Delaware
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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 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Delaware School Districts by City
Number Of Students 136,264
Number Of Delaware Schools 230
Number Of Delaware School Districts 44
Spending Per Student $16,196

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 52.188202260117
4th Grade 55.1423661318726
5th Grade 58.1543488530786
6th Grade 50.9530514583661
7th Grade 52.7920170419751
8th Grade 51.8793807849107
10th Grade 40.8
11th Grade 46.9152086521532

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 53.837871560932
4th Grade 50.359253533092
5th Grade 43.0935112767484
6th Grade 38.3826780046542
7th Grade 37.5030400853849
8th Grade 36.4551487585954
10th Grade 11.2
11th Grade 26.9054316516101

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 46.8% 50.6%
Black 31.4% 16.0%
Hispanic 17.4% 26.5%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 3.9% 5.4%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.5% 1.5%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 0.0% 48.4%
English Language Learners 7.9% 9.3%
Students With Disabilities 15.8% 13.3%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 14.80
AVG FOR NATION 16.50

Delaware Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 967,171 327,167,434
Population Density (per sq. mile) 491 91
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 5.9% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 18.5% 19.4%
20-44 Years Old 31.6% 33.4%
45-64 Years Old 27.1% 26.1%
65 Or Older 17.0% 14.9%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 354,273 117,952,415
Single Parent Households With Children 10.9% 10.9%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 89.3% 87.3%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 31.0% 30.9%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 12.8% 12.2%
$100,000 - $149,999 15.2% 14.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 13.7% 12.3%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.4% 17.6%
$30,000 - $49,999 17.8% 17.7%
$15,000 - $29,999 12.5% 14.5%
$15,000 or less 9.6% 11.5%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $8,825 $1,202,571,507 54.5%
Support Expenditures
Student $596 $81,197,018 3.7%
Staff $273 $37,206,095 1.7%
General Administration $215 $29,298,513 1.3%
School Administration $883 $120,343,289 5.5%
Operation $1,508 $205,506,030 9.3%
Transportation $701 $95,473,486 4.3%
Other $628 $85,526,458 3.9%
Total Support $4,804 $654,582,189 29.7%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,567 $349,753,632 15.8%
Total Expenditures $16,196 $2,206,923,636 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,187 $370,071,182,734 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $632 $32,552,249,701 4.6%
Staff $522 $26,871,170,551 3.8%
General Administration $218 $11,205,514,316 1.6%
School Administration $643 $33,118,729,386 4.7%
Operation $1,057 $54,423,429,117 7.7%
Transportation $497 $25,596,058,378 3.6%
Other $416 $21,407,079,047 3.0%
Total Support $3,984 $205,172,626,109 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,638 $135,865,864,952 19.1%
Total Expenditures $13,810 $711,111,010,069 100.0%