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Delaware school districts

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K-12 Education in Delaware
State Superintendent: Mark Murphy
Number of students: 128,946[1]
Number of teachers: 8,587
Teacher/pupil ratio: 1:15
Number of school districts: 44
Number of schools: 221
Graduation rate: 80%[2]
Per-pupil spending: $12,685[3]
See also
Public education in Delaware
Delaware Department of Education
Delaware school districts
List of school districts in Delaware

Delaware is home to 221 schools and 128,946 K-12 students.[4]

Quick facts

State school administrators

  • State Board of Education
    • Dr. Teri Quinn Gray, President
    • Jorge L. Melendez, Vice President
    • Gregory B Coverdale Jr., Board Member
    • G. Patrick Heffernan, Board Member
    • Randall L Hughes II, Board Member
    • Barbara B Rutt, Board Member
    • Terry M Whittaker, Board Member
    • Mark Murphy, Executive Secretary
    • Donna Johnson, Executive Director


The following table displays the top five Delaware school districts by total student enrollment.

Student enrollment
1.) Christina School District
2.) Red Clay Consolidated School District
3.) Brandywine School District
4.) Colonial School District
5.) Appoquinimink School District


The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in Delaware.[5]

Ethnicity Percentage
White 50.1%
African American 32.3%
Hispanic 12.4%
Asian 3.4%
American Indian 0.5%
Two or More 1.4%

School board elections

Upcoming elections

See also: Delaware school board elections, 2014

A total of five Delaware school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment will hold elections in 2014. These districts feature six seats up for election. Each district has scheduled elections for May 13, 2014. The districts listed below served 62,848 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[6]

2014 Delaware School Board Elections
District Date Seats up for election Total board seats Student enrollment
Appoquinimink School District 5/13/2014 1 5 9,319
Brandywine School District 5/13/2014 1 7 10,657
Christina School District 5/13/2014 2 7 17,190
Colonial School District 5/13/2014 1 7 9,871
Red Clay Consolidated School District 5/13/2014 1 7 15,811

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