Cape Henlopen High School is an above average, public school located in Lewes, DE. It has 1,454 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 29% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.36 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.36 responses
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.40 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.40 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.40 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.51 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.51 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.51 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.54 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.54 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.54 responses
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Cape Henlopen High School Reviews
Cape Henlopen High School is exactly what you would expect from a white majority, high end high school. Very few teachers and staff have actual concern for students’ well being, and mental health issues are consistently swept under the rug. The only things prioritized are SAT scores, percentage of graduates attending college, and sports excellence. If your child attends Cape, just know they WILL run into problems with the attendance policy, discipline policy, or mental health accommodations at some point during their time there. All Cape Henlopen High School is worried about is how they look on the outside, because that is what furthers funding for technology and sports, both of which are still mediocre. The arts and music programs, student mental health counseling, and college preparedness (in a financial sense, the kind that matters THE MOST yet is constantly ignored) are the last things they care about.
CHHS is one of the top-rated schools in Sussex County and the general Delaware region. It has good opportunities for academic and extracurricular betterment. It has a party culture, which can be both good and bad, those who do not get invited can feel excluded. Honors and AP aren't very heavily pushed to be something to strive for to everyday students, but those who are in the programs often excel. There is often some conflict between the administration, teachers, and students as the former try to implement flawed or useless programs that cause stress between the two latter.
As a two-year student of Cape Henlopen High School, I have really enjoyed my time at the school and feel really confident about transitioning into a collegiate atmosphere. The academics, athletics, extracurriculars, and college readiness programs at the school have allowed for many opportunities for all students with a slight lack of transparency in the district being one of the only recognizable problems.