Top 10 Best Sussex County Public Schools (2023)

For the 2023 school year, there are 51 public schools serving 32,298 students in Sussex County, DE (there are 14 private schools, serving 1,879 private students). 95% of all K-12 students in Sussex County, DE are educated in public schools (compared to the DE state average of 86%).
The top ranked public schools in Sussex County, DE are Sussex Academy, Lord Baltimore Elementary School and Love Creek Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Sussex County, DE public schools have an average math proficiency score of 48% (versus the Delaware public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 56% (versus the 53% statewide average). Schools in Sussex County have an average ranking of 7/10, which is in the top 50% of Delaware public schools.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Delaware public school average of 58% (majority Black).

Best Sussex County Public Schools (2023)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Sussex Academy
Charter School
Math: 57% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
21150 Airport Road
Georgetown, DE 19947
(302) 856-3636
Grades: K-12
| 1,126 students
Rank: #22.
Lord Baltimore Elementary School
Math: 51% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
120 Atlantic Avenue
Ocean View, DE 19970
(302) 537-2700
Grades: K-5
| 622 students
Rank: #33.
Love Creek Elementary School
Math: 60% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
19488 John J. Williams Hwy
Lewes, DE 19958
(302) 703-3456
Grades: K-5
| 672 students
Rank: #44.
Shields (Richard A.) Elementary School
Math: 58% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
910 Shields Avenue
Lewes, DE 19958
(302) 645-7748
Grades: K-5
| 530 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Beacon Middle School
Math: 49% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
19483 John J. Williams Highway
Lewes, DE 19958
(302) 645-6288
Grades: 6-8
| 679 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Rehoboth Elementary School
Math: 51% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
500 Stockley Street
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
(302) 227-2571
Grades: K-5
| 517 students
Rank: #77.
Southern Delaware School Of The Arts
Magnet School
Math: 43% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
27 Hosier Street
Selbyville, DE 19975
(302) 436-1066
Grades: K-8
| 450 students
Rank: #88.
Milton Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
512 Federal Street
Milton, DE 19968
(302) 684-2516
Grades: K-5
| 427 students
Rank: #99.
H. O. Brittingham Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
400 Mulberry Street
Milton, DE 19968
(302) 684-8522
Grades: K-5
| 428 students
Rank: #1010.
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
| 415 students
Rank: #1111.
Indian River High School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
29772 Armory Road
Frankford, DE 19945
(302) 732-1500
Grades: 9-12
| 968 students
Rank: #1212.
Mariner Middle School
Math: 32% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
16391 Harbeson Rd.
Milton, DE 19968
(302) 684-8516
Grades: 6-8
| 624 students
Rank: #1313.
Sussex Technical High School
Vocational School
Math: 28% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
17099 County Seat Highway
Georgetown, DE 19947
(302) 856-0961
Grades: 9-12
| 1,239 students
Rank: #1414.
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
| 393 students
Rank: #1515.
Cape Henlopen High School
Math: 26% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1250 Kings Highway
Lewes, DE 19958
(302) 645-7711
Grades: 9-12
| 1,637 students
Rank: #1616.
Clayton (John M.) Elementary School
Math: 29% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
252 Clayton Ave
Frankford, DE 19945
(302) 732-3808
Grades: K-5
| 525 students
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
Delmar High School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
200 North Eighth Street
Delmar, DE 19940
(302) 846-9544
Grades: 9-12
| 627 students
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
Showell (Phillip C.) Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
41 Bethany Road
Selbyville, DE 19975
(302) 436-1040
Grades: K-5
| 294 students
Rank: #1919.
Millsboro Middle School
Math: 24% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
302 East State Street
Millsboro, DE 19966
(302) 934-3200
Grades: 6-8
| 797 students
Rank: #2020.
Selbyville Middle School
Math: 20% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
80 Bethany Rd.
Selbyville, DE 19975
(302) 436-1020
Grades: 6-8
| 756 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
