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Polytech High School

Public | 8-12 | 1185 students

 

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Posted April 28, 2010

Polytech is a wonderful school. What a difference from other high schools. The teachers care about the students. They are interested, attentive and concerned. The best choice by far is Polytech!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2009

Choosing Polytech was the best choice I have ever made. I am currently a senior and I am dreading the day I have to leave. I feel I am part of a huge family and no one will ever be forgotten. Thank you to all who have made these past four years the best anyone could ever ask for! -KAITLYN
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 4, 2009

I highly recommend this school to anyone in Kent County. Wonderful staff that work with each and every student
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2008

I am about to graduate my 3rd teen from Polytech! We love this school. I wouldn't think of sending my kids anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2008

I am a junior at polytech. The past two years have been amazing. The teachers are great! i love Polytechhhh!. Meghan R.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 6, 2008

Great school with teachers who care. Sports programs getting better all the time especially softball. Great coach.


Posted July 22, 2008

Im a sophmore this year (2008)at Polytech and i already love it there! The teachers are wonderful, all the kids are extremely friendly, and i always feel safe there. The technical areas are a really great experience and help you to better decide what type of career field you want to get into whether you want to go to college or not. Many people have the misconception that Polytech is only a technical school and that the kids there dont go on to college. Everyone I know so far is planning on going to college and Polytech prepares you well for college and then some. This school is a great choice if you want the quality education and safe environment of a private school without the price.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 6, 2007

I just graduated from polytech and I have to say that Polytech was a great choice. They not only have a great school they have great teachers that really love their job and most of all the students.


Posted August 14, 2007

I attended Polytech for 4 years. I graduated in 04. I have bene out of high school for 3 years now and I miss it. I miss the teachers .. I miss my friends.. th esports.. Every thing is great a Poly. Great chance in advancing in sports or education from poly. The technical part of poly makes this high school way more fun but a bit more challenging than your average high school. No cliches , no steretypes. Everyone gets along with everyone! Love it!


Posted July 10, 2007

Hands down the best high school in the area. Teachers, students, environment, don't compare to other schools. You can't beat it. All the schools you hear about on the news... never at POLYTECH.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 26, 2005

This school has the best carrer fields anywhere in the state of delaware. I recommend this school to all parents and students.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 7, 2004

As a senior at Polytech High School I cant say enough words to describe how great this school is. They offer so many advanced coarses to give a chance to learn special trades and skills in a vocational area that they choose. I had a choice between going to my home school(Dover High) and Polytech, I decided to com to Polytech. It was most likely the best I have ever/will make in my life. I can only hope that my children and their children will have the same chance to come to such a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 5, 2004

I love POLYTECH High School because,it has different shops that you can take up and study. In order to get in those shops you have to do an interview and have a portfolio made up.Just like if you were to go out for a real job.Its almost like if you were going to get a real job; POLYTECH shows you how to prepare yourself and teaches you what you need to know in order to get that job,well in this case the shop of your choice.Thats why I love POLYTECH High School!
—Submitted by a student


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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 67% in 2013.

317 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%

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80%

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82%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

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82%

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80%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2013.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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46%

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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

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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 Students82%
Female89%
Male75%
African American78%
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White84%
Other race85%
Low socioeconomic status74%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title I82%
Special ed29%
Regular ed89%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English83%

Math

All Students86%
Female88%
Male85%
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White87%
Other race95%
Low socioeconomic status82%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title I86%
Special ed31%
Regular ed93%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English87%
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 Students83%
Female84%
Male83%
African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Other race79%
Low socioeconomic status75%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title I83%
Special ed32%
Regular ed88%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English83%

Math

All Students84%
Female81%
Male86%
African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Other race84%
Low socioeconomic status78%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title I84%
Special ed32%
Regular ed89%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English84%

Science

All Students46%
Female42%
Male51%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White46%
Other race47%
Low socioeconomic status39%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Title I46%
Special ed18%
Regular ed49%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English46%
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 69% 50%
Black 19% 32%
Hispanic 5% 12%
Two or more races 4% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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823 Walnut Shade Rd
Woodside, DE 19980
Phone: (302) 697-3255

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