A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
Address
17099 County Seat Highway
Georgetown, DE 19947
Telephone
(302) 856-0961
Website

Sussex Technical High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
36%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1120
179 responses
Average ACT
25
11 responses
AP Enrollment
14%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.41 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.41 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 137 responses
Report
  • Football games
    21%
  • Pep Rallies
    21%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Prom
    10%
  • Band Activities
    9%
  • Playing Sports
    8%
  • HOSA
    8%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,545
Free or Reduced Lunch
20%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.44 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.44 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.44 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,232
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.8%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.66 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.66 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.66 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
$19,894/ year
National
$11,890
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.74 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.74 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.74 responses

Sussex Technical High School Reviews

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Before I attended Sussex Tech I came from a very poor school, I won't point any fingers but let me tell you... it was bad! My pervious school was very dangerous, run-down, low budget, poor education and all around sour community.Luckily I was accepted into Sussex Tech where I was expecting similar qualities since even though it was a different school, I'm still in Delaware. And we're not known for high reputation schools. But Sussex Tech was so incredibly different from my previous school, it was almost magical. The teachers don't stare you down. The kids look and are happy to be there. There are more options educationally and etc. Sussex Tech offers a larger and better technical class selection. And best of all, I was getting a significantly better education than beforehand! Before Sussex Tech, I hated going to school because I was scared and I knew that I wasn't getting the knowledge I desired. But now, I absolutely love going to school everyday!
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Overall, Sussex Technical High School is a wonderful school that excels in academics and sports. Tech provides an outstanding opportunity for students to take charge in their lives with the availability to enroll in various college classes through a dual enrollment program. Also, students have the possibility to graduate with a certification in the trade of their choice. Sussex Tech is a diverse school because even though it is considered its own school district, kids from a wide selection of other school districts are accepted to attend and students of all skill levels. Each students needs are met as the students are able to select between basic and advanced classes and are aided with help when needed. The school offers "Tech Coaching" after school where kids can meet with teachers and have extra one-on-one time to practice an area they are struggling with.
Sussex Technical High School is a great institution to attend for all students located in the Sussex County area. The faculty is great, the academics are top notch, and the amount of school pride and culture is unbeatable. Tech feels more like a community than a school, everyone feels like a part of something bigger rather than simply feeling like a teacher's test subject. The only thing I wish to see change is how seriously the administration takes impending (and sometimes extreme) weather conditions. We have attended schools during days of intense snow, flooding, and slippery road conditions that are unsafe for everyone involved. Other than that, I absolutely love the school and totally recommend it to anyone who's interested in attending.