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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Cape Henlopen High School is a highly rated, public school located in Lewes, DE. It has 1,406 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 29% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.
About Cape Henlopen High School...
Address
1250 Kings Highway
Lewes, DE 19958
Telephone
(302) 645-7711
Website
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Cape Henlopen High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
29%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1130
290 responses
Average ACT
26
33 responses
AP Enrollment
19%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$57,901
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$992
National
$949
Median Home Value
$242,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.35 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.35 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 107 responses
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  • Football games
    26%
  • Basketball games
    12%
  • PBS Incentives
    10%
  • Singing grams
    8%
  • Lacrosse Games
    7%
  • Pep Rallies
    7%
  • College Tour
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,406
Free or Reduced Lunch
42%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.39 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.39 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.39 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,061
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.1%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.50 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.50 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.50 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$20,967/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.53 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.53 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.53 responses
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Cape Henlopen High School Reviews

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Everyone is nice, and I didn't experience any bullying. They offer a variety of subjects and classes, and also allow students to start a new extra-curricular club if they are interested in doing so. Cape also offers the iPad initiative, where every student gets a school issues iPad, and teachers are encouraged to have most work through the iPad, rather than on paper, which has worked great for me.
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Cape Henlopen HS has the benefits of being a well-endowed school in a wealthy resort area. Its facilities are about as modern as a public school's could be, especially for athletics. That is one of Cape's biggest problems, actually--so much emphasis is placed on school sports that more academically- and artistically-inclined students often feel forgotten. It's a shame because the Cape theater department is nationally recognized, as well as a number of academic student organizations. However, that is not to say that Cape has nothing to offer advanced students; there are many Honors and AP classes covering a broad range of subjects and three different second language options. As an academically-inclined, sports-averse student, I was never quite satisfied with my experience at this school, but after taking full advantage of the curriculum I do feel pretty prepared for college.
I loved the social and diverse environment of Cape Henlopen High School! There are so many clubs and organizations available for students to join and even lead! The teachers are supportive and willing to spend time with individuals seeking for help.