B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Alexis I. duPont High School is an above average, public school located in Wilmington, DE. It has 1,093 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.
Address
50 Hillside Road
Wilmington, DE 19807
Telephone
(302) 651-2626
Website

Alexis I. duPont High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1090
148 responses
Average ACT
25
19 responses
AP Enrollment
20%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
61%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 53 responses
Report
  • Football games
    26%
  • Homecoming dance
    25%
  • Pep-rally
    25%
  • Basketball games
    11%
  • Drama performances
    4%
  • Polar bear plunge
    4%
  • Homecoming
    2%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,093
Free or Reduced Lunch
37%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.8%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$16,379/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.28 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.28 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.28 responses
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Alexis I. duPont High School Reviews

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While attending Alexis I. DuPont High School, I had a variety of experiences. While there was a lot of diversity among the students, a lot of them had behavioral issues. Another issue I noticed was that the classes began to become overcrowded, reaching upwards of 30 students. It may have changed since I graduated, but the hallways would always be congested. Second, I'll address the faculty. If there's anything I miss most about high school, it would be my teachers. Personally, I'm more artistically inclined. Several of my teachers recognized this right away and incorporated artistic projects into their curriculum! The teachers here are very good at listening to student's suggestions as well. Overall, I'd definitely recommend this high school. The student body may be eh but when it comes to getting a good quality education, this is the place to go.
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Attending Alexis I DuPont was overall an amazing experience. Being apart of our world famous marching band, was by far my favorite activity. Traveling to Italy and London with the band was an honor. Besides band, I was the president of two organizations; Business Professionals of America and DECA. While holding a first place award on stage for spreadsheet applications, all I could think about was our national trip to Florida in May. Traveling to Florida with my team was one of my favorite memories. A free week in Orlando and Disney World seemed too good to be true. AI has strong organizations and clubs that give us knowledge, but also create strong friendships. One thing that I would change about AI would be to add more studies. The school has recently taken out anatomy and auto tech. Two classes that really teach students about useful things everyone should know, was taken off our course list. Overall, high school flew by, but I had an amazing time in the process.
There are variety of clubs over the span of the school year. There are official school clubs/organizations and there are student made extracurricular clubs as well. Some student made clubs include the Gay-Straight Alliance, Photography Club, and Anime Club. Commitment for each club varies with what needs to be done in the club. The business classes have a very in depth commitment to the DECA competition and many people compete in it as well. The most popular after school activity, and the best, would have to be band! The band puts a lot of effort and receives a lot of support from teacher and administrators. Overall, the extracurricular clubs are great!