Delaware
School




Best

Top Ten Best School Systems In DE




Delaware Public Schools

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

Overview

Public Schools Overview Delaware School Districts by City
Number Of Students 134,042
Number Of Delaware Schools 225
Number Of Delaware School Districts 48
Spending Per Student $15,782

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 53.5942546325766
4th Grade 55.6597775655987
5th Grade 59.8846879340316
6th Grade 50.3287057888346
7th Grade 50.8046323779907
8th Grade 52.1685792154019
11th Grade 50.2366237432804

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 54.7033844331282
4th Grade 50.0448636749416
5th Grade 41.2889457455079
6th Grade 35.110716637986
7th Grade 37.8860309751133
8th Grade 35.7375521274644
11th Grade 29.6194715417128

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 48.0% 52.0%
Black 32.2% 16.2%
Hispanic 15.7% 25.6%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 3.7% 5.1%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.4% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 36.8% 50.9%
English Language Learners 6.3% 9.1%
Students With Disabilities 14.8% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 13.89
AVG FOR NATION 16.15

Delaware Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 945,934 321,418,820
Population Density (per sq. mile) 480 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.0% 6.3%
5-19 Years Old 18.8% 19.8%
20-44 Years Old 32.0% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 27.2% 26.3%
65 Or Older 15.9% 14.1%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 344,022 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 11.8% 11.2%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 88.4% 86.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 30.0% 29.7%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 11.0% 10.5%
$100,000 - $149,000 15.0% 13.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 13.6% 12.1%
$50,000 - $74,999 19.0% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 18.0% 18.5%
$15,000 - $29,999 13.7% 15.5%
$15,000 or less 9.6% 12.4%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $8,244 $1,105,035,935 52.2%
Support Expenditures
Student $634 $84,942,421 4.0%
Staff $264 $35,378,135 1.7%
General Administration $231 $30,925,294 1.5%
School Administration $835 $111,929,572 5.3%
Operation $1,506 $201,890,196 9.5%
Transportation $737 $98,806,638 4.7%
Other $555 $74,457,722 3.5%
Total Support $4,762 $638,322,976 30.2%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,775 $372,005,584 17.6%
Total Expenditures $15,782 $2,115,395,503 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,487 $324,898,990,964 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $587 $29,383,130,681 4.7%
Staff $483 $24,167,878,083 3.8%
General Administration $205 $10,285,419,511 1.6%
School Administration $601 $30,113,641,000 4.8%
Operation $1,035 $51,821,442,969 8.2%
Transportation $475 $23,793,258,876 3.8%
Other $376 $18,849,723,887 3.0%
Total Support $3,762 $188,414,761,533 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,296 $114,973,102,384 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,545 $628,286,465,973 100.0%