New Castle school information

IndexNew CastleDelawareNational
Average Test Scores35%43%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:116:116:1
Total public schools1319179,221
Total private schools512924,874
Total post-secondary schools1207,963
The New Castle, DE educational system consists of 13 public schools, 5 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. New Castle public schools have average test scores of 35% which is 18% lower than than the Delaware average and 28% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of New Castle public schools is 16:1, compared to 16:1 in Delaware and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 88.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 86.8% have completed high school, 26.0% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.8% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in New Castle are 28% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 13 public schools in New Castle.
  • 88.1% of people in New Castle have completed 8th grade.
  • 86.8% of people in New Castle have completed high school.
  • 26.0% of people in New Castle have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in New Castle

IndexNew CastleDelawareNational
Completed 8th grade88.1%86.3%84.3%
Completed high school86.8%85.3%83.0%
Completed some college54.3%57.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree33.1%38.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors26.0%30.5%30.3%
Completed masters12.2%12.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.8%3.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.4%1.7%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
North Star, DE7,56783%68%
Kennett Square, PA6,13979%60%
Village Green-Green Ridge, PA8,00275%52%
Parkside, PA2,28167%36%
Brookhaven, PA8,05665%31%
New Castle, DE5,37235%28%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Fairport, NY5,37264%30%
Northfield, IL5,37471%45%
Berryville, AR5,37032%36%
Post, TX5,36956%13%
Bellingham, MA5,37660%21%
New Castle, DE5,37235%28%
Source: The New Castle, 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.