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Fort Meade, MD

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1100 Clark Rd
Fort Meade, MD 20755

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August 25, 2014
Great school! People need to look beyond its "bad reputation"... so many rumors are NOT true!!

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2014
First let me say Meade HS consists of two different schools. The "regular" school which is average to below average and the school that contains the IB program which is very strong. I would only let my child matriculate at Meade if they were definitely participating in the IB program in the 11th-12th grade. The caliber of teacher is higher for the IB program and they're more involved and dedicated. Also they're less taxed with behavioral problems so they can effectively teach. This year one of the IB students graduated and is going to HARVARD UNIVERSITY!! So this tells you the quality of instruction at Meade (on the IB level). So the moral of this post is...if your child wants a quality education it can be found at Meade...but mostly in the IB program. Also the principal John Yore is top notch...he cares and is working tirelessly to improve the climate at Meade HS for ALL students. Im only rating this school above average due to the IB program.

- submitted by a teacher
May 16, 2014
My son has been in this school for his junior year after a job transfer from CA. As others have said you make it to the most of your ability (as with anything else). His AP and honor teachers have all been great and caring. They respond very quickly if you email or call them.The teachers are very involved if the parents are. The teachers and coaches are very caring. So far my son experience has been great!

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2014
What you make of it. Really appreciate all the improvements and upgrades. Would be better if more parents participated or were interested in the progress of the school.

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2014
I am a military child, and I moved to Ft. Meade from Europe. As a result of living on post, my brother and I were made to go to Meade Senior High (or a private school if we wanted to attend elsewhere but still live on base). We spent only the first semester of freshman year at Meade High. After having attended only DODDS schools our whole lives, coming to Meade was a shock. Not only were the standards incredibly lower than that of what we were used to, but the overall atmosphere of the school held a different, less challenging tone. I myself was enrolled in all honors classes, and while I did like many of my teachers, it was obvious that unless you outwardly showed that you were invested in your education, personal standards of mediocrity and even failure where acceptable. I will give the school the credit to the fact that they are, indeed, diverse, but one begins to wonder after attending Meade High whether or not the social standards of particular races are beginning to be adapted in to the classroom environment. That, I believe, is the source of all the allegations of 'racism' within the school. My brother and I are still freshman and will be attending Severna Park High School.

- submitted by a student
December 25, 2013
This is a terrible high school. I went here freshman year. I am now a senior at Broadneck High School in Annapolis. It is okay for the students who are in advanced classes but if you are in standard/IEP classes, the education stinks The teachers have to spend a lot of the class time for the students to calm down, and they can barely teach cause the students disturb class The environment is not a happy setting and not a healthy setting for students who want to work hard. The students were not bad, no people are bad, I loved the students but they made bad decisions. It's just that some of the students disturbed class, harassed students, and got in the way of the education. This high school is far from "normal." The staff were nice for the most part but failed to see the students were disturbed and harassed the students who weren't. When I moved to Broadneck my sophomore year, everything went smoothly and I felt like I was a student at a normal high school If you're looking for a high school with a friendly environment for your child to feel safe and happy in, Meade isn't the one.

- submitted by a community member
August 06, 2013
I am sorry to say that i did NOT enjoy my time at Mead HS. The staff has a hard time fixing problems and the state of Meade's facility is very old and needs to be updated. It seems like no one is willing to find a solution to these issues.

- submitted by a student
July 25, 2013
Both my kids graduated from Meade HS. This is a very diverse school, and students need to learn to make important choices. There are plenty of examples of students who have made the wrong ones. Daughter graduated college with honors, her last two years on full scholarship. Son, who has learning disabilities, graduated UMBC and makes six figures. Meade HS gave them good academic preparation, and realistic social preparation for REAL LIFE.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2012
I was a student from 2006-2010, which in my opinion, was the turning point of the school. My freshman year was full of fights, even a huge one erupted during the final week of testing which left the school with a bad reputation. Since then, the school adopted the IB (International Baccalaureate) program, still has the AP classes and other Honor leveled classes. Most of the teachers I have come across are enthusiastic about their work and are eager to be there along with students. There's always going to be those students up to no good, and that teacher that rubs you the wrong way, but honestly not to the point where Meade's average is at three stars. There are volunteer clubs, math clubs, football, soccer, track, etc. The only thing the school lacks in my opinion is family involvement in most areas, although in band, along with others, there is plenty involvement. It was a bad high school that has come a long way, and I am happy that I attended it all four years and graduated in the top 10% of my class.

