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  • For the 2021 school year, there are 2 public middle schools in Capital School District, serving 1,035 students. Public middle schools in Capital School District have an average math proficiency score of 29% (versus the Delaware public middle school average of 39%), and reading proficiency score of 46% (versus the 53% statewide average). This district's average middle testing ranking is 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public middle schools in Delaware.
  • The top ranked public middle schools in Capital School District are Central Middle School and Kent County Secondary Ilc. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
  • Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Delaware public middle school average of 55% (majority Black).
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Delaware public middle school average of 14:1.

Overview

School District NameCapital School District
School District Websitehttp://www.capital.k12.de.us
School District Phone Number(302) 672-1500
School District Grades OfferedPK - 12
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (DE)
# of Schools2 Schools75 Schools
# of Students1,035 Students52,016 Students
# of Teachers76 Teachers3,594 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:114:1

District Comparison

  • Capital School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 31 school districts in Delaware (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-2018 school year.
  • The school district's graduation rate of 84% has increased from 76% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (DE)
Overall Testing Rank#26 out of 43 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Capital   School District, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
43%
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 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
54%
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 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
84%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Capital   School District and public school graduation rate of DE by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score0.620.68
# of American Indian Students14 Students222 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
1%
# of Asian Students34 Students2,012 Students
% Asian Students
3%
4%
# of Hispanic Students111 Students8,720 Students
% Hispanic Students
11%
17%
# of Black Students578 Students15,671 Students
% Black Students
56%
30%
# of White Students253 Students23,625 Students
% White Students
24%
45%
# of Hawaiian Students6 Students62 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
1%
n/a
# of Two or more races Students39 Students1,704 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
3%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten: - 290
# of Students in Kindergarten: - 1,150
# of Students in 1st Grade: - 1,133
# of Students in 2nd Grade: - 1,148
# of Students in 3rd Grade: - 1,190
# of Students in 4th Grade: - 1,140
# of Students in 5th Grade: - 1,530
# of Students in 6th Grade:39,481
# of Students in 7th Grade:46210,346
# of Students in 8th Grade:49610,206
# of Students in 9th Grade:354,109
# of Students in 10th Grade:143,692
# of Students in 11th Grade:133,351
# of Students in 12th Grade:123,250
# of Ungraded Students: - -

Fiscal Data Comparison

  • The revenue/student of $17,772 is higher than the state median of $12,469. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
  • The school district's spending/student of $16,397 is higher than the state median of $11,256. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017This School DistrictThis State (DE)
Total Revenue$112 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 2016-17 school year data.
Spending$103 MM$13 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 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$17,772$12,469
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 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$16,397$11,256
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 2016-17 school year data.

Capital School District Public Middle Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Central Middle School Math: 30% | Reading: 48%
    Rank: 
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    211 Delaware Avenue
    Dover, DE 19901
    (302) 672-1772

    Grades: 7-8 | 935 students
  • 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 | 100 students
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