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

2015-16
Number of Schools with Choice Students: 190
Number of Local Choice Students: (choice students from the same district) 15,272
Number of State Choice Students: (choice students from another district) 6,461


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Charter School by County (2014-15)

Number of SchoolsEnrollmentPercent of Charter Enrollment
Kent51,64313%
New Castle1910,38083%
Sussex14984%
Total2512,521100%


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Delaware Public School Graduates Attending Institutes of Higher Education (2013-14)

AttendeesPercentage
Delaware State University3217%
University of Delaware1,16425%
Delaware Technical and Community College1,24227%
Wesley College1163%
Wilmington University2065%
Other In-State Institutes of Higher Education120%
Out of State Institutes of Higher Education1,51033%
Total4,571100%


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Public School Options (Choice/Charter/VoTech) (2014-15)

School OptionsNumberPercentage
Public School Options (Choice/Charter/VoTech)23,44315%
NonPublic School Options20,12713%
Students attending their resident school111,48972%


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State Drop Out Information

2012-132013-142014-15
PercentCountPercentCountPercentCount
State2.9%11062.1%8172.2%868

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Graduation Rate - ESEA 4 Year Adjusted

2013-142014-15
ESEAESEA
All Students84.4%84.3%
American Indian89.5%65.8%
African American80.1%81.1%
Asian American92.2%93.7%
Hawaiian57.1%100.0%
Hispanic80.9%79.8%
White87.3%87.0%
Multi-Racial86.4%79.8%
English Language Learner75.0%68.7%
Special Education64.1%63.7%
Low Income77.8%73.7%

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SAT: Average Scores for the Class of (2014-15)

State
Math449
Critical Reading449
Writing429
Total1,327


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11th Grade School Day SAT Reasoning Test (2014-15)

State
Math435
Critical Reading441
Writing422
Total1,298
Participation93%


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Advanced Placement (AP)

2014-15
Advanced Placement Courses449
No. of Students Enrolled5,602
No. of Exams Taken8,736
Total No. of Exams Passed4,408


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Public/NonPublic Enrollment (2015-16)

Public School EnrollmentHome SchoolsPrivate SchoolsTotal by CountyPercent NonPublic
Kent30,4857951,90333,1838%
New Castle78,6561,06612,00091,72214%
Sussex26,88658490828,3785%
Total136,0272,45617,513155,99613%
Percentage87%2%11%100% 
Out of State 112,7022,713100%


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

Below BasicBasicProficientAdvancedSpecial Education
Participation
English Language Learner
Participation
Year
MathDelaware(Public)18%82%37%5%93%90%2015
Nation(Public)19%81%39%7%91%95%2015
ReadingDelaware(Public)30%70%37%9%89%88%2015
Nation(Public)32%68%35%8%89%93%2015
ScienceDelaware(Public)23%77%34%0%98%100%2009
Nation(Public)29%71%33%1%88%93%2009
WritingDelaware(Public)8%57%32%3%  2002
Nation(Public)15%59%25%2%  2002

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

Below BasicBasicProficientAdvancedSpecial Education
Participation
English Language Learner
Participation
Year
MathDelaware(Public)31%69%30%7%92%86%2015
Nation(Public)30%70%32%8%91%92%2015
ReadingDelaware(Public)27%73%31%3%89%0%2015
Nation(Public)25%75%33%3%89%90%2015
ScienceDelaware(Public)37%63%28%1%98%100%2011
Nation(Public)38%62%29%1%87%91%2011
WritingDelaware(Public)9%57%32%2%  2007
Nation(Public)13%57%29%2%  2007

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% AYP Test Participation (2013-14)
ELAMathELA GoalMath Goal
All Students100%100%95%95%
American Indian100%100%95%95%
African American99%100%95%95%
Asian American100%100%95%95%
Hawaiian98%98%95%95%
Hispanic99%100%95%95%
White100%100%95%95%
Multi-Racial100%100%95%95%
English Language Learner98%100%95%95%
Special Education98%100%95%95%
Low Income99%100%95%95%

* Only groups with greater than 40 students are reported
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