Indian River High School
 Date updated - Summer 2016
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District: Indian River School District Telephone: (302) 732-1500
Address: 29772 Armory Road, Dagsboro DE 19945 Web: Indian River High School Page
Principal: Bennett Murray
School Demographics
Fall Enrollment

2014-152015-16
Grade 9216260
Grade 10237205
Grade 11203224
Grade 12203195
Total859884


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School Promotion by Grade

2014-15
Grade 997.2%
Grade 1098.7%
Grade 1199.5%
Grade 1298.0%


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Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

2014-152015-16
African American13.0%12.1%
American Indian0.8%0.9%
Asian1.4%1.8%
Hawaiian0.1% 
Hispanic/Latino14.3%15.8%
White68.8%67.9%
Multi-Racial1.5%1.5%


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Other Student Characteristics

2014-152015-16
English Language Learner2.2%2.6%
Low Income27.8%28.1%
Special Education16.6%16.6%
Enrolled for Full Year94.8%N/A


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Recently Arrived ELL Students

2015-16
Number of Students Not Tested on ELA Assessment0


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Class Size (Percentage by Range) (2015-16)
* Elementary and special schools provide their own class size data

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School Finances


District Expenditure per Pupil (2014-15)

$12,687

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District Sources of Revenue (2014-15)

Percent District Allocation of Current Expenses by Category (2014-15)




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Exemplary Programs
The Indian River High School (IRHS) vision statement, PRIDE: Preparing Responsible Individuals Dedicated to Excellence, guides all curricular and extracurricular decisions. The expectation of excellence allows IRHS students to maintain high levels of academic growth and achievement while preparing them for rigorous college and career requirements. In addition to a strong core academic program, IRHS offers a wide variety of Career and Technical Pathways (including agriculture, marketing, construction, graphics, and our newly added Allied Health and NAF-sponsored Academy of Finance pathways), a Project Lead the Way STEM program, a regionally acclaimed arts program including instrumental, vocal and studio arts, a Marine JROTC Leadership program, competitive athletic teams, and a variety of student organizations with local, state, and national recognition.

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Curriculum Highlights
Indian River High School’s rigorous academic program provides students of all levels with a variety of options to prepare for their college and career goals with a focus on critical thinking and project based learning. IRHS offers ten Advanced Placement courses including Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, Psychology, Spanish Language, Statistics, and U.S. History. Our students perform well above the national average on the AP exams. Additionally, students can earn college credit by taking any of the following dual enrollment courses: University of Delaware’s UD 110 writing class or Delaware Tech’s SOC111 – Sociology or BIO120 – Anatomy & Physiology I.

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