Brandywine High School
 Date updated - Spring 2014
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District: Brandywine School District Telephone: (302) 479-1600
Address: 1400 Foulk Road, Wilmington DE 19803 Web: Brandywine High School Page
Principal: James Simmons
AYP: Met
School Demographics
Fall Enrollment

2012-132013-14
Grade 9283257
Grade 10268231
Grade 11211233
Grade 12227184
Total989905


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School Promotion by Grade

2012-13
Grade 983.7%
Grade 1093.3%
Grade 1194.8%
Grade 1297.4%


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Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

2012-132013-14
African American44.0%44.5%
American Indian0.1% 
Asian3.7%2.9%
Hispanic/Latino4.7%4.4%
White45.5%46.1%
Multi-Racial2.0%2.1%


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Other Student Characteristics

2012-132013-14
English Language Learner2.6%1.8%
Low Income52.2%50.7%
Special Education11.1%12.2%
Enrolled for Full Year93.6%N/A


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Recently Arrived ELL Students

2012-13
Number of Students Not Tested on ELA Assessment0


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Class Size (Percentage by Range) (2013-14)
* Elementary and special schools provide their own class size data

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School Finances


District Expenditure per Pupil (2012-13)

$14,396

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District Sources of Revenue (2012-13)

Percent District Allocation of Current Expenses by Category (2012-13)




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Exemplary Programs
Brandywine High School has several exemplary programs. Currently, Brandywine High School offers 17 Advanced Placement courses, and 21 Honors level courses. Advanced Placement courses include: English 11 (Language) and 12 (Literature), United States History, World History, Modern European History, Government & Politics, Studio Art, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, French, Spanish, and Psychology. Fine Arts, Dance, Culinary Arts and Design & Engineering are very popular with Brandywine students, and the award-winning Band Program has received widespread recognition for its outstanding performances.

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Curriculum Highlights
Fast Math—students begin their math program with Algebra II in 9th grade and can graduate with up to 6 credits in math, including 4 credits of A.P. math. Culinary Arts and Design & Engineering are in demand with students and offer pathways that lead to work after high school and college. The Fine Arts Program has an excellent reputation, and offers a wide variety of courses. Marching band has been Chapter Nine Champions in the Tournament of Bands Program for 15 of the last 19 years. They have also been in the top ten at the Atlantic Coast Championships 14 of the last 19 years; the band program hosts several recognized competitions including the Annual Jazz Festival, now in its 36th year, and the Annual Band Classic, now in its 19th year.

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