Parent of a current sophomore and a freshman. Cannot say enough about this school. The academic choices are fantastic for both my overly intellectual child and my sports enthusiast. The leadership, teachers, parents and community work together with passion and enthusiasm for the kids' best interest. FANTASTIC High School!
I'm presently a parent of a sophomore and even though she complains about the rigorous academic challenge I know that this school is great for her future. The staff and teachers are phenomenal and work with you to ensure their students have a great Future.
By far the best school in the HCPSS. I'm a sophomore here, my older brother spent 3 years here, and my younger brother is an incoming freshman. The school is great. There are many classes you can take-for whatever interests you. There's a great science and math program. Also, the electives you can take have a wide range. From computer science to art to strength and conditioning to principles of business. There's everything. The students are much disciplined and know the consequences of their actions. The administrators are really in it for the best interest of the kids. Howard's sports are up and coming and have been successful in the past. Also, the school offers an Army JROTC program that many students are enrolled in because f the discipline learned. My dad and two aunts graduated from here, and like them, I love it and can't wait to be a proud graduate in 2015.
Howard High is a first class school. The principal Ms. Massella has done an amazing job turning this school into a top performing high school. We are so lucky to have her leadership and a highly qualified staff. 10 years ago, this school was being run to the ground, poor leadership and many teachers just there doing their own thing. Now it's like an academy. Fabulous school!
I am very happy with Howard High. Parents in the county need to start looking at the performance of this school and not look at past perceptions. Howard is now outperforming schools such as Mt. Hebron in science for example and has significantly improved academic scores in the last few years. Look at the data and do not listen to parents from other schools who want to keep Howard High 'down'. The renovations and Ms.Massella have had a very big positive impact.
This is a wonderful school. The 'rumors' are just that, rumors from when the previous principal was there. Gina Massella is an amazing administrator and has done wonderful things to bring Howard High School out of the dumps. It's a first rate school and I'm proud my child goes there. Thank you to the caring sstaff and wonderful principal.
Several years ago we were new to the county and had no preconceptions, just heard that Howard was old and terrible. One child graduated, is attending UMBC and was fully prepared at Howard for high levels of math and science classes. I still have 2 children there. The teachers are concerned about the students welfare. The new additions to the school make it difficult to remember that it is 50 years old. There are all kinds of after school activities that are always well attended. Howard is a great school with a caring principal. The students have pride in where they go and are fully prepared for the future.