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Delaware Public Schools

Overview

Public Schools Overview Delaware School Districts by City
Number Of Students 131,687
Number Of Delaware Schools 227
Number Of Delaware School Districts 46
Spending Per Student $15,302

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 53.9107695189503
4th Grade 53.4117954847515
5th Grade 55.0042079373755
6th Grade 47.0050075812338
7th Grade 48.1502075142369
8th Grade 47.1529328796347
11th Grade 48.8999091383899

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 52.5484476714626
4th Grade 46.451673371451
5th Grade 37.7321641777888
6th Grade 32.4757267405984
7th Grade 34.8329511274881
8th Grade 33.3713948588656
11th Grade 22.0164074844764

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 47.7% 50.9%
Black 31.2% 15.6%
Hispanic 14.5% 24.0%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 3.5% 4.8%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.4% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 39.4% 50.9%
English Language Learners 6.2% 8.6%
Students With Disabilities 14.1% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 14.03
AVG FOR NATION 16.11

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 6.1% 6.4%
5-19 Years Old 19.1% 20.0%
20-44 Years Old 32.1% 33.6%
45-64 Years Old 27.3% 26.4%
65 Or Older 15.4% 13.7%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 342,785 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 11.9% 11.3%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 88.0% 86.3%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 29.4% 29.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 10.8% 10.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 15.2% 13.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 13.6% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.9% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 18.0% 18.6%
$15,000 - $29,999 13.7% 15.7%
$15,000 or less 9.8% 12.5%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $8,246 $1,085,850,000 53.9%
Support Expenditures
Student $580 $76,406,000 3.8%
Staff $251 $33,115,000 1.6%
General Administration $179 $23,631,000 1.2%
School Administration $717 $94,475,000 4.7%
Operation $1,418 $186,733,000 9.3%
Transportation $711 $93,643,000 4.6%
Other $737 $97,078,000 4.8%
Total Support $4,595 $605,081,000 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,461 $324,132,000 16.1%
Total Expenditures $15,302 $2,015,063,000 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,701 $333,638,169,000 52.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $591 $29,412,404,174 4.6%
Staff $492 $24,492,916,000 3.8%
General Administration $209 $10,424,317,000 1.6%
School Administration $594 $29,556,027,000 4.6%
Operation $1,037 $51,633,785,000 8.1%
Transportation $496 $24,688,412,826 3.9%
Other $387 $19,255,863,000 3.0%
Total Support $3,805 $189,463,725,000 29.6%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,365 $117,743,383,000 18.4%
Total Expenditures $12,871 $640,845,277,000 100.0%