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