Sussex Technical High School

366 reviews
  1. Georgetown, DE
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  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 Hwy
Georgetown, DE 19947
Telephone
(302) 856-0961
Website
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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
150 responses
Average ACT
25
9 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
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.40 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.40 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 130 responses
  • Pep Rallies
    22%
  • Football games
    22%
  • Homecoming
    12%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Band Activities
    9%
  • HOSA
    8%
  • Playing Sports
    8%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,491
Free or Reduced Lunch
22%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.43 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.43 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.43 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
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.65 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.65 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.65 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
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.73 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.73 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.73 responses

Reviews

366 reviews
  • Excellent
    110
  • Very Good
    163
  • Average
    76
  • Poor
    12
  • Terrible
    5
Students from all over the biggest county in Delaware, Sussex County, flock to Sussex Technical High school in the hundreds. If you live in Delaware, chances are you know someone that attends Sussex Tech, or went to Sussex Tech. The reasons so many students enroll in the school is because of the overall atmosphere and academics offered. Because of the wonderful Staff, the possible can happen. The cafeteria ladies cook the food and clean the area we eat in. The janitors make sure everything is nice and clean. The guidance counselors help students with problems they may encounter. Currently mine is helping me get through the stress of college application month. The teachers really connect with the students to teach them the material. They are passionate about their job and their ability to inspire their students to learn more. The school offers a magnitude of sports for students to get involved in. Overall Sussex Tech has been the best choice in schooling for me.
  • Senior
  • 2 months ago
At tech we pride ourselves with having a club for everybody. We having a gaming club, a gentlemen's club, a club specifically for females called Ravens Rise, we have a key club, and are in the process of developing a FOR (friends of Rachel) club. Each club is headed by an amazing advisor who truly wants each student in the clubs to prosper and feel welcome. Each club puts on a variety of activities and events from dances, to game competitions, to school trips and much more!
  • High School Sophomore
  • 11 months ago
What i love about Sussex Technical High School is that it is an unique educational experience that is unlike anything within Sussex County. Firstly, Sussex Tech is a' vocational tech' high school; its main focus is around its tech area classes, which have actually grown in the 4 years that i have attended. It helps prepare you for jobs that otherwise wouldn't be considered when going to college. And beyond that, when you graduate, in most tech areas you are certified in your chosen field, and can enter the work force almost immediately out of high school, depending on the tech area. For example, I am part of the Graphics Design tech area, and even before I have graduated, I already have my certification in Delaware to be a professional graphics designer, which I've already put to good use as I already have my own company, which was created in partnership with my tech area.
  • Senior
  • 2 months ago