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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 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Delaware School Districts by City
Number Of Students 134,847
Number Of Delaware Schools 228
Number Of Delaware School Districts 47
Spending Per Student $15,687

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 51.8485126705999
4th Grade 54.2209502949957
5th Grade 59.4667308519699
6th Grade 50.9829030898506
7th Grade 52.4242845226492
8th Grade 51.14069146274
10th Grade 39.5840124967215
11th Grade 51.6921445246443

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 53.4499775199033
4th Grade 50.2133418929485
5th Grade 43.7054402093266
6th Grade 40.101510242429
7th Grade 39.3705947896636
8th Grade 36.9861631061823
11th Grade 28.6379248504846

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 47.6% 51.5%
Black 31.7% 16.2%
Hispanic 16.5% 26.2%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 3.8% 5.2%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.4% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 37.4% 47.6%
English Language Learners 7.2% 9.2%
Students With Disabilities 15.3% 12.9%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 15.05
AVG FOR NATION 16.54

Delaware Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 952,065 323,127,513
Population Density (per sq. mile) 484 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 5.9% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 18.7% 19.6%
20-44 Years Old 31.8% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 27.2% 26.2%
65 Or Older 16.5% 14.5%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 348,051 116,495,918
Single Parent Households With Children 11.5% 11.1%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 88.8% 86.9%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 30.5% 30.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 11.5% 11.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 15.0% 13.5%
$75,000 - $99,999 13.7% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.7% 17.7%
$30,000 - $49,999 18.2% 18.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 13.4% 15.1%
$15,000 or less 9.4% 12.1%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $8,195 $1,105,035,935 52.2%
Support Expenditures
Student $630 $84,942,421 4.0%
Staff $262 $35,378,135 1.7%
General Administration $229 $30,925,294 1.5%
School Administration $830 $111,929,572 5.3%
Operation $1,497 $201,890,196 9.5%
Transportation $733 $98,806,638 4.7%
Other $552 $74,457,722 3.5%
Total Support $4,734 $638,322,976 30.2%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,759 $372,005,584 17.6%
Total Expenditures $15,687 $2,115,395,503 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,336 $324,841,513,788 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $572 $29,350,053,799 4.7%
Staff $471 $24,151,307,291 3.8%
General Administration $200 $10,266,593,644 1.6%
School Administration $587 $30,091,720,454 4.8%
Operation $1,010 $51,800,394,937 8.2%
Transportation $464 $23,797,624,893 3.8%
Other $368 $18,843,845,750 3.0%
Total Support $3,673 $188,301,671,729 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,243 $114,972,145,768 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,251 $628,114,952,936 100.0%