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2012-2013 State Report Card Results


Delaware City Schools continues to improve on overall academic performance and value added measures. This year’s new report card format gives district leaders a more in-depth view of how students are performing. According to Superintendent Paul Craft, “We are pleased with how we did on many of the measures, but we continue to work hard every day to ensure all students are successful.”


Beginning this year, each school district and individual school received a series of letter grades (A-F) rather than the one overall designation. For the past two years all Delaware City Schools earned the highest ratings of Excellent or Excellent with Distinction. The data shows that had the report not changed, the district again would have been rated Excellent with Distinction this year.

Throughout the district there are many areas where Delaware City Schools and the individual schools are doing really well. Over the past five years, we have improved on achievement, graduation rate and overall progress, meaning our students are, on average, making more than a year’s worth of growth each school year. Craft said, “Value added is a measure I watch closely. If we continue to exceed expected growth on a yearly basis, our overall performance will continue to improve as well.”


The new report card also points out areas where we can improve. District leaders, principals and teachers are spending a considerable amount of time analyzing these report cards to understand where resources are needed as we continue to prepare our students for academic success.


The district grade card, with an explanation of each rated category, is now available by clicking here.
School Report Cards