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Oakland Mills High School

Public | 9-12 | 1138 students

 

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Posted May 23, 2014

Oakland Mills is a small, diverse, and community centered school. It is a school where students are welcomed and encouraged to excel academically, socially, and athletically. Even though it is small in numbers, it competes with the best schools in the state and nation academically. Perhaps the best thing the school has to offer is its high values that support diversity, academics and it's push for excellence. The students all have a sense of PRIDE and are very protective of their community and their school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2013

thhis school is great...i love it no place like hOMe...but the school is small...GO OAKAND!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 12, 2013

om is amazing, i'm a junior and i can say that next year when i graduate i will miss OM so much.. i have had the best memories here and the best friendships and its hands down the most spirited and connected school in Howard County. Mr. Eastham is also the best principal ever......there's no place like hOMe
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 9, 2010

We moved to Columbia four years ago and made Oakland Mills Village our home because of its high school. This school is one of the diverse communities I have ever been involved with. The principal and his leadership are so genuine. He is striving to make OMHS a community for everyone. I find the teachers to be open and accessible, but not always on top of fully engaging their parents. The diversity of activities for student involvement is admirable. OMHS has to improve on the way in which it engages families and the PTSA has not always been as open to new people. However, new leadership and a hard push from the principal make this parent hopeful in the change. Although this is our last year at OMHS, I believe that my son was happy there and had a great experience. OMHS is not perfect, but it is trying get there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

I will be the first to admit that I was a little nervous about sending my children to OMHS due to some of the things I had heard. But, when I asked parents of students about the school, they were overwhelmingly enthusiastic. Now, I understand why. This is a hidden gem in the Howard County school system. The classes are small, the teachers are involved with the students and the principal and administration do a wonderful job of building a true sense of community and pride.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2010

My two children graduated from OMHS. It was a very mixed bag--some teachers care a lot, some not so much. Some serious issues are addressed, some are allowed to continue. The principal is less accessible to parents who do not volunteer or spend time at the school. The other administrative staff are generally responsive. There is a strong sense of community and pride.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

i love oakland mills high because of its PRIDE! we are a FAMILY not just a school we ALL have great respect for each other as well as support.. the staff is amazing all in themselves , they work together as a team to help each and everyone not just in their studies but personally too... WE ARE STRONG>> WE ARE A SCORPION FAMILY !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2009

My child attends this school its awsome with lerning and almost everything.
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Posted March 21, 2009

I like the community feel to the school. They have an outstanding upper level program for students who excel and a support network for students who struggle.
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Posted February 5, 2009

I have had 2 students graduate from OMHS and I am pleased with the principal and staff. I have another one who will be going here in 3 years and I don't doubt that she will do good also. This is the same school that helped to produce an astronaut. OMHS has not gotten the props that it deserves!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2008

I went here 2003-2007 and I loved it. I think it's the best school in Howard County. I loved all my teachers, the administration is great, and the students are wonderful. Everytime I tell people that I went to OM I feel a sense on pride and I love it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 31, 2007

I love this school. Its a very diverse school. I'm happy going here and very pleased with the principal Mr. Eastham
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Posted June 24, 2007

The teachers and the administrative body can only do their best. When the foundation is broken, nothing can expand higher, unless this one is repaired. Therefore, I foresee that all concerned great teachers, administrators and parents will be mainly focussing on mitigating those weakest links (weak students) in reinforcing them to become stronger piers. But what a great challenge for all those involved resources. May God be of our assistance. Although I also have a senior student son at OMHS, I sometimes think it's better to move out.
—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.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
90%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
English II

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

286 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
80%
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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 42% 35%
White 29% 42%
Hispanic 15% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 6%
Two or more races 7% 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 36%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

Music
  • Band

Language learning

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

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym
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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
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • 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
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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9410 Kilimanjaro Rd
Columbia, MD 21045
Phone: (410) 313-6945

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