Top 10 Best Kent County Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 54 public schools serving 30,007 students in Kent County, DE. Kent County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Delaware.
The top ranked public schools in Kent County, DE are Lake Forest North Elementary School, Allen Frear Elementary School and Lake Forest East Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Kent County, DE public schools have an average math proficiency score of 42% (versus the Delaware public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 54% (versus the 52% statewide average). Schools in Kent County have an average ranking of 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Delaware public schools.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Delaware public school average of 56% (majority Black).

Best Kent County Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Lake Forest North Elementary School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
319 East Main Street
Felton, DE 19943
(302) 284-9611
Grades: PK-4
| 544 students
Rank: #22.
Allen Frear Elementary School
Math: 71% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
238 Sorghum Mill Road
Camden Wyoming, DE 19934
(302) 697-3279
Grades: 1-5
| 734 students
Rank: #33.
Lake Forest East Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
124 West Front Street
Frederica, DE 19946
(302) 335-5261
Grades: K-4
| 306 students
Rank: #44.
Major George S. Welch Elementary School
Math: 72% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(1)
3100 Hawthorne Drive
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 674-9080
Grades: 1-5
| 227 students
Rank: #55.
Dover Air Force Base Middle School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3100 Hawthorne Drive
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 674-3284
Grades: 6-8
| 111 students
Rank: #66.
Star Hill Elementary School
Math: 63% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
594 Voshells Mill/star Hill Ro
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 697-6117
Grades: 1-5
| 437 students
Rank: #77.
Clayton Intermediate School
Math: 61% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
86 Sorrento Drive
Clayton, DE 19938
(302) 653-4512
Grades: 5-6
| 466 students
Rank: #88.
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: PK-4
| 332 students
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
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
| 299 students
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
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
| 382 students
Rank: #1111.
Providence Creek Academy Charter School
Charter School
Math: 57% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
273 West Duck Creek Road
Clayton, DE 19938
(302) 653-6276
Grades: K-8
| 690 students
Rank: #1212.
Sunnyside Elementary School
Math: 60% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
123 Rabbit Chase Road
Smyrna, DE 19977
(302) 653-8580
Grades: K-4
| 534 students
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
Lake Forest Central Elementary School
Math: 57% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5424 Killens Pond Road
Felton, DE 19943
(302) 284-5810
Grades: 4-5
| 615 students
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
W. B. Simpson Elementary School
Math: 53% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5 Old North Road
Camden Wyoming, DE 19934
(302) 697-3207
Grades: 1-5
| 615 students
Rank: #1515.
First State Montessori Academy
Charter School
Math: 51% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Null, Null
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 576-1500
Grades: K-5
| 434 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Clayton Elementary School
Math: 57% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
510 West Main Street
Clayton, DE 19938
(302) 653-8587
Grades: K-4
| 514 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
North Smyrna Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
365 North Main Street
Smyrna, DE 19977
(302) 653-8589
Grades: PK-6
| 526 students
Rank: #1818.
Campus Community School
Charter School
Math: 43% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
350 Pear Street
Dover, DE 19904
(302) 736-0403
Grades: K-8
| 417 students
Rank: #1919.
F. Niel Postlethwait Middle School
Math: 45% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
(1)
2841 South State Street
Camden Wyoming, DE 19934
(302) 698-8410
Grades: 6-8
| 870 students
Rank: #2020.
Banneker (benjamin) Elementary School
Math: 53% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
449 North Street
Milford, DE 19963
(302) 422-1630
Grades: 1-5
| 495 students
Rank: #2121.
Lake Forest South Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
301 Dorman Street
Harrington, DE 19952
(302) 398-8011
Grades: K-4
| 479 students
Rank: #2222.
Chipman (w.t.) Middle School
Math: 43% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
101 West Center Street
Harrington, DE 19952
(302) 398-8197
Grades: 6-8
| 902 students
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
Smyrna Middle School
Math: 45% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
700 Duck Creek Parkway
Smyrna, DE 19977
(302) 653-8584
Grades: 6-8
| 916 students
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
W. Reily Brown Elementary School
Math: 45% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
360 Webbs Lane
Dover, DE 19904
(302) 697-2101
Grades: 1-5
| 508 students
Rank: #25 - 2725. - 27.
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: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: #25 - 2725. - 27.
Nellie Hughes Stokes Elementary School
Math: 45% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3874 Upper King Road
Dover, DE 19904
(302) 697-3205
Grades: 1-5
| 441 students
Rank: #25 - 2725. - 27.
Smyrna Elementary School
Math: 50% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
121 South School Lane
Smyrna, DE 19977
(302) 653-8588
Grades: K-4
| 595 students
Rank: #2828.
Polytech High School
Vocational School
Math: 30% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
823 Walnut Shade Road, 823 Wal
Woodside, DE 19980
(302) 697-3255
Grades: 9-12
| 1,188 students
Rank: #2929.
Fred Fifer Iii Middle School
Math: 33% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
(3)
109 East Camden-wyoming Avenue
Camden Wyoming, DE 19934
(302) 698-8400
Grades: 6-8
| 901 students
Rank: #3030.
Moore (john Bassett) School
Math: 40% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
20 West Frazier Street
Smyrna, DE 19977
(302) 659-6297
Grades: 5-6
| 439 students
Rank: #3131.
Caesar Rodney High School
Math: 33% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
239 Old North Road
Camden Wyoming, DE 19934
(302) 697-2161
Grades: 9-12
| 1,968 students
Rank: #3232.
Milford Central Academy
Math: 40% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1021 N Walnut Street
Milford, DE 19963
(302) 430-7900
Grades: 6-8
| 966 students
Rank: #3333.
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
| 592 students
Rank: #3434.
Fairview Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
700 Walker Road
Dover, DE 19904
(302) 672-1645
Grades: PK-4
| 293 students
Rank: #3535.
Smyrna High School
Math: 23% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
500 Duck Creek Parkway
Smyrna, DE 19977
(302) 653-8581
Grades: 9-12
| 1,496 students
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Kent County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
100 West 10th Street Suite 403
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 660-3938
Grades: 10
| n/a students
950 Center Road
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 734-8500
Grades: K-3
| 125 students
Lake Forest Ilc (Closed 2018)
Special Education School
5423 Killens Pond Rd
Felton, DE 19943
(302) 284-3020
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
401 Federal Street- Suite 2
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 735-4000
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
909 North Church St
Milford, DE 19963
(302) 424-8134
Grades: 1-12
| n/a students
Smyrna Ilc (Closed 2018)
Special Education School
22 South Main St
Smyrna, DE 19977
(302) 653-8585
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
101 South Locust Street
Smyrna, DE 19977
(302) 653-8580
Grades: PK-K
| 84 students

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