Cape Henlopen High School
 Date updated - Fall 2016
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District: Cape Henlopen School District Telephone: (302) 645-7711
Address: 1250 Kings Highway, Lewes DE 19958 Web: Cape Henlopen High School Page
Principal: Brian Donahue
School Demographics
Fall Enrollment

Grade 9380382
Grade 10315371
Grade 11313298
Grade 12306283

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School Promotion by Grade

Grade 8100.0%
Grade 991.9%
Grade 1093.5%
Grade 1197.2%
Grade 1294.4%

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Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

African American15.8%15.0%
American Indian0.3%0.4%

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Other Student Characteristics

English Language Learner2.1%1.8%
Low Income29.0%28.9%
Special Education18.6%19.5%
Enrolled for Full Year96.8%N/A

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Recently Arrived ELL Students

Number of Students Not Tested on ELA Assessment12

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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)


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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
Cape Henlopen High School, in partnership with family and community, will provide an environment in which students achieve success in academics and extracurricular activities and will empower students to become productive, responsible, and autonomous members of society.
Cape Henlopen High School students, staff and community members pride themselves in the multitude of achievements by our students both in academics and athletics.
2015 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence award.
SAT Gaston Honor Roll for achievement on Advance Placement and SAT.
US News Silver Medalist Winner for being one of the best high schools in America.
State championships in Robotics, Culinary Arts, Future Educators, and FCCLA.
National recognition for our theater and JROTC programs.
JROTC and Green Club both received the National Jefferson Award for community service.

With the highest number of public school Team State Championships, Cape High enjoys an outstanding athletic program.

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Curriculum Highlights
At Cape Henlopen High School we offer all core curriculum courses at the honors level. The Honors Program serves the needs of academically-talented students by providing academic opportunities that rival college-level courses. Our rigorous curriculum offerings include Honors, Advanced Placement, and dual enrollment courses through both University of Delaware and Wilmington College.

Cape Henlopen High School offers a variety of Career Pathways.
Business, Finance, and Marketing
Leadership & Training (JROTC)
Jobs for Delaware Graduates
Print & Media Communication
Audio, Radio, & Video
Performing Arts
Visual Arts
Process of Design & Engineering
Food Preparation & Production
Early Childhood Education
Health Services
Clothing & Textiles
Medical Assistant Healthcare

Staff development is focused on Common Core alignment, Learning Focused Strategies, and utilizing iPads in a 1:1 instructional environment.

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