Cape Henlopen High School

Cape Henlopen High School serves 1,302 students in grades 8-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the DE average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 51%.
Cape Henlopen High School operates within the Cape Henlopen School District.
The school district's 73% graduation rate is equal to the DE state average of 73%.

Overview

The student population of 1302 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 86 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
Total Students 1,302 students
Cape Henlopen High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 86 teachers
Cape Henlopen High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Cape Henlopen High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.47 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (DE) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 15:1
Cape Henlopen High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
3%
Cape Henlopen High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
7%
13%
Cape Henlopen High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
17%
32%
Cape Henlopen High School Black (1988-2012)
White
71%
49%
Cape Henlopen High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Cape Henlopen High School Sch Ethnicity Cape Henlopen High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.47 0.65
Cape Henlopen High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
37%
43%
Cape Henlopen High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
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.
4%
6%
Cape Henlopen High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 4,845 students has grown by 7% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 73% has decreased from 95% over five years.
School District Name Cape Henlopen School District
Number of Schools
Managed
8
1
Number of Students Managed 4,845 751
Cape Henlopen   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 73% 73%
Cape Henlopen   School District Graduation Rate (1993-2009)
District Total Revenue $101 MM n/a
Cape Henlopen   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $108 MM n/a
Cape Henlopen   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $22,245 $0
Cape Henlopen   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $23,783 $0
Cape Henlopen   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, DE Dept. of Education

Nearby 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 Students Grades
  • Lewes Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Shields (richard A.) Elementary School
    910 Shields Ave
    Lewes , DE , 19958
    (302)645-7748
    0.8  mi  |  635  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Lewes Sussex Consortium
    Special Education School
    520 Dupont Ave
    Lewes , DE , 19958
    (302)645-7210
    Special Education School
    1.2  mi  |  254  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Lewes Beacon Middle School
    19483 John J. Williams Hwy
    Lewes , DE , 19958
    (302)645-6288
    2.9  mi  |  520  students  |  Gr.  4-8
  • Rehoboth Beach Rehoboth Elementary School
    500 Stockley St
    Rehoboth Beach , DE , 19971
    (302)227-2571
    4.6  mi  |  583  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Milton Mariner Middle School
    16391 Harbeson Rd
    Milton , DE , 19968
    (302)684-8516
    8.7  mi  |  465  students  |  Gr.  5-8

School Reviews

  • Recommended March 30, 2010 - 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

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Sussex County, DE public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.56, which is lower than the Delaware average of 0.65. The most diverse school district in Sussex County is Cape Henlopen School District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Delaware or national school diversity statistics.