Indian River High School
 Date updated - Spring 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
AYP: Met
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

2014-15
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
Indian River High School offers many exemplary programs. The Career and Technical Program utilizes Project Based Learning and promotes student's participation in national programs such as FFA, BPA, TSA, and HOSA. Indian River's CTE students have received numerous accolades in both state and national competitions. The STEM engineering pathway is entering its fourth year with the addition of the Capstone Course - Engineering Design and Development.

Indian River's music program has over 190 students in vocal and instrumental classes. Students regularly earn All-State and All-County honors. The studio arts program is growing with many students gaining recognition in regional and national art shows. The school's Marine Corps JROTC program is now entering its 16th year with a focus on developing leadership skills.

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Curriculum Highlights
In 2014-2015 Indian River High School launched a new vision – PRIDE: Preparing Responsible Individuals Dedicated to Excellence. This vision guides all curricular decisions as our staff ensures that all students graduate from Indian River High School with the knowledge and skills needed for success in college and the workplace.

IRHS currently offers nine AP courses in the following subjects: Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, Psychology, Statistics and U.S. History. The percentage of IRHS students earning qualifying scores is well above the national average. IRHS also offers three dual enrollment courses in cooperation with University of Delaware and Delaware Tech.

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