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About This School

Calloway (Cab) School of the Arts is a public high school in Wilmington. The principal of Calloway (Cab) School of the Arts is Julie Rumschlag, who can be contacted at julie.rumschlag@redclay.k12.de.us. 847 children attend Calloway (Cab) School of the Arts and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 11% of the 847 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Calloway (Cab) School of the Arts is 19:1. Charter School of Wilmington is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Fencing
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Lacrosse
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Rugby
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo
    • Wrestling
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 71% 48%
Hispanic 5% 22%
Asian 5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 18% 25%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.1%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11% 44%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Great Schoool. Fun loving children all highly motivated. Excellent teachers and administrators. Leads the way on how public schools can have both great teachers and motivated students

  • (1 year ago)

    great school all around. Hands down to the principal and the building chief working together to appeal children from all over the state. the staff members are super friendly and the kids at cab and charter are amazing extreemly respectfull and mature for thier age. The chief operator over there does alot to keep the building clean and safe for the children. I wouldnt even question sending my child to cab calloway or charter for middle and senior high school. I personally have seen what its like at other public schools and this one is far different and one of a kind. keep up the great work!

  • (2 years ago)

    I have a daughter who attends this school. The academics in the school is outstanding. They have a very nice way to impart education and it is working. My child's vocabulary has improved tremendously. The teachers are more goal oriented and do give a lot of leg room for assignments including accepting them for late evaluation without being excessively penalizing about it. No problem about bullying or other non sense that happens in many schools. Good children very motivated to learn. They do place you in an appropriate learning group to complement your interests. No doubt that they have the best art program in the state but do not be fooled by its title as an art school. They share the same building with another great school charter school of wilmington and they do a lot of co-ordinated programs together including band and sports. Cab and charter compliment each other with their great programs and the students benefit from the great talent of teachers and students. Cafeteria offers wide menu including vegan and vegetarian for the palate . Admission to the school is restricted by audition to 2 art form and hence they are selective in who gets admitted.

  • (4 years ago)

    I attended Cab Calloway from 6th grade until my senior year of high school and I can honestly say it's a wonderful place. The education that I received there really helped to prepare me for college. The school offers a good amount of AP classes with very knowledgeable and helpful teachers. The last reviewer pointed out that some of the teachers are "boring and uninspiring " but you will find that at any school and likely in greater numbers elsewhere. I had a lot excellent and passionate teachers at Cab many of whom I still visit today two years after graduating. It's a really fabulous school with smart and talented kids (and great DSTP scores) and I would definitely recommend it to anyone with a serious interest in the arts and education.

  • (4 years ago)

    I must disagree with many of the reviewers here. My son is in 9th grade his first year at Cab having been in private school until now. He is extremely happy at Cab but his grades have been erratic--classes he should have no problem with he simply finds the teachers boring and uninspiring. They can't seem to bring their subject matter to life enough to make him care to do much work. These classes are very large and while teachers claim to make themselves available the limitations they impose on that availability make their claims no more than lip service. My son is involved in performing arts and while it's wonderful he gets to practice his art every day in reality the productions and the talent in this school are sadly no greater than in any other public school. The building in spite of all the upgrades is depressing and ugly.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am in 8th grade here at Cab.I knew the second I walked in my first day that this is where I wanted to be. The academics are great with very helpful teachers everywhere and even helpful students.You will hear every statment imagineable about Cab and mine is that it is the best place ever.Help is always given when asked for and the programs are top-notch. The best part about Cab is the social acceptance. You can be yourself here and no one will be mean to you. If someone is they get labeled as a jerk and they get made fun of instead for being mean. Anyone who says this isn't the place to be obviously doesn't belong here.

  • (4 years ago)

    Cab Calloway Middle is a great school to learn more about an art subject that you wouldn't normally learn about in a regular school. The discipline safety and behavior is enforced by the principal teachers and other staff members at all times. It is a fun school with lots of activites and great teachers. I recommend this school to anyone and everyone with a love for learning!

  • (4 years ago)

    i was just thinking of sending my child here and it sounds like an exclent schoo!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    I have twins entering 8th grade. I have to say the same as most. Awesome school. Can any mom of girls say their daughters never came home with a problem from school. I can. So far so good. I keep waiting for the issues that girls can have in school to show up. But we've never had a problem here. The teachers are awesome. One problem was with social studies my daughter didn't think she was learning anything however when we do trivia or game questions she seems to know an aweful lot.

