Facts and Figures

St. Elizabeth High School 2016-17

Founded in 1940
Head of School: Shirley W. Bounds
Co-educational, Catholic, College Preparatory serving grades 9 through 12


Diocese of Wilmington, National Catholic Education Association, College Board;
accredited by the Middle States Association of Secondary Schools;
charter member of the Delaware Association of Independent Schools.

Faculty and Staff

Total staff: 49
Total faculty: 36
All faculty have earned a minimum of bachelor's degrees while 50% hold advanced degrees. Our faculty averages 13 years of professional experience.


Enrollment: 385
52% Boys
48% Girls
Average Class Size: 20 students
Faculty Student Ratio: 1:11

Members of the student body come from private, parochial, and public elementary and/or middle schools and some are home-schooled. Sixty-nine percent of students come from suburban areas of Wilmington, 17% from the city of Wilmington, 14% from rural, small towns, or neighboring states, and four students are international students from China.

The composition of the student body shows a 26% minority presence.

Expenses 2017-18

Tuition: $11,700
Estimated additional expenses: $150 for books; $600 to purchase iPad through the school; $300 technology fee per year; $280 graduation fee for seniors.

Financial Aid

Recipients: 58% of student body
Total Granted: $734,250
Average Grant: $3,278


Recipients: 19% of student body
Total Awarded: $220,850


78 available courses, of which 11 are Advanced Placement and 21 Honors (see academics).

Course Levels

Three levels of courses are provided. Level 1 courses are college preparatory courses that are not honors or Advanced Placement. Level 2 are honors courses designed for students who are capable of excelling in a particular area and of moving at a faster pace than the majority of students. Level 3 are Advanced Placement courses, which are highly challenging courses taught at the college level and for which students may obtain college credit while still in high school.

Academic Departments

Physical Education and Health
Religious Studies
Social Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
World Languages
Drivers Education

Marking System















Semester Exams

Both mid-term and final exams are given.

Honor Roll

First Honors –
Awarded to students with a G.P.A. of 3.8 or above and no grade below 80.
Second Honors –
Awarded to students with a G.P.A. of 3.4 - 3.79 and no grade below 77.

Class Rank

Rank is computed on a weighted 4.0 quality point scale.
(A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0).
There are three academic levels:
Level 1, College Prep: 0 quality points;
Level 2, Honors: .5 quality points; and
Level 3, Advanced Placement: 1 quality point.

Credit Requirements

The total number of credits required for graduation is 27.5. A credit is equivalent to 36 weeks of work, 6 periods in a 7 day cycle, under the supervision of a teacher. Social Studies credits may be given for completion of World Religion and Social Justice courses.

College Matriculations

On average, 96% of the graduating class goes on to attend college.
College scholarship money awarded to Class of 2015: $5.8 Million