Cape Henlopen High School

  • Cape Henlopen High School serves 1,352 students in grades 8-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the DE average of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 53%.
  • Cape Henlopen High School operates within the Cape Henlopen School District.
  • Cape Henlopen School District's 79% graduation rate is higher than the DE state average of 71%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1352 students has grown by 6% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 92 teachers has grown by 8% over five years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2015)
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Total Students1,352 students
Cape Henlopen High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Cape Henlopen High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers92 teachers
Cape Henlopen High School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by GradeCape Henlopen High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(DE) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio15:114:1
Cape Henlopen High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2015)
Asian
2%
4%
Cape Henlopen High School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
13%
15%
Cape Henlopen High School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
16%
31%
Cape Henlopen High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
67%
47%
Cape Henlopen High School White Students (1988-2015)
Two or more races
2%
3%
Cape Henlopen High School Two Or More Races Students (2013-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsCape Henlopen High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownDE All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.510.66
Cape Henlopen High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
28%
37%
Cape Henlopen High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2015)
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.
n/an/a
Cape Henlopen High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

  • Cape Henlopen School District's student population of 5,075 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 79% has increased from 73% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $16,407 is higher than the state average of $7,010. The district revenue/student has declined by 21% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $18,368 is higher than the state average of $7,367. The district spending/student has declined by 5% over four years.
School District NameCape Henlopen School District
Number of Schools
Managed
8
1
Number of Students Managed5,075933
Cape Henlopen School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate79%71%
Cape Henlopen School District Graduation Rate (1993-2015)
District Total Revenue$81 MM$8 MM
Cape Henlopen School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$91 MM$9 MM
Cape Henlopen School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$16,407$7,010
Cape Henlopen School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$18,368$7,367
Cape Henlopen School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, DE Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

5  3/30/2010
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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