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About Delaware

About Delaware

Delaware has a Department of Education, a State Board, and a State Secretary. The State Board consists of 9 members appointed to 6-year terms.

Education law and structure

Education law and structure

  • Education in State Constitution: Article 14: Sections 1-4

  • Education in State Code: Title 14: Chapters 1-94

  • State Board Members: 9 Members; Appointed; 6-year term

  • Education Authorities: DoEd; State Board; State Secretary

Education Leadership

Education leadership

  • State Governor: John Carney

  • State Secretary of Education: Mark Holodick

  • Local school board members: The easiest way to contact your local school board members is to use an online search tool like XQ or simply look up your school district’s website online. There will almost always be a section of the district website listing the names and contact information of your local school board members. If their contact information is not listed, call your school’s office to request that information.

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Education Stats And Facts

  • The Delaware Department of Education reports that in 2020 there were approximately 138,414 K-12 students enrolled in the public school system—including state, district, and charter schools. The state’s graduation rate is 87.7%.

    Delaware parents can use a standard application form to enroll their child in any school district, charter school, magnet school, or vocational-technical school (restricted by county), as long as their child is registered in their school of residence. There are also over 2,853 nonpublic schools in the state. Of those, 101 are private schools, and 2,752 are homeschools. These schools serve 15,829 private school students and 4,950 homeschool students.


Here we’ve collected links to additional resources so you can become better acquainted with your state system.