  • (5 years ago)

    this school is awesome you can be who you wanna be here

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter is a 6th grader at CAB - and she loves it! I thought being in a big school would be too much for her to handle (since she came from a very small elementary school in Middletown) but she has blossomed so much. Switching class using a locker her rotating schedule - all has helped her develop a since of responsibility. Since starting at CAB she has become more out going. CAB allows the students to be themselves and not be ashamed. The students can express their love for music dance drama art and band etc. without being ridiculed. At CAB students also excel in Math and Science without feeling ashamed of being smart - and having the fear of being labeled a Geek / Nerd . My daughter loves learning and CAB nourishes her quest for knowledge daily. I am a true believer that Studying varies Art Field challenges the students on a level that in a regular setting they would not be challenged. She has always been a shy child but CAB pushes her to step out the box. My daughter is doing wonderful (All A s 3rd MP). The teachers are great; you can reach them ALL the time. I consider myself blessed to have such a wonderful group of people helping me mold and shape my beautiful and brilliant daughter s future. Thank You CAB Staff and Teachers. Submitted by a Very Pleased Parent 4/20/2008!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    I love it here. Mr. Mazz is very nice. The only con is that there are so many annoying girls in this school. I try no to lose my head.

  • (5 years ago)

    im a new 6th grader and i absolutely love it here!!! when you start at cab everyone is so down to earth and warm!!! i reccomend sending your child here you wont regret it!!! the teachers challenge you and teach in awesome ways!!! thank you and apply your kid here ASAP!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    As the parent of an 8th grader who is in her third year at Cab I am very pleased. The teachers are very caring and willing to work with parents. Communication is wonderful! I can email a teacher and they reply quickly. We are looking forward to High School at Cab.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter loves this school. She is academically gifted and has managed to get challenging courses. Of course the arts are what really shine and I am glad my daughter can spend time every day singing and drawing. The teachers all seem to be happy they are teaching there and not somewhere else. The students all have a sense of school pride and spirit. I whole heartedly recommend the school with two caveats one they could improve the discipline and two they could improve the parent/school communication.

  • (6 years ago)

    'Fun and exciting while educational as well!' Cab Calloway is the school for children who have a talent in the arts. I am an 8th grader at Cab currently. I personally very happy with teachers and happy spirited kids.

  • (6 years ago)

    We are very pleased with Cab in all aspects from the creative teaching to the support giving to the students it is an excellent school

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter is a rising seventh grader in the CCSA middle school. Her sixth grade year was excellent in many respects. Having arts as an integral part of the curriculum and the overall school environment is a great fit for her interests and abilities. CCSA is also very strong academically. As a talented math student she was well challenged by being able to take pre-algebra. Since CCSA is a magnet school all of the kids are there because the want to be. Along with solid behavioral expectations that are enforced compassionately this results in far fewer behavior problems and thus a more positive learning environment. The sixth grade teaching staff is uniformly solid and most are well-loved by the kids. I expect that her seventh grade experience will be no less positive.

  • (7 years ago)

    I currently attend Cab Calloway School of the Arts as Freshman. I have attended Cab Calloway since 6th grade. This is a flat out amazing school. The best teachers principal etc. At Cab Calloway everyone's like a big family and everyone gets along. All the students at Cab Calloway are honors and are very talented. The students who are not honored students are one's who slack off because the teachers at Cab care so much about the children that it's unbelievable especially the middle school teachers. If you are a Vocalist Dancer Musician etc. I would recommend Cab Calloway School of the Arts the place for you to go and this is coming from a Carnegie Hall performer.

  • (7 years ago)

    When I decided to come to Cab in the 7th grade (now I am currently in 9th at Cab) I was overjoyed about how much my life changed. The teachers were great and the students even better. Due to this a comment that a parent made about her student's experinced surprised me. All the 7th grade classes are in one hallway (except science) and the notice the parent should have asked to to see the students tests and such. Also Mr.Edwards requires a signature from parents on a sheet with test grades therefore it's not the teacher's fault. It's the student's and parents' own fault. The teacher can't always be there to hold the child's hand through life. Most middleschool teachers only teach one highschool class which trust me isn't much harder than teaching rambunctious middleschoolers going through puberty all at the same time.

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