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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Sussex Academy is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Georgetown, DE. It has 692 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 87% of students are at least proficient in math and 96% in reading.
Address
21150 Airport Road
Georgetown, DE 19947
Telephone
(302) 856-3636

Sussex Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
96%
Percent Proficient - Math
87%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1200
55 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
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+
Median Household Income
$47,376
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$795
National
$949
Median Home Value
$201,800
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.
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  • Dances
    25%
  • Homecoming
    25%
  • Spirit Week
    25%
  • Pep rallies
    13%
  • Sporting events
    13%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
692
Free or Reduced Lunch
20%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.6%
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
50%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
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Overall, my experience with Sussex Academy has been positive. There are very few cases of bullying and the teachers are very cooperative. Although, the school pushes students to take the IB diploma is hopes of receiving college credits. Some Sussex Academy graduates claim the diploma program is a waste of time and it is not worth doing. Although, the guidance counselor places the students in the IB diploma on a pedestal because they are offered scholarships others are not.
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I am a senior at Sussex Academy. Ever since I entered the school, I found the academics to be the school's forte as the curriculum is very rigorous and courses are very well taught; therefore, students are well-prepared for college after graduation. However, I believe the school should focus on improving its diversity. Even though there is a significant amount of students who are considered minorities, the faculty is strictly white. By improving this, the school culture would improve too as the students would be more satisfied.
I am so thankful to have attended Sussex Academy. While it is a lot of work and dedication, I feel more than ready as a senior right now to attend college. The rigorous curriculum combined with the motivated teachers makes each day at SAAS one full of learning and collaboration. There have also been many advances to make SAAS feel more like a "traditional high school experience" and I can fully feel that this year. I am extremely proud of my school and know that it is only going to get better as the years go on.