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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Charter School of Wilmington is a top rated, public, charter school located in Wilmington, DE. It has 972 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 5 to 1. According to state test scores, 98% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.
About Charter School of Wilmington...
Address
100 North dupont Road
Wilmington, DE 19807
Telephone
(302) 651-2727

Charter School of Wilmington Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
98%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1350
317 responses
Average ACT
31
110 responses
AP Enrollment
42%
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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
Suburban
Median Household Income
$40,065
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$925
National
$949
Median Home Value
$162,400
National
$184,700

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.20 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 59 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    27%
  • Pep Rally
    15%
  • Senior assassin
    15%
  • Junior class trip
    10%
  • Junior ring ceremony
    10%
  • Prom
    10%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
972
Free or Reduced Lunch
4%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
5:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.2%
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 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.40 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.40 responses
98%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.40 responses
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Charter School of Wilmington Reviews

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Very intensive school with rigorous academics that you've most likely already heard about, which can be both a good and bad thing. There's definitely a culture of stress, where students fixate on academics and talk themselves into being very stressed about grades and assignments, and I've seen peers and friends suffer or even drop out because of this. It's very easy to get sucked into unhealthy mindsets about prioritizing academics above all else, even personal health. However, overall, the rigorous classes make me feel that I'm more knowledgeable and better prepared for college, and encouraged me to build better study habits and time management skills.

You're also very much encouraged to join clubs and even start your own. The culture in that respect is great.

Also, the bathrooms here are disgusting, and the sinks are all poorly designed. Be prepared for understocked toilet paper, paper towels, and gross watered-down soap in the bathrooms.
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Charter School of Wilmington is a rigorous and intense school that prepares you for college and makes you smarter but often at the expense of your mental health. To begin with the positives, CSW has group of exceptional teachers. Teachers extend themselves more than required to push students to their best and ensure their success. Additionally, the academic environment of CSW motivates you to live up to the high standard. However, the administration at CSW is plainly, terrible. They suppress teachers and students alike and run the school inefficiently. The competitive environment at Charter also promotes extreme stress among students where they expect too much of themselves and don't give themselves a much needed break. One of my biggest grievances with the school is the lack of creativity. Students cannot easily take art classes or express their creativity as the school is hyper focused on math and science.
I loved the Charter School of Wilmington. CSW prepared me well for University of Delaware as an undergraduate but I wish better faculty was provided. For example, the Science and Social Sciences dept are great but the Math dept is not. Overall, I love Charter and miss it a lot!