- submitted by a student
July 29, 2012
Meade has a bad reputation that it does NOT deserve. I understand that in the past there were problems in the school but the school I see today is nothing like that. Every high school in this system has issues and Meade is no different on that point. BUT Meade has a lot to offer its students that want to be involved in academics, sports, music and just about any other activity you can name. I volunteer from time to time at Meade and I have to say that I am always pleasantly surprised at the kindness and consideration shown by many of the students. Sure, there are a handful of kids that should not be there - or at any other school because they are plain and simple thugs. Far and away though the students are polite and well mannered. What Meade lacks is parental involvement and parental support. I think if the parents were to step up and be more involved that Meade would be one of the premier schools in our system. Until that happens though, Meade will probably suffer from the misconception that it is a "ghetto" school. I really resent that remark because it was obviously made based on a particular "look" and not on fact.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2012
I hope that this new principal can get this school in order. It is a horrid place. Between the out of control students to teachers having meltdowns in classes and screaming at the kids, it is just horrid. There are a few great teachers here and we feel sorry for the things they have to put up with. Fights in the classrooms, students stealing from other students during class. Students provoking fights before school, at lunch, after school. Students skipping school as well as students leaving school grounds to access the unguarded gate area into the military on base housing to commit theft and vandalism. It used to be that when you called the school with an issue they got back to you right away, within 48 hours at most, not here. Here you can expect to wait anywhere from 48 hours on up to two months for a call back about an issue. They are so concerned with being able to say that x amount of their students go off to collage because they force the students to apply to collage even if they do not want too, all so they can say they have x% of students pursuing collage education. It is all about numbers and the quality is just about gone. To sum it up, this school is ghetto.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2011
I am a proud graduate of Meade high school and I have to say that it is a very nice school. Plus to all those stupid people who keep saying "oh Meade is bad it sucks." You all can shut up!!! So Meade may not be the most rainbows and unicorns school in the world. But in my oppinion it was a good experience and I met a lot of nice people and teachers who care about the students and their education. The four years I spent there were the best ever! I will never forget all the teachers and other students who helped me to graduate and move on. And I am proud as can be to say that I am a Mighty Meade Mustang!!!!!!

- submitted by a student
September 04, 2011
My kids are out of area kids in the IB Programme and to be honest, I was very reluctant to send them here. When we were house hunting a few years back, my only criteria was that the neighborhood NOT feed into Meade HS. I am now willfully busing them into this school. The principal is top notch, the teachers are engaged and the kids are polite and eager to learn. I know, bad news travels faster than good, but I think all the bad rap was from issues that happened years ago. I feel my kids are getting a top notch education, and we are not paying private school rates. As for the rasicm remarks, we are white and I do not see it. Considering the school is predominately anything BUT white, not sure where that came from! I do wish more parents would be involved, that would be the one area that could use improvement.

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2011
I've heard this school has issues with racism and behavior. Anybody have views from this school year on this?

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2011
this school is really bad. they need repairs and the students there are not behaved im going back this year as a sophmore andd hoping for some change!!!!!

- submitted by a student
May 25, 2011
The school has low standards for itself and the students. The building is in poor condition and it seems that nobody want to take the initiave to make it better.

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2011
My son attended Ft. Meade High and graduated in 2006. He is graduating from Penn State in May 2011 and will attend grad. school this fall. While Ft. Meade isn't utopia, there are enough positive resources for students to succeed if they wish. The only disappointment as a parent was that more parents were involved in the school. My son was in the marching band and only about 20 parents consistently showed up to competitions. At that time there were over 100 students in the band.

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2011
Re: military families remark.... NOT true that most kids are from Pioneer city! Kids come from all over.. Severn,Hanover, Laurel ( Russett) which is a NICE neighborhood! And the IB program attracts students from all over! And who do you think you are? You think military kids are better than Pioneer City kids?? OH! PLEEASSSEEE!! My daughter is in her second year, and loves it! She is an athlete and an IB student... coaches and teachers are great! There has not been any fights or other discipline problems @ Meade High! It is a tightly run ship!

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2010
The school is good but is starting to get overcrowded by students. The school is attemting to find one... I Hope.

