Delaware School For The Deaf

  • Delaware School For The Deaf serves 103 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤10% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 11-19% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 54%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Delaware School For The Deaf placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Delaware for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 3:1 is lower than the Delaware state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Delaware state average of 56% (majority Black).

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School Overview

  • Delaware School For The Deaf's student population of 103 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has grown by 20% over five school years.
School TypeSpecial education school
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Total Students103 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Delaware School For The Deaf is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 205 schools in Delaware (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Delaware School For The Deaf is 0.72, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (DE)
Overall Testing Rank#190 out of 205 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤10%
43%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Delaware School For The Deaf and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Delaware by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
11-19%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio3:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
8%
4%
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Hispanic
21%
18%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Delaware School For The Deaf and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Delaware by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
26%
30%
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White
41%
44%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Delaware School For The Deaf. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in DE.
Diversity Score0.720.69
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Graduation Rate
≥50%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
29%
37%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Delaware School For The Deaf and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Delaware by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
7%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Delaware School For The Deaf and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Delaware by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameChristina School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, DE Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Delaware School For The Deaf is Brennen School (0.2 miles away)
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