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9-12
Public
Brandywine, MD
Students enrolled: 1,136

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13800 Brandywine Rd
Brandywine, MD 20613

(301) 372-0140
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December 06, 2014
I have been going to Gwynn Park since my freshman year and I have to say that this school needs to do better. Most of the staff only care about the "cool kids". While others don't care at all. There's only a few teachers that actually want to connect with students and teach. The ROTC program needs tuning. Most students don't even want to be in so they refuse to take it seriously. The staff in this department doesn't teach you all of the marching steps like "column right" "to the rear" etc. They only teach those steps to drill team and expect everyone else who's not on drill team to know. As far as administration they tend to use favoritism. For example if a non popular couple pecks each other on the lips its against the rules via PDA which is true but if another one are looking like they are dry humping each other some how thats ok. Or they "ignore it". And for a no bully zone school theres still alot of bullying. I used to be bullied in my freshman year due to my skinny stature and it would be in front of their faces but they looked away. The education is ok but its only good to those who were lucky to get the teachers that want the job.

- submitted by a community member
July 09, 2014
Gwynn Park High school have very disrespectful security and assistant principals that plot against the students instead of talking to them and helping the situation they have very short spans of patience and are quick to jump to consequences that are unnecessary the physical disrespect as well many students find harmful and react cant blame them for defending themselves if not warned first everything is just backwards at this school

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2014
I never experienced negativity at this school the staff is wonderful and the teachers do make time and stay after and work with students that tend to have a little difficulty. Parents must remember to communicate with all the kids teachers. It is very important to be considered regarding your child education..

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2013
wouldn't choose to send any of my children here or any younger family members. It's a school full of contradictions and disrespectful authority. The school could improve by hiring new staff and better administration.

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2013
Gwynn Park is absolutely the worst school I've ever been to and I've been to a lot of schools. The teachers have no idea what they're doing and the ones that do are stuck with students who don't care about their grades. All you hear is cussing and people copying other people's work. The principle and her vice are so unqualified to be there. They suspend students for literally nothing and do nothing to inform the parents of it. I think they like to pick on students to be honest. they think every little thing you do requires a break from attending. They are truly just an uncaring school. I cant wait to leave.

- submitted by a student
June 19, 2013
Gwynn Park High School is one of the worst schools I have ever been to. I am currently a Junior at this school and my father is in the military so i move around a lot. Even though I have been to many bad schools, I would have to say that this is the worst one. There is not any concern whether we students learn anything or not. It is granted that I came to this school from a DoDs or Department of Defense school in Germany, which is one of the more upscale schools in the world, but that doesn't mean I have never learned anything from any of the other schools I have been too but this school is just horrible. It is so easy that I literally sleep for most of the classes and I still receive straight A's. I would not recommend you send your children to this school.

- submitted by a student
January 17, 2013
Have 2 kids at this school. My opinion is that the majority of teachers and the administration encourage only the top 10%. Not every student is going to be an honor roll/3.5 or better student. Nothing in my opinion is done to encourage your middle of the road students to achieve the next tier. Also, a lot of the teachers here rely on SchoolMax as their only means of communication with parents. Also, getting a meeting with the teachers is an impossible task at times. Class sizes are too large (county wide problem). During the summer months, the school typically lacks air conditioning and during the winter months, school lacks heat. Teachers routinely get frustrated and yell at students with no action taken by administration other than to "monitor" the situation. As stated above, it is my opinion that my statements hold true for the majority of the teachers there. There are a few teachers where this does not apply and the provide every opportunity for the child to succeed.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2011
I am currently a student at GPHS, this was not my first choice, but, I am a satisfied freshman at the school. GPHS, is great, I have learned so much. I am currently a 3.6 student, I am working for better, and my teachers, are doing a great job helping me, It's fun, and a great environment, it's not as "dangerous" as people like to make it seem. I think they do it because it is a PGCPS. But it's not dangerous at all. It's actually a pretty decent school, I recommend it.

- submitted by a student
September 16, 2010
THIS IS MY SON 1ST YR. AN HE SAID THE SCHOOL IS GREAT. WE MOVE HERE FROM DETROIT, TEACHERS ARE GREAT STUDENTS ARE NICE AN HE IS ADJUSTING WITH NO PROBLEMS. GREAT CHOICE MY WIFE MADE.

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2010
I love this school! My daughter is a 4.0 student and although I give her all the kudos because of her dedication and ambition, I think that she is also inspired to rise above the rest because of the love and guidance she recieves from the teachers and staff. As we know leadership starts at the top.. Ms. Marrow is an excellent leader and I am sad to see her leave but 'm sure that MS. malone will pick up from where she left off and lead our young adults on the right path!

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 24, 2010
I would love to thank this school ,the ROTC and the affliated with Andrews Airforce Base ,my son is now serving the USA military airforce because of this school,God Bless you all.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 14, 2009
Great School for Academics

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August 09, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2009
GPHS is an outstanding school when compared with any public school. I speak from experience from growing up in another state and through my travels in the military. GPHS is on par. Like ALL schools, there's room for improvement, but most of that is a nation school issue... training, pay, flexibility. GPHS is on par.

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating January 03, 2008
This is a very good and safe school. Many activities for the young people. It is sometimes challenging communicating with some teachers.

- submitted by a parent
December 13, 2007
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August 14, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2007
This school is the best both my children have gone there an I love the teachers.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2007
Gwynn Park High School is by far the greatest public high school in PGC I have ever been to, and I say this because I am currently enrolled as a student (Junior) at GPHS. Gwynn Park isn't as dangerous as people proclaim.Gwynn Park has a good working environment and the students there are very easy to get along with. Most us students are serious about learning. Our teachers are very dedicated to their job. Don't blame the school for some of the student's behavior.'blame the parents

- submitted by a student
May 09, 2007
This is not a place you will want to send your child. The parent involvement may be low because of the way people are treated there. Sport are good if that's all you want and not and education.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2007
Extra-Curricular activities at Gwynn Park are plentiful, however quality education and leadership are a little harder to find.

- submitted by a staff
May 25, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
February 22, 2006
the extracurriclur activitys are great in gwynn park but the math and english are not to good . Also the level of parent involvement is non-existent .

- submitted by a student
July 25, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2004
This School is one of the places in the county to get an education from. I know for sure because I attended Gwynn Park. We provide you with a great education as well as a great athletic program. this school also has great program for students as well. But the bad thing is that their are no activity buses.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2004
My son and daughtor are both enrolled at Gwynn Park High School. The school is 5 years behind in technology. From what I hear the school is built for 950 students but its a all time record of over 1400 students. The school does offer much needed after school activities and is open and advertised to everyone.

- submitted by a parent
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Gwynn Park High School
13800 Brandywine Rd, Brandywine, MD  20613
(301) 372-0140
Last modified Gwynn Park High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Gwynn Park High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top