Cape Henlopen High School

Cape Henlopen High School serves 1,283 students in grades 8 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the DE average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 53%.
Cape Henlopen High School operates within the Cape Henlopen School District.
The school district's 79% graduation rate is higher than the DE state average of 71%.

School Overview

The student population of 1283 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 89 teachers has grown by 9% over five years.
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2015)
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
Total Students 1,283 students
Cape Henlopen High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Cape Henlopen High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 89 teachers
Cape Henlopen High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Cape Henlopen High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.49 is less than the state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (DE) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 15:1
Cape Henlopen High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
2%
4%
Cape Henlopen High School Asian Students (1988-2014)
Hispanic
11%
15%
Cape Henlopen High School Black Students (1988-2014)
Black
17%
31%
Cape Henlopen High School Black Students (1988-2014)
White
69%
47%
Cape Henlopen High School White Students (1988-2014)
Two or more races
1%
3%
Cape Henlopen High School Two Or More Races Students (2013-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Cape Henlopen High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown DE All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.49 0.52
Cape Henlopen High School Diversity Score (1988-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
29%
39%
Cape Henlopen High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
n/a
Cape Henlopen High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 5,034 students has grown by 11% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 79% has decreased from 95% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $17,738 is higher than the state average of $7,010. The district revenue/student has grown by 25% over four years.
The district spending/student of $19,858 is higher than the state average of $7,367. The district spending/student has grown by 40% over four years.
School District Name Cape Henlopen School District
Number of Schools
Managed
8
1
Number of Students Managed 5,034 970
Cape Henlopen   School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 79% 71%
Cape Henlopen   School District Graduation Rate (1993-2010)
District Total Revenue $81 MM $8 MM
Cape Henlopen   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $91 MM $9 MM
Cape Henlopen   School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $17,738 $7,010
Cape Henlopen   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $19,858 $7,367
Cape Henlopen   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, DE Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Sussex Consortium (1.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Sussex Consortium (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Shields (richard A.) Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Lewes Shields (richard A.) Elementary School
    0.8 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 702 students910 Shields Ave
    LewesDE 19958
    (302)645-7748
    0.8PK-5702
  • LewesSussex Consortium
    Special Education School
    1.2 miles | Grades: PK-12 | 255 students520 Dupont Ave
    LewesDE 19958
    (302)645-7210
    1.2PK-12255
  • LewesBeacon Middle School
    2.9 miles | Grades: 4-8 | 559 students19483 John J. Williams Hwy
    LewesDE 19958
    (302)645-6288
    2.94-8559
  • Rehoboth BeachRehoboth Elementary School
    4.6 miles | Grades: PK-6 | 594 students500 Stockley St
    Rehoboth BeachDE 19971
    (302)227-2571
    4.6PK-6594
  • MiltonMariner Middle School
    8.7 miles | Grades: 5-8 | 506 students16391 Harbeson Rd
    MiltonDE 19968
    (302)684-8516
    8.75-8506

School Reviews

I attend this school, and I love it. I think that the teachers are excellent instructors to the students. Performing and visual arts are very prominent in the school as well as sports. Many students have received the Distinguished Student award for the DSTP, and our sports teams have received awards as well. For example, our girls lacrosse team was just named Team of The State. We have a state of the art school with technology, and a wonderful turf field. Parents are always involved in extra curricular activities and are very incorporated in their student's activities.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 03/30/10

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