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Programs

Classes

Music Band
Chamber music
Choir / Chorus
Jazz band
Orchestra
Theory
Performing & written arts Dance
Drama
Improv
Creative writing
Poetry
Media arts Computer animation
Graphics
Technical design and production
Video and film production
Visual arts Ceramics
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
Sculpture
World languages taught French
Spanish
Academic themes / Areas of focus Performing arts
Instructional / curriculum models used Advanced placement (AP) courses
College preparatory
Honors track
AP classes offered Statistics
Macroeconomics
European History
Psychology
Art: History of Art
U.S. History
Spanish Literature
Chemistry
Physics C
Calculus BC
English Literature and Composition
Calculus AB
French Language
Microeconomics
Studio Art: General Portfolio

Support

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Specific learning disabilities
Facilities Sports Fields
Art room
Audiovisual aids
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Gym
Internet access
Library
Music room
Science lab
Swimming pool

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 64% 48%
Black 15% 31%
Asian 10% 4%
Hispanic 9% 15%
Two or more races n/a 3%
Native American n/a 0%
Hawaiian n/a 0%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross country
Field hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Volleyball
Boys sports Baseball
Basketball
Cross country
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Volleyball
Wrestling
Extended care / Extended programs None

Culture

Dress code Dress code
Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer time after school
Students typically continue on to these schools University of Delaware

Awards

Academic award Ranked 2nd in State based on State testing
Year received 2008
Academic award Ranked 3rd in State - Delaware Today, 2009
Year received 2009
Academic award Top 1200 Schools Nationally - Newsweek Magazine
Year received 2008

Teachers

Staff Art teacher
Assistant principal
College counselor
Computer specialist
Dance teacher
Librarian / media specialist
Music teacher
Nurse
PE instructor
Poetry / Creative writing teacher
Reading specialist
School psychologist
School social worker / counselor
Special education coordinator
World languages spoken by staff French
Spanish

Class size

This school State average
Average number of students - English Language Arts 21 19
Average number of students - Math 17 20
Source: See notes

Highly qualified teachers

Subject Percent of classes taught by highly qualified teachers State average
General Elementary N/A 98%
English Language Arts N/A 96%
English 87% 95%
Arts & Humanities 100% 99%
Math 93% 95%
Science 100% 96%
Social Studies 100% 95%
World Languages 71% 92%
Geography N/A 96%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative 100% 99%
Economics 100% 93%
Government 100% 98%

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  • A highly qualified teacher for a specific academic area is one who has full state certification for teaching the subject, has a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, and has demonstrated subject matter competence.
Source: See notes

School leadership

  This school State average
Current principal's tenure (in years) 12 N/A
Number of principals in the last 5 years 1 2
Source: See notes

Neighborhood

Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students

Enrollment

Application or enrollment process Yes
Type of application deadline One deadline
Application deadline 01/09/2015

Choice enrollment

  This school
Students attending this school through their feeder pattern assignment 0%
Students "choicing" into this school who live in the district 58%
Students "choicing" into this school who live outside the district (includes vocational and charter schools) 42%

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  • Non-Choice: Students at this school who are part of the normal feeder pattern.
  • Intra-District Choice: Students at this school who are outside the normal feeder pattern, but still within their resident district.
  • Inter-District Choice: Students at this school from outside their resident district. All vocational and charter school enrollment is considered Inter-District Choice.
Source: See notes

Sources

Student diversity DE Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Class size DE Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Highly qualified teachers DE Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
School leadership DE Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Choice enrollment DE Dept. of Education, 2013-2014