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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Brandywine School District is an above average, public school district located in Wilmington, DE. It has 10,456 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 45% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.

Brandywine School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1110
776 responses
Average ACT
26
50 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
10,456
Free or Reduced Lunch
41.6%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$77,302
Teachers in First/Second Year
4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$162,388,000
Expenses Per Student
$15,893/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$70,996
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,141
National
$949
Median Home Value
$254,500
National
$184,700

Brandywine School District Reviews

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As of May 2020, I will have attended schools within the Brandywine School District for 13 years. My experience within the district has had its ups and downs like any other school district but now that I'm looking back on the entire experience I can say I truly received an incredible education. Every school I attended had a tremendous staff that raised me to become the student I am today. I couldn't have asked for a better education!
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What I liked about my time in Brandywine School District is the large populous of fellow students. Every class I knew there would be at least one friend of mine. Also, the large student body allowed me to have many choices when picking my desired classes. Now, my least favorite aspects of the Brandywine School District are the rules instituted to control students. This negatively affects those who actually want to learn. One rule limits the use of the bathroom so that we cannot go during the first 15 minutes and the last 15 minutes of each class. This is just one example that goes to great lengths to diminish a basic human right at the expense of good students who want to learn without the admin’s explanation of their policies.
Overall the Brandywine School District offers a lot of clubs, athletics, absolutely amazing music program, and many classes to choose from. However, not all teachers care about their students success. From my experience, if I ask a question one or two of my teachers will not answer. These teachers are meant to be payed for teaching and encouraging students, but it seems to me that they rely on the students to teach themselves. Speaking from a counselors aide point of view, I can tell you half of the kids getting into fights are only let off with a slap on the wrist. The rest of the hardworking students must deal with these children who obviously do not want an education.