Delaware Schools

  • DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
  • 401 FEDERAL ST.
  • DOVER, DE 19901
  • (302) 735-4000
Below is a summary of public and private K-12 schools in Delaware, the information provided includes details on state finances, overall faculty numbers and student enrollment. We have also collected graduation and dropout rates which are broken down by grade and race.

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State Information For Public Schools

Delaware School Rankings

State Ranking
Graduation Rate72.1%37
Dropout Rate6.0%44
Per Pupil Spending$12,33011
Students Per Teacher15.132
Number of Schools24750
Number of Students125,43047
Number of (FTE) Teachers8,32247

Delaware Student, Faculty and Staff Statistics (2008)

Student Enrollment Per Grade
    Student/Teacher Ratio
Total Student Enrollment125,43015.1
Prekindergarten Students7389.2
Kindergarten Students9,45827.1
1st Grade Students9,786-
2nd Grade Students9,737-
3rd Grade Students9,621-
4th Grade Students9,521-
5th Grade Students9,241-
6th Grade Students9,265-
7th Grade Students9,536-
8th Grade Students9,908-
9th Grade Students11,755-
10th Grade Students9,953-
11th Grade Students8,791-
12th Grade Students8,120-
Ungraded Students--
Teachers Per Grade Level
    Student/Teacher Ratio
Total Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Teachers8,32215.1
Prekindergarten Teachers809.2
Kindergarten Teachers34927.1
Elementary Teachers3,664-
Secondary Teachers4,229-
Teachers of Ungraded Classes-1.0
Instructional Faculty
   
Instructional Aides1,550
Instructional Coordinators and Supervisors296
Guidance Counselors & Directors
   
Total Guidance Counselors & Directors285
Elementary91
Secondary194
Other-
Librarians & Staff
   
Librarians137
Library Support Staff1
Administrators
   
Total Administrators & Support Staff4,230
Local Education Agency (LEA) Administrators340
LEA Administrative Support Staff334
School Administrators402
School Administrative Support Staff412
Student Support Services754
Other Support Services Staff1,988

Delaware State Financial Details (2008)

State Revenues For Education
    Percent of Total
Total Revenues$1,690,557,129-
Total Local Revenues$508,795,10730.1%
Property Tax$422,756,73625.0%
Non-Property Tax--
Local Government Property Tax--
Local Government Non-Property Tax--
Individual Tuition--
Tuition From LEAs$61,716,5903.7%
Individual Transportation Fees--
Transportation Fees From LEAs--
Earnings on Investments$16,621,4691.0%
Food Service$17,241,0901.0%
Student Activities$1,048,2180.06%
Textbooks--
Summer School--
Other Revenues$51,127,5943.0%
Intermediate Revenues--
Total State Revenues$1,048,770,53262.0%
Total Federal Revenues$132,991,4907.9%
Direct Grants--
Revenues Through State$131,330,0067.8%
Revenues Through Intermediate Agencies--
Other Sources$1,661,4840.10%
State Expenses For Education
    Percent of Total
Total Current Expenditures$1,489,594,218-
Total Instructional Expenditures$896,816,60160.2%
Salaries$578,066,87538.8%
Teacher Salaries - Regular$360,134,86924.2%
Teacher Salaries - Special Education$114,065,2777.7%
Teacher Salaries - Vocational$17,116,9801.1%
Teacher Salaries - Other$23,147,4551.6%
Employee Benefits$257,760,31717.3%
Purchased Services$12,841,7800.9%
Tuition To Private and Out-of-State Schools$5,895,5170.4%
Tuition To Other LEAs In-State$63,777,1364.3%
Supplies$33,087,1990.2%
Property$9,164,9130.6%
Other--
Textbooks$8,027,4320.5%
Salaries$226,284,02715.2%
Student Support$46,625,1703.1%
Instructional Staff Support$12,377,6290.8%
General Administration Support$9,423,1850.6%
School Administration Support$55,026,4753.7%
Operation & Maintenance Support$50,088,0093.4%
Student Transportation Support$17,185,1091.2%
Other Support$35,558,4502.4%
Employee Benefits$102,723,3986.9%
Student Support$20,783,9931.4%
Instructional Staff Support$5,458,4680.4%
General Administration Support$4,112,2590.3%
School Administration Support$24,613,0251.7%
Operation & Maintenance Support$22,320,8321.5%
Student Transportation Support$9,826,4590.7%
Other Support$15,608,3621.0%
Purchased Services$182,391,47512.2%
Student Support$8,602,9900.6%
Instructional Staff Support$20,1980.00%
General Administration Support$4,647,4340.3%
School Administration Support$4,600,6860.3%
Operation & Maintenance Support$72,513,2214.9%
Student Transportation Support$66,183,8524.4%
Other Support$25,823,0941.7%
Supplies$16,612,1211.1%
Student Support$393,7500.03%
Instructional Staff Support$1,409,5210.09%
General Administration Support$268,6840.02%
School Administration Support$457,8440.03%
Operation & Maintenance Support$8,303,2090.6%
Student Transportation Support$3,992,7540.3%
Other Support$1,786,3590.1%
Property$8,115,4050.5%
Student Support$930,9500.06%
Instructional Staff Support$30,8600.00%
General Administration Support$7640.00%
School Administration Support$34,3830.00%
Operation & Maintenance Support$2,181,4380.1%
Student Transportation Support$4,863,1330.3%
Other Support$73,8770.00%
Other$2,709,9000.2%
Student Support$4,6500.00%
Instructional Staff Support--
General Administration Support--
School Administration Support--
Operation & Maintenance Support--
Student Transportation Support--
Other Support$2,705,2500.2%
Total Non-Instructional Expenditures$62,056,6964.2%
Food Services$62,056,6964.2%
Salaries$22,691,8161.5%
Employee Benefits$6,250,5120.4%
Purchased Services$3,090,8770.2%
Supplies$29,219,4552.0%
Property--
Other$804,0360.05%
Enterprise--
Salaries--
Employee Benefits--
Purchased Services--
Supplies--
Property--
Other--

