Top 10 Best New Castle County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 128 public schools serving 78,680 students in New Castle County, DE (there are 101 private schools, serving 18,256 private students). 81% of all K-12 students in New Castle County, DE are educated in public schools (compared to the DE state average of 86%).
The top ranked public schools in New Castle County, DE are Charter School Of Wilmington, North Star Elementary School and Newark Charter School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
New Castle County, DE public schools have an average math proficiency score of 29% (versus the Delaware public school average of 29%), and reading proficiency score of 42% (versus the 42% statewide average). Schools in New Castle County have an average ranking of 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Delaware public schools.
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Delaware public school average of 58% (majority Black).

Best Public Schools in New Castle County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Charter School Of Wilmington
Charter School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
100 North Dupont Road
Wilmington, DE 19807
(302) 651-2727
Grades: 9-12
| 971 students
Rank: #22.
North Star Elementary School
(Math: 74% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1340 Little Baltimore Road
Hockessin, DE 19707
(302) 234-7200
Grades: K-5
| 591 students
Rank: #33.
Newark Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 68% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
200 Mcintire Drive
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 369-2001
Grades: K-12
| 2,458 students
Rank: #44.
Loss (Olive B.) Elementary School
(Math: 66% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
200 Brennan Boulevard
Bear, DE 19701
(302) 832-1343
Grades: 1-5
| 548 students
Rank: #55.
Linden Hill Elementary School
(Math: 65% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3415 Skyline Drive
Wilmington, DE 19808
(302) 454-3406
Grades: K-5
| 563 students
Rank: #66.
Mot Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 56% | Reading: 72%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1156 Levels Road
Middletown, DE 19709
(302) 376-5125
Grades: K-12
| 1,376 students
Rank: #77.
Christiana High School
(Math: 53% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
190 Salem Church Road
Newark, DE 19713
(302) 631-2400
Grades: 6-12
| 1,173 students
Rank: #88.
William F. Cooke Jr. Elementary School
(Math: 55% | Reading: 66%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2025 Graves Road
Hockessin, DE 19707
(302) 235-6600
Grades: K-5
| 649 students
Rank: #99.
Cedar Lane Elementary School
(Math: 58% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1259 Cedar Lane Road
Middletown, DE 19709
(302) 378-5045
Grades: 1-5
| 552 students
Rank: #1010.
Marshall (Thurgood) Elementary School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
101 Barrett Run Road
Newark, DE 19702
(302) 454-4700
Grades: K-5
| 570 students
Rank: #1111.
Waters (Alfred G.) Middle School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1235 Cedar Lane Road
Middletown, DE 19709
(302) 449-3490
Grades: 6-8
| 956 students
Rank: #1212.
West Park Place Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
193 West Park Place
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 454-2290
Grades: K-5
| 353 students
Rank: #1313.
Calloway (Cab) School Of The Arts
Magnet School
(Math: 46% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
100 North Dupont Road
Wilmington, DE 19807
(302) 651-2700
Grades: 6-12
| 907 students
Rank: #1414.
Conrad Schools Of Science
Magnet School
(Math: 44% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
201 Jackson Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19804
(302) 992-5545
Grades: 6-12
| 1,174 students
Rank: #1515.
First State Montessori Academy
Charter School
(Math: 43% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Null, Null
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 576-1500
Grades: K-8
| 600 students
Rank: #1616.
Heritage Elementary School
(Math: 47% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2815 Highlands Lane
Wilmington, DE 19808
(302) 454-3424
Grades: K-5
| 485 students
Rank: #1717.
Claymont Elementary School
(Math: 49% | Reading: 52%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3401 Green Street
Claymont, DE 19703
(302) 792-3880
Grades: K-5
| 849 students
Rank: #1818.
Wilson (Etta J.) Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
14 Forge Road
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 454-2180
Grades: K-5
| 279 students
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Downes (John R.) Elementary School
(Math: 45% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
220 Casho Mill Road
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 454-2133
Grades: K-5
| 430 students
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Odyssey Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 43% | Reading: 58%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4409 Lancaster Pike
Wilmington, DE 19805
(302) 516-8000
Grades: K-12
| 1,988 students
Rank: #21 - 2421. - 24.
Douglass School
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1800 Prospect Road
Wilmington, DE 19805
(302) 429-4146
Grades: 4-12
| 49 students
Rank: #21 - 2421. - 24.
First State School
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
501 West 14th Street
Wilmington, DE 19899
(302) 320-5848
Grades: 3-11
| 18 students
Rank: #21 - 2421. - 24.
Leach (John G.) School
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
10 Landers Lane
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 429-4055
Grades: PK-12
| 76 students
Rank: #21 - 2421. - 24.
Pyle (Sarah) Academy
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
501 North Lombard Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 429-4158
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: #2525.
Delaware Military Academy
Charter School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
112 Middleboro Road
Wilmington, DE 19804
(302) 998-0745
Grades: 9-12
| 595 students
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
Lorewood Grove Elementary School
(Math: 46% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
820 Mapleton Ave.
Middletown, DE 19709
(302) 842-2575
Grades: 1-5
| 777 students
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
Townsend Elementary School
(Math: 46% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
126 Main Street, 126 Main Stre
Townsend, DE 19734
(302) 378-5020
Grades: 1-5
| 433 students
Rank: #2828.
Marbrook Elementary School
(Math: 43% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2101 Centerville Road
Wilmington, DE 19808
(302) 992-5555
Grades: K-5
| 428 students
Rank: #2929.
Dupont (H.b.) Middle School
(Math: 40% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
735 Meeting House Road
Hockessin, DE 19707
(302) 239-3420
Grades: 6-8
| 752 students
Rank: #3030.
Brandywine Springs School
(Math: 39% | Reading: 52%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2916 Duncan Road
Wilmington, DE 19808
(302) 636-5681
Grades: K-8
| 955 students
Rank: #3131.
Old State Elementary School
(Math: 45% | Reading: 48%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
580 Tony Marchio Drive
Townsend, DE 19734
(302) 378-6720
Grades: 1-5
| 722 students
Rank: #3232.
Appoquinimink High School
(Math: 33% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1080 Bunker Hill Road
Middletown, DE 19709
(302) 449-3840
Grades: 9-12
| 1,586 students
Rank: #3333.
Lancashire Elementary School
(Math: 43% | Reading: 48%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2000 Naamans Road
Wilmington, DE 19810
(302) 475-3990
Grades: K-5
| 515 students
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
Brandywine High School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1400 Foulk Road
Wilmington, DE 19803
(302) 479-1600
Grades: 9-12
| 969 students
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
Concord High School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2501 Ebright Road
Wilmington, DE 19810
(302) 475-3951
Grades: 9-12
| 1,008 students
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[+] Show Closed Public Schools in New Castle County, DE

