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Delcastle Technical High School

Public | 9-12 | 1519 students

 

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Posted April 3, 2014

DTHS is a great school. Almost every one of my cousins and uncles graduated from Delcastle. This school has more and better programs than the other Career schools. In my opinion every child in tge state of Delaware should attend Delcastle. We all know that cant happen. So Delcastle pick the best of the bestest students in this state.


Posted September 20, 2013

I like the school for its programs.My daughter is in 10th grade. My complaint is with the front office staff. There are three women working in there and they operate well below any poor level of effectiveness or efficiency. They are unpleasant and uncoordinated and apparently they don't get along with each other. There are two black women and one white woman and they are all sad - just sad. The need friendlier and more effective office staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2011

My daughter recently graduated and I really liked the school and am happy my daughter was able to get a good education and wants to go on to college as well
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

Delcastle does a great job helping kids find a direction and career that will allow them to be successful and happy in life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

Not only does it challenge and support a student's academic pursuits, it also offers them marketable skills. In today's economy - this is the leg up they will need.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

Delcastle has an awesome staff .They all care for all the students. They work hard in the classrooms and at other events for the students. Go Team!!!The parents are so lucky!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2009

My son is going to be a senior next year. I can hardly believe the change in him. Since he started at Delcastle he has become a whole different person. He is more responisble, VERY respectful, and knows just what he wants out of life. I can't thank the school and Mr. Mark Wells enough for all they have done for him. TY TY TY a thousand times TY!!! This school is Awesome!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2009

I like school it gives me the challenges that I need to prosper in life so theres nothing bad that I have to say about it really...
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 24, 2008

My daughter is a senior and we have been very happy since day one. There are teachers and coaches who have favorites but I have found that in every school no matter what age. She loves her shop it challenges her daily as do all of her other classes. My younger children will be going to Delcastle also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

This a an excellent school that has taught me and my family to take on challenges and to believe in yourself...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2008

Wonderful school! I feel my daughter is going to an expensive private school, only the school is much better. I can't say enough good things about this school. They only take the 'cream of the crop.' I feel she is much safer there, also, than in a 'public school.' They don't put up with kids who don't really want to learn. The teachers and staff are the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2007

My son will be starting his sophmore year at Delcastle and we have have been pleased from the first day he started. He is always challenged. He came from a very small grade school (class of 27) to a very large school and he is doing great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2007

I was very disappointed in delcastle. My daughter was always a very good student,with nice comments on her report cards from almost every teacher. Her experience at delcastle was terrible because she was not in 'the click'. The principal and vice principle were useless. Even some of the teachers showed unbelievable favoritism. Please parents,beware before you enroll your child in this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2006

Great school, great teachers, I feel safe, I learn a lot and will go to college too. vo-tech prepares us for life and for college if we choose, people who think otherwise don't really know real story. check it out, it's the best school in the area! our teachers care and help us after school too.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 13, 2005

This is my child last year at Delcastle Votech High School. My first impression of this school was that my child would not attend college, but he was eager to attend this school. I donot have one regret about Delcastle High School I was very surprise at his performance. He took advantage of the coop program making a very salary at the age of 16 years old. We are looking at colleges and had taking one sat exam with the help of Mr. Rosebrum who is a very good guidence counselor. I may sent my daughter to Delcastle VoTech majoring in nursing with the help of her brother Garry. May Delcastle produce more students like Garry in the years to come. God Blessed this school......
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2005

My daughter is in her third year at DelCastle Technical High School. The quality of the programs offered is remarkable. DelCastle offers one of the few high schools for Practical Nursing, which the students are eligible to take their boards for their LPN. The teachers and staff are very involved with the students. I also like the class rooms that are small in student-teacher ratio. When events/meetings that involve parents/guradians, there a lot of involvement. I would highly recommend this school to other students looking for a safe school that has great programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2005

Dlecastle is a great school to have your children attend. I would know because I attend Delcastle and I think that the environment that Delcastle provides is fantastic for students to learn in.From positive teachers to positive coaches. Delcastle is overall just a great school and because of that, I am very involved in school.I can honestly say that going into this I would never think that I wouldn't want to leave but Delcastle is more than school it is a second home. I am proud to be apart of the Delcastle family. -S.Track Star Class of 2006
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 5, 2005

What can I say?, Everything about this school is pretty much great! Delcastle is one of my favorite schools and apart of the best yeaars of my life. Delcastle provides great and attentive teachers who are willing and anxious to teach along with eager students who are ready to learn. Also, Delcastle provides the chance for students to expierence what they would want to do with their lives and make a choice about how bright they want their futures to be with the help of many diverse career areas! The extracurricular activities are extrodinary due to the fact that it teaches responsibility, consideration, and most of all teamwork! Does it get any better than that?
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 16, 2004

Counselors/teachers/all staff are on top of all areas! Going in to the 4th year and have never had a problem with answers to questions, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 67% in 2013.

386 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

387 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
83%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 73% in 2013.

380 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

382 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2013.

326 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
53%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students67%
Female69%
Male64%
African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status65%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title I67%
Special ed22%
Regular ed72%
English language learners (ELL)17%
Proficient in English69%

Math

All Students79%
Female81%
Male76%
African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status78%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Title I79%
Special ed35%
Regular ed85%
English language learners (ELL)72%
Proficient in English79%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students69%
Female72%
Male65%
African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status65%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title I69%
Special ed29%
Regular ed73%
English language learners (ELL)47%
Proficient in English70%

Math

All Students70%
Female67%
Male72%
African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status66%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title I70%
Special ed31%
Regular ed73%
English language learners (ELL)59%
Proficient in English70%

Science

All Students48%
Female48%
Male48%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
White55%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status43%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Title I48%
Special ed10%
Regular ed53%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English49%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 2 41% 50%
Black 2 36% 32%
Hispanic 1 22% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2 0% 0%
Two or more races 2 0% 2%
Source: DE Dept. of Education, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Hayes, Clifton
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  • (302) 995-8197

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  • Vocational education

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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