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Northern Garrett High School

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Posted May 28, 2008

I am an honors student at Northern Garrett now, although some of the teachers are good, the majority are no where near the caliber they are said to be. The vice principal has gone way overboard when it comes to rules and the entire administration is lacking. I am a vegan student and I politely provided all the information needed and a petition asking for vegetarian friendly meal choices at the least and I was ignored. When I approached my principal about he said that I have no choice and if I did not like what they served, then I should pack. This is a very small school, I think we are at about 400 this year, but still the staff is unable to appropriately control the student body. There are multiple teachers in this school that are unable to teach their subjects in the more modern environment.
—Submitted by a student

Posted September 13, 2007

I have three children, two in NHS and one in NMS. I have visited and toured northern garrett high school on more than one occasion. I have met the vice-principal, the secretaries, and a couple of the teachers and it is obvious that the teachers and staff care about the students and want them to succeed in their chosen fields. The facilities at northern garrett high school are impressive for a relatively small school and they have so much to offer, every student that graduates from northern garrett high school should do well whether they choose to further their education or go straight into the work force. A parent.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 12, 2007

The staff at both Northern Middle & Northern High show great interest in the students educational success & extracurriculars. I find them to be very cooperative and concerned in general.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 11, 2004

I have a daughter that attends NHS and a son in NMS. I couldn't imagine my children attending any other school. I know that they are safe and the education that they recieve is more than outstanding!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 14, 2004

Northern Garrett High is the worst school that anyone here has ever had to tolerate! PS the Vice Principal is terrible!
—Submitted by a student

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The state average for Algebra was 84% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.








English II

The state average for English II was 83% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.








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About the tests

In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland High School Assessments (HSA) to test students in English 2, Algebra, and Biology upon completion of each course. The HSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. Students are required to pass the tests in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 42%
Hispanic 1% 12%
Two or more races 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
Black 0% 35%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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86 Pride Parkway
Accident, MD 21520
Phone: (301) 746-8668


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