Niche.com released their 2016 Best Schools and Districts ranking the other day. Delaware schools and districts were included in the rankings, but it really wasn’t anything to brag about compared to the rest of America. But one Delaware high school was ranked 29th for the best high schools in America. I’m sure it won’t take a rocket scientist for many readers to figure out which one that was and how it got to be on the top! But listed below are all the district, high school, middle school, elementary, and private high school rankings. Where is your child’s school on here? Continue reading
Yesterday, I wrote an article about Capital School District’s $330,000 loss in Title I funding, but the actual amount they lost was a little bit higher. The amount they lost, the highest loss in the state, was $338,093.00. Which school district had the biggest gain? Which charter gets the most, and which gets NO Title I funding? Find out here:
Yes, Charter School of Wilmington gets NO Title I federal funds. A public school in Wilmington! After Capital, it looks like Smyrna, Lake Forest and Seaford took pretty big hits in Title I cuts. But nothing compares to Capital, which lost three times the second highest loss. It doesn’t look like opt-out will cause a district to lose federal funds, when a new formula will do it all by itself. Last year, the Feds changed the Title I formula from basing the number of students who receive “free and reduced lunch” at their school to the number of students whose families get special services from the state which accounts for an overall loss of Title I funds for the state of $600,000.
The bulk of the losses are occurring in Kent and Sussex counties, while all of the New Castle County districts saw an increase. Does this mean poverty is increasing in New Castle and decreasing in Kent and Sussex?