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-
Charter School of Wilmington is an elite, public, charter school located in Wilmington, DE. It has 972 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 98% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.
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
1340
283 responses
Average ACT
31
105 responses
AP Enrollment
43%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    B-
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.18 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 51 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    27%
  • Pep Rally
    16%
  • Senior assassin
    16%
  • Junior class trip
    12%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Junior ring ceremony
    10%
  • 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
4%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
27%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.1%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.36 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.36 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.36 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.38 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.38 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.38 responses
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Charter School of Wilmington Reviews

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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!
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Now, to start off I'll confirm It is extremely punishing, challenging, and demanding of its students. I'm not going to sugar coat it, I've nearly cried multiple times from frustration because I'd begin my homework at 4 and not get done, at the earliest, until 5:30, the latest being around 8:30. The work is beyond challenging and is loaded upon you in trucks because of the quantity. The teachers believe that, because you were able to pass the admission, you should be able to keep up with the workload. This school has three different phases for most of the academic classes; three, four, and five- five being the most challenging but rewarding you with the highest extra credit and GPA. Phase five classes move at a much faster pace and cover much more ground than the other classes. This school offers many things, but you'll be expected to put academics above all else. If you come here you will be under immense stress but I feel like its worth it. Good luck incoming students.
The Charter School of Wilmington definitely lives up to the expectations. The academics and APs offered are top notch. While most teachers are truly awesome, I feel as though I have to teach myself some subjects entirely. While this fosters independence, some students aren't able to master concepts this way. Charter offers many clubs and makes the transition process very smooth. After my years at Charter, I anticipate that I will be ready to tackle college!!