Sussex Technical High School in Seaford Township, DE - Niche

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Sussex Technical High School is a public school in Seaford Township, Delaware. It has 1,309 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 90% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 243 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

17099 County Seat Hwy
Georgetown, DE 19947
(302) 856-0961

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3.9 from 243 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Health & Safety: There are two school nurses, one is okay, the other sucks. They cant really do anything besides give you crackers and write a note for you to go back to class. We have security officers that monitor the school and parking lot areas, so I feel pretty safe in that aspect. One girl last year actually killed herself at school because of bullying...I haven't ever been bullied, that I know of, but I know other people have. Other than that, the school is pretty safe, no drug dealing or gangs or anything
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Food: The food is fine, its not a five star restaurant, but it's enough to where the kids don't starve.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: Everyone knows that the principle at Sussex Technical High School is not worth anything, the majority of students are more qualified than he is. He walks around and does nothing, he talks like a thug, he's basically illiterate. He isn't involved in squat, and he is barely seen by students, but when we do see him, he's acting like a child, not like an authoritative figure. On the other hand, the guidance counselors are amazing and so is the office staff. The school has a zero tolerance policy on bullying, so that's never really a problem, I've only heard of maybe one fight happening a year since I've been there and the staff were quick to take care of it. As far as the dress code goes, it was fixed this year to where girls can wear yoga pants (because we wore them so much last year, administration stopped caring and just let us wear them, hallelujah). Attendance is fine, we are allowed to have 18 unexcused absences before we are in danger of not graduating, 18 is a generous number. And the only other controversial policy was the rule against cell phone use, but that rule was lifted this year along with the yoga pant rule.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Sports & Fitness: I play volleyball on a daily basis, and it is always fun to be around teammates and the team. The people who are involved in sports typically get along well with their teammates, there is hardly ever confrontation from an athletic standpoint. Gym class is okay as far as mandatory athletic participation...I'd rather do something like yoga or aerobics than gym, but that's okay. The athletic equipment is pretty good as far as I can tell. However, the volleyball team gets the short end of the straw year after year regarding equipment. We were skipped for new jerseys three years in a row (the program is only 5 years old) and we had to beg on our hands and knees for 10 new volleyballs. But the nets are great and the practice space is great. The fans and school spirit is IMPECABLE. The seniors and juniors have the "Tech Pack" at football games where we occupy a fourth of the (small) bleachers and we are decked out in face paint and glitter and confetti and streamers and blow horns. We go all out to support our football team. In fact, our yearbook this year is focused on our team spirit and how committed we all are to our sports teams.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: Most of the teachers at school are extremely enjoyable and fun to talk to and everything. But then there's some who are really boring and dry and don't seem to know what they are talking about and just throw papers at us as busy work. But the majority of the teachers are amazing and I hope to have lasting relationships with them after I graduate.

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Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
Christian Family Academy Private, Religious
Howard T. Ennis School Public
3.00 Georgetown Elementary School Public
3.66 Georgetown Middle School Public
Epworth Christian School Private, Religious
3.33 North Georgetown Elementary School Public
3.66 Sussex Academy of Arts & Sciences Public, Charter
Jesus Is Lord Christian Academy Private, Religious
2.66 Delmarva Christian High School Private, Religious
The Jefferson School Private
2.66 Sussex Central Senior High School Public
2.33 North Laurel Elementary School Public
2.00 Frederick Douglass Elementary School Public
2.33 Laurel Intermediate School Public
2.33 Laurel Middle School Public
Western Sussex Academy Public, Alternative
2.33 Laurel Senior High School Public
3.66 Millsboro Middle School Public
2.66 Paul Laurence Dunbar Elementary School Public
2.00 Blades Elementary School Public
Child Craft Company Private
2.33 Seaford Middle School Public
1.66 Seaford Senior High School Public
3.66 East Millsboro Elementary School Public
2.66 Seaford Central Elementary School Public
Seaford Christian Academy Private, Religious

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.66 Sussex Central Senior High School 6 mi. 1,215
2.33 Seaford Middle School 9 mi. 717
1.66 Seaford Senior High School 9 mi. 754
2.33 Phillis Wheatley Middle School 11 mi. 730
3.00 Delmar Middle School 14 mi. 669

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 53%
Male 46%

Student Diversity

Sussex Technical High School United States Delmar Middle School Phillis Wheatley Middle School Seaford Middle School Seaford Senior High School Sussex Central Senior High School
White 70.0% 51.6% 70.0% 52.0% 45.0% 42.0% 56.0%
African American 17.0% 15.2% 14.0% 32.0% 35.0% 43.0% 20.0%
Hispanic 8.0% 24.5% 4.0% 12.0% 12.0% 11.0% 20.0%
Asian 2.0% 4.7% 2.0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 1.0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.6% 6.0% 1.0% 4.0% 1.0% 1.0%


Grade 9 27.4%
Grade 10 26.6%
Grade 11 24.1%
Grade 12 21.9%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 85% Yes
  • 10% Not sure.
  • 5% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 39% Career planning
  • 26% Great teachers, rigorous classes, and much more!
  • 19% The Teachers
  • 16% Almost everyone who goes here wants to learn

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 31% Lack of preparation for the real world
  • 25% Lack of funding and over paid administration.
  • 19% No visual/performing art classes
  • 19% Equality in Sports
  • 6% District don't treat teachers fairly.

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 16 responses

  • 53% Both great academics and Technical Areas
  • 40% The wide variety of Technical Areas
  • 7% Great academics

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 88% Excellence
  • 6% Stupendous
  • 6% Lack of teacher experience

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 76% Be committed and challenged. Ready to work
  • 18% Be open to new people and expierences.
  • 6% Prepare to have no life!!!!

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 35% I love everything about this school.
  • 59% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 6% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.