State of Delaware
 Date updated - Winter 2016
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Address: 401 Federal Street, Suite 2, Dover DE 19901 Web: Department Of Education Page
Secretary of Education: Susan Bunting
State Information
School Choice Information

2016-17
Number of Schools with Choice Students: 190
Number of Local Choice Students: (choice students from the same district) 15,352
Number of State Choice Students: (choice students from another district) 6,455


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Charter School by County (2015-16)

Number of SchoolsEnrollmentPercent of Charter Enrollment
Kent61,92814%
New Castle2111,37582%
Sussex15944%
Total2813,897100%


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Delaware Public School Graduates Attending Institutes of Higher Education (2015-16)

AttendeesPercentage
University of Delaware233%
Delaware Technical and Community College350%
Wesley College117%
Total6100%


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Public School Options (Choice/Charter/VoTech) (2015-16)

School OptionsNumberPercentage
Public School Options (Choice/Charter/VoTech)42,96628%
NonPublic School Options19,96913%
Students attending their resident school93,06160%


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State Drop Out Information

2014-152015-16
DropOut2013-14-Percent2013-14-Count2014-15-Percent2014-15-Count2015-16-Percent2015-16-Count
State2.1%8172.2%8681.4%547

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Graduation Rate - ESEA 4 Year Adjusted

2014-152015-16
StudentAccountability2014-15-ESEA2015-16-ESEA
All Students84.3%84.7%
American Indian65.8%92.1%
African American81.1%81.1%
Asian American93.7%90.6%
Hawaiian100.0%100.0%
Hispanic79.8%80.6%
White87.0%87.6%
Multi-Racial79.8%82.9%
English Language Learner68.7%71.8%
Special Education63.7%65.8%
Low Income73.7%75.4%

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SAT: Average Scores for the Class of (2015-16)

State
Math442
Critical Reading437
Writing406
Total1,285


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11th Grade School Day SAT Reasoning Test (2015-16)

State
Math483
Critical Reading491
Writing0
Total974
Participation95%


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Advanced Placement (AP)

2015-16
Advanced Placement Courses285
No. of Students Enrolled6,190
No. of Exams Taken8,930
Total No. of Exams Passed4,760


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Public/NonPublic Enrollment (2016-17)

Public School EnrollmentHome SchoolsPrivate SchoolsTotal by CountyPercent NonPublic
Kent30,8581,0522,05033,9609%
New Castle78,9251,59912,89093,41416%
Sussex27,4348091,03529,2786%
Total137,2173,55418,847159,61814%
Percentage86%2%12%100% 
Out of State 942,8722,966100%


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4th Grade NAEP ( National Assessment of Educational Progress) Achievement Levels

Subject4th Grade NAEP ( National Assessment of Educational Progress) Achievement LevelsBelow BasicBasicProficientAdvancedSpecial Education
Participation
English Language Learner
Participation
Year
MathDelaware(Public)18%82%37%5%93%90%2015
MathNation(Public)19%81%39%7%91%95%2015
ReadingDelaware(Public)30%70%37%9%89%88%2015
ReadingNation(Public)32%68%35%8%89%93%2015
ScienceDelaware(Public)23%77%34%0%98%100%2009
ScienceNation(Public)29%71%33%1%88%93%2009
WritingDelaware(Public)8%57%32%3%  2002
WritingNation(Public)15%59%25%2%  2002

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8th Grade NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) Achievement Levels

Subject8th Grade NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) Achievement LevelsBelow BasicBasicProficientAdvancedSpecial Education
Participation
English Language Learner
Participation
Year
MathDelaware(Public)31%69%30%7%92%86%2015
MathNation(Public)30%70%32%8%91%92%2015
ReadingDelaware(Public)27%73%31%3%89%0%2015
ReadingNation(Public)25%75%33%3%89%90%2015
ScienceDelaware(Public)37%63%28%1%98%100%2011
ScienceNation(Public)38%62%29%1%87%91%2011
WritingDelaware(Public)9%57%32%2%  2007
WritingNation(Public)13%57%29%2%  2007

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