Education - Kent County, Delaware

Students in Kent County benefit from the small size of the school districts and from the diverse, well-managed programs which are maintained with stable state support. An emphasis on instruction in basic skills has resulted in every school in the county scoring above national norms in reading, language and mathematics. A broad range of upper-level and advanced courses for high school students, plus programs for gifted children and for children with physical, mental or emotional challenges are available. Kent County schools are noted for their extracurricular activities including athletics, the arts, Junior Achievement, and many others. Kent County schools benefit from the state's overall high standards for education.

Students in Delaware must master basic skills in order to be promoted, and high school students must master basic skills to qualify for a diploma. Kent County schools are governed by local boards of education. While the state provides most of the revenues, local boards have much input in deciding how these funds can best be used to meet the needs of the community. 

Number of High Schools 6
Number of Middle Schools 7
Number of Elementary Schools 23
Number of Private Schools   11

Higher Education (Enrollment, 2000)

Wesley College - 1,870 Full & Part Time

Founded in 1873, it is a fully accredited coeducational liberal arts institution located in the heart of historic Dover, Delaware. Wesley College offers 30 undergraduate programs and four masters' degree programs. Special programs are also offered at the Dover Air Force Base and at the College's Center for Adult Studies locations in New Castle County. Wesley College has an enrollment of 2,000 full- and part-time students. The Campus Community School, a charter school for grades K through 8, is located on the Wesley College campus, and enrolls approximately 300 students.
   

Delaware Technical & Community College
- 2,569
Delaware State University - 3,600
Wilmington College -4,638 Statewide
University of Delaware, Newark, DE - 16,548
      undergraduates-Fall, 2,519 Part-time undergraduates
 


Enrollment - Public Schools

YEAR PreK - 6
Elementary
7-12
Secondary
TOTAL
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998
 
12,901
12,518
12,173
11,997
11,891
11,659
11,644
11,759
11,932
 
12,899
12,637
12,230
11,916
11,653
11,514
11,505
11,382
11,138
 
25,800
25,155
24,403
23,913
23,544
23,173
23,149
23,141
23,070
 


Estimated # of H.S. Graduates (2000): 6,295 (Statewide)

Libraries: 4

Total Number of Volumes:  215,000+

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