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9-12
Public
Berlin, MD
Students enrolled: 1,399
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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9913 Seahawk Rd
Berlin, MD 21811

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(410) 641-2171
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October 01, 2011
I have put three daughters and now two grandsons through Stephen Decatur High School and it is the best of the public schools, tops in the state of Maryland. I prefer this school over the private schools with a top notch education system. Well rounded, the counselors are the best and the teachers have an open communication system with the parents. The sports programs rank very high in the state. My oldest grandson is graduating this year with the youngest a freshman. Colleges know that they are getting the best of students from Stephen Decatur High School.

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May 31, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2009
My son will be graduating this year from Decatur and my husband and I feel that he has received a top-notch education. The academic programs are challenging and the four period day allows kids to focus on fewer academics in greater depth. The teachers reach out to the students and my son has enjoyed the attention and extra instruction. The school itself has been renovated to include more classroom space and enhanced technology. The administrators are reasonable and fair. He will be going off to University of Maryland for college and we feel he is well prepared.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2009
i think this school is qa very nice school. the teacher are really nice.

- submitted by a student
December 17, 2008
I Love Stephen Decatur! I wouldn't go to any other school! The teachers and administrators make life at Decatur challenging but always fun! i will miss the school when I graduate

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no rating August 30, 2008
I am now attending SDHS and believe its the best school. i am part of the choir and i've never seen a group of students so dedicated. the teachers are great and adiministration is a great bunch. This is one of the most caring schools they are always there for students with problems. I am proud to say i go to Stephen Decatur

- submitted by a student
August 05, 2008
i love going to decatur and i love practicaly all the teachers and its easy to get involved in the shool and community. im in the theater program here and the annual childrens theater is unlike anything at any other school. the academic and other classes are fun too. i cant imagine going to a better school. go decatur!

- submitted by a student
no rating May 09, 2008
I love decatur! it's my home school and i'm a varsity cheerleader for our football and basketball teams. I couldn't ask for a better school. It's amazing, fun, and the teachers are the best. Go hawks!

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April 14, 2008
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April 11, 2008
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March 27, 2008
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March 25, 2008
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February 01, 2008
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- submitted by a student
November 29, 2007
awesome school. great place to send your kids!

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July 14, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
June 25, 2006
There is always great reviews in the newspaper about the sports. The Curriculumn is high. They have a subscribable newspaper, and a great fine arts (drama) assembly. This school is great! The band and choral specials are spectacular. This school, I think is the best public school around. It also has been renovated, so the exterior and interior is awesome. There is a drama room, a track field, and a large field for sports. In the middle school, there are baseball fields, and another large filed. The track field is al in one, there is pole vaulting, long jump, soccer, lacrosse, and even a football field. This school overall is the best Iv'e been to.

- submitted by a parent
December 22, 2005
This is a beautiful, newly-rennovated school with some excellent teachers. It's a godsend for us, having moved from the gangs of D.C. One thing I'm not thrilled with is the huge number of students smoking cigarettes AND pot (and yes, on school property). It beats gang violence, but it's not good. Also, the bus drivers aren't all very nice and I find the fact that they segregate boys from girls (with girls to the back of the bus!) very strange. My child prefers to get a ride, rather than deal with the unpleasant driver, so that's a drag. Overall, though, I'd say this is a great school, with teachers and counselors who really seem to care. I just wish they'd get on the drug thing and the bus drivers a bit more.

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November 30, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
October 29, 2005
I graduated from Stephen Decatur back in 1998, before the renovations were complete. The school was an amazing facility then and is even greater today, with an extremely hard-working and dedicated faculty. Smaller class sizes also ensure more student/teacher interaction which make learning easier. I strongly encourage anyone who may be unsure of where to send their children to school to consider Stephen Decatur High. You won't be dissapointed.

- submitted by a former student
May 05, 2005
Decatur is a rare find among American High Schools. It has a newly renovated facility which serves a growing population coming from the Berlin, Ocean City, Ocean Pines residential areas. It has few 'big-city' or even suburban area problems and it's parents are especially involved in their child's education. This school really deserves the blue ribbon it earned back in 1998, and more importantly it continues to grow in size, quality, and program offerings to students.

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October 20, 2004
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Stephen Decatur High School
9913 Seahawk Rd, Berlin, MD  21811
(410) 641-2171
Last modified Stephen Decatur High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Stephen Decatur High School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top