- submitted by a community member
April 11, 2010
I go to Meade Senior High School now (class of 2012) and i think it's a great school. the staff and teachers all do their best to make us pass and to have a great time here.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 17, 2009
being a diverse school it is easier in the world to get along with people. in school i learn about diferent people and their culture so when i see people in the world it is eay to understand their views and get along with them.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 16, 2009
I'm a former student with a little brother who currently attends. The school has come a long way and definitely goes out of it's way to help students succeed. I wouldn't be where I am today without Meade!

- submitted by a student
no rating October 15, 2009
My son is in the IB Program and has excellent and caring teachers who genuinely want the kids to succeed.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2009
It has many advanced programs such as Project Lead the Way, IB, and others.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2009
Meade has many great high school programs; with one in particular, the International Baccalaureate Programme. This program provides an excellent opportunity to challenge students academically while providing them with positive re-enforcement in a safe and secure environment.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2009
They have a very diverse school population, student as well as staff. The IB program is remarkable.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2009
Meade is a wonderful school. The dedication of the faculty and staff allows the students to flourish in areas other than academic. This school has exceptional programs to help students on all social, economic and academic level. The communication the school has with the parents is great! I am pleased with the IB program and I know my child will be prepared for college upon graduation. Thank you Meade Senior High!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2009
I graduated from Meade Senior High School in 1985. I've watched this school grow over the years because my daughter has been attending this school for the past 3 years and will graduate in 2010. She has been in the IB program at MHS since it's inception starting in Meade Middle School and although its a lot of work, my daughter is enjoying her school. She has learned a lot and would recommend MHS to everyone she knows. Being in the MHS IB program has given my daughter opportunities she may never have had and has brought out the best in her. Being in the IB program also earned my daughter a full scholarship to go to Australia in 2008. MHS IB program is the best!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2009
Meade has, in addition to other great high school programs, the International Baccalaureate Programme that provides excellent academic instruction and it is 'armed' with a group of high qualified teachers that, in addition to offer the best educational and learning tools to our kids, they are also willing to provide special attention and support to students and parents at any time, when requested.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2009
because it has a lot of great programs, I am part of the IB (international baccalaureate)program. It is a well run program, teachers are engaging, we discuss current events and other good topics.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2009
Our school celebrates diversity. We have students of every race and it is a joy to see them all dismiss the differences and simply be friends. I really hope that our school is a window into the future where people of all types cooperate, respect and admire each other. The administration here also seems to really care that the students do well, stay in school and become the person they are meant to be.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2009
Meade has a great population of students who are talented.

- submitted by a teacher
September 30, 2009
Meade Senior High offers tremendous programs that challenge students in many academic areas - Homeland Security, IB, and AP. THye also have one of the most active and recognized Key Clubs on the East Coast.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 30, 2009
The teacher and guidance staff are absolutely amazing and they made my experience there an incredible one!

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 29, 2009
1. MSHS has been recognized by the Local, State, and National PTA Organizations for having the largest most active PTSA. 2. MSHS's PTSA President and family were recognized as 'Family of the Year' for their work and dedication to the PTSA, and the Meade High School Community. 3. Members of the Administration and PTSA Officers were invited to speak at the 2009 'High Schools That Work Conference' held in Atlanta, GA. 4. Faculty and staff of MSHS have the distinct pleasure of teaching the most diverse population in Anne Arundel County. 5. MSHS has once again met the state requirements for AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress).

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2009
We have a very culturally diverse high school. Many of our students are military dependents and have lived throughout the world. All of the students bring something extraordinarily unigue to the classroom.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 29, 2009
As an alum of Meade, I am proud to see the great accomplishments Meade has made! 94% graduation rate. Over 3 million offered in scholarships to class of 2009. 10th largest school in Md. First Signature School (offering Homeland Security program.)

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 29, 2009
We have a wonderful, caring student body. There are so many great students attending Meade Senior.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 29, 2009
We work hard to get better each year! We are the premeire diverse high school in Anne Arundel County

