Seaford School District

390 North Market Street Extend
Seaford, DE 19973-2612
(District boundaries shown in map)
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 6 public elementary schools serving 2,417 students in Seaford School District. This district's average elementary testing ranking is 7/10, which is in the top 50% of public elementary schools in Delaware.
Public Elementary Schools in Seaford School District have an average math proficiency score of 27% (versus the Delaware public elementary school average of 27%), and reading proficiency score of 42% (versus the 41% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Delaware public elementary school average of 59% (majority Black).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (DE)
# Schools
7 Schools
167 Schools
# Students
3,222 Students
94,392 Students
# Teachers
230 Teachers
6,923 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)
#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.
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.
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.
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:

0.72
0.71
# American Indian Students
5 Students
345 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
21 Students
4,410 Students
% Asian Students
1%
5%
# Hispanic Students
858 Students
17,949 Students
% Hispanic Students
26%
19%
# Black Students
1,118 Students
27,940 Students
% Black Students
35%
30%
# White Students
987 Students
38,711 Students
% White Students
31%
41%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
144 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
232 Students
4,893 Students
% of Two or more races Students
7%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
36
583
# Students in K Grade:
245
7,786
# Students in 1st Grade:
242
9,600
# Students in 2nd Grade:
250
9,733
# Students in 3rd Grade:
271
9,938
# Students in 4th Grade:
244
10,141
# Students in 5th Grade:
272
10,461
# Students in 6th Grade:
265
10,611
# Students in 7th Grade:
292
9,821
# Students in 8th Grade:
281
9,896
# Students in 9th Grade:
274
1,700
# Students in 10th Grade:
189
1,447
# Students in 11th Grade:
180
1,306
# Students in 12th Grade:
181
1,369
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $17,359 in this school district is less than the state median of $20,598. The school district revenue/student has grown by 12% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $16,166 is less than the state median of $18,652. The school district spending/student has grown by 8% over four school years.
This School District
This State (DE)
Total Revenue
$56 MM
$2,882 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
$2,610 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
$20,598
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Seaford   School District and 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
$18,652
This chart display average spending per public school student in Seaford   School District and 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 Elementary 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.
Blades Elementary School
(Math: 46% | Reading: 47% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
900 South Arch Street
Seaford, DE 19973
(302) 629-4587
Grades: K-2
| 394 students
Rank: #44.
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: #55.
West Seaford Elementary School
(Math: 38% | Reading: 43% )
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
511 Sussex Avenue
Seaford, DE 19973
(302) 628-4587
Grades: K-2
| 336 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

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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%
  • : 65-69% (Btm 50% in DE)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 25% (Top 50%)
  • : 40% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education

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