Wilmington school information

IndexWilmingtonDelawareNational
Average Test Scores35%43%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:116:116:1
Total public schools5819179,221
Total private schools5112924,874
Total post-secondary schools9207,963
The Wilmington, DE educational system consists of 58 public schools, 51 private schools and 9 post-secondary schools. Wilmington public schools have average test scores of 35% which is 20% lower than than the Delaware average and 30% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Wilmington public schools is 16:1, compared to 16:1 in Delaware and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 80.4% of students have completed 8th grade, 79.2% have completed high school, 27.0% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 4.1% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Wilmington are 30% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 58 public schools in Wilmington.
  • 80.4% of people in Wilmington have completed 8th grade.
  • 79.2% of people in Wilmington have completed high school.
  • 27.0% of people in Wilmington have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Wilmington

IndexWilmingtonDelawareNational
Completed 8th grade80.4%86.3%84.3%
Completed high school79.2%85.3%83.0%
Completed some college49.1%57.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree31.3%38.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors27.0%30.5%30.3%
Completed masters11.3%12.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.1%3.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.3%1.7%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Wilmington (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
North Star, DE7,56783%68%
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Kennett Square, PA6,13979%60%
Village Green-Green Ridge, PA8,00275%52%
Wilmington, DE71,50235%30%

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Wilmington, DE71,50235%30%
Source: The Wilmington, DE education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.