#1 High School in DE and #1 in New Castle County

Mount Pleasant High School

5201 Washington Street Extensi, Wilmington, DE 19809

How Good is Mount Pleasant High School?

Report Card

A+ Academic Results
A+ Learning Enviroment
A- School Safety
A Overall Grade

Located in Wilmington, Delaware, Mount Pleasant High School, is a New Castle County school. It has 1073 students and 77 teachers and serves grades 9-12.

This school performs above average when compared to other Delaware schools. Mount Pleasant High School received an overall grade of A from The School Review. The school ranks 1 for high schools in New Castle County and 1 in the state, when compared to similar schools.

For our analysis we use data provided by the schools to the U.S. Department of Education. These data are analyzed to calculate a grade for safety, academics and learning environment for each school. An overall grade is then calculated based on a weighted combination of those scores. Our methodology page has details on our grading system.


The academic score for a high school is determined by comparing a number of factors, such as student scores on standardized tests and indicators of college readiness. Mount Pleasant High School performs significantly above average compared to other Delaware high schools for academics. The school's grade for this metric is A+.

Source: DE Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent
AP/IB Participation Excellent
SAT/ACT Participation Poor

Learning Enviroment

To evaluate the learning environment at a school we compare numerous factors like teacher certifications, experience and chronic absenteeism. For learning environment, Mount Pleasant High School performs significantly above average when compared to other high schools in Delaware and received the grade of A+ for this measure.

Students : Teacher
DE Avg. 15
Uncertified Teachers
DE Avg. 2%
New Teachers
DE Avg. 11%
Learning Enviroment Grade A+
Student–Teacher Ratio Very Good
Student Absenteeism N/A
Teacher Absenteeism Good
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Excellent


Suspension rates and number of physical altercations are used to determine a school’s safety. Mount Pleasant High School performs above average compared to other Delaware high schools for safety. The school's grade for this metric is A-.

Safety Grade A-
In-School Suspensions Excellent
Out-of-School Suspensions Poor
Physical Altercations Fair


The demographics of the student body at Mount Pleasant High School are summarized below. The demographics of a school are not used as a factor when evaluating its performance.

Students w/ Disablities
DE Avg. 13%
Free Lunch
DE Avg. 28%
Econ. Disadvantaged
DE Avg. 28%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 1,073
Minority Students 615
Diversity Index 46
Students with Disablities 137
Economically Disadvantaged 26%
Limited English Proficiency 2%
Gifted Students N/A


A School - Only 10% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent many of top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.

Academic Overperformance I - Awarded to schools which perform substantially higher on standardized tests than predicted given the socioeconomic composition of their student body. Less than 3% of schools nationwide qualify for this award. Read more about how this metric was calculated and why TheSchoolReview feels it is an important to recognize these schools outperforming academic expectations.

Compare Nearby Schools

In the table below, schools nearby to Mount Pleasant High School are included. The table displays The School Review’s score for each of the schools. If you would like a complete list of local schools, visit the Wilmington, Delaware schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Brandywine High School B B A B
2 Howard High School of Technology N/A N/A C+ C-
3 Freire Charter School N/A N/A D C-
4 Great Oaks Charter School C- C+ D C
5 First State School N/A N/A C C+

Mount Pleasant High School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students attend Mount Pleasant High School? The school reported 1073 enrolled students to the U.S Dept of Education.
  • How good of a school is Mount Pleasant High School? The school received an overall grade of A, which means it is above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Mount Pleasant High School in? The school is located in New Castle County.
  • How can I contact Mount Pleasant High School? The school's number is (302) 762-7125. You can visit their website at http://www.brandywineschools.org/mphs.
  • Where is Mount Pleasant High School? 5201 Washington Street Extensi, Wilmington, Delaware 19809

How we rate schools?

We rank high schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of high schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics using indicators of college readiness and likelihood of future college enrollment. These measures include the percent of students enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate course and the percent of students taking the SAT or ACT. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, and chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Brandywine High School
1400 Foulk Road Wilmington, DE 19803
Howard High School of Technology
401 East 12th Street Wilmington, DE 19801
Freire Charter School
Null Wilmington, DE 19801
Great Oaks Charter School
1200 North French St Wilmington, DE 19801
First State School
501 West 14th Street Wilmington, DE 19899