Sussex County Delaware

More Schools Rated
'Superior' Than 'Poor'
 
Education ...

But Middle Schools
are Trouble Spots

Sussex County Online Internet AccessMore Sussex County public schools have received Superior ratings than have received poor ratings for their performances under the Delaware School Accountability standards, according to data released by the Delaware Department of Education.

Based on four years of Delaware Student Testing Program data, the School Accountability Target ratings show how well school systems are doing in improving their students' test scores.

Ten Sussex County schools received Superior ratings for their students' performances in the state testing program.

Two of those schools, Lord Baltimore Elementary School in the Indian River School District in Ocean View and Shields Elementary School in the Cape Henlopen School District, received AAA ratings. Lord Baltimore was named a National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education in the spring.

Other schools receiving Superior ratings were Delmar Middle School, Dunbar Elementary School and North Laurel Elementary School in the Laurel School District, Seaford Kindergarten and West Seaford Elementary School in the Seaford School District, and Sussex Tech High School.

Milford and Woodbridge were the only school districts in which no schools received Superior ratings, but Milford and Delmar were the only districts that didn't have any schools with poor ratings, labeled as "Under School Review" by the DOE. All Milford schools received "Commendable" ratings.

There are trouble spots, to be sure, especially in the middle school ranks. Of the seven schools to receive "Under School Review" ratings, five were middle schools.

Milton Middle School in the Cape Henlopen district, Selbyville and Sussex Central Middle Schools in the Indian River district, and Seaford Middle School all received "Under School Review" ratings.

Laurel High School and Woodbridge High School also fell into the "Under School Review" category.

The ratings are based on Absolute, or school composite scores, Improvement, or how much a school improved from one 2-year cycle to the next, and Distributional, or how much a school improved the scores of low achieving students from one 2-year cycle to the next.

Following are rating system definitions and rankings by school:

  • A = Above Target
  • M = Meets Target
  • B = Below Target
  • R = Absolute Below 45.0
SCHOOL
Absolute
Improve.
Distrib.
Rating
CAPE HENLOPEN SCHOOL DISTRICT
Brittingham ES
M
M
A
Commend.
Rehoboth ES
M
M
M
Commend.
Shields ES
A
A
A
Superior
Lewes MS
M
M
A
Commend.
Milton MS
M
B
B
Under School Review
Cape Henlopen HS
B
M
A
Commend.
DELMAR SCHOOL DISTRICT
Delmar MS
M
A
A
Superior
Delmar HS
B
A
A
Commend.
INDIAN RIVER SCHOOL DISTRICT
Lord Baltimore ES
A
A
A
Superior
East Millsboro ES
M
A
A
Superior
Frankford ES
M
M
M
Commend.
Georgetown ES
M
M
A
Commend.
Long Neck ES
M
M
M
Commend.
North Georgetown ES
M
M
M
Commend.
Showell ES
M
A
A
Superior
Selbyville MS
B
B
B
Under School Review
Sussex Central MS
B
B
B
Under School Review
Indian River HS
B
A
A
Commend.
Sussex Central HS
B
A
A
Commend.
LAUREL SCHOOL DISTRICT
Dunbar ES
M
A
A
Superior
Laurel IS
B
M
M
Commend.
North Laurel ES
M
A
A
Superior
Laurel MS
B
M
M
Commend.
Laurel HS
R
B
B
Under School Review
MILFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT
Banneker ES
M
M
M
Commend.
Morris ECC
M
M
B
Commend.
Ross ES
M
M
M
Commend.
Milford MS
M
M
M
Commend.
Milford HS
B
A
A
Commend.
SEAFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT
Douglass IS
B
M
M
Commend.
Seaford Central ES
M
M
M
Commend.
Seaford K
M
A
A
Superior
West Seaford ES
M
A
A
Superior
Seaford MS
B
B
B
Under School Review
Seaford HS
B
A
M
Commend.
SUSSEX TECH SCHOOL DISTRICT
Sussex Tech HS
M
A
A
Superior
WOODBRIDGE SCHOOL DISTRICT
Woodbridge ECC
M
M
B
Commend.
Woodbridge ES
B
M
M
Commend.
Woodbridge MS
B
B
B
Under School Review
Woodbridge HS
R
B
B
Under School Review

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