Sussex Central High School serves 1,916 students in grades 9-12.
Sussex Central High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Delaware for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 23% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 27%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 42% (which is equal to the Delaware state average of 42%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Delaware state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Delaware state average of 58% (majority Black and Hispanic).
- Grades: 9-12
- Enrollment: 1,916 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
- Minority Enrollment: 62%
- Graduation Rate: 72% (Btm 50% in DE)
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 50%
- Math Proficiency: 23% (Top 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 42% (Top 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education
Sussex Central High School's student population of 1,916 students has grown by 19% over five school years.
The teacher population of 136 teachers has grown by 30% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Sussex Central High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 196 schools in Delaware (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Sussex Central High School is 0.65, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
State Level (DE)
Overall Testing Rank
#91 out of 196 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Sussex Central High School's ranking?
Sussex Central High School is ranked #91 out of 196 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Delaware.
What schools are Sussex Central High School often compared to?
Sussex Central High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Indian River High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
23% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 27% DE state average), while 42% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% DE state average).
What is the graduation rate of Sussex Central High School?
The graduation rate of Sussex Central High School is 72%, which is lower than the Delaware state average of 80%.
How many students attend Sussex Central High School?
1,916 students attend Sussex Central High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
44% of Sussex Central High School students are Hispanic, 38% of students are White, 12% of students are Black, 4% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Sussex Central High School?
Sussex Central High School has a student ration of 14:1, which is equal to the Delaware state average of 14:1.
What grades does Sussex Central High School offer ?
Sussex Central High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Sussex Central High School part of?
Sussex Central High School is part of Indian River School District.
Review Sussex Central High School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:
- Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
- Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
The Link between Music and a Child’s Math Abilities
Learn about the influence of music on a child’s cognitive mathematical abilities.
August 04, 2023Preparing for a Successful 'Back to School'
A one-stop guide for parents navigating the 'back to school' season, providing practical and effective strategies tailored to every grade level - from pre-K to high school.
July 25, 2023The Evolving Role of Interim Assessments
Explore the often-overlooked tool in K-12 education - interim assessments. Understand what they are, their importance, and how they can enhance your child's learning experience. Dive into real-world case studies and find out how technology is changing the game. This informative, parent-friendly article aims to shed light on the value of these assessments in today's educational landscape.