1250 Kings Highway
Lewes, DE 19958
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Cape Henlopen High School serves 1,454 students in grades 8-12.
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 33% (which is lower than the Delaware state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 57% (which is higher than the Delaware state average of 53%) for the 2018-19 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 stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 100 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 8-12
Total Students
1,454 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
100 teachers
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Last Day for Seniors
May 26, 2022 (Thursday)

School Rankings

Cape Henlopen High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 204 schools in Delaware (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 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 Data
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State Level (DE)
Overall Testing Rank
#102 out of 204 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.55
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Graduation Rate
91%
88%
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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 District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, DE Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5  
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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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 8-12
  • Students: 1,454 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 36%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 91% (Top 50% in DE)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 57% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.55 (Btm 50%)

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