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Revision as of 10:00, 9 June 2014

K-12 Education in Delaware
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Education facts
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]
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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


Enrollment

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

Demographics

The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in Delaware as reported in the Common Core of Data for 2011-2012.[5]

See also: Demographic information for all students in all 50 states

The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in Delaware as reported in the National Center for Education Statistics Common Core of Data for 2011-2012.[6]

Demographic Information for Delaware's K-12 Public School System
Ethnicity Students State Percentage United States Percentage**
American Indian 622 0.48% 1.10%
Asian 4,421 3.43% 4.68%
African American 40,793 31.64% 15.68%
Hawaiian Nat./Pacific Isl. Students 81 0.06% 0.42%
Hispanic 16,846 13.06% 24.37%
White 63,876 49.54% 51.21%
Two or More 2,307 1.79% 2.54%
**Note: This is the percentage of all students in the United States that are reported to be of this ethnicity.

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 held elections in 2014 for six seats. Each district held its election on May 13, 2014.

Here are several quick facts about Delaware's school board elections in 2014:

  • The largest school district by enrollment with an election in 2014 is Christina School District with 17,190 K-12 students.
  • The smallest school district by enrollment with an election in 2014 is Appoquinimink School District with 9,319 K-12 students.
  • Christina School District had the most seats on the ballot in 2014 with two seats up for election.
  • Four districts were tied for the fewest seats on the ballot in 2014 with one seat up for election in each district.

The districts listed below served 62,848 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[7] Click on the district names for more information on the district and its school board elections.

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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