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Annapolis High School

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Posted April 1, 2014

I Love Annapolis Senior High. The staff is amazing, caring and by far the best teachers my children have ever had. The administration is caring and on top of it all. The IB Program and the PV Magnet make this school extra special but the entire high school is great. I think that the diversity of the community is one of its major strengths. So happy to be a part of this community, my child is triving!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2013

I am currently enrolled in the PVA magnet at Annapolis High and I love it there! I encourage incoming 9th graders who love fine arts to join our sophisticated facility!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 12, 2013

My ninth grader is loving AHS. His teachers are very committed and caring, he is challenged academically, and he has plenty of opportunities for clubs, athletics, and other activities. The school holds regular after-school drop in meetings that provide an opportunity for 9th grade parents to touch-base with teachers. The active PTA keeps parents aware of important dates and results of games and student successes. AHS is a great place with excellent staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2013

My daughter came to AHS after being in private school from K-8 and we were a little nervous about the transition. She has had a great experience here and loves her school. She loves the diversity of kids, caring teachers and opportunities to participate in a multitude of programs. The staff has a lot on their plate working with such a diverse population but they seem to always strive to provide the additional services needed by some of our kids. We love AHS and try to spread the word to anyone who asks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2012

Annapolis High School have excellent IB, AP and Honors programs. Our daughter transferred into the IB Program from overseas. She found the teachers and faculty to be caring and encouraging. The IB program is very challenging, but was a good fit for our daughter. The teachers are excellent educators, who challenge their students to broaden their research and views. They graduate to be thoughtful and articulate young adults ready to take on new challenges in college/university.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2011

I attend AHS. It has an awful reputation and, yes, bad things happen here, just like at every high school. But we also have good things. We have a good SGA, good teachers, smart students, etc. Other schools get their problems swept under the rug but at AHS, everyone knows everything that goes on here. Don't be scared to send your student here. It's an excellent school and I love attending it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 16, 2011

I was originally concerned about my son attending Annapolis High School, but this was the school of his choice. I have to tell you I have been nothing but thrilled with the school. The teachers are great, the administration works as a team. I am very impressed and happy with our choice to send him to Annapolis. It would be great to see more parent involvement, but I know that is a sign of the make up of the school. Many students don't have parents who are involved with their lives, let alone their school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

Students at AHS are more involved, socially, and politically aware than kids I know who attend other area schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

Annapolis Senior High is a great school: diverse, interesting, culturally alive and stimulating. My son is an out-of-area student (a Junior) who chose this school over a very good neighborhood HS and has never regretted coming to Annapolis. In fact, he works very hard in his very rigorous program but he is having a great time, and he is able to join any club/sport team he wants. Mr. Lilly is a great principal and has an excellent staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2009

A wide range on ethnicities and a place where everyone (and I mean everyone!) has a great time.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 15, 2009

Annapolis is the best I just transfered from private school and I'm having the time of my life
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

The staff is very supportive of each other and work well as a team/family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

Our students and faculty have seen tragedy and triumph and have persevered through it all!


Posted October 15, 2009

Annapolis High SChool has the most caring committed faculty I have ever had the pleasure to work with and students with such great potential! We don't give up but continue to press forward toward excellence!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 14, 2009

Annapolis high school is the most diverse real life school in anne arundel county.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 14, 2009

We really do have good teachers, especially the IB ones. I love that we have so many different people as well, I couldn't stand going to a rich white school where every kid is spoiled
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 14, 2009

Its the greatest school that has ever existed. Everyone gets along and everything is run flawlessly. It wouldn't hurt to be thrown some extra funding though. Our computers are still from the stone age.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 14, 2009

I absolutely love Annapolis HIgh because it is a super diverse community where everyone comes from a different place but can always find someone they get along with. We have the IB program as well as the largest ESOL program in the county. We have a crazy amount of school spirit and most of all I love Annapolis High because it has become sort of a home for me that I won't forget!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 14, 2009

Annapolis is the coolest school in the who;le county, there is always so much to do, whether its a game or a club, you will never find yourself bored. the school is also very diverse, the diversoty only adds to the uniqueness of the school. all the students and teachers are very friendly so one will always feel welcome upon entering the school building. Annapolis high school is the best school in the entire world
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 14, 2009

Every single student at Annapolis High is a highly motivated and superbly educated young adult with a brilliant future ahead of them. The faculty and staff create loyal relationships with not just some, but every one of their students. I am truly blessed to be apart of such a nurturing environment at Annapolis High.
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Algebra

The state average for Algebra was 84% in 2013.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

313 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%
English II

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

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

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 37% 42%
Black 36% 35%
Hispanic 21% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Two or more races 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 40%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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2700 Riva Rd
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: (410) 266-5240

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