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 2 public high schools serving 857 students in Seaford School District. This district's average high testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public high schools in Delaware.
Public High Schools in Seaford School District have an average math proficiency score of 12% (versus the Delaware public high school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 27% (versus the 51% statewide average).
Public High School in Seaford School District have a Graduation Rate of 67%, which is less than the Delaware average of 82%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Seaford Senior High School, with 65-69% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in Delaware or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Delaware public high school average of 57% (majority Black).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (DE)
# Schools
7 Schools
60 Schools
# Students
3,222 Students
52,899 Students
# Teachers
230 Teachers
3,663 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
0.70
# American Indian Students
5 Students
263 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
21 Students
2,706 Students
% Asian Students
1%
5%
# Hispanic Students
858 Students
9,531 Students
% Hispanic Students
26%
18%
# Black Students
1,118 Students
15,248 Students
% Black Students
35%
29%
# White Students
987 Students
22,910 Students
% White Students
31%
43%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
73 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
232 Students
2,168 Students
% of Two or more races Students
7%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
36
377
# Students in K Grade:
245
720
# Students in 1st Grade:
242
714
# Students in 2nd Grade:
250
715
# Students in 3rd Grade:
271
729
# Students in 4th Grade:
244
732
# Students in 5th Grade:
272
727
# Students in 6th Grade:
265
1,332
# Students in 7th Grade:
292
1,350
# Students in 8th Grade:
281
1,444
# 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 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 High Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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
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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