Cape Henlopen High School

  • Cape Henlopen High School serves 1,382 students in grades 8-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 35% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 43%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 57% (which is higher than the Delaware state average of 55%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Cape Henlopen High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Delaware for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Delaware state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Delaware state average of 54%.
  • Cape Henlopen High School operates within the Cape Henlopen School District.
  • Cape Henlopen School District's 89% graduation rate is higher than the Delaware state average of 85%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Cape Henlopen High School's student population of 1382 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 96 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2015)
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Total Students1,382 students
Cape Henlopen High School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Cape Henlopen High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers96 teachers
Cape Henlopen High School Total Teachers (1988-2016)
Students by GradeCape Henlopen High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Cape Henlopen High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 200 schools in Delaware (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Cape Henlopen High School is 0.51, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (DE)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
43%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
55%
Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
Cape Henlopen High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2016)
Asian
1%
4%
Cape Henlopen High School Asian Students (1989-2016)
Hispanic
14%
16%
Cape Henlopen High School Black Students (1989-2016)
Black
16%
31%
Cape Henlopen High School Black Students (1989-2016)
White
67%
46%
Cape Henlopen High School White Students (1989-2016)
Two or more races
2%
3%
Cape Henlopen High School Two Or More Races Students (2013-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsCape Henlopen High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownDE All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.510.53
Cape Henlopen High School Diversity Score (1989-2016)
Graduation Rate
91%
85%
Cape Henlopen High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
38%
Cape Henlopen High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
Cape Henlopen High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Cape Henlopen High School is Cape Henlopen School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 40 school districts in Delaware (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Cape Henlopen School District's student population of 5,170 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 89% has increased from 76% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $16,407 is higher than the state average of $8,489. The district revenue/student has declined by 21% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $18,368 is higher than the state average of $8,921. The district spending/student has declined by 5% over four school years.
    School District NameCape Henlopen School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    8
    1
    Number of Students Managed5,170972
    Cape Henlopen School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    56%
    43%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    66%
    55%
    District Graduation Rate
    89%
    85%
    District Total Revenue$81 MM$8 MM
    District Spending$91 MM$9 MM
    District Revenue / Student$16,407$8,489
    District Spending / Student$18,368$8,921
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, DE Dept. of Education

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    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.
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