Delcastle Technical High School

  • Delcastle Technical High School serves 1,544 students in grades 8-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 39% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Delcastle Technical High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Delaware for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Delaware state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Delaware state average of 56%.

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School Overview

  • Delcastle Technical High School's student population of 1,544 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 127 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeVocational school
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Total Students1,544 students
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Total Classroom Teachers127 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Delcastle Technical High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 209 schools in Delaware (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Delcastle Technical High School is 0.67, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (DE)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#171 out of 209 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:115:1
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Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
38%
17%
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Black
33%
30%
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White
28%
44%
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Two or more races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score0.670.69
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Graduation Rate
91%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Delcastle Technical High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Delaware by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNew Castle County Vocational-Technical School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, DE Dept. of Education

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Delcastle is a school where our children will graduate with a certificate in their career area. This will enable them to be able to find a job with a decent starting rate. I definately recommend this school. My son has done very well with his academics and in sports. The teachers are very helpful as well. I do feel that parent involvement could be better though. The teachers give students a day (Tuesday) to stay afterschool for extra help if needed. This is a plus...
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