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For the 2021 school year, there are 124 public schools serving 76,666 students in New Castle County, DE. New Castle County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Delaware.
The top ranked public schools in New Castle County, DE are Charter School Of Wilmington, Newark Charter School and Loss (olive B.) Elementary 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 39% (versus the Delaware public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 51% (versus the 53% statewide average). Schools in New Castle County have an average ranking of 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Delaware public schools.
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Delaware public school average of 56% (majority Black).

Top New Castle County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Charter School Of Wilmington Charter School
    Math: 93% | Reading: 98%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    100 North Dupont Road
    Wilmington, DE 19807
    (302) 651-2727

    Grades: 9-12 | 971 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Newark Charter School Charter School
    Math: 83% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    2001 Patriot Way
    Newark, DE 19711
    (302) 369-2001

    Grades: K-12 | 2,354 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Loss (olive B.) Elementary School Math: 79% | Reading: 88%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    200 Brennan Boulevard
    Bear, DE 19701
    (302) 832-1343

    Grades: 1-5 | 622 students
  • Rank: #44.
    North Star Elementary School Math: 77% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1340 Little Baltimore Road
    Hockessin, DE 19707
    (302) 234-7200

    Grades: K-5 | 664 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Cedar Lane Elementary School Math: 69% | Reading: 74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1259 Cedar Lane Road
    Middletown, DE 19709
    (302) 378-5045

    Grades: 1-5 | 768 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Mot Charter School Charter School
    Math: 65% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1156 Levels Road
    Middletown, DE 19709
    (302) 376-5125

    Grades: K-11 | 1,173 student
  • Rank: #77.
    West Park Place Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    193 West Park Place
    Newark, DE 19711
    (302) 454-2290

    Grades: K-5 | 346 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Waters (alfred G.) Middle School Math: 64% | Reading: 76%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1235 Cedar Lane Road
    Middletown, DE 19709
    (302) 449-3490

    Grades: 6-8 | 953 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Conrad Schools Of Science Magnet School
    Math: 66% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    201 Jackson Avenue
    Wilmington, DE 19804
    (302) 992-5545

    Grades: 6-12 | 1,168 student
  • Rank: #1010.
    Calloway (cab) School Of The Arts Alternative School
    Magnet School
    Math: 58% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    100 North Dupont Road
    Wilmington, DE 19807
    (302) 651-2700

    Grades: 6-12 | 936 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Linden Hill Elementary School Math: 68% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    3415 Skyline Drive
    Wilmington, DE 19808
    (302) 454-3406

    Grades: K-5 | 599 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Odyssey Charter School Charter School
    Math: 63% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4319 Lancaster Pike
    Wilmington, DE 19805
    (302) 516-8000

    Grades: K-11 | 1,662 student
  • Rank: #1313.
    Brandywine Springs School Math: 62% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2916 Duncan Road
    Wilmington, DE 19808
    (302) 636-5681

    Grades: K-8 | 1,006 student
  • Rank: #1414.
    William F. Cooke Junior Elementary School Math: 59% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2025 Graves Road
    Hockessin, DE 19707
    (302) 552-3789

    Grades: K-5 | 657 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Lancashire Elementary School Math: 60% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2000 Naamans Road
    Wilmington, DE 19810
    (302) 475-3990

    Grades: K-5 | 520 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Wilson (etta J.) Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    14 Forge Road
    Newark, DE 19711
    (302) 454-2180

    Grades: K-5 | 317 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    Bunker Hill Elementary School Math: 60% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1070 Bunker Hill Road
    Middletown, DE 19709
    (302) 378-5135

    Grades: 1-5 | 572 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Townsend Elementary School Math: 55% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    126 Main Street, 126 Main Stre
    Townsend, DE 19734
    (302) 378-5020

    Grades: 1-5 | 483 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Claymont Elementary School Math: 63% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    3401 Green Street
    Claymont, DE 19703
    (302) 792-3880

    Grades: K-5 | 833 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    Marshall (thurgood) Elementary School Math: 56% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    101 Barrett Run Road
    Newark, DE 19702
    (302) 454-4700

    Grades: K-5 | 782 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Delaware Military Academy Charter School
    Math: 45-49% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    112 Middleboro Road
    Wilmington, DE 19804
    (302) 998-0745

    Grades: 9-12 | 582 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Silver Lake Elementary School Math: 54% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    200 East Cochran Street
    Middletown, DE 19709
    (302) 378-5023

    Grades: K-5 | 523 students
  • Rank: #23-2423.- 24.
    Downes (john R.) Elementary School Math: 59% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    220 Casho Mill Road
    Newark, DE 19711
    (302) 454-2133

    Grades: PK-5 | 486 students
  • Rank: #23-2423.- 24.
    Old State Elementary School Math: 54% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    118 South Sixth Street, 118 So
    Odessa, DE 19730
    (302) 376-4128

    Grades: 1-5 | 657 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    Gallaher (robert S.) Elementary School Math: 57% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    800 North Brownleaf Road
    Newark, DE 19713
    (302) 454-2464

    Grades: K-5 | 547 students
  • Rank: #2626.
    Lombardy Elementary School Math: 55% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    412 Foulk Road
    Wilmington, DE 19803
    (302) 762-7190

    Grades: K-5 | 505 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    Brick Mill Elementary School Math: 49% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    378 Brick Mill Road
    Middletown, DE 19709
    (302) 378-5288

    Grades: 1-5 | 510 students
  • Rank: #2828.
    Hanby Elementary School Math: 53% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    2523 Berwyn Road
    Wilmington, DE 19810
    (302) 479-2220

    Grades: K-5 | 541 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    Concord High School Math: 43% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    2501 Ebright Road
    Wilmington, DE 19810
    (302) 475-3951

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,182 student
  • Rank: #3030.
    Heritage Elementary School Math: 50% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    2815 Highlands Lane
    Wilmington, DE 19808
    (302) 454-3424

    Grades: K-5 | 517 students
  • Rank: #3131.
    Appoquinimink High School Math: 41% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1080 Bunker Hill Road
    Middletown, DE 19709
    (302) 449-3840

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,652 student
  • Rank: #3232.
    Smith (jennie E.) Elementary School Math: 52% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    142 Brennen Drive
    Newark, DE 19713
    (302) 454-2174

    Grades: PK-5 | 530 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    Redding (louis L.) Middle School Math: 43% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    201 New Street
    Middletown, DE 19709
    (302) 378-5030

    Grades: 6-8 | 836 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    Jones (albert H.) Elementary School Math: 52% | Reading: 52%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    35 West Main Street
    Newark, DE 19702
    (302) 454-2131

    Grades: K-5 | 371 students
  • Rank: #3535.
    Meredith (everett) Middle School Math: 39% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    504 South Broad Street
    Middletown, DE 19709
    (302) 378-5001

    Grades: 6-8 | 871 students
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