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Heritage High School

Public | PK, 9-12 | 746 students

 

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Posted February 2, 2006

As a teacher, this is my first year at Heritage, but I was a teacher at Lake Clifton two years prior to Heritage moving in. Unfortunatly, I have to agree with the previous parent. There is much left to be desired, and a lot of improvements that need to happen at our school. We have a wonderful, careing and educated staff, but I believe that that is one of the only positives. Most of the students disrespect authority and their fellow students. The attendace average is ridiculous, the test scores are atrocious, and the students fail most of their classes, which are already 'watered down' compared to other schools. There are way too many fights also. I've had two in my classroom already. In my two years at Lake Clifton, this never happened. I don't know what to do to make it better, we've tried almost anything!
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Posted November 20, 2005

This school is a product of Lake Clifton being split up into smaller learning communities. The school was formerly called Harford Institute, but is now called Heritage High School. My daughter is in the 11th grade at Heritage. The school is extremely unorganized and chaotic. They barely have textbooks and materials. What was the point of opening all of these new schools, if they weren't gonna be provided with the proper learning tools? I'll just call this school 'Little Lake Clifton' from now on.
—Submitted by a parent


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Grade level

Algebra

The state average for Algebra was 84% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
62%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
54%
English II

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

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
55%
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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
Black 98% 35%
Hispanic 1% 12%
White 1% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 4%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2801 St Lo Dr
Baltimore, MD 21213
Phone: (410) 396-6637

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