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GreatSchools Rating

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

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Rating Breakdown
Student growth rating1
The student growth rating measures whether students at this school are making academic progress over time. Specifically, the rating looks at how much progress individual students have made on reading and math assessments during the past year or more. This rating is based 2013-14 growth target results from the Delaware Department of Education.
College readiness rating1
The college readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond. This rating is based on average composite SAT scores and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.
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Test scores

The bar charts below tell what percentage of students are performing at or above grade-level.

Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS)

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English Language Arts





About the test

In 2013-2014 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

Student growth

These percentages measure students' academic progress over time, specifically how many students are meeting beginning- to end-of-year academic targets.

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  • A growth target is established for each student based on the scores from the Fall DCAS assessment. Results from the Spring DCAS assessment are compared to the Fall's target to determine if the target is met.
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College readiness

The path to college

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  • The four-year adjusted graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduate in four years with a regular high school diploma within their cohort. From the beginning of 9th grade, students form a "cohort" that is subsequently "adjusted" by adding any students who transfer into the cohort later during the 9th grade and the next three years and subtracting any students who transfer out.
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AP courses and testing

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  • This is the percent of 11th and 12th graders enrolled in at least one AP course.
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  • This is the percent of graduating Seniors who took the SAT that met the definition of “college readiness” as defined by the College Board. The college readiness benchmark is defined as the SAT score associated with a 65% probability of earning a first-year GPA of 2.67 (B-) or higher. The SAT benchmark determined in the 2011 College Board Research Report study is 1550 for the composite score.
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Where graduates go after high school

  This school State average
College-going students who enroll for a second year 0% 30%
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Colleges students typically attend after graduation DTCC


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