Hodgson Vo-Tech High School

Paul M. Hodgson Vocational Technical High School is a public high school in Glasgow, Delaware and is one of four vocational-technical school high schools within the New Castle County Vocational-Technical School District.[1]

Paul M. Hodgson Vocational-Technical High School
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2575 Glasgow Ave.

TypeVoc-tech public high school
School districtNew Castle County Vocational-Technical School District
PrincipalChristine Colihan
Faculty79 (FTE) (2019-2020)[1]
Enrollment1,096 (2019-20)[1]
Student to teacher ratio13.87[1]
Color(s)Maroon and Silver
Athletics conferenceBlue Hen Conference - Flight B
MascotSilver Eagle

Brief HistoryEdit

The school was conceptually established in 1974 after the overwhelming success of Delcastle Technical High School and opened in 1976 as a part of Newark Public Schools.[2][3] Two years later, Hodgson became a part of the New Castle County Vocational-Technical School District.[4][5]


In addition to 10 credits within their chosen program, Hodgson students must meet Delaware core standards: 4 credits of English and math; 3 science and social studies credits; 2 language credits; 1 physical education credit; and 0.5 health credits.[6] Each of the career programs has its own required courses, which allows students to gain the most contextual education possible.[6]

There are 16 career programs separated into six distinct areas at Hodgson:[7]

  • Business, Communication, and Computers: Computer Network Administration[6]
  • Construction Technologies: Carpentry; Electrical Trades; Industrial Mechanics/Millwright Technologies; Masonry; and Plumbing[6]
  • Health Services: Dental Assisting; Health Information Technology; and Nursing Technology[6]
  • Public and Consumer Services: Cosmetology; Culinary Arts; and the Teacher Academy for Early Childhood Development[6]
  • Science, Energy, and Drafting Technologies: Academy of Manufacturing/Pre-Engineering and Technical Drafting & Design[6]
  • Transportation: Auto Body and Auto-Technology[6]

Hodgson also has partnerships with higher education institutions such as Delaware Technical and Community College, University of Delaware, Wilmington University so students can earn dual enrollment credits as well.[6] In 2017, more than 90% of those enrolled in college courses finished them successfully.[8]


Hodgson is part of the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association and offers fourteen varsity sport teams that compete in Blue Hen Conference, Flight "A".[9][10]

  • Fall: football, cheerleading, cross country, field hockey, boys' soccer, girls' volleyball[9]
  • Winter: boys' and girls' basketball, cheerleading, indoor track, wrestling[9]
  • Spring: baseball, golf, boys' and girls' lacrosse, girls' soccer, softball, track & field[9]

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ a b c d "Hodgson (Paul M.) Vocational Technical High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2021-07-10.
  2. ^ "$Millions boom career ed schools here: 3 more set for county". The News Journal. 1973-04-10. p. 31. Retrieved 2021-07-10 – via newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Hodgson School opens its doors". The Morning News. 1976-09-09. p. 4. Retrieved 2021-07-10 – via newspapers.com.
  4. ^ Gehrt, Victoria C. (February 23, 2015). "How technical education shapes the future of Delaware". Delaware Online. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  5. ^ "Merger of Howard, Hodgson under Vo-Tech Board urged". The News Journal. 1976-12-23. p. 4. Retrieved 2021-07-10 – via newspapers.com.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Guide to course selection 2021-2022" (PDF). 2021. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2021-07-10. Retrieved 2021-07-10.
  7. ^ "Career Program Overview". n.d. Retrieved 2021-07-10.
  8. ^ "Go Further, Faster at the Award Winning NCC Vo-Tech High Schools". 2017-10-12. Retrieved 2021-07-10.
  9. ^ a b c d "Hodgson - SilverEaglesSports". n.d. Retrieved 2021-07-10.
  10. ^ Greene, Sean (2020-12-21). "Newark set to rejoin Flight A starting in 2021-22". Retrieved 2021-07-10.
  11. ^ Haugh, David. "Raised by his grandparents, rookie Bilal Nichols is the tyoe of high-character player Bears need". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  12. ^ "Men's Basketball Alum Nick Richards Getting Comfortable in Professional Ball, Playing for the Reading Rockets". Wilmington University Athletics. Retrieved 2021-07-10.

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Coordinates: 39°36′03″N 75°44′26″W / 39.6008°N 75.7405°W / 39.6008; -75.7405