• Welcome to Christina School District!

    Our Vision: Together, educating every student for excellence.

  • The Christina School District is a Delaware public school system, serving more than 14,000 students and employing 3,300 people. Our district currently serves the City of Newark and its surrounding suburban areas as well as the City of Wilmington.

    Christina has 3 early education centers, 14 elementary schools, 2 elementary/middle schools, 3 middle schools, and 3 traditional comprehensive high schools. In addition, the District is home to the Brennen School (Delaware Autism Program), Delaware School for the Deaf, Douglass School, REACH Program, Middle School Honors Academy at Christiana High School, Networks School for Employability Skills, and Sarah Pyle Academy.

    The mission of the Christina School District is to improve student outcomes and give every student opportunities to learn in an academically challenging, safe, equitable, and nurturing school environment. We pledge to value parents, caregivers, and families as partners in educating all students to learn, live, and lead in the 21st century and beyond.

    Who We Serve

    Christina serves a diverse student and staff population and is proud to be part of the culturally and historically rich region of northern Delaware. Approximately 39% of our students are African-American, 27% white, 22% Hispanic or Latino, 6% Asian-American, 5% Multi-Racial, <1%Native American and <1% Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander. 

    Approximately 14% of students are English Learners, and about 22% of students have disabilities. Approximately 41% of students come from low-income homes. 

  • Our Locations

    Administration Office
    1899 South College Ave.
    Newark, DE 19702
    Phone: (302) 552-2600

    Support Offices

    Eden Support Services Center
    925 Bear-Corbitt Road
    Bear, DE 19701
    Phone: (302) 454-2400

    Lane Transportation Center
    400 Wyoming Road
    Newark, DE 19711
    Phone: (302) 454-2281

  • #ChristinaStrong

    Christina School District is:

    • The recipient of numerous national, regional, and state commendations, including Blue Ribbon Schools, National Title I Schools, Presidential Awards for Mathematics and Science Teaching, National Merit Scholars, Fulbright Foundation Scholars, and many others. 

    • A district rich in teaching expertise, with the majority of teachers categorized as Highly Qualified. In addition, 45% of Christina teachers hold a master’s degree or higher.

    • A district focused on serving students and supporting classroom teachers. More than 85% of the District’s budget goes towards instructional services, and 15% goes toward instructional support. Additional funding is provided each year to support the arts in every school and to support co-curricular activities at all levels.

    • A leader in developing resources and policies that enhance and support student success, including the District Wellness Policy, School Bullying and Cyber-bullying Prevention Policy, the District Strategic Plan, Monthly District Data Reports, Online Checkbook, comprehensive online financial documents, paperless Board Governance, and digitally-recorded meetings.