If you haven’t had a chance to pick up a copy of this Month’s Delaware Today, you should. The magazine, normally known for softer features like “best doctors in Delaware” or “top restaurants by county” has come out full-swinging on education, and this months issue was titled The Education Issue. After a great report on two schools whose leaders are trying something new when it comes to educating our kids, Today provides a glimpse into the performance of our public high schools, citing 2013-2014 data (most recently available) from the Delaware Department of Education. All scores are for 11th graders. Please note: This is the final year the writing portion of the SAT was used. Beginning with the 2016 SAT’s, the old 1600 score will be used.
Top 10 performing public high schools, by SAT
1 Cab Calloway School of the Arts, New Castle County-1,568 (516 math, 526 writing, 526 critical thinking). Cab Calloway was the only public high school in Delaware than had a 100% graduation rate in 2013-2014, the last year of available data.
2 Conrad School of Science, New Castle County-1,438 (496-471-471).
3 Concord High School, New Castle County-1,383 (477-455-451)
4 Appoquinimink High School, New Castle County-1,323 (448-437-438)
5 Sussex Technical High School, Sussex County-1,370 (465-447-458)
6 Middletown High School, New Castle County-1,358 (460-443-455)
7 Cape Henlopen High School, Sussex County-1,354 (455-446-453)
8 Polytech High School, Kent County-1,348 (458-440-450)
9 Newark High School, New Castle County-1,338 (446-442-450)
T-10 Indian River High School, Sussex County-1,330 (450-440-440)
T-10 Mt. Pleasant High School, New Castle County-1,330 (447-438-445)
T-10 Caesar Rodney High School, Kent County-1,330 (447-438-445)
bottom 10 performing high schools, by SAT
10 Seaford High School, Sussex County-1,115 (377-368-370).
9 Howard High School of Technology, New Castle County-1,125 (401-397-381). Had the lowest 2013-2014 graduation rate at 76.6%
8 Thomas McKean High School, New Castle County-1,129 (386-391-374)
7 Glasgow High School, New Castle County-1,139 (379-372-388)
6 William Penn High School, New Castle County-1,151 (393-375-383)
5 Milford High School, Kent County-1,152 (385-380-387)
4 Woodbridge High School, Sussex County-1,155 (389-381-385)
3 Sussex Central High School, Sussex County-1,191 (402-394-395)
2 Delcastle Technical High School, New Castle County-1,192 (416-383-393)
1 Lake Forest High School, Kent County-1,211 (418-389-404)
CRI provides all this information as a public service and for no other purpose. We make no judgements about any school. We recognize some schools have unique challenges that may raise or lower schools’ academic performances outside of the building ; it’s up to families, educators and communities to decide what is the best way to educate children.
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