Sussex Central High School
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).
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.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
View the Sussex Central High School yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:
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)
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
State Level (DE)
Overall Testing Rank
#157 out of 204 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, DE Dept. of Education
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