Award Year: 2015

Cape Henlopen High School

1250 Kings Highway
Lewes, DE, 19958-1798

(302) 645-7711

Mr. Brian A. Donahue, Principal at time of Nomination

Cape Henlopen School District

School Website


It is the mission of Cape Henlopen High School to create a learning environment that systematically, persuasively, and significantly improves the achievement of all students.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 16%
  • White: 67%
  • Hispanic: 13%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Two or more races: 2%
  • ELL: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
2015 Cape Henlopen High School Graduating Class.

2015 Cape Henlopen High School Graduating Class.

Cape Henlopen High School is a comprehensive high school located in the resort town of Lewes, Delaware. Cape Henlopen serves 1352 students grades nine through twelve. In partnership with family and community, Cape Henlopen High School provides an environment that empowers students to become productive, responsible, autonomous members of society.

Over a four-year period, Cape Henlopen High School has performed in the top 10% of comprehensive high schools in the State of Delaware as measured by the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS). Some examples of Cape Henlopen High School's high performance for all students include the following: Cape students were ranked in the Top 1, 2, or 3 for all comprehensive high schools in the State of Delaware on grade 9 and 10 DCAS Math and ELA Tests . Cape student subgroups of Socio-Economic Disadvantaged, Hispanic, and Students Receiving Special Education services also showed similar test rankings. Cape Henlopen High School students performed in the top 10% for growth and college readiness scores on the SAT from 2012 to 2014, while also recording a .08% drop out rate and a 94% AYP graduation rate.

Cape Henlopen High School’s graduating seniors from the Class of 2014 attended 70 different colleges and post-secondary institutions across 22 states. One hundred seniors earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and over 230 seniors earned 1st or 2nd honor roll status. The Class of 2014 was awarded over 4.1 million dollars in scholarships for academics, athletics, arts, and community service.