Sussex Technical High School

363 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.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1110
144 responses
Average ACT
25
9 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
36%
AP Enrollment
14%
AP Exam Pass Rate
55%
Advanced Math Enrollment
High
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    52%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    46%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    2%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

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

363 reviews
  • Excellent
    108
  • Very Good
    162
  • Average
    76
  • Poor
    12
  • Terrible
    5
Since I transferred to Sussex Tech my Sophomore year from Cape Henlopen High school, I experienced a great change! Life at Sussex Tech has been more than pleasing! I've never felt threatened in my environment or by any individuals. Whenever there has been 'rumors' of a 'fight' at Tech, the administration handles it before anything gets out of hand, usually through our mediation program. I've never witnessed bullying here, although people are mean online. Luckily though the administration takes it very seriously and involves the police when they think that things have gone too far. I feel much safer at Tech than I did at Cape, and I love being in such a positive community in high school.
  • High School Junior
  • Mar 6 2013
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
  • 10 months ago
I'm very pleased with Sussex Tech HS. I have found this school to be very challenging for my child and the teachers are very interactive, not only with my child but with the parents. Sussex Tech's goal is to make sure each and every child is prepared for what ever they choose to do after high school whether that be go to college to enter the work force. I could not be more happy about my child attending Sussex Tech HS. One of the best decisions I've ever made!
  • Parent
  • 10 months ago