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Cape Henlopen High School

Public | 9-12 | 1283 students

 

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Posted July 10, 2014

Most of the reviews here are years old! This is a great school with wonderful teachers, latest technology, a mix of socioeconomic students with most of them with "their head in the game". It is a safe wonderful environment with so many class and career choices. It has top rated sports teams, music groups, theatre, foreign languages, animal husbandry, green houses in additiona to the regular normal classes. A school you can be proud to say belongs to our community! Come check out all the schools! You will be delighted
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 12, 2010

Cape gets a bit of a bad rep in the media. However, in my four years at CHHS, I found it to be a place of dedicated teachers and functional administration. Of course, like every school, there is room for improvement, but Cape is not a school to scoff at.


Posted April 27, 2009

Despite the previous negative reviews, this school is excellent and has a good educational environment. Those who feel negatively about the institution have no legitimate reason to feel this way. There is a large choice of classes and the school has an exceptional Honors/Advanced Placement (AP) program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2009

I feel that this school is safe and supportive.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 18, 2008

It's just heartbreaking..not even worth reviewing. The School has lost it's entire upper tier of students to charter schools. Everyone escapes if they can. Some excellent students remain because there is no alternative for everyone. It's hard to be negative but if you pay attention to statistics and student/parent feedback there just isn't much to get excited about. The new high school might bring some incentive to improve things. But it's the same old people making the decisions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2008

This school to horrible for slpecial education. They pick favorites and treat children through negative reenforcement instead of positive reenforcement. Safety is a huge issue also as they mix the age groups and place younger children around more experienced aged children. Children are not taken individually which is needed to perform a position that works with children with special needs. If they do not have the correct placement, your child is place in the incorrect placement and struggles through out the year without notice to parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2005

This school is great for any student, from highly gifted to needing special education. The school does its best to maintain high grade standards for all students. The school provides a wide range of classes for students pursuing different interests. For the junior and senoir students, the school does very well for preparing students for college. They offer AP classes in all core subjects, counselers who offer all the help that students need, and offer many local scholarships. the music and sport programs are exceptional. The music (band and choir) program continues to be rated supirior at all competitions they go to. The sports also win many district and state titles every year. Lastly, the school has an excellent JROTC program for any student wanting to join the military.
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 67% in 2013.

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
72%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 73% in 2013.

345 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

347 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2013.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
37%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students81%
Female85%
Male76%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status71%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Title In/a
Special ed43%
Regular ed87%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English80%

Math

All Students85%
Female88%
Male82%
African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status77%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Title In/a
Special ed46%
Regular ed92%
English language learners (ELL)93%
Proficient in English84%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students77%
Female75%
Male78%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Other race>=95%
Low socioeconomic status68%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title In/a
Special ed54%
Regular ed81%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English76%

Math

All Students69%
Female71%
Male66%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Other race94%
Low socioeconomic status57%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title In/a
Special ed39%
Regular ed74%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English69%

Science

All Students49%
Female44%
Male54%
African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
White57%
Other race60%
Low socioeconomic status34%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Title In/a
Special ed20%
Regular ed54%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English50%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 2 72% 50%
Black 2 17% 32%
Hispanic 2 8% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2 0% 0%
Two or more races 1 0% 2%
Source: DE Dept. of Education, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1250 Kings Highway
Lewes, DE 19958
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