• Delaware high-needs schools

    The Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) identifies high-needs schools for multiple reasons, including to determine elementary wellness center needs, educator loan repayment eligibility and more.

    In Delaware, public schools are classified as high-needs schools if they maintain a student population in the top quartile of the state’s elementary or secondary schools in three or more of the following areas:

    • Percent of low-income students,
    • Percent of English learner (EL) students,
    • Percent of students with disabilities (SWD), or
    • Percent of underrepresented minority students, or if the school has more than 90% of their students classified as low-income, EL, or underrepresented minority.

    Please note: Delaware high-needs schools may differ from Title I schools. Title I is a federal designation that provides funds to districts and charter schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families.

    2021-22 high-needs schools

    The following is a list of current high-needs schools in Delaware, effective for the 2021-22 school year.

    District Name School Name
    Capital School District Central Middle School
    Capital School District East Dover Elementary School
    Brandywine School District Harlan (David W. ) Elementary School
    Christina School District Bancroft School (The)
    Christina School District Bayard School (The)
    Christina School District Brookside Elementary School
    Christina School District Gauger-Cobbs Middle School
    Christina School District Glasgow High School
    Christina School District Oberle (William) Elementary School
    Colonial School District Castle Hills Elementary School
    Colonial School District Eisenberg (Harry O.) Elementary School
    Colonial School District McCullough (Calvin R. ) Middle School
    Colonial School District New Castle Elementary School
    Red Clay Consolidated School District Baltz (Austin D.) Elementary School
    Red Clay Consolidated School District duPont (Alexis I.) Middle School
    Red Clay Consolidated School District Highlands Elementary School
    Red Clay Consolidated School District Lewis (William C.) Dual Language Elementary School
    Red Clay Consolidated School District Mote (Anna P.) Elementary School
    Red Clay Consolidated School District Richardson Park Elementary School
    Red Clay Consolidated School District Shortlidge (Evan G.) Academy
    Red Clay Consolidated School District Skyline Middle School
    Red Clay Consolidated School District Stanton Middle School
    Red Clay Consolidated School District Warner Elementary School
    Seaford School District Frederick Douglass Elementary School
    Seaford School District Seaford Senior High School
    Academia Antonia Alonso Academia Antonia Alonso
    Charter School of New Castle Charter School of New Castle
    East Side Charter School East Side Charter School
    Edison (Thomas A.) Charter School Edison (Thomas A.) Charter School
    Freire Charter School Wilmington Freire Charter School
    Great Oaks Charter School Great Oaks Charter School
    Kuumba Academy Charter School Kuumba Academy Charter School