About IRSD

About IRSD - An overview of the Indian River School District


The Indian River School District, located in Southeastern Sussex County, is one of the largest school districts in the State of Delaware. Formed in 1969 by the consolidation of several smaller districts, the Indian River School District serves the towns of Selbyville, Frankford, Dagsboro, Fenwick Island, Bethany Beach, Ocean View, Millville, Clarksville, Gumboro, Millsboro and Georgetown.

IRSD's Encompassing Area
Based on enrollment, Indian River is the fifth largest of the state's 19 school districts. Geographically, it is the largest non-technical school district in Delaware, covering more than 360 square miles. A 10-member elected Board of Education serves as the main governing body.

Our Schools & Teachers
The district consists of seven elementary schools, three middle schools, two high schools, two special schools, a kindergarten center, an arts magnet school and an outdoor education center. Its schools serve 10,619 students and its workforce is among the largest in the state. The district has nearly 900 teachers and 180 paraprofessionals.

Award Winning
The Indian River School District has nine National Blue Ribbon School awards and five National Distinguished Title I Schools. Its students annually achieve some of the state's highest test scores.

In 2012, Susan Bunting was one of four finalists for the National Superintendent of the Year Award sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators.

These accomplishments, along with 22 state Superstars in Education awards and numerous other accolades, make Indian River one of the finest public school districts in the State of Delaware.

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