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Surrattsville High School

Public | 9-12 | 849 students

 

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Posted April 17, 2013

It's sad how this school had been degraded since I was a student here in 1980s! This was one of the best schools in Clinton.


Posted July 8, 2011

MY GRANDSON WAS A FRESHMAN DURING THE 2010-2011 YEAR.MY PROBLEM IS THAT THE TEACHERS DON'T INFORM YOU HOW YOUR CHILD IS DOING IN CLASS UNTIL PROGRESS REPORTS ARE OUT. THE PRINCIPAL DON'T FOLLOW-UP ON YOUR REQUEST IN A TIMELY MATTER .ALSO THE TEACHERS DON'T ALWAYS SHOW UP FOR PARENTS CONFERNCES.


Posted March 3, 2009

I am an alumni of surrattivlle class of 2007.there are many things about the staff that the class of 2007 did not like.1(the safety of the kids are not as good as it should be).2(teachers gives up on the students so fast.But there one lady i would love to see again and thats ms.Brown she was on my back ms.Brown never gave up on me and now i work for the school board.And thanks to the lady who never gave up on me Ms.Brown.


Posted July 16, 2008

I am an alumni of Surrattsville's graduating class of 2007. There are many, many things that I could say about the school that would not be in anyone's favor. Surrattsville does not care at all about the students safety. There are always fights and drama going on, I particularily was envolved in alot and it wasnt solved until the end of the school year.


Posted December 11, 2007

Since my son has been at Surrattsville High School in Clinton, he has matured greatly. I was hesitant about whether I was making the right decision to remove him from private school and put him into the public school system. I believe I made the right decision with Surrattsville. Along with my son being happier in that environment, I have been able to reach teachers, administrators, and counselors if I needed to. I'm glad to see how steps are being made to consistently improve the conditions of the learning atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2007

I think Ms. Swift-Howard is doing the best she can. She leaves no stone unturned as long as she knows what is going on - she will do her best to assist you. However, I think she needs higher achievers around her. Perhaps those that are assisting her are burnt out to the point of 'they don't care' anymore. I know I have personally made contact via email and phone with Guidance, just to make an appointment to speak with my childs teachers and to date NO RESPONSE. The school appears to be overcrowded, since since the teacher student ratio in some classes are 1/35 students! There is much that needs to be done to make Surrattsville a better school. Our schools should compare to Virginia schools and unfortunately we do not come close.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2007

This is my sons first year at Surrattsville and so far I am pleased with the school. He was having problems in two of his classes first quarter and the teachers notified me so I could get my son on track which he did and his grade improved. I agree that there is not enough parent involvement. You have to have the parents involved to have a school run well we as parents cant leave it all up to the staff. My son is in band and I couldnt be more happier with his Band Instructor Mrs. Dent She is very firm but good with the students they show her alot of respect. I have been on a few trips with the Band and I was very pleased with the behavior of all 115 members of the band that day....Way to go Band Students! Keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2007

As a student at Surrattsville high school I am learning what is nessassary for me to learn, but when it comes to after school activities I feel as though out principal shows favortisum to the teams.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 2, 2007

of the overall school it is average. with things that keep the childern involved and out of the streets i give excellent. The teachers really dont care unless you are a honor student. And if you are a student you are pressured to much. surrattsville has got better though no matter how bad people try to say it is. The teachers are not the students parent, they are their teachers. therefore the parents need to get involved and discipline their childern. One reason us students dontlear is because our teachers are to busy dealing with behavior problems.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 26, 2007

This is the worst high school that I've seen. The school appearance is dull, the class rooms desks are dirty and out-of-date, and the sport field (football, tennis, baseball)needs total reconstruction and revamping (paint the fence, build new benches, ..etc) There is no auditorium for special events: the lunch room serves as the auditorium, which is very out dated. Please do not allow your child to attend this school, because the really need more guidance counselors to prepare to student for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2006

Surrattsville is the worst high school in the PG county system. Unfortunately, my family and I moved to clinton from Montgomery county. MC has the best schools by the way. When my daughter started attending school, she barely learned anything. Her grades declined but her teachers kept pushing her to the next grade when she barely comprehended the basics of the previous grade. Some of the teachers there are incompetent and they dont care about the student's future. They just want to get paid. The teachers, principals and staff do not care about the betterment of the students or the reputation. The students are not focused.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2006

Surrattsville is a pretty decent school. The teachers do everything they can to educate our children. The problem that i'm seeing is alot of students are not applying what they learn in class and most important what they are not learning from home. There are parents who take the time to visit the school and teachers; they see for themselves what is going on which is a lack of parental involvement. In this community of clinton there are too many prominent hardworking people to let the schools go the way it's going. Its easy for a parent to blame the school for something their child is not doing. Parents get control and get involved in your child's future and i believe this school and all schools would be alot better. Sometimes i see teachers caring more than we.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2006

Its terrible. I only spent 1 year there and that was All I could take. Some of the teachers care about your education but they get so discourages because the kids are unwilling to work. The girls there only care about the boys & the boys only care about sports and sex. There was hardly any learning going on at surrattsville. As a former student,I would Not recommend anybody to send their child there. Cops are constantly visiting, there are many bomb treats by students who Just want to be silly, & don't get me started on the Fights. There is more focus on sports & extracurricular activities than on academics. They only have about 25 students (out of a possible 1300) on Honor Roll. That is utter nonsense. I'll pray and hope that current students make it out with some knowledge & that things change for the better.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 24, 2006

There are alot of complaints on here but I am a 05 graduate of Surrattsville and I was there almost everyday and I see it way different. First of all the students wouldn't be so bad their parents would teach them how to act. Oh and teacher can be the students friend it just has to have limits, most student learn to rely on these teachers as a listening ear when no one else has time to listen (this includes the parents). All I ask is that before you try to knock the school try to improve it. I'm a product of the school, in college studing Architecture and doing pretty well.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 9, 2005

This school is absolutely horrible! The teachers are always on leave. There are lots of fights. The police are always at this school. I finally had to withdraw my child. I met with counselors, the principals, faculty - to no avail. We are moving from the county. Our children deserve more. We pay high taxes to live in Clinton and our schools are not getting any better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2005

Surrattsville would not be in my top 5 to send my child. I was a student who attended and almost everyday there were fighting activities going. It is easy for students to have access who don't attend (during the school hours) and students come and go as they please. Teachers are starting to become friends and not completing the task of which they are given for students to have passing grades. Although there are few students who don't let it distract them it is still NOT SAFE. The principal doesn't even seem to be there and obviously the action he is trying to take, students are not willing to abide. The extracurricular activites and parent involvement are two of the few things that are keeping this school in decent order.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 4, 2005

I am pleased at my sons academic skills since he has been a student at Surrattsville. However, I am dissappointed in the counciling that he received and the preparedness that he didnt receive for college. He has a 3.86GPA and has not selected a school which I think could have been done by him and his councilor which didnt happen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2005

The learning environment is terrible. The kids are disrespectful, disruptive and always fighting. Classes are overcrowded and the test scores are extremely low. If you want a quality education, move from PG County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2004

Me myself personallly do not like th pg county school system period.If you would like to understand what I am talking about call up to the school and ask if you can sit in a few classes and observe.The majority of the pg county schools are like that. Last year I was in a class without a math teacher for about six months.Just a substitute. So now in highschool I feel [inferior] because I don't know what I am suposed to.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
67%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
55%
English II

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

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
67%
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
Black 90% 35%
Hispanic 5% 12%
White 2% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
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 35%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)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
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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
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

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

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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6101 Garden Dr
Clinton, MD 20735
Phone: (301) 599-2453

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