Concord High School

Concord High School serves 1,315 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the DE average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 51%.
Concord High School operates within the Brandywine School District.
The school district's 83% graduation rate is higher than the DE state average of 73%.


The student population of 1315 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 82 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,315 students
Concord High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 82 teachers
Concord High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Concord High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.57 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 16:1 15:1
Concord High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
Concord High School Asian (1988-2012)
Concord High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Concord High School Black (1988-2012)
Concord High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Concord High School Sch Ethnicity Concord 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.
0.57 0.64
Concord 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.
Concord High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
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.
Concord High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 11,800 students has grown by 2443% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 97% over five years.
School District Name Brandywine School District
Number of Schools
Number of Students Managed 11,800 970
Brandywine   School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
Graduation Rate 83% 73%
Brandywine   School District Graduation Rate (1993-2009)
District Total Revenue $154 MM $13 MM
Brandywine   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $188 MM $15 MM
Brandywine   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $330,935 $11,002
Brandywine   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $405,675 $12,421
Brandywine   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, DE Dept. of Education

School Notes:

  • Concord High School is a public secondary school located in Wilmington, Delaware.
  • Concord is part of the Brandywine School District. It is commonly called "CHS".
  • School Icons: The mascot is a Concord Raider. A Revolutionary War soldier with musket. The secondary motto, over "Home of the Raiders", is "We came,we saw, we Concord". It is a play on 'Concord' both in vernacular and the famous Latin Veni, vidi, vici. The school colors are maroon (Primary), white, gold, and black.
  • General Information:
  • Address: 2501 Ebright Road Wilmington, DE 19810.
  • Phone: (302) 475-3951.
  • Fax: (302) 529-3094.
  • Guidance: (302) 475-3950.
  • Main Office Hours, August - June: 6:15 am - 3:30 pm.
  • Regular School Hours for Students: 7:30 am - 2:10 pm.
  • Summer Hours: Mon-Th 6:30 am - 3:00 pm, Fri 6:30 am - 12:00 pm.
  • Location: Located North of Wilmington off of Naamans Road, Concord High School is easily accessible from I-95, I-495, and Concord Pike. The street address is 2501 Ebright Road Wilmington, DE 19810.
  • Students enjoy the Brandywine Town Center (a strip mall), a Talicious cafe, Golden Castle 24-hour diner, and Charcoal Pit Restaurant, Regal Cinemas, and other local amenities.
  • Organizations: Concord boasts many great student organizations.
  • National Honors Society, Leader Corps, Science National Honors Society, Raider Reader, The GrapevineYearbook.
  • Math League: Josh Blechman, Kenny Brown, Mark Chernekoff, Geoffrey Curtis, and Michael Tait look to lead Concord to victory this year.
  • Athletics: Concord has a middle of the Ice Hockey team in the Delaware Scholastic Hockey Association.
  • Music & Arts: Concord has a greatly supported music department.
  • Concord Golden Raider Marching Band: The Concord Golden Raider Marching Band is under the direction of Mr. Domenic Pisano.
  • Symphonic Band Drama and Thespian Society:
  • 2005-2006 school year: The Fall Play was "The Matchmaker." The Spring Musical was "Singin' In The Rain," in which an actual rain stage was built. Both the Fall and Spring productions were produced/directed by Mr. Thomas Marshall.
  • 2006-2007 school year: The Fall Play will be the stage adaptation of "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe," and will be directed by Mrs. Sheri WIlliamson. The Spring Musical will be, "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum," and will be directed by Mr. Thomas Marshall. Co-advisors of the drama club and drama board for the 2006-2007 school year are Mr. Thomas Sabatino (Vocal Music Director) and Mr. John C. Scali (Chemistry Teacher and Set Construction Crew Advisor).
  • Set Construction Crew: Set Construction and Running Crews are responsible for building, painting, and moving all set pieces for both the Fall and Spring Productions. Countless hours are spent afterschool and weekends preparing for the productions. The dedication of the members of the crew is unrivaled at Concord High School.
  • 2005-2006 school year: Advisor and Technical Director for the 2005-2006 school year was Mr. John C. Scali and Drama Board Representative/Stage Manager for the 2005-2006 school year was Ms. Laury Umberger. Under the direction of Mr. Scali and Laury, the set construction crew created four sets for the Fall Play, "The Matchmaker." Included in the sets was a pouffe, which was designed and built by the crew. For the Spring Musical, "Singin' In The Rain," the crew (along with some parental help) designed and built an upright piano, a false proscenium that was affixed to the real proscenium, a rear projection movie screen from wax paper, and an actual working rain stage, which included lights and pouring rain. Most agree this is a feat that will be hard to top in future years.
