Mount Pleasant High School

5201 Washington Street Extensi
Wilmington, DE 19809
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Mount Pleasant High School serves 1,117 students in grades 9-12.
Mount Pleasant High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Delaware for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (which is approximately equal to the Delaware state average of 27%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55-59% (which is higher than the Delaware state average of 42%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Delaware state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Delaware state average of 58% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,117 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 65%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 79% (Btm 50% in DE)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Mount Pleasant High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Delaware for:

Category
Attribute
Most improved public schools

School Overview

Mount Pleasant High School's student population of 1,117 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 71 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,117 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
71 teachers
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School Rankings

Mount Pleasant High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 196 schools in Delaware (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Mount Pleasant High School is 0.65, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (DE)
Overall Testing Rank
#45 out of 196 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
27%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
6%
4%
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Hispanic
8%
19%
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Black
47%
30%
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White
35%
42%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
2%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.65
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Graduation Rate
79%
80%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
25%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
5%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Mount Pleasant High School's ranking?
Mount Pleasant High School is ranked #45 out of 196 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in Delaware.
What schools are Mount Pleasant High School often compared to?
Mount Pleasant High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Concord High School, Brandywine High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
25-29% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 27% DE state average), while 55-59% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% DE state average).
What is the graduation rate of Mount Pleasant High School?
The graduation rate of Mount Pleasant High School is 79%, which is lower than the Delaware state average of 80%.
How many students attend Mount Pleasant High School?
1,117 students attend Mount Pleasant High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
47% of Mount Pleasant High School students are Black, 35% of students are White, 8% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Asian, 2% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Mount Pleasant High School?
Mount Pleasant High School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Delaware state average of 14:1.
What grades does Mount Pleasant High School offer ?
Mount Pleasant High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Mount Pleasant High School part of?
Mount Pleasant High School is part of Brandywine School District.

School Calendar

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Event
Date
PreK - 12th Grade Schools Closed / Offices Open (Professional Development)
March 13, 2024 (Wednesday)
PreK-12th Grade Schools Closed / Offices Open (Professional Responsibilities Day)
March 28, 2024 (Thursday)
Schools Closed / Offices Closed
March 29, 2024 (Friday)
Schools Closed / Offices Open (Spring Break)
April 01, 2024 (Monday)
Schools Closed / Offices Open (Spring Break)
April 02, 2024 (Tuesday)

School Reviews

5   7/3/2013
Mt. Pleasant is one of the best schools that my child has been in , they are very resourceful , caring, and the staff enjoy going to work , my child and i speak very highly of Mt.Pleasant. This school will be recommended to other people that lives in the area. Mt.Pleasant we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of yalls hard work that was put in to helping my child.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,117 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 65%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 79% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), DE Dept. of Education

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