiniation) which is a college readiness system for elementary through postsecondary that is designed to increase schoolwide learning and performance.

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