Seaford School District

390 North Market Street Extend
Seaford, DE 19973-2612
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%

Top Rankings

Seaford School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Delaware for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 7 public schools serving 3,222 students in Seaford School District. This district's average testing ranking is 6/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in Delaware.
Public Schools in Seaford School District have an average math proficiency score of 25% (versus the Delaware public school average of 27%), and reading proficiency score of 40% (versus the 42% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Delaware public school average of 58% (majority Black).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (DE)
# Schools
7 Schools
231 Schools
# Students
3,222 Students
139,935 Students
# Teachers
230 Teachers
9,975 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Seaford School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 42 school districts in Delaware (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 65-69% has decreased from 75-79% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (DE)
Overall District Rank
#19 out of 42 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Seaford   School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
27%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Seaford   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 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
42%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Seaford   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 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
65-69%
80%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Seaford   School District and public school graduation rate of DE by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.72
0.70
# American Indian Students
5 Students
584 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
21 Students
5,934 Students
% Asian Students
1%
4%
# Hispanic Students
858 Students
25,819 Students
% Hispanic Students
26%
19%
# Black Students
1,118 Students
42,333 Students
% Black Students
35%
30%
# White Students
987 Students
58,238 Students
% White Students
31%
42%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
216 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
232 Students
6,811 Students
% of Two or more races Students
7%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
36
2,040
# Students in K Grade:
245
9,957
# Students in 1st Grade:
242
9,796
# Students in 2nd Grade:
250
9,946
# Students in 3rd Grade:
271
10,114
# Students in 4th Grade:
244
10,320
# Students in 5th Grade:
272
10,636
# Students in 6th Grade:
265
10,763
# Students in 7th Grade:
292
11,037
# Students in 8th Grade:
281
11,267
# Students in 9th Grade:
274
13,196
# Students in 10th Grade:
189
11,035
# Students in 11th Grade:
180
10,137
# Students in 12th Grade:
181
9,691
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $17,359 is higher than the state median of $14,083. The school district revenue/student has grown by 12% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $16,166 is higher than the state median of $13,074. The school district spending/student has grown by 8% over four school years.
This School District
This State (DE)
Total Revenue
$56 MM
$17 MM
This chart display total revenue of Seaford   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in DE by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$52 MM
$16 MM
This chart display total spending of Seaford   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in DE by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$17,359
$14,083
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Seaford   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in DE by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$16,166
$13,074
This chart display average spending per public school student in Seaford   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in DE by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Seaford School District Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Frederick Douglass Elementary School
Math: 40% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1 Swain Road
Seaford, DE 19973
(302) 629-4587
Grades: 3-5
| 419 students
Rank: #22.
Seaford Central Elementary School
Math: 36% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1 Delaware Place
Seaford, DE 19973
(302) 629-4587
Grades: 3-5
| 388 students
Rank: #33.
Seaford Middle School
Math: 13% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
500 East Stein Highway
Seaford, DE 19973
(302) 629-4587
Grades: 6-8
| 828 students
Rank: #44.
Seaford Senior High School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
399 North Market Street Ext
Seaford, DE 19973
(302) 629-4587
Grades: 9-12
| 805 students
Rank: n/an/a
900 South Arch Street
Seaford, DE 19973
(302) 629-4587
Grades: K-2
| 394 students
Rank: n/an/a
Sussex Orthopedic Program
Special Education School
One Delaware Place
Seaford, DE 19973
(302) 629-4587
Grades: PK-12
| 52 students
Rank: n/an/a
511 Sussex Avenue
Seaford, DE 19973
(302) 628-4587
Grades: K-2
| 336 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Seaford School District?
Seaford School District manages 7 public schools serving 3,222 students.
What is the rank of Seaford School District?
Seaford School District is ranked #18 out of 42 school districts in Delaware (top 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Delaware school districts for: Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Seaford School District?
35% of Seaford School District students are Black, 31% of students are White, 26% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Seaford School District?
Seaford School District has a student/teacher ratio of 14:1, which is equal to the Delaware state average of 14:1.
What is Seaford School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $16,166 is higher than the state median of $13,074. The school district spending/student has grown by 8% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 7 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 3,222 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 69%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 65-69% (Btm 50% in DE)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education

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