New Castle County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Po Box 269
Wilmington, DE 19899
(302) 651-4960
Grades: PK-12
| 1 students
300 Executive Dr
Newark, DE 19702
(302) 552-2600
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
660 Baylor Boulevard
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 577-3004
Grades: Inquire with school
| n/a students
500 Darley Rd
Claymont, DE 19703
(302) 792-3920
Grades: 4-6
| n/a students
1000 Pennsylvania Avenue
Claymont, DE 19703
(302) 792-5000
Grades: 1-12
| 4 students
29 Chase Avenue
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 429-4000
Grades: PK-5
| 882 students
1413 Lore Ave
Wilmington, DE 19809
(302) 993-3858
Grades: 1-12
| n/a students
1621 Telegraph Road
Wilmington, DE 19804
(302) 992-5550
Grades: Inquire with school
| n/a students
3401 Green Street
Claymont, DE 19703
(302) 792-3880
Grades: 4-6
| 231 students
1621 Telegraph Road
Wilmington, DE 19804
(302) 992-5589
Grades: 3-12
| 20 students
801 North Dupont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 322-6050
Grades: 9-12
| 228 students
1600 Jessup St
Wilmington, DE 19802
(302) 652-3445
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
510 West 28th Street
Wilmington, DE 19802
(302) 762-7424
Grades: K-4
| n/a students
100 West 10th Street Suite 403
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 660-3938
Grades: 10
| n/a students
630 East Chestnut Hill Rd
Newark, DE 19713
(302) 454-2301
Grades: 1-5
| n/a students
109 Lukens Drive
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 993-6993
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
179 Stanton Christiana Road
Newark, DE 19702
(302) 660-1190
Grades: 9-12
| 301 students
1825 Faulkland Rd
Wilmington, DE 19805
(302) 633-2507
Grades: 1-12
| n/a students
1210 Lobdell Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 429-4188
Grades: K-5
| 244 students
959 Centre Road
Wilmington, DE 19805
(302) 993-3853
Grades: Inquire with school
| n/a students
2523 Berwyn Road
Wilmington, DE 19810
(302) 479-1631
Grades: 7-8
| 609 students
1121 Thatcher Street
Wilmington, DE 19802
(302) 575-1190
Grades: K-8
| 559 students
3000 North Claymont Street
Wilmington, DE 19802
(302) 764-3750
Grades: K-5
| 219 students
500 Duncan Road
Wilmington, DE 19809
(302) 762-7120
Grades: K-3
| 154 students
610 East 17th Street
Wilmington, DE 19802
(302) 428-9501
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
1301 E. 12th St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 429-7700
Grades: Inquire with school
| n/a students
626 Wilmington Road
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 322-1718
Grades: 9-12
| 72 students
903 Delaware Street
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 323-2880
Grades: 6-8
| 557 students
903 Delaware St
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 323-2880
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
570 Tony Marchio Drive
Townsend, DE 19734
(302) 376-1428
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
550 Tony Marchio Drive
Townsend, DE 19734
(302) 376-4128
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
287 Christiana Rd
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 325-6508
Grades: 1-12
| n/a students
170 Lukens Dr
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 573-7760
Grades: 9-12
| 411 students
1121 Thatcher Street
Wilmington, DE 19802
(302) 762-3240
Grades: 5-8
| 143 students
1300 Cedar Street
Wilmington, DE 19805
(302) 429-4136
Grades: K-5
| 264 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in New Castle County, DE?
The top ranked public schools in New Castle County, DE include Charter School Of Wilmington, North Star Elementary School and Newark Charter School.
How many public schools are located in New Castle County, DE?
128 public schools are located in New Castle County, DE.
What percentage of students in New Castle County, DE go to public school?
81% of all K-12 students in New Castle County, DE are educated in public schools (compared to the DE state average of 86%).
What is the racial composition of students in New Castle County, DE?
New Castle County, DE public schools minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Delaware public schools average of 58% (majority Black).

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