26026 Patriots Way
Georgetown, DE 19947
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Sussex Central High School serves 1,615 students in grades 9-12.
Sussex Central 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 21% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 33% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 53%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Delaware state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is equal to the Delaware state average of 56% (majority Black and Hispanic).

School Overview

Sussex Central High School's student population of 1,615 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 113 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,615 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
113 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Calendar

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Event
Date
Last Day of School
June 10, 2022 (Friday)
First Day of School for Grades K, 6 and 9 and Howard T. Ennis*
September 06, 2022 (Tuesday)
First Day of School for Grades 1-5, 7-8 and 10-12
September 07, 2022 (Wednesday)
First Day for Preschool (Including Howard T. Ennis)
September 12, 2022 (Monday)

School Rankings

Sussex Central High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 204 schools in Delaware (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Sussex Central 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 Data
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State Level (DE)
Overall Testing Rank
#157 out of 204 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
15:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
35%
18%
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Black
15%
30%
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White
44%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.67
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Graduation Rate
82%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
37%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
10%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, DE Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,615 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 56%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 82% (Btm 50% in DE)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.67 (Top 30%)

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