Mount Pleasant High School
 Date updated - Spring 2016
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District: Brandywine School District Telephone: (302) 762-7125
Address: 5201 Washington Street Extension, Wilmington DE 19809 Web: Mount Pleasant High School Page
Principal: Heather Austin
AYP: Not Met
School Demographics
Fall Enrollment

2014-152015-16
Grade 9311293
Grade 10300260
Grade 11257262
Grade 12252293
Total1,1201,108


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School Promotion by Grade

2014-15
Grade 985.2%
Grade 1094.3%
Grade 1197.7%
Grade 1293.7%


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Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

2014-152015-16
African American43.9%43.4%
American Indian0.2%0.2%
Asian4.5%4.2%
Hispanic/Latino4.8%6.0%
White45.6%45.1%
Multi-Racial1.0%1.1%


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Other Student Characteristics

2014-152015-16
English Language Learner1.7%2.1%
Low Income25.1%25.3%
Special Education11.3%12.3%
Enrolled for Full Year96.2%N/A


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Recently Arrived ELL Students

2014-15
Number of Students Not Tested on ELA Assessment2


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Class Size (Percentage by Range) (2015-16)
* Elementary and special schools provide their own class size data

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School Finances


District Expenditure per Pupil (2014-15)

$14,961

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District Sources of Revenue (2014-15)

Percent District Allocation of Current Expenses by Category (2014-15)




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Exemplary Programs
Over 100 students participated in AP exams, while 220 IB examinations were taken in the spring of 2008. Mount Pleasant High School has an outstanding teaching staff, with over sixty five percent holding masters or doctoral degrees. Our school hosts the district’s only JROTC magnet program which has U.S. Army affiliation. With our Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program, students are assisted and mentored in their effort towards post-secondary study while taking a higher level rigorous curriculum. The Fine Arts programs continually demonstrate continued excellence while representing the school in our community with outreach programs such as the Meals on Wheels program. And, our athletic teams are consistently successful throughout both conference and state competition. Mount Pleasant also offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program in conjunction with the district’s IB Middle Years Program housed at Talley Middle School.

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Curriculum Highlights
Mount Pleasant High School is a comprehensive high school located in the northern suburbs of Wilmington, Delaware. The 980 students are enrolled in grades nine through twelve. Approximately $4,650,000 was awarded in grants and scholarships to the graduating class of 2008 who will attend institutions of higher learning such as: The United States Naval Academy, Harvard University, Colorado College, the University of Southern California, Swarthmore College, the University of North Carolina, Georgetown University, the University of Delaware, Delaware Technical College, Wilmington University and other institutions.

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