Sussex Central High School

Sussex Central High School serves 1,215 students in grades 8-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the DE average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 51%.
Sussex Central High School operates within the Indian River School District.
The school district's 77% graduation rate is higher than the DE state average of 73%.

Overview

The student population of 1215 students has declined by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 86 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
Total Students 1,215 students
Sussex Central High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 86 teachers
Sussex Central High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Sussex Central High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.61 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (DE) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 15:1
Sussex Central High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
Sussex Central High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
20%
13%
Sussex Central High School Hispanic (1989-2012)
Black
20%
32%
Sussex Central High School Black (1988-2012)
White
56%
49%
Sussex Central High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Sussex Central High School Sch Ethnicity Sussex Central High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.61 0.64
Sussex Central High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
57%
43%
Sussex Central High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
9%
6%
Sussex Central High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 8,803 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 76% over five years.
School District Name Indian River School District
Number of Schools
Managed
14
1
Number of Students Managed 8,803 970
Indian River   School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
Graduation Rate 77% 73%
Indian River   School District Graduation Rate (1993-2009)
District Total Revenue $110 MM $13 MM
Indian River   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $113 MM $15 MM
Indian River   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $13,150 $11,002
Indian River   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $13,514 $12,421
Indian River   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, DE Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Ennis (howard T.) School (6.3 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Millsboro Middle School (3.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is East Millsboro Elementary School (4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Millsboro Millsboro Middle School
    302 East State St
    Millsboro , DE , 19966
    (302)934-3200
    3.4  mi  |  601  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Georgetown Sussex Academy Of Arts & Sciences
    Charter School
    21777 Sussex Pines Rd
    Georgetown , DE , 19947
    (302)856-3636
    Charter School
    3.7  mi  |  335  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Millsboro Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award East Millsboro Elementary School
    29346 Iron Branch Rd
    Millsboro , DE , 19966
    (302)934-3222
    4  mi  |  729  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Georgetown Georgetown Elementary School
    301a West Market St
    Georgetown , DE , 19947
    (302)856-1940
    5.2  mi  |  684  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Georgetown Georgetown Middle School
    301 West Market St
    Georgetown , DE , 19947
    (302)856-1900
    5.2  mi  |  487  students  |  Gr.  6-8

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