Sussex Technical High School
 Date updated - Summer 2018
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District: Sussex Technical School District Telephone: (302) 856-0961
Address: 17099 County Seat Highway, Georgetown DE 19947 Web: Sussex Technical High School Page
Principal: John Demby
School Demographics
Fall Enrollment

2016-172017-18
Grade 9311301
Grade 10275322
Grade 11379269
Grade 12379356
Total1,3441,248


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School Promotion by Grade

2016-17
Grade 999.4%
Grade 1099.3%
Grade 1198.4%
Grade 12100.0%


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Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

2016-172017-18
African American12.9%13.1%
American Indian0.4%0.4%
Asian1.8%2.1%
Hawaiian 0.1%
Hispanic/Latino12.3%13.2%
White68.2%65.9%
Multi-Racial4.3%5.2%


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Other Student Characteristics

2017-18
English Language Learner0.2%
Low Income18.4%
Special Education7.7%
Enrolled for Full Year100.0%


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Recently Arrived ELL Students

2017-18
Number of Students Not Tested on ELA Assessment0


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Class Size (Percentage by Range) (2017-18)
* Elementary and special schools provide their own class size data

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School Finances


District Expenditure per Pupil (2015-16)

$15,349

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District Sources of Revenue (2015-16)

Percent District Allocation of Current Expenses by Category (2015-16)




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Exemplary Programs
Sussex Tech has received the following awards:

Recognized as a two-time National Blue Ribbon Award winner and National School of Excellence. 2014 Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Platinum High Achievement Award for exemplary student achievement, postsecondary readiness, graduation rate and school practices. 2014 AP Access and Success Award and 2012 National AP Honor Roll for increased AP achievement and enrollment. 2011 Delaware Title I Distinguished School. SREB's High Schools That Work (HSTW) accolades include: Outstanding HSTW School for significant increase in student achievement and college-and-career readiness; Pacesetter School for exemplary school performance; Gold Performance Award for student achievement on national assessments; Advanced Integration Model Site for implementing models of integrated curriculum; named one of nine educational model sites nationwide. Sussex Tech has hosted educational delegations from 34 states, 12 foreign countries and D.C.

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Curriculum Highlights
Sussex Tech’s educational philosophy focuses on TECHADEMIC Education. TECHADEMIC Education is the integration of rigorous technical, career, and academic knowledge and skills throughout the curriculum. Sussex Tech provides a unique, focused and rigorous educational program for each student. Student learning and engagement are driven by students selecting a program of study from one of 17 career-technical majors, which best aligns with their interests and future goals. Through its innovative Early Career and College Partnership with Widener University and Delaware Technical Community College, students may earn college credits through a variety of instructor-led or online-format courses, all during the regular school day at Sussex Tech. Sussex Tech has also been recognized as a STEM-focused Career and Technical Education School by the National Academies Press in their 2011 publication entitled Successful K-12 STEM Education: Identifying Effective Approaches in Science, Technology, Engine

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