Sussex County Public School

Find Sussex County Delaware public schools, including charter schools, k-12, elementary, middle, and high schools. Public schools provide information on tuition, school rankings, school enrollment, education, curriculum, classes, records, and teacher-student ratios.


Beacon Middle School 19483 John J Williams Highway Lewes DE 19958 302-645-6288


Blades Elementary School 900 South Arch Street Blades DE 19973 302-628-4416

Cape Henlopen High School 1250 Kings Highway Lewes DE 19958 302-645-7711

Clayton Elementary School 252 Clayton Avenue Frankford DE 19945 302-732-3808

Delmar Middle School & Senior High School 200 North 8th Street Delmar DE 19940 302-846-9544

East Millsboro Elementary School 29346 Iron Branch Road Millsboro DE 19966 302-934-3222

Frederick Douglass Elementary School 1 Swain Road Seaford DE 19973 302-628-4413

Georgetown Elementary School 301 East Market Street Georgetown DE 19947 302-856-1940

Georgetown Middle School 301 East Market Street Georgetown DE 19947 302-856-1900

HO Brittingham Elementary School 400 Mulberry Street Milton DE 19968 302-684-8522

Howard T Ennis School 20346 Ennis Street Georgetown DE 19947 302-856-1930

Indian River High School 29772 Armory Road Dagsboro DE 19939 302-732-1500

Laurel High School 1133 South Central Avenue Laurel DE 19956 302-875-6120

Laurel Intermediate School 801 South Central Avenue Laurel DE 19956 302-875-6113

Laurel Middle School 801 South Central Avenue Laurel DE 19956 302-875-6110

Long Neck Elementary School 26064 School Lane Millsboro DE 19966 302-945-6200

Lord Baltimore Elementary School 120 Atlantic Avenue Ocean View DE 19970 302-537-2700

Mariner Middle School 16391 Harbeson Road Milton DE 19968 302-684-8516

Milford Middle School 612 Lakeview Avenue Milford DE 19963 302-422-1620

Milford School District: Stokes Teresa 906 Lakeview Avenue Milford DE 19963 302-422-1600

About Sussex County Public Schools

Sussex County Public Schools are tuition-free, publicly funded schools that are legally required to accept and provide an education to all children from Kindergarten age through Grade 12 in Sussex County, DE. Each of the fifty state constitutions includes a requirement for the provision of a Public School system, and each state, including Delaware, also has a compulsory education law that requires school-age children to attend school.

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Sussex County School District

Sussex County Public Schools operate within school districts which are separate entities responsible for administering Public Schools. Sussex County school districts are led by boards or commissions who set policy for the district and appoint a Superintendent of Schools. Board and commission members may be elected by voters within the district, or in some cases may be appointed by the legislative body that serves the Sussex County district. While the Delaware State impose frameworks and some minimum requirements for length of school year, teacher qualifications, curriculum and other elements of public education, the Sussex County school district has significant latitude within these frameworks and the authority to manage the day-to-day operation of Public Schools.

Types of Sussex County Public Schools

Sussex County Public Schools are largely organized into three groups, each serving different grade levels. Sussex County Elementary Schools typically serve students from Pre-K, Kindergarten or Grade 1 through Grade 5 or Grade 6. While all Public School districts begin Primary School by Grade 1, not all offer Kindergarten or Pre-K grades. Sussex County Middle Schools cover Grades 6 or 7 through Grade 8. Sussex County High Schools covers Grades 9 through 12. In small school districts, all grades may be served in one school. The completion of Grade 12 is generally considered to indicate student readiness for post-secondary education.

Specialized Public Schools in Sussex County

Many Public School districts offer alternatives to traditional Public School structures, including Charter Schools and Magnet Schools. Sussex County Charter Schools are Public Schools initiated by a parent or community group or organization to serve a special population or to provide special curricula or instructional practices. They are formed by a special charter or agreement with the school district that grants them additional flexibility in how they operate. Sussex County Magnet Schools are Public Schools that offer a specialized theme or subject emphasis, such as science and technology, international and cultural studies, or the arts.