Which Delaware Schools Got An A, A+, or Super A++ for Special Education Populations?

Special Education School Grades

We have reached the schools that have a Grade A for special education population.  These are the schools in Delaware with the highest percentage of special ed populations.  The percentages for the A grades are 12.6% to 14.5% special education students compared to the general population of the school.  This is not a grade based on the quality of the special education at Delaware schools, but rather a special education department’s ability to have IEPs at a school.  Some schools have been accused of giving out IEPs like they are candy but not all of the students may qualify for it.  But I would need much more evidence to see if that was the case.  I think most of these schools are getting it right, especially in light of some of the other schools in the area that have a very low percentage.  After my list of the A schools, I will give a list of the A+ schools, those with 14.6% to 25%, and then the Super A++ schools that most likely cater to a special education population for the vast majority of their student enrollment.  Once again, I am not including early learning schools that only cover pre-school and kindergarten because the vast majority of these pre-school students already have IEP’s and it would impact numbers too much.  As well, I didn’t include schools that are 100% special education, because those are schools specifically designed for certain disabilities (i.e. deaf students) and by law those types of students would have an IEP.

The A Schools

Beacon Middle School: 14.5%

Central Middle School: 12.6%

Dover High School: 13.2%

Georgetown Elementary School: 13.7%

Indian River High School: 14.1%

Lake Forest Central Elementary School: 13.5%

Lake Forest High School: 13.4%

McCollough  Middle School: 12.6%

Mount Pleasant High School: 12.6%

Seaford Central Elementary School: 13.0%

Seaford Middle School: 17.7%

Seaford High School: 13.3%

St. Georges Technical High School: 12.7%

Shortlidge Academy: 14.0%

Shue-Medill Middle School: 12.6%

Smyrna Middle School: 14.3%

Springer Middle School: 14.2%

Sussex Central High School: 14.2%

Talley Middle School: 14.0%

William Penn High School: 12.9%

The A+ Schools

A.I. Dupont Middle School: 17.1%

Bancroft Elementary School: 14.7%

Bayard Middle School: 19.0%

Brown Elementary School: 24.9%

Cape Henlopen High School: 15.0%

Chipman Middle School: 16.5%

Claymont Elementary School: 15.3%

Dickinson High School: 17.5%

East Side Charter: 15.1%

Gauger-Cobbs Elementary School: 13.5%

Harlan Elementary School: 15.0%

John M. Clayton Elementary School: 16.2%

Laurel High School: 17.1%

Mariner Middle School: 18.2%

McKean High School: 20.2%

Millsboro Middle School: 16.6%

Moore (John Bassett) School (Middle): 19.9%

North Smyrna Elementary School: 18.0%

P.S. Dupont Middle School: 14.8%

Prestige Academy (Charter): 19.5%

Read Middle School: 19.9%

Selbyville Middle School: 14.8%

Showell Elementary School: 15.1%

Smyrna High School: 14.8%

Southern Elementary School: 16.1%

Stanton Middle School: 17.3%

Warner Elementary School: 15.4%

William Henry Middle School: 14.8%

The Super A++ Schools:

Gateway Lab School (Charter): 58.7%

Moyer Academy (Charter): 31.3%

Positive Outcomes Charter School: 63.3%

Wallace Wallin School: 54.7%

And that is all the schools in Delaware (public, charter, vocational, alternate) and their special education populations.  I think the Super A++ schools deserve a round of applause.  These schools sole creation was to help kids with disabilities, and from what I have heard about many of these schools, they do an excellent job.

I will be putting all of the schools into one post for easy reference very soon.  But before I do that, I will be doing a post that goes over certain trends and why some schools may be low and why others may be very high.  As well, I will go over which school districts need to focus more on special ed, and which ones seem to be doing very well.  One important thing to remembers is the state average is 13.5%, but it has been predicted by some that as high as 22% of Delaware’s students should have an IEP.  I have already factored in the 100% schools into that average.  What isn’t included is the pre-school/kindergarten schools that are at nearly 100%.

Schools That Got A Grade Of B For Special Education In Delaware

Special Education School Grades

The following schools got a grade of B for special education in Delaware.  Their percentage of special ed students compared to the general population was 10.6% to 12.5%.  The state average is 13.5%, but mitigating circumstances indicate why the average is that high based on schools that solely accommodate special ed students.

A. I. Dupont High School: 11.9%

Banneker Elementary School: 12.2%

Brandywine High School: 12.2%

Brittingham Elementary School: 12.5%

Blades Elementary School: 10.7%

Caesar Rodney High School: 10.8%

Christiana High School: 10.8%

Clayton Intermediate School: 10.9%

Delcastle Technical High School: 11.0%

Eisenberg Elementary School: 11.5%

Fifer Middle School: 12.3%

Frederick Douglas Elementary School: 11.9%

H. B. Dupont Middle School: 12.4%

Highlands Elementary School: 11.5%

Hodgson Vocational Technical High School: 11.1%

Hanby Elementary School: 10.8%

Keene Elementary School: 11.5%

Kirk Middle School: 12.1%

Leasure Elementary School: 11.1%

Lombardy Elementary School: 11.3%

Long Neck Elementary School: 11.9%

Meredith Middle School: 12.0%

Milford Central Academy: 11.9%

Milford Senior High School: 11.2%

Mount Pleasant Elementary School: 11.0%

North Georgetown Elementary School: 11.9%

North Laurel Elementary School: 10.6%

Postelthwait Middle School: 10.8%

Pulaski Elementary School: 11.3%

Redding Middle School: 11.8%

Skyline Middle School: 12.2%

Smyrna Elementary School: 11.8%

Stokes Elementary School: 11.6%

South Dover Elementary School: 10.9%

Towne Point Elementary School: 10.9%

Wilson (Etta J.) Elementary School: 10.7%

So this means 36 public (public, charter, and vocational) schools have a grade of B for special education population.  Not bad at all.  Up next will be the A grades, and find out who got an A+, and who gets the Super A++ awards!  After that I will be breaking this down into some interesting statistics that will make all of this a bit more clear.