As a current student at AI High School, there can not be more of a sense of community in a public high school. As a student, you are immersed and privileged in one of the best educations you can receive at a Delaware public high school. Academics take a front seat to all clubs, sports and other activities, so it is no surprise to see that many star athletes are also honors or AP students. The atmosphere at AI is unparalleled and even though I am a Junior at the time of this writing, I can't be more proud of what I have accomplished in the 2 1/2 years that I have been here. AI has deservingly been named among Newsweek's Best American High Schools among the DE private and public schools. I highly recommend this school to any incoming students and wish the best of luck to all of them!
I have a senior & a sophmore at AI. The class offerings, faculty, & administrators are the best in Red Clay. Parental involvement at AI is incredible - thus the unbelievably successful band & sports boosters & PTSA. The sports & club offerings are second to none! AI is the 'total package.' Proud to be a Tiger!
i am a proud parent of a son that goes ther and he says it is great this school has turned him around because he was very bad in mkean but when he got placed in this school he was a perfect little boy agian
As a parent of two students at this school, I have to agree that it is somewhat over rated. The administration is full of threats with little disciplinary action to back it up with. It is completely overcrowded, so if you need to switch classes for any reason, it is very difficult. I am not a fan of the guidance department either. If my kid relied on her counselor to help her with college applications, she'd end up being a waitress. Yes, the band is a proud and well supported organization, but if you are not in band, you are left out.
As an alumni of A.I., and a parent of a current student, I cannot praise the school, staff, and students at the school enough. As with any organization of its size, there are flaws. But the positives outnumber the negatives one hundred fold. I have so many fond memories of my time there. As does/will my son. One final note... It's too bad that those that belittle and degrade the school do not feel confident enough to put their name to the words that they write.
This school is so over rated it's a joke. I moved my child from this school to McKean. With Sam Golder now in charge this schools rating will surely go down. Disipline is a joke. There is a group of kids who have no fear of disiplinary action because of the this inept administration.
My two sons graduated from A.I.duPont High School. I feel that they had an excellent educational experience. Each had the opportunity to take multiple advanced placement classes as well as participate in a variety of sports and extra-curricula activities. Both of my boys really loved being part of the Tiger band. The theater program is also a real plus at A.I. duPont High School. A.I. really provided a good academic preparation for college.
I have two kids enrolled in this school and it is a very good quality school even that it is a public school.
Alexis I. du Pont High School has been listed among NEWSWEEK's 'Best American High Schools' twice, in 2003 and 2005; the only high school in Delaware, public or private, to receive this honor.
i graduated from AI last year, and all i can it was the best four years of my life. The teachers and staff at AI are among the best in the state. Eventhough i attend college now, i will forever be a AI Tiger in my heart.
This is a wonderful schoool. It has many good qualities. The sports teams are very succesful, even against private schools that recruit athletes. A very large percent of students take AP and Honors courses sucessfully. It was rated in the top 2% of public high schools in the nation by Newsweek Magazine. Even though service hours are not required, as they are in many schools, students often volunteer anyway. The band is another wonderful feature. Around 275 students are members of it. It is a great social structure, and they are a great band. They are going to the Rose Bowl Parade for the 4th time this year! This past spring they went to Dublin to march in the St. Patrick's Day Parade! The principal and staff of AI are also exemplary. They are strict and have good policies. And last, but certainly not least, kids at AI are just generally nice kids. Yes, there are groups of friends, but they are not exclusive, and new or transfer students have few problems finding their spot. In my opinion, as a student, AI is the best high school in the state of Delaware. I am very proud to be a student at AI.
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