Delcastle Technical High School
 Date updated - Summer 2014
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District: New Castle County Vocational-Technical School District Telephone: (302) 995-8100
Address: 1417 Newport Road, Wilmington DE 19804 Web: Delcastle Technical High School Page
Principal: Clifton Hayes
AYP: Not Met
School Demographics
Fall Enrollment

2012-132013-14
Grade 9395411
Grade 10384383
Grade 11376364
Grade 12326361
Total1,4811,519


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School Promotion by Grade

2012-13
Grade 998.7%
Grade 1098.4%
Grade 1199.5%
Grade 1299.7%


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Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

2012-132013-14
African American37.2%36.3%
American Indian0.3%0.3%
Asian0.9%0.9%
Hawaiian0.1%0.1%
Hispanic/Latino23.9%26.1%
White37.1%35.7%
Multi-Racial0.6%0.6%


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Other Student Characteristics

2012-132013-14
English Language Learner3.8%4.9%
Low Income60.5%30.9%
Special Education9.9%11.0%
Enrolled for Full Year98.6%N/A


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Recently Arrived ELL Students

2013-14
Number of Students Not Tested on ELA Assessment1


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Class Size (Percentage by Range) (2013-14)
* Elementary and special schools provide their own class size data

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School Finances


District Expenditure per Pupil (2012-13)

$18,572

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District Sources of Revenue (2012-13)

Percent District Allocation of Current Expenses by Category (2012-13)




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Exemplary Programs
Delcastle offers 21 career programs, each of which has a program of study overseen by an advisory group of related business representatives. Students make their career selection after exploring a variety of career programs in ninth grade. They work toward meeting specified competencies, leading to a career certificate awarded upon graduation and a high school diploma. The career programs are: Auto Body, Auto Technology, Aviation Technology, Biomedical Sciences & Allied Health (including medical assisting, nursing technology, and pre-nursing studies), Business Technology, Carpentry, Chemical Lab Technology, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Dental Assisting, Digital Media, Electrical Trades, Electronics, General Construction, Graphic Arts, Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning, Plumbing, Production & Imaging Technology, Sheet Metal, Technical Drafting, and Welding. The school has many business partnerships and a cooperative employment network providing paid work experiences.

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Curriculum Highlights
Delcastle provides an integrated vocational and academic curriculum that prepares students for employment and/or college. Using state assessment results and the results of the district’s Unified Summative Assessment Program, teachers and Instructional Services staff continually revise existing curricula in English, Math, Science and Social Studies to ensure the alignment of courses with common core state standards and Smarter Balanced Assessment expectations. The school has implemented diagnostic formative assessments to identify specific student needs, inform placement decisions, and direct teaching and learning. The integration of technology is playing an increasingly important role in instruction as exemplified by the expanded use of a digital curriculum, state-of-the-art hardware, and educational software in every academic classroom and career program.

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