Cape Henlopen High School

  • Cape Henlopen High School serves 1,454 students in grades 8-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 36% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60% (which is higher than the Delaware state average of 54%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Cape Henlopen High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Delaware for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Delaware state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Delaware state average of 56% (majority Black).

School Overview

  • Cape Henlopen High School's student population of 1,454 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 100 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2015)
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Total Students1,454 students
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Total Classroom Teachers100 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Cape Henlopen High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 205 schools in Delaware (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Cape Henlopen High School is 0.55, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (DE)
Overall Testing Rank#90 out of 205 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
2%
4%
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Hispanic
16%
18%
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Black
14%
30%
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White
64%
44%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score0.550.69
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Graduation Rate
90%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
37%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
3%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCape Henlopen School District
Source: 2017-2018 (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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