Mount Pleasant High School

Mount Pleasant High School serves 1,032 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the DE average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to the state average of 53%.
Mount Pleasant High School operates within the Brandywine School District.
Brandywine School District's 81% graduation rate is higher than the DE state average of 71%.

School Overview

The student population of 1032 students has grown by 19% over five years.
The teacher population of 76 teachers has grown by 20% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,032 students
Mount Pleasant High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Mount Pleasant High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 76 teachers
Mount Pleasant High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Mount Pleasant 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 0.59 is more 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
Mount Pleasant High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Asian
4%
4%
Mount Pleasant High School Asian Students (1990-2014)
Hispanic
5%
15%
Mount Pleasant High School Black Students (1989-2014)
Black
44%
31%
Mount Pleasant High School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
47%
47%
Mount Pleasant High School White Students (1990-2014)
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.
0.59 0.52
Mount Pleasant High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
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.
28%
39%
Mount Pleasant High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2014)
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
Mount Pleasant High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

Brandywine School District's student population of 10,799 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 81% has decreased from 83% over five years.
The revenue/student of $16,128 is higher than the state average of $7,010. The district revenue/student has grown by 6% over four years.
The district's spending/student of $16,621 is higher than the state average of $7,367. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Brandywine School District
Number of Schools
Managed
17
1
Number of Students Managed 10,799 970
Brandywine   School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 81% 71%
Brandywine   School District Graduation Rate (1993-2014)
District Total Revenue $165 MM $8 MM
Brandywine   School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $170 MM $9 MM
Brandywine   School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $16,128 $7,010
Brandywine   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $16,621 $7,367
Brandywine   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
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 Brandywine High School (2.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Dupont (pierre S.) Middle School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mount Pleasant Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • WilmingtonMount Pleasant Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 816 students
    0.5 miles
    500 Duncan Rd
    WilmingtonDE 19809
    (302)762-7120
    0.5KG-5816
  • WilmingtonCarrcroft Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 501 students
    1.1 miles
    503 Crest Rd
    WilmingtonDE 19803
    (302)762-7165
    1.1KG-5501
  • WilmingtonHarlan (david W. ) Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 387 students
    1.4 miles
    3601 Jefferson St
    WilmingtonDE 19802
    (302)762-7156
    1.4KG-5387
  • WilmingtonDupont (pierre S.) Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 952 students
    1.6 miles
    701 West 34th St
    WilmingtonDE 19802
    (302)762-7146
    1.66-8952
  • WilmingtonEast Side Charter SchoolCharter School
    391 students
    1.7 miles
    3000 North Claymont St
    WilmingtonDE 19802
    (302)762-5834
    1.7n/a391

School Reviews

5.0  7/3/2013
Mt. Pleasant is one of the best schools that my child has been in , they are very resourceful , caring, and the staff enjoy going to work , my child and i speak very highly of Mt.Pleasant. This school will be recommended to other people that lives in the area. Mt.Pleasant we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of yalls hard work that was put in to helping my child.
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