School Details

Charter School of Wilmington

100 North Dupont Rd, Wilmington, DE 19807
(302) 651-2727
NR

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Charter Grades 9-12 970 students 21 students/teacher (DE avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP)

In 2008-2009 Delaware used the Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP) to test students in reading and math in grades 2 through 10, in writing in grades 3 through 10, and in science and social studies in grades 4, 6, 8 and 11. Only the scores for reading and math in grades 2 through 10, writing in grades 3 though 10, and science in grades 8 and 11 are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The DSTP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
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Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP)

In 2008-2009 Delaware used the Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP) to test students in reading and math in grades 2 through 10, in writing in grades 3 through 10, and in science and social studies in grades 4, 6, 8 and 11. Only the scores for reading and math in grades 2 through 10, writing in grades 3 though 10, and science in grades 8 and 11 are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The DSTP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
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DE00188

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  • This school in 2009
  • Charter School of Wilmington average
  • Delaware state average

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Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP)

In 2008-2009 Delaware used the Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP) to test students in reading and math in grades 2 through 10, in writing in grades 3 through 10, and in science and social studies in grades 4, 6, 8 and 11. Only the scores for reading and math in grades 2 through 10, writing in grades 3 though 10, and science in grades 8 and 11 are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The DSTP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2009
  • Charter School of Wilmington average
  • Delaware state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Charter School of Wilmington is a charter high school in Wilmington. The principal of Charter School of Wilmington is Ronald R. Russo, whose e-mail is rrusso@charterschool.org. 970 students go to Charter School of Wilmington and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 3% of the 970 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Charter School of Wilmington is 21:1. Calloway (Cab) School of the Arts 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

  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 68% 68%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 7%
Asian 24% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 22% 22%
Hispanic 2% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 3% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I'm currently a senior year and have to say my experience here was amazing! The rigorous atmosphere but supportive staff helped me to better understand myself through all four years. They truly pushed me to my limit and I feel confident and prepared for college. I never had to deal with typical high school problems which helped me to focus on my extra curricular activities and classwork. Our outstanding principal stays extremely involved in our school helping us get the funding we need. Overall I became a better well-rounded person and more confident due to this school. I could never dream of going anywhere else.

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm a freshman this year and so far so good! At first it took time adjusting but after a week it was okay. What I really liked was the more mature atmosphere. While some public schools have drugs fighting and girls getting pregnant you don't really expect this from Charter. Mostly everyone that's here cares about their education. Also the uniform is pretty lenient. You don't have to tuck your uniform shirt and for pants you don't have to stick to the plain khaki pants. Also if the work is hard you can always phase down and vice versa. The only thing is the teaching methods. It's a bit different then what I'm used to and some teachers don't explain concepts thoroughly but that problem is solved by going after school for study sessions. Plus the cafeteria food isn't that bad and the pizza's pretty good. D

  • (5 years ago)

    Charter is academically challenging and a big lesson of responsibility. As a graduating senior I'd have to say that the workload is as large as you set your standards to be and that you're surrounded by people who actually care about doing their best ) mostly.

  • (5 years ago)

    Charter may seem very good academically because of their national ranking but the success is really due to the hardworking students. Many of the teachers do not teach and expect students to know everything for a test. There is an unreasonable amount of workload and the grades are much lower in comparison to other local high schools. The students are very nice though. Bottom line Only go if you want to be academically challenged.

  • (5 years ago)

    i go to this school and i must say that it is so nice that you won't want to go to college after your senior year.

  • (5 years ago)

    Charter is an excellent school! Consistantly ranked very high nationally by various magazines like Business Week. My son is a freshman there and he is loving it. The teachers and admin are excellent. He is involved in many after school activities I can barely keep him home! FIVE Stars to Charter!

  • (5 years ago)

    As a junior at the Charter School of Wilmington I can tell you that it is a wonderful school! The teachers are all so nice the kids there are very friendly and we all are getting an excellent education. Unlike what most people think CSW is not a competitive school. It has a very relaxed atmosphere. It's a great school and I'm so glad I went here for my 4 years in high school.

  • (10 years ago)

    This is a fantastic HS! The students work hard the parents are involved and the teachers have quality curricula. My daughter graduated 2 years ago and has repeatedly said Charter prepared her very well for college. My only complaint is the appearence of the school. It's very very old & everything is shared with an Arts magnet school that also occupies the building. Still what makes this school great was so much more than the physical building that I dealt with the confusing layout and decrepit conditions. If I had to do it all over again I would still send my daughter to Charter.

  • (10 years ago)

    A wonderful education provided in a safe and positive environment. The peer pressure in this school is to excel. The Teachers are dedicated and the Parent involvement is great.

  • (10 years ago)

    Outstanding leadership is provided to a school population full of self-motivated students. Most teachers are helpful and very accessible. However the workload at the school is daunting and the environment competitive. This is not a perfect choice for every student.

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Overall score

(based on 15 ratings & reviews)

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