Mount Pleasant High School

Mount Pleasant High School serves 929 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the DE average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 51%.
Mount Pleasant High School operates within the Brandywine School District.
The school district's 83% graduation rate is higher than the DE state average of 73%.

Overview

The student population of 929 students has grown by 7% over five years.
The teacher population of 69 teachers has grown by 9% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 929 students
Mount Pleasant High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 69 teachers
Mount Pleasant High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Mount Pleasant High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.60 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 13:1 15:1
Mount Pleasant High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
3%
Mount Pleasant High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
5%
13%
Mount Pleasant High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
44%
32%
Mount Pleasant High School Black (1988-2012)
White
46%
49%
Mount Pleasant High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Mount Pleasant High School Sch Ethnicity Mount Pleasant 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.
0.60 0.65
Mount Pleasant 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%
Mount Pleasant 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.
5%
6%
Mount Pleasant High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 10,801 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 83% has decreased from 97% over five years.
School District Name Brandywine School District
Number of Schools
Managed
17
1
Number of Students Managed 10,801 1,164
Brandywine   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 83% 73%
Brandywine   School District Graduation Rate (1993-2009)
District Total Revenue $154 MM $13 MM
District Spending $188 MM $15 MM
Brandywine   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $15,029 $11,002
Brandywine   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $18,424 $12,421
Brandywine   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 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 Students Grades
  • Wilmington Mount Pleasant Elementary School
    500 Duncan Rd
    Wilmington , DE , 19809
    (302)762-7120
    0.5  mi  |  805  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Wilmington Carrcroft Elementary School
    503 Crest Rd
    Wilmington , DE , 19803
    (302)762-7165
    1.1  mi  |  493  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Wilmington Harlan (david W. ) Elementary School
    3601 Jefferson St
    Wilmington , DE , 19802
    (302)762-7156
    1.4  mi  |  363  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Wilmington Dupont (pierre S.) Middle School
    701 West 34th St
    Wilmington , DE , 19802
    (302)762-7146
    1.6  mi  |  950  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Wilmington East Side Charter School
    Charter School
    3000 North Claymont St
    Wilmington , DE , 19802
    (302)762-5834
    Charter School
    1.7  mi  |  401  students  |  Gr.  KG-8

School Reviews

  • Recommended July 03, 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. - Posted by Parent

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Wilmington, 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 0.13, which is lower than the Delaware average of 0.49. The most diverse school in Wilmington is College Park Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Delaware or national school diversity statistics.