Capital School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 13 public schools serving 6,332 students in Capital School District. This district's average testing ranking is 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Delaware.
Public Schools in Capital School District have an average math proficiency score of 31% (versus the Delaware public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 43% (versus the 53% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Capital School District are Hartly Elementary School, Booker T. Washington Elementary School and North Dover Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Capital School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Delaware.
Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Delaware public school average of 58% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Capital School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Delaware for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
Student Attention
Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Capital School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (DE)
# Schools
13 Schools
228 Schools
# Students
6,332 Students
137,663 Students
# Teachers
501 Teachers
9,785 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1

District Rank

Capital School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 41 school districts in Delaware (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 85% has increased from 83% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (DE)
Overall District Rank
#26 out of 42 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Capital   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
42%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Capital   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of DE by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
53%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Capital   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of DE by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
85%
88%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Capital   School District and public school graduation rate of DE by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.64
0.70
# American Indian Students
50 Students
565 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
1%
# Asian Students
124 Students
5,893 Students
% Asian Students
2%
4%
# Hispanic Students
844 Students
25,163 Students
% Hispanic Students
13%
18%
# Black Students
3,328 Students
41,420 Students
% Black Students
53%
30%
# White Students
1,615 Students
58,063 Students
% White Students
25%
42%
# Hawaiian Students
15 Students
193 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
356 Students
6,366 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
150
1,965
# Students in K Grade:
487
9,383
# Students in 1st Grade:
475
9,762
# Students in 2nd Grade:
507
9,898
# Students in 3rd Grade:
458
10,186
# Students in 4th Grade:
474
10,320
# Students in 5th Grade:
418
10,576
# Students in 6th Grade:
478
10,835
# Students in 7th Grade:
505
11,036
# Students in 8th Grade:
477
10,876
# Students in 9th Grade:
554
11,943
# Students in 10th Grade:
473
11,078
# Students in 11th Grade:
442
10,110
# Students in 12th Grade:
434
9,695
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $17,015 is higher than the state median of $12,451. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $16,527 is higher than the state median of $12,997. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (DE)
Total Revenue
$108 MM
$15 MM
This chart display total revenue of Capital   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in DE by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending
$105 MM
$16 MM
This chart display total spending of Capital   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in DE by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$17,015
$12,451
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Capital   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in DE by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$16,527
$12,997
This chart display average spending per public school student in Capital   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in DE by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Capital School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Hartly Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
2617 Arthursville Road, 2617 A
Hartly, DE 19953
(302) 492-1870
Grades: K-4
| 280 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Booker T. Washington Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
901 Forest Street
Dover, DE 19904
(302) 672-1900
Grades: K-4
| 280 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
North Dover Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
855 College Road
Dover, DE 19904
(302) 672-1980
Grades: K-4
| 290 students
Rank: #44.
Kent County Community School
Special Education School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
65-1 Carver Road
Dover, DE 19904
(302) 672-1960
Grades: PK-12
| 256 students
Rank: #55.
South Dover Elementary School
Math: 38% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
955 South State Street
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 672-1690
Grades: K-4
| 576 students
Rank: #66.
Fairview Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
700 Walker Road
Dover, DE 19904
(302) 672-1645
Grades: K-4
| 277 students
Rank: #77.
Central Middle School
Math: 30% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
211 Delaware Avenue
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 672-1772
Grades: 7-8
| 936 students
Rank: #88.
William Henry Middle School
Math: 23% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
65 Carver Road
Dover, DE 19904
(302) 672-1622
Grades: 5-6
| 869 students
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
East Dover Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
852 South Little Creek Road
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 672-1655
Grades: K-4
| 327 students
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Towne Point Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
629 Buckson Drive
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 672-1590
Grades: K-4
| 273 students
Rank: #1111.
Dover High School
Math: 17% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
One Dover High Drive
Dover, DE 19904
(302) 241-2400
Grades: 9-12
| 1,768 students
Rank: #1212.
Kent County Secondary Ilc
Special Education School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
631 Ridgley Street- Suite 19
Dover, DE 19904
(302) 736-5355
Grades: 6-12
| 87 students
Rank: n/an/a
198 Commerce Way
Dover, DE 19904
(302) 672-1500
Grades: PK
| 113 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Capital School District
  • 198 Commerce Way, Dover, DE, 19904-3498
  • (302) 672-1500
  • capital.k12.de.us
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 6,332 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 74%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85% (Btm 50% in DE)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 43% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.64

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