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Mount Hebron High School

Public | 9-12 | 1448 students

 

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Posted Sunday, November 23, 2014

Mount Hebron - Previously we lived in PG county and my son attended private school. When it was time to transition to high school, I research the best schools in various counties and Howard County won my vote hands down. I chose to send my son to Mount Hebron because I researched the statistics and I felt this would be a good fit for him. Teachers were very helpful and saw that my son had a willingness to succeed, there were a couple of teachers that did not exhibit a willingness to help but that was just a couple in his 4yrs of attending Mt. Hebron. My son is now a senior, Class of 2015, and although there has been a couple of challenges, overall this school was the best choice we could have made for his education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2013

Top notch school with motivated students and teachers in a welcoming and supportive environment. Heavy workload that includes some level of "busy work" could be reduced without sacraficing learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2013

This school, while challenging, is amazing. The teachers, overall, are very willing to stay after school or come in early to help students to better understand material. They all really want to be there. Obviously, there are a few teachers who don't fit this mold, but those are few and far between. Some majorafter school activities include an award winning marching unit (over 15% of the school is involved), fantastic musicals, state champion drill team, and tons of active clubs and activities. The community surrounding the school is very strong and supportive of all school events. A great place to be, full of traditions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

Unfriendly, rude staff. Some of the teachers are dishonest, along with the principal. Only a few good teachers. Athletic department rigged. Poor rating!!!!!!!! Wish I would have transferred my child to another school!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2011

Mount Hebron has been quite the experience for me. Its kind of like being in college, because the teachers don't really give you notes, they just spew info and expect you to just know the most important details. However, The teachers are good half of the time,but you do run into the really cruddy ones. All of them,even the not so good ones, really care about and are always willing to help their students.. The only problems I have with them are, in general, that they don't grade things at a decent speed, they give unreasonable deadlines for projects, and they always try to conform to what the students want. Even if what they want isn't really the best thing for the class. Another thing is that EVEN THE AVERAGE LEVEL CLASSES ARE HARDISH. Coming from a student who was in average,honors, and gt/AP classes, you have to trust me when I say that, going to this school isn't easy. There isn't one class that you don't at least have to exert some real effort in. Also- The band program is amazing and everyone is really nice. If you join this school you will want to be in it. About 40% of the school is in the band, too. Its just a GIANT family that you'll regret not being a part of.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 8, 2011

We have been so happy at Mt. Hebron with great motivated teachers, concerned principal and now a beautiful remodel! It offers everything from challenging classes, great music program and competitive sports all in an encouraging atmosphere!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2011

This school is Great. And the BAND program is TOP NOTCH thanks to Mr. Pendley. Looking forward to another great year this fall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 25, 2010

This School is one of the best schools in America. It challenges the students and prepares them for their future. It is a Great School to be in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2010

We have been very pleased with MTH. I agree with the previous parent reviewer that the physical facilities are fair to bad, but now half-way into its 4-year renovation, I'm so far happy with the new wings and renovated rooms. Something that speaks volumes is how many former students try and wait for years to become teachers at MTH... approx 20+ teachers are alumni. The newish principal, also an alum, is so proactive and positive - (he replied to a "constructive" email I sent him within 1 hour, and he took action on it the next day.) Its students are all over the map with their needs and capabilities - and all are well served appropriately. I'm glad we're there - and hope we don't get redistricted away!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2010

This school is the biggest dump. We moved to Maryland from another state and because of Howard County's reputation for "great" schools, chose this area. I am so not impressed. The teachers are not engaging. My child is a straight A student and ends up teaching herself the material. When work is turned in on time, the teachers don't respect the student's time that it took to complete the assignment to grade it in a timely manner. The facilities are awful despite the renovations that are taking place. The portable classrooms look like rejects from Hurricane Katrina. On top of the fact that this county likes to re-district to even out the demographics, my child passes 2 other closer high schools on her way to her dumpy school. If I knew then what I know now, I would not have picked this high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

Ms. Jackobsons is a Greats English Teachor. I move her from Asia and learn so much from hers. She teach me about reading in the book and proper classrooms behaviors.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 21, 2009

I graduated 2006. I loved it. The teachers are great. They become more then just a teacher, they become your mentors and they would do anything to help you better your career. Wether it is to write a recommendation, call and speak to someone, set you up with a tutor, give you extra help if your not quite grasping the information. I'm not just saying this to say this. But if I didn't go to Mt. Hebron I'm not sure where I would be today. I was also an athlet and we have some of the most dedicated coaches around. unlike schools like 'merriots ridge' hebron gives you a little bit of space so you can figure our who you are and what your capable as a student before heading to college. Other schools smother you to the point were you feel like your in jail.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 19, 2008

Mount Hebron really is a fantastic school with a great reputation. Any student willing to apply themselves will find a rewarding and challanging experience at Hebron without a doubt. Among the great school spirit which is hard to match, is a great comunity of students and staff. One thing that makes this school shine is the the PHENOMENAL staff and teachers! They are really great and it is easy to see they care more about the students and their sucess then you could imagine. I, as a former student and recent graduate, HIGHLY recommend Hebron as a great environment to learn, grow, and still have an amazing time. You will not regret sending your child to Hebron.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 31, 2008

If I could hand-pick any Howard County high school for my children to attend it would definitely be Mt. Hebron High School in Ellicott City. The preparation for college and life my children garnered as students at Mt. Hebron is unparallelled.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2007

Mt. Hebron has many strengths. It can challenge students and support them at the same time. One of my children had a difficult time with high school, but found supportive teachers who were committed to his success at MHHS. Climbing out of a hole he had made for himself in two previous high schools, he was supported by science and guidance in particular and has been a successful college student. It was the right choice for him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2006

This school is unbelievable.It's awesome & Outstanding school in teaching that i ever had it. Teachers take excellent care for the students work in academic levels.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 5, 2005

This is not the school for average students. If you have a G/T student or a student with a IEP/Special Education then your student will be fine, otherwise they are lost between the cracks. Guidance is very lacking in their concern and response to student needs. There are a few great teachers and there are a few who should not be in the school system. The current principal is good, the previous was horrible. I believe the principal makes the school and hopefully the current principal will be able to weed out the uncaring and unprofessional staff. Students deserve and are entitled to a quality education. All parents should demand it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2005

My son attends MHHS. While not as highly touted as its neighbor Centennial HS it is nevertheless a very good school. It's main drawback is that the facilities are somewhat dated yet are functional. The teachers are very good and the curriculum challenging. Parents seem to be involved. Great music and theater arts program.
—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.

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

355 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
English II

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

361 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
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
White 52% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 25% 6%
Black 12% 35%
Hispanic 6% 12%
Two or more races 5% 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 12%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
School psychologist
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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
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • 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

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
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Dance
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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9440route 99
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Phone: (410) 313-2880

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