Charter School of Wilmington has again been listed the seventh best charter school in the nation in the U.S. News & World Report's annual high school rankings.
It was the only Delaware school to make the top 100 overall high schools on the media company's 2020 list, one that includes nearly 18,000 high schools nationwide. The company only ranks public schools.
The school came in at No. 39 among all high schools, down from No. 31 last year. It was also listed again as the top high school in Delaware and the third best high school in the Philadelphia region, a position it also held when U.S.
News released metro-area rankings for the first time last year.
This year, two other Delaware schools made the regional top 10 — Newark Charter School was No. 7 and Cab Calloway School of the Arts was No. 8.
U.S. News said it ranks schools based on students' state tests in math and reading, passage of college-level exams and graduation rates.
Coming in second in Delaware was Newark Charter School, which ranked No. 73 on the list of charter schools nationally and No. 314 in overall high schools. Last year, its directortook issue with the rankings, saying they used an inaccurate graduation rate.
Those were the only two schools in Delaware to make the top 100 charter schools list. Sussex Academy of Arts and Sciences was ranked No. 103.
Charter School of Wilmington (No. 39 nationally)
Newark Charter School (No. 314 nationally)
Cab Calloway School of the Arts (No. 338 nationally)
Sussex Academy of Arts And Sciences (No. 528 nationally)
Conrad Schools of Science (No. 666 nationally)
Caesar Rodney High School (No. 2,784 nationally)
Mount Pleasant High School (No. 3,579 nationally)
Concord High School (No. 3,837 nationally)
Sussex Technical High School (No. 3,896 nationally)
Middletown High School (No. 4,302 nationally)