A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    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 over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
96%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1330
210 responses
Average ACT
31
83 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
Report
  • 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
$17,701
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
$10,546/ year
National
$11,890
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

Charter School of Wilmington Reviews

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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.
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Charter overall is a wonderful school. I love how the people are all competitive and at the same level. The teachers are great and everyone has your best interest's at heart. There is a nice balance between academics, extracurricular activities, sports, and outside-school events such as Homecoming and Prom. However, I do wish that Charter offered more college preparation. My English class never worked on our Common App essay and we hardly ever were updated regarding news and deadlines from the counselors and administration.
Charter challenges students in a unique atmosphere that cannot be found anywhere else in Delaware. The teaching styles vary throughout the school, but overall the teachers are there to assist the student. The school seems to become more diverse as the years go by. Students do complain about the school lunch, but that is expected when feeding picky teenagers. The school lunches have also been improving as the years go by, but always expect to have an option of pizza because that will never change.