A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
100 North Dupont Road
Wilmington, DE 19807
Telephone
(302) 651-2727

Charter School of Wilmington Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
96%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1330
238 responses
Average ACT
31
90 responses
AP Enrollment
43%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 44 responses
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  • Spirit Week
    30%
  • Senior assassin
    18%
  • Pep Rally
    16%
  • Junior class trip
    11%
  • Junior ring ceremony
    11%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Charter Lacrosse
    2%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
972
Free or Reduced Lunch
2%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
28%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
4:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.1%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$10,067/ year
National
$12,239
95%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.37 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.37 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.37 responses
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Charter School of Wilmington Reviews

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I received a good and rigorous education that definitely prepared me for my college course load. I enjoyed many of my teachers, some of whom literally changed my life by offering me chance after chance to better myself and learn life lessons as well as classroom ones. I learned a lot about HOW to learn and educate myself, which is an invaluable skill in the real world. But my time there wasn't great. The building was in dire need of repair work that never seemed to get done. For 3 whole academic years, there was no ceiling in many of the rooms and hallways; just open wiring hanging above student's heads. Computers were hilariously old for a math/science/tech school. Worst of all, the pressure to succeed at all time and all activities was palpable among the student and several of my classmates, myself included, developed self-harm, eating, or panic disorders while at the school. It was a massive problem, and one I think the administration and the parents need to address.
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I loved the emphasis that this school placed on academics. Several of the best teachers I ever had were here at the Charter School of Wilmington. Unfortunately, not all of the teachers were good. In fact, some were pretty bad. Additionally, the culture is very much focused on being the best of everyone, not the best you can be, which means that there's a lot of stress and rampant cheating, and many teachers didn't seem to care as long as the cheaters brought up the class's GPA.
I really liked CSW. There is a very nurturing, but competitive environment that pushes all students and teachers to do their best. Most of the teachers are also very passionate about the subject they teach, which makes the classes much more interesting. However, the extremely cutthroat and competitive atmosphere can cause stress to plenty of students and can be overwhelming, especially as a freshman.