East Millsboro Elementary School
Math: 24% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
29346 Iron Branch Road
Millsboro, DE 19966
(302) 934-3222
Grades: K-5
| 809 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Sussex Central High School
Math: 23% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
26026 Patriots Way
Georgetown, DE 19947
(302) 934-3166
Grades: 9-12
| 1,821 students
Rank: #2323.
Phillis Wheatley Elementary School
Math: 23% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
48 Church Street
Bridgeville, DE 19933
(302) 337-3469
Grades: 3-5
| 592 students
Rank: #2424.
Long Neck Elementary School
Math: 22% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
26064 School Lane
Millsboro, DE 19966
(302) 945-6200
Grades: K-5
| 680 students
Rank: #2525.
Georgetown Middle School
Math: 19% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
301 West Market Street
Georgetown, DE 19947
(302) 856-1900
Grades: 6-8
| 874 students
Rank: #2626.
Delmar Middle School
Math: 17% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
200 North Eighth Street
Delmar, DE 19940
(302) 846-9544
Grades: 5-8
| 728 students
Rank: #2727.
Milford Central Academy
Math: 21% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1021 N Walnut Street
Milford, DE 19963
(302) 430-7900
Grades: 6-8
| 1,047 students
Rank: #2828.
Ross (Lulu M.) Elementary School
Math: 21% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
310 Lovers Lane
Milford, DE 19963
(302) 422-1640
Grades: 1-5
| 652 students
Rank: #2929.
Woodbridge Middle School
Math: 13% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
307 Laws Street
Bridgeville, DE 19933
(302) 337-8289
Grades: 6-8
| 613 students
Rank: #3030.
Milford Senior High School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1019 North Walnut Street
Milford, DE 19963
(302) 422-1610
Grades: 9-12
| 1,122 students
Rank: #3131.
Laurel Middle School
Math: 19% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1133 S Central Ave
Laurel, DE 19956
(302) 875-6110
Grades: 6-8
| 701 students
Rank: #3232.
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
| 837 students
Rank: #3333.
Banneker (Benjamin) Elementary School
Math: 16% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
449 North Street
Milford, DE 19963
(302) 422-1630
Grades: 1-5
| 464 students
Rank: #3434.
Mispillion Elementary School
Math: 13% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
311 Lovers Lane
Milford, DE 19963
(302) 424-5800
Grades: 1-5
| 514 students
Rank: #35 - 3735. - 37.
Laurel Senior High School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1133 South Central Avenue
Laurel, DE 19956
(302) 875-6120
Grades: 9-12
| 671 students
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Sussex County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
499 West Sixth Street
Laurel, DE 19956
(302) 875-6140
Grades: PK-1
| 405 students
301a West Market Street
Georgetown, DE 19947
(302) 856-1946
Grades: K
| 276 students
124184 Godwin School Rd
Millsboro, DE 19966
(302) 934-3216
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
801 South Central Ave
Laurel, DE 19956
(302) 875-6113
Grades: 5-6
| 306 students
Milford Ilc (Closed 2021)
Special Education School
906 Lakeview Ave
Milford, DE 19963
(302) 422-1600
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
612 Lakeview Ave
Milford, DE 19963
(302) 422-1620
Grades: 5-8
| 651 students
909 North Church St
Milford, DE 19963
(302) 424-8134
Grades: 1-12
| n/a students
Sussex Consortium (Closed 2021)
Special Education School
520 Dupont Avenue
Lewes, DE 19958
(302) 645-7210
Grades: PK-12
| 378 students
Route 113
Georgetown, DE 19947
(302) 856-5074
Grades: Inquire with school
| n/a students
815 Central Avenue
Laurel, DE 19956
(302) 875-6196
Grades: 8-12
| n/a students
307 Laws Street
Bridgeville, DE 19933
(302) 337-8289
Grades: 8-12
| 497 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Sussex County, DE?

The top ranked public schools in Sussex County, DE are Sussex Academy, Lord Baltimore Elementary School and Love Creek Elementary School.

How many public schools are located in Sussex County, DE?

51 public schools are located in Sussex County, DE.

What percentage of students in Sussex County, DE go to public school?

95% of all K-12 students in Sussex County, DE are educated in public schools (compared to the DE state average of 86%).

What is the racial composition of students in Sussex County, DE?

Sussex County, DE minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Delaware public school average of 58% (majority Black).

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