Top 100 Best High Schools 2013 – The Charter School of Wilmington – Newsweek – 62/100
The Charter School of Wilmington
AVG SAT: 1892
AVG ACT: 27.9
AVG AP SCORE:4.2
NEWSWEEK SCORE: 3.66
100 N Dupont Rd, Wilmington, DE 19807, United States
The Charter School of Wilmington is a high school in Wilmington, Delaware, one of the first public/private (self-governed, state funded) charter schools in the United States, opening in 1996. It shares the former Wilmington High School building with Cab Calloway School of the Arts and occupies the third floor and a wing of the second floor of the building. There were 970 students enrolled in the fall for the 2012-2013 school year. It is also ranked as the 5th best STEM (Science,Technology, Engineering, Math) high school in the United States.
Charter schools in Delaware were authorized by Delaware Code, Title 14, Chapter five, enacted in 1995. The school is operated by a consortium of six companies: AstraZeneca, Verizon, Delmarva Power, DuPont, Hercules Incorporated, and Christiana Care Health System.
The Charter School of Wilmington was chartered by the Red Clay Consolidated School District, and was directly descended from the ‘Academy of Mathematics and Science’, an earlier (now defunct) math and science magnet school run by the district. The school is a college preparatory academy that focuses on mathematics and science. Also occupying building that formerly housed Wilmington High School are the Cab Calloway School of the Arts and the James H. Groves Adult High School.
The Charter School of Wilmington is a member of the National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology.
The Charter School of Wilmington placed 127th in 2006, 75th in 2007, and 100th in 2008 in Newsweek’s Top High Schools. Furthermore, Charter placed 41st in 2007 and 42nd in 2008 as well as 2009 in U.S. News’ America’s Best High Schools, earning the Gold Medal.