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A-
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
    A+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Polytech High School is a highly rated, public school located in Woodside, DE. It has 1,194 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 30% of students are at least proficient in math and 55% in reading.
About Polytech High School...
Address
823 Walnut Shade Road
Woodside, DE 19980
Telephone
(302) 697-3255
Website

Polytech High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
55%
Percent Proficient - Math
30%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1090
195 responses
Average ACT
30
13 responses
AP Enrollment
10%

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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$57,647
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,030
National
$949
Median Home Value
$205,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 50 responses
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  • Pep Rallies
    30%
  • Homecoming
    26%
  • Spirit Week
    26%
  • Sixth man - the basketball team's fan club
    12%
  • Homecoming
    2%
  • Pep rallies
    2%
  • Spirit Week
    2%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,194
Free or Reduced Lunch
19%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,045
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.4%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$31,263/ year
National
$12,239
76%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses
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I truly believe that no other school in the state prepares students for post high school careers as well as Polytech. Offered are many different career pathways that within themselves hold many certifications. While emulating a work environment, the classrooms never forget to include aspects that bring a sense fun and freedom for students to actively engage. I would not have wanted to spend my high school career anywhere else. The only program that the school could potentially add is an art program being that it would allow students to not only showcase their abilities freely, but also learn and receive credits while doing so.
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POLYTECH High School is a great school in terms of academics because of the different career pathways offered for its students. The pathways, known as "shops" here, are tailored to what an individual wants, offering Culinary Arts, Medical Assisting, Early Childhood Education, Automotive Technology, and much more. When it comes to the students, this school is not very friendly and there has been quite the number of suicides in our school's history. Unless you know what career path you want and/or you want to go to a small(er) school, although the academics are pretty great and there are SOME amazing people to befriend, I do not recommend going to POLYTECH.
I absolutely love this school! A wonderful way to earn your technical degree, meet wonderful teachers who care about you and meeting new friends to support you. I transferred over from Milford high over to Polytech during the beginning of my junior year, and I definitely believe it was the best choice I have ever made!