State of Delaware
 Date updated - Spring 2018
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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

2017-18
Number of Schools with Choice Students: 192
Number of Local Choice Students: (choice students from the same district) 14,455
Number of State Choice Students: (choice students from another district) 6,827


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Charter School by County (2016-17)

Number of SchoolsEnrollmentPercent of Charter Enrollment
Kent62,06214%
New Castle2012,27682%
Sussex16925%
Total2715,030100%


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

AttendeesPercentage
Delaware State University3467%
University of Delaware1,15824%
Delaware Technical and Community College1,36028%
Wesley College1233%
Wilmington University2345%
Out of State Institutes of Higher Education1,69835%
Total4,919100%


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Public School Options (Choice/Charter/VoTech) (2016-17)

School OptionsNumberPercentage
Public School Options (Choice/Charter/VoTech)44,04628%
NonPublic School Options22,40114%
Students attending their resident school93,17158%


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State Drop Out Information

2015-162016-17
DropOut2014-15-Percent2014-15-Count2015-16-Percent2015-16-Count2016-17-Percent2016-17-Count
State2.2%8681.4%5471.7%700

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Graduation Rate - ESEA 4 Year Adjusted

2015-162016-17
StudentAccountability2015-16-ESEA2016-17-ESEA
All Students84.7%85.7%
American Indian92.1%75.6%
African American81.1%81.5%
Asian American90.6%95.6%
Hawaiian100.0%76.9%
Hispanic80.6%81.3%
White87.6%89.1%
Multi-Racial82.9%89.5%
English Language Learner71.8%68.2%
Special Education65.8%67.6%
Low Income75.4%76.5%

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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)

2017-18
Advanced Placement Courses313
No. of Students Enrolled6,723


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Public/NonPublic Enrollment (2017-18)

Public School EnrollmentHome SchoolsPrivate SchoolsTotal by CountyPercent NonPublic
Kent31,3721,0311,75234,1558%
New Castle79,1131,56611,44392,12214%
Sussex27,88685985529,6006%
Total138,3713,54416,631158,54613%
Percentage87%2%10%100% 
Out of State 882,5812,669100%


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

Subject4th Grade NAEP ( National Assessment of Educational Progress) Achievement LevelsBelow BasicAt or above BasicAt or above ProficientAt AdvanceSpecial 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 BasicAt or above BasicAt or above ProficientAt AdvanceSpecial 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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