Top 10 Best New Castle County Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 123 public schools serving 76,438 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 North Star 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 50% (versus the 52% 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).

Best New Castle County Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Charter School Of Wilmington
Charter School
Math: 91% | 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: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
2001 Patriot Way
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 369-2001
Grades: K-12
| 2,354 students
Rank: #33.
North Star Elementary School
Math: 81% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1340 Little Baltimore Road
Hockessin, DE 19707
(302) 234-7200
Grades: K-5
| 664 students
Rank: #44.
Loss (olive B.) Elementary School
Math: 78% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
200 Brennan Boulevard
Bear, DE 19701
(302) 832-1343
Grades: 1-5
| 622 students
Rank: #55.
West Park Place Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
193 West Park Place
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 454-2290
Grades: K-5
| 346 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Linden Hill Elementary School
Math: 70% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3415 Skyline Drive
Wilmington, DE 19808
(302) 454-3406
Grades: K-5
| 599 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Wilson (etta J.) Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
14 Forge Road
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 454-2180
Grades: K-5
| 317 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Calloway (cab) School Of The Arts
Alternative School
Magnet School
Math: 62% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
100 North Dupont Road
Wilmington, DE 19807
(302) 651-2700
Grades: 6-12
| 936 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Mot Charter School
Charter School
Math: 63% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1156 Levels Road
Middletown, DE 19709
(302) 376-5125
Grades: K-11
| 1,173 students
Rank: #1010.
Conrad Schools Of Science
Magnet School
Math: 63% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
201 Jackson Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19804
(302) 992-5545
Grades: 6-12
| 1,168 students
Rank: #1111.
William F. Cooke Junior Elementary School
Math: 63% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2025 Graves Road
Hockessin, DE 19707
(302) 552-3789
Grades: K-5
| 657 students
Rank: #1212.
Cedar Lane Elementary School
Math: 62% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1259 Cedar Lane Road
Middletown, DE 19709
(302) 378-5045
Grades: 1-5
| 768 students
Rank: #1313.
Brandywine Springs School
Math: 62% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2916 Duncan Road
Wilmington, DE 19808
(302) 636-5681
Grades: K-8
| 1,006 students
Rank: #1414.
Waters (alfred G.) Middle School
Math: 60% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1235 Cedar Lane Road
Middletown, DE 19709
(302) 449-3490
Grades: 6-8
| 953 students
Rank: #1515.
Claymont Elementary School
Math: 63% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(2)
3401 Green Street
Claymont, DE 19703
(302) 792-3880
Grades: K-5
| 833 students
Rank: #1616.
Bunker Hill Elementary School
Math: 59% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1070 Bunker Hill Road
Middletown, DE 19709
(302) 378-5135
Grades: 1-5
| 572 students
Rank: #1717.
Odyssey Charter School
Charter School
Math: 55% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4319 Lancaster Pike
Wilmington, DE 19805
(302) 516-8000
Grades: K-11
| 1,662 students
Rank: #1818.
Downes (john R.) Elementary School
Math: 66% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
220 Casho Mill Road
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 454-2133
Grades: PK-5
| 486 students
Rank: #1919.
Townsend Elementary School
Math: 55% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
126 Main Street, 126 Main Stre
Townsend, DE 19734
(302) 378-5020
Grades: 1-5
| 483 students
Rank: #2020.
Marshall (thurgood) Elementary School
Math: 60% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
101 Barrett Run Road
Newark, DE 19702
(302) 454-4700
Grades: K-5
| 782 students
Rank: #2121.
Lombardy Elementary School
Math: 57% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
412 Foulk Road
Wilmington, DE 19803
(302) 762-7190
Grades: K-5
| 505 students
Rank: #2222.
Hanby Elementary School
Math: 58% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2523 Berwyn Road
Wilmington, DE 19810
(302) 479-2220
Grades: K-5
| 541 students
Rank: #2323.
Gallaher (robert S.) Elementary School
Math: 56% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
800 North Brownleaf Road
Newark, DE 19713
(302) 454-2464
Grades: K-5
| 547 students
Rank: #2424.
Lancashire Elementary School
Math: 57% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
(1)
2000 Naamans Road
Wilmington, DE 19810
(302) 475-3990
Grades: K-5
| 520 students
Rank: #2525.
Forwood Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1900 Westminster Drive
Wilmington, DE 19810
(302) 475-3956
Grades: K-5
| 364 students
Rank: #2626.
Brick Mill Elementary School
Math: 48% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
378 Brick Mill Road
Middletown, DE 19709
(302) 378-5288
Grades: 1-5
| 510 students
Rank: #2727.
Heritage Elementary School
Math: 52% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2815 Highlands Lane
Wilmington, DE 19808
(302) 454-3424
Grades: K-5
| 517 students
Rank: #2828.
Delaware Military Academy
Charter School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
112 Middleboro Road
Wilmington, DE 19804
(302) 998-0745
Grades: 9-12
| 582 students
Rank: #2929.
Old State Elementary School
Math: 53% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
118 South Sixth Street, 118 So
Odessa, DE 19730
(302) 376-4128
Grades: 1-5
| 657 students
Rank: #30 - 3130. - 31.
Christiana High School
Math: 49% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
190 Salem Church Road
Newark, DE 19713
(302) 631-2400
Grades: 9-12
| 716 students
Rank: #30 - 3130. - 31.
Maclary (r. Elisabeth) Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
300 St. Regis Drive
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 454-2142
Grades: PK-5
| 348 students
Rank: #3232.
Appoquinimink High School
Math: 40% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1080 Bunker Hill Road
Middletown, DE 19709
(302) 449-3840
Grades: 9-12
| 1,652 students
Rank: #3333.
Redding (louis L.) Middle School
Math: 43% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
201 New Street
Middletown, DE 19709
(302) 378-5030
Grades: 6-8
| 836 students
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
Dupont (h.b.) Middle School
Math: 47% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
735 Meeting House Road
Hockessin, DE 19707
(302) 239-3420
Grades: 6-8
| 812 students
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
Marbrook Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
(1)
2101 Centerville Road
Wilmington, DE 19808
(302) 992-5555
Grades: K-5
| 426 students
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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
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
1181 Paddock Rd
Smyrna, DE 19977
(302) 653-9261
Grades: Inquire with school
| 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
1825 Faulkland Rd
Wilmington, DE 19805
(302) 633-2507
Grades: 1-12
| n/a 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
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
170 Lukens Drive
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 654-3720
Grades: K-8
| n/a students
Reachcbip (Closed 2014)
Alternative School
620 East Chestnut Hill Rd
Newark, DE 19713
(302) 454-2720
Grades: PK-12
| 148 students
493 East Main Street
Middletown, DE 19709
(302) 378-5238
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
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