State of Delaware
 Date updated - Spring 2014
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Address: 401 Federal Street, Suite 2, Dover DE 19901 Web: Department Of Education Page
Secretary of Education: Mark Murphy
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State Information
School Choice Information

2013-14
Number of Schools with Choice Students: 194
Number of Local Choice Students: (choice students from the same district) 13,774
Number of State Choice Students: (choice students from another district) 7,378


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Charter School by County (2012-13)

Number of SchoolsEnrollmentPercent of Charter Enrollment
Kent41,52915%
New Castle178,56982%
Sussex13403%
Total2210,438100%


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Delaware Public School Graduates Attending Institutes of Higher Education (2011-12)

AttendeesPercentage
Delaware State University3708%
University of Delaware1,11725%
Delaware Technical and Community College1,27428%
Wesley College1203%
Wilmington University2165%
Other In-State Institutes of Higher Education150%
Out of State Institutes of Higher Education1,39831%
Total4,510100%


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Public School Options (Choice/Charter/VoTech) (2013-14)

School OptionsNumberPercentage
Public School Options (Choice/Charter/VoTech)22,50915%
NonPublic School Options21,43714%
Students attending their resident school110,86072%


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State Drop Out Information

2010-112011-122012-13
PercentCountPercentCountPercentCount
State3.7%14423.9%15272.9%1106

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Graduation Rate - ESEA 4 Year Adjusted

2011-122012-13
ESEAESEA
All Students79.6%79.9%
American Indian72.3%77.8%
African American74.0%75.7%
Asian American93.6%88.3%
Hawaiian66.7%100.0%
Hispanic74.4%77.4%
White83.0%82.5%
Multi-Racial87.3%88.1%
English Language Learner71.5%71.3%
Special Education56.8%59.6%
Low Income72.2%73.7%

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SAT: Average Scores for the Class of (2012-13)

StateNational
Math434514
Writing418488
Critical Reading423496
Total1,2751,498


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11th Grade School Day SAT Reasoning Test (2012-13)

State
Math432
Critical Reading424
Writing417
Total1,273
Participation92%


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Advanced Placement (AP)

2012-13
Advanced Placement Courses365
No. of Students Enrolled4,728
No. of Exams Taken8,339
Total No. of Exams Passed4,078


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Public/NonPublic Enrollment (2013-14)

Public School EnrollmentHome SchoolsPrivate SchoolsTotal by CountyPercent NonPublic
Kent30,2547341,96532,9538%
New Castle77,4661,16213,33091,95816%
Sussex25,64961797827,2446%
Total133,3692,51518,922154,80614%
Percentage86%2%12%100% 
Out of State 22,6492,651100%


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Student Achievement
Percentage of Students Meeting State Standards (2012-13)
4th Grade NAEP ( National Assessment of Educational Progress) Achievement Levels

Below BasicBasicProficientAdvancedSpecial Education
Participation
English Language Learner
Participation
Year
MathDelaware(Public)14%86%42%7%86%93%2013
Nation(Public)18%82%39%6%84%96%2013
ReadingDelaware(Public)27%73%38%9%71%67%2013
Nation(Public)34%66%32%7%77%89%2013
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)29%71%33%8%92% 2013
Nation(Public)28%72%34%8%80%93%2013
ReadingDelaware(Public)23%77%33%4%79%66%2013
Nation(Public)25%75%32%3%75%86%2013
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 (2012-13)
ELAMathELA GoalMath Goal
All Students99%100%95%95%
American Indian99%99%95%95%
African American99%100%95%95%
Asian American100%100%95%95%
Hawaiian94%100%95%95%
Hispanic99%100%95%95%
White100%100%95%95%
Multi-Racial100%100%95%95%
English Language Learner98%100%95%95%
Special Education97%99%95%95%
Low Income99%100%95%95%

* Only groups with greater than 40 students are reported
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