  • During the 2005-2006 school year, a course entitled Technical Theatre was intriduced into the master schedule taught by Mr. Thomas Sabatino and Mr. John C. Scali. The 13 students learned basics in set design and construction, sound amplification, and lighting techniques.
  • 2006-2007 school year: Advisor and Technical Director for the 2006-2007 school year is Mr. John C. Scali and Drama Board Representative/Stage Manager for the 2006-2007 school year is Ms. Juliette McClure. We are currently looking forward to constructing a huge set involving scaffolding for the Spring Musical, "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum."
  • Academics: Concord facilitates everyone. It has a range of levels: AP (Advanced Placement), Honors, College Preparatory "CP" "College-Prep", Traditional, and classes for those with special needs.
  • Concord Participates in the mandatory Delaware Student Testing Program, or DSTP.
  • The school takes pride in its challenging courses and excellent teachers.
  • The Concord Way: These five principles bind the community of learners at concord, and make it unique. From the website, "Even people, who do not share the same classes, activities, frame-of-mind, or may not even know each other exist, are nonetheless connected by something indelible we like to call The Concord Way."
  • Compassion.
  • Responsibility.
  • Self-Control.
  • Respect.
  • Perseverance.
  • Concord's Website: Concord updated its website in spring of 2006. It is updated by a web team consisting of students in AP Computer Science, facilitated by Physics/Computer Science teacher Mr. Lancaster. Brendan "Brent" McCracken, Aaron "Catfish" Rosenfeld, Mike Tait, and Steven Jenkins created the site.
  • Soon it will feature a Java based user friendly teacher updating system, which began planning and development under these creators, but will be left to future classes.
  • The sites physics and library pages are full of reference information.
  • History :In the 1960's, the area north of Wilmington (referred to as Brandywine Hundred) was growing rapidly. The school district (then known as the Alfred I. DuPont School district) was opening new schools as rapidly as possible. Soon, it became apparent that the one high school in the district, Brandywine High School, would not be able to handle the increase in students. The district decided to open a second high school rather than expand the existing one.
  • The student body for the new high school was developed slowly. At first, students from the existing two junior high schools (Forwood and Springer) were selected based on where they lived to attend the yet to be built high school. The first year (1967 – 68), Concord High School was held at the then new Hanby Junior High and consisted of 9th and 10th graders. The students met in the top floor while elementary students attended classes in the lower floor while their school was being built. The following year (1968 – 69), the student body was expanded to 9th, 10th and 11th grades and the elementary students were moved out to their new home.
  • During this period, the Concord High School building was under construction and planned to open in the fall of 1969. However, a worker strike and construction issues delayed its opening. Since the school was not completed, the student body now consisting of 10th through 12th grades was forced out of their temporary home at Hanby Junior High and into the Brandywine High School building on double sessions. Brandywine High School students attended their school in the morning, while the Concord students attended in the afternoon.
  • Concord High School finally opened in January 1970 and the first senior class graduated a few months later in June. Even though the school was open, construction was not completed in several areas including the gym, auditorium and swimming pool until the fall of 1970.
  • The first principal, Dr. William J. Bailey, promoted an, at the time, progressive environment that emphasized trust and responsibility among the students. Students were given then unheard of freedoms and responsibilities, which worked extremely well during the progressive periods of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. Dr. Bailey left in the mid-1970’s to become a professor of education at the University of Delaware.
  • Misc: Built 1969; Renovated 2004-2005; Archrivals of local Brandywine High School and their color, blue.
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Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Brandywine High School (2.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Springer Middle School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hanby Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Wilmington Hanby Elementary School
    2523 Berwyn Rd
    Wilmington , DE , 19810
    0.5  mi  |  526  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Wilmington Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Lancashire Elementary School
    2000 Naamans Rd
    Wilmington , DE , 19810
    1.7  mi  |  518  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Wilmington Springer Middle School
    2220 Shipley Rd
    Wilmington , DE , 19803
    1.8  mi  |  818  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Wilmington Forwood Elementary School
    1900 Westminster Dr
    Wilmington , DE , 19810
    1.8  mi  |  455  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Wilmington Brandywine High School
    1400 Foulk Rd
    Wilmington , DE , 19803
    2.1  mi  |  999  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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