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High Point High School

Public | 9-12 | 2158 students

 

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Posted May 18, 2014

I will be graduating on May 30th. I have only been in high school for 3-years, i am an early graduating student and the oppurtubities in this school are endless it all depends on your self motivation and leadership. The school is improving quickly and i am confident that this school wont be the same after so many plans that are taking effect already.


Posted July 17, 2013

This school isn't that bad you just need to know how to fight for what you want. I graduated from this school. went right to college an I already have graduated and became a veterinarian :) ! My parents have tought me well. And even though I didn't have the best grades in Hp I still always did what I could. And that's why I'm getting money today, for never giving up . Highpoint wasn't perfect but it wasn't the worst. Don't think this school is bad just because some parents never communicate with their kids to have them being good in school .


Posted April 29, 2013

i wount recommend high point as a good school to go to.... because security is not all that strict on students and anytime there's a problem and security is needed it takes a long time for them to get there.. High point's facility is bad and the food they serve is not all that good too .. other schools are better compared to high point
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 8, 2011

High Point would not be a good school to think you would get a decent career in life. The staff along with the teachers actions are poor, they don't really care what the students do. The security isn't so tight so everyone walks around the halls. You can walk out & head somewhere as if you were leaving an unimportant place. Fights occur like it was a regular thing. Weekly, perhaps daily.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 4, 2010

I am a student in high point and theres a fight everyday and this school is not safe at all so go to school that is safer but they some of the teachers are very good
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2010

The school is so fun its like a fight at the school everyday.The teachers dont care about anything.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 14, 2008

High Point High school use to be the best in PG County not to long ago. I'm an alumni of High Point, an my son attends there this year as a freshman. And this school has a lot to be desired. With the new principal maybe this school can turn around in the near future. it will take time, but i would not recommend this school to anyone. My son is on the football team and the players lack disipline. Winning a game is the least of the school worries. What should be on everyone's mind is why they only have 44 players when other schools have 50 to 65 kids. One is the grades of the students. I know that the school system changed there policy about sports programs, but the school in a whole lacks the commitment from the students. The students and parents need more involvement!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2008

high point? they should call it low low point. This school is so dirty they really do need better janitors. They really need better coaches they havent even won a football game(one by forfit).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2007

This school is horrible it has too many problems and nothing is done about it! Get better janitors, please, and cooks and teachers and principal and special ed teachers. Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2007

I am a student here, and I think that if you are in honors this is a great school for you, we are now fixing the school up. I am in the honors society. The Secuirity has gone up now, so in the near future this school will be better.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 5, 2003

I'm a student at High Point, and I think it's a great school. I'm in the academic/honors portion of our school, and my teachers and peers are both supportive and helpful. Mr.Ryan is doing a great job of dealing with misconduct in our school, and I'd rather be at High Point than any other High School.


Posted October 6, 2003

Teachers not certified for Special Education. Gangs in school not dealt with. Only cares about academic (Talented or Gifted) children. The comprehensive program, where most students are at, nothing done with them. Poor parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

My son is a graduate of 2002 and for his years at High Point, we had no complaints. They helped him in more ways than one. Now I have a 9th grader there and she loves it already. Besides I had several cousins that graduated from there years ago.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

393 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
75%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

393 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
66%
English II

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

402 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
71%
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
Hispanic 54% 12%
Black 38% 35%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
White 3% 42%
Two or more races 1% 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 64%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
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Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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3601 Powder Mill Rd
Beltsville, MD 20705
Phone: (301) 572-6400

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