Top 10 Best Sussex County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 53 public schools serving 33,520 students in Sussex County, DE (there are 15 private schools, serving 1,896 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 27% (versus the Delaware public school average of 27%), and reading proficiency score of 42% (versus the 42% statewide average). Schools in Sussex County have an average ranking of 4/10, which is in the bottom 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 (2024)

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
| 1,120 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
| 604 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: n/a
| 564 students
Rank: #44.
Lewes Elementary School
(Math: 58% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
910 Shields Avenue
Lewes, DE 19958
(302) 645-7748
Grades: K-5
| 538 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
| 671 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
| 546 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
| 439 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
| 539 students
Rank: #99.
H. O. Brittingham Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
402 Mulberry Street
Milton, DE 19968
(302) 684-8522
Grades: K-5
| 484 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
| 419 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
| 1,003 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
| 658 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
| 1,306 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
| 388 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
| 1,713 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
| 490 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
| 659 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
| 286 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
| 777 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
| 750 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
| 823 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
| 1,916 students
Rank: #2323.
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: #2424.
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
| 556 students
Rank: #2525.
North Laurel Early Learning Academy
(Math: 45% | Reading: 45% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
300 Wilson Street
Laurel, DE 19956
(302) 875-6130
Grades: PK-K
| 216 students
Rank: #2626.
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
| 693 students
Rank: #2727.
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
| 899 students
Rank: #2828.
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
| 751 students
Rank: #2929.
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
| 1,087 students
Rank: #3030.
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
| 637 students
400 Governors Ave, 400 Governo
Greenwood, DE 19950
(302) 349-4010
Grades: PK-2
| 614 students
Rank: #3232.
Woodbridge Middle School
(Math: 13% | Reading: 37%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
307 Laws Street
Bridgeville, DE 19933
(302) 337-8289
Grades: 6-8
| 630 students
Rank: #3333.
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
| 1,173 students
Rank: #3434.
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
| 697 students
Rank: #3535.
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
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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
801 South Central Ave
Laurel, DE 19956
(302) 875-6110
Grades: 7-8
| 310 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
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 include Sussex Academy, Lord Baltimore Elementary School and Love Creek Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Sussex County, DE?
53 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 public schools minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Delaware public schools average of 58% (majority Black).

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