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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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%.

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School Overview

  • Cape Henlopen High School's student population of 1,382 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 96 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2015)
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Total Students1,382 students
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Total Classroom Teachers96 teachers
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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 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same 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)
Overall School Rank
39%
27%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
43%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
14%
16%
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Black
16%
31%
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White
67%
46%
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Two or more races
2%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Cape Henlopen High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in DE.
Diversity Score0.510.53
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Graduation Rate
91%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCape Henlopen School District
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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