Delaware State Graduation and Dropout Details (2007)

Graduation Rate By Race
    Graduation Rate
American Indian -
Asian -
Hispanic -
Black -
White -
Total 72.1%
Diploma Count By Race
    Diploma Count
American Indian -
Asian -
Hispanic -
Black -
White -
Total 7,388
Other High School Completion Certificate (OHC) Recipients By Race
    OHC Count
American Indian -
Asian -
Hispanic -
Black -
White -
Total 154
General Equivalency Diploma (GED) Recipients By Race (Ages 16-19)
    GED Count
American Indian 1
Asian 2
Hispanic 13
Black 71
White 114
Total 205
Dropout Rates By Grade
  Dropouts Dropout Rate
Grade 97106.3%
Grade 106226.4%
Grade 114225.2%
Grade 124586.2%
Grades 9-12 Total2,2126.0%
Dropout Rates By Race (Grades 9-12)
  Dropouts Dropout Rate
American Indian39.4%
Asian10-
Hispanic848.2%
Black3487.7%
White2654.9%
Dropout Rates By Gender (Grades 9-12)
  Dropouts Dropout Rate
Male--
Female--
City List
City Name Schools Students S:T Ratio
Median Income
Rating
Grade
Bear142,60416.5$53,240
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Bridgeville31,18414.4$26,579
5 Reviews
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Camden125,06014.5$47,097
5 Reviews
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Claymont61,17314.2$40,813
2 Reviews
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Clayton31,26216.2$43,462
5 Reviews
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Dagsboro291115.4$37,596
1 Reviews
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Delmar21,12815.9$26,818
Not Yet Rated
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Dover368,29813.6$38,669
17 Reviews
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Felton42,03314.6$42,589
6 Reviews
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Georgetown134,88314.0$31,875
1 Reviews
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Greenwood285114.7$35,588
1 Reviews
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Harrington21,46914.9$30,945
3 Reviews
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Hartly342917.2$29,375
Not Yet Rated
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Hockessin71,62517.9$100,844
4 Reviews
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Laurel72,13714.8$28,321
6 Reviews
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Lewes72,44111.6$48,707
1 Reviews
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Lincoln265618.2-
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Magnolia246516.6$39,917
1 Reviews
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Middletown189,20315.5$41,663
16 Reviews
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Milford113,40014.9$32,525
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Millsboro31,84314.5$27,379
1 Reviews
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Milton41,42212.5$32,368
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New Castle239,83116.2$52,449
14 Reviews
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Newark5316,70214.8$48,758
41 Reviews
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Seaford102,82613.8$28,402
8 Reviews
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Selbyville31,36015.1$36,250
2 Reviews
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Smyrna94,22415.5$36,212
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Townsend263014.4$47,500
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Wilmington11630,60214.6$35,116
42 Reviews
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Wyoming25817.6$48,452
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