2023 Best High Schools in Delaware
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What High School Paths Does Delaware Provide?
Delaware has 93 high schools, 65% of which are public, leaving just 31 private schools in the state. Although the average state has about 486 high schools (Delaware has 81% fewer), per capita Delaware actually has 17% fewer than the typical state, ranking it #38 in the nation. This can mean that there are fewer education paths in some parts of the state, particularly in rural areas. As a whole, the state's average school rating is a B– which is right in line with the national average.
In total, 60 of Delaware's high schools are public and they have an average rating of B+, a full letter grade above the national average. Of those 60 schools, the majority are traditional public schools (48). Approximately 56% of those traditional public schools sit above the national average, so you can rest assured that there's still 27 such schools that are considered better than normal.
Diving deeper into public high school alternatives, there are also 12 charter schools, which actually ranks Delaware in the 16th spot for most charter schools per capita vs the average state. In total, 75% of those charter schools exceed the national average in quality. Also, unfortunately there are no magnet high schools in Delaware.
Shifting now to private high schools, there are 31 in total to choose from (roughly 33% of all schools). Again, although the figure may seem relatively small, Delaware actually has 15% more private school options than the average state per capita, so despite a smaller state population there are still numerous private school options. With a median rating of A, approximately two thirds (65%) of Delaware's private schools are rated above the national average. About 68% of private high schools in Delaware are religiously affiliated, led primarily by Christian schools which total 15. The state ranks 17th for most religious schools per capita, so it is slightly above the average in terms of how much religious influence there is in its school options. There's also a single all-boys and all-girls option in the state, but Delaware ranks 38th and 25th respectively for these schools per capita.
Finally, none of Delaware's high schools offer online course options, so the state ranks tied for dead last along with 7 other state that offer no online high school options.
Top 25 Best High Schools in Delaware
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#1 Best High School in Delaware
St. Andrew's School
#2 Best High School in Delaware
Tower Hill School
#3 Best High School in Delaware
The Charter School of Wilmington
#4 Best High School in Delaware
Wilmington Friends School
#5 Best High School in Delaware
Newark Charter School
#6 Best High School in Delaware
#7 Best High School in Delaware
Cab Calloway School of the Arts
#8 Best High School in Delaware
The Tatnall School
#9 Best High School in Delaware
#10 Best High School in Delaware
Conrad Schools of Science