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2009
Our school is full of students and teachers that care about making this school an excellent place to learn!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2009
My school was once labeled the black sheep of the county by our media. For them who think they know our story or has walked in our shoes, I say this being humble yet focus on business at hand. Our students has become eifficient, respectful, and trustworthy. Having accompolished a lot in the last 4 years we can say bring it on. We at Meade Senior High are ready and on the task. Being a magnet school and successfully making AYP each of the four years, I would say Meade is the school for all them that want to attend a school where we have the most diversity an Anne Arundel county. So from rags to riches is where we are headed. from the dark cole of the earth to a shinning diamond for all to admire. Mustang is where it's at.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 29, 2009
The teachers at Meade are great to work with. we share lesson ideas with each other and do everything we can to help students succeed.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2009
The students are active, energetic and engaged! The faculty are dynamic and the leadership from the principal is outstanding.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 29, 2009
Meade High School students are very creative. They strive to meet the expectations of the faculty and staff and even set higher expectations for themselves. The environment is one of contant improvement and all work together for that common goal.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 29, 2009
Meade High School has some of the most talented and dynamic students in the county!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 29, 2009
I take immeasurable pride in Meade Sr. High. I love to tell everyone about our inspirational students and the extraordinary efforts put forth to offer our students the best possible education. We are setting the example for all other schools! Meade lets nothing get in the way of reaching great success. I feel welcome and very blessed to work here at Meade.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 29, 2009
Meade High students are awesome!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2009
I am new to Meade High School and am very impressed with this school! The students ,teachers and administration are great. The working atmosphere is so positive and everyone is willing to help. I feel very welcomed here and am glad to be a part of the Meade High Schhol staff.

- submitted by a teacher
September 29, 2009
I love the friendliness and diversity of the students and faculty!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 29, 2009
Meade High School has the most culturally diverse population with all racial/ethnic groups coexisting peacefully!

- submitted by a teacher
September 29, 2009
Faculty and staff are great. Everyone is doing their best to make Meade Senior High the best that it can possibly be!

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2009
Meade High is loaded with students of every possible potential! We have programs to suit everyone's taste and a committed staff of teachers eager to challenge.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 29, 2009
MSHS has some very dedicated teachers and administrators

- submitted by a community member
September 20, 2009
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August 27, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 07, 2009
Become involved, you will find that Meade High has become a well defined school. From the principal to teachers and staff to the PTSA. The school has many organizations your student can become a member of and parent get involved. Its a great school. My daughters loved it, had no problems. Do not go by what you hear! Its the gem of the Western District as far as I'm concerned

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June 29, 2009
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May 31, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2009
Our school has its problems however I believe that this school has better standards than all other schools such as drugs which are a major problem for example at Meade High School no student has been caught with drugs and no students are caught skipping or anything like that whatsoever this is a school of standard.

- submitted by a teacher
May 18, 2009
Our school has its problems however I believe that this school has better standards than all other schools such as drugs which are a major problem for example at Meade High School no student has been caught with drugs and no students are caught skipping or anything like that whatsoever this is a school of standard.

- submitted by a teacher
May 16, 2009
i love this schooll great education

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May 11, 2009
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April 06, 2009
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- submitted by a student
April 06, 2009
I am a student [Freshman] here right now and I can say it is not as bad as people say it is. There aren't a whole lot of fights all the time like people say. Eventhough the school looks very old and dirty, it's still really. The only thing I don't like is the crowded the halls and some of the teachers.

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April 03, 2009
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April 03, 2009
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March 19, 2009
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March 13, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating February 27, 2009
It stinks just got here and my daughter is a softmore and hates it seems that they have no child and teacher interaction just dont care..

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2009
My daughter is attending this school as a senior, she doesn't care for it but I have noticed a lot of wonderful things about the school, they have very strong engineering program ,Elp/IB, lots of AP classes and if you student is late, you will get an email or a phone call.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2009
This school is very biased. If you're not African-African, then you definitely do not have as much respect as one of the African-Americans. I am attending the school, and I have a shaved head, and a lot of people do not respect me as much as they should. Also the school worries too much about sports and the science department, rather than other academics and food supply. The school is overcrowded, so no one can really get through the hallways. A lot of teachers do not have a spine and let students walk over them. Lastly, the school system there moves so slowly. They keep students in the wrong classes for weeks. So really, the school is mostly an inner-city school, and parents should think twice about permitting their children to attend there.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2009
I am a Freshman a Meade and an ELP/IB student and the teachers are great they get you involved in topics. its like a college setting. the only things that i could complain about is the building . classes are shared and my math class is in the band room so sometimes i am distracted. classrooms dont have doors, the school just seems to be falling apart. but there are good students and teachers.

- submitted by a student
no rating January 05, 2009
I am a senior at Meade High School. I've been here for all four years, and what can I say? Its high school. People think we're so 'ghetto,' only because we have a certain ratio of races. The school isn't the nicest building, but the teachers there actually care about the students. Just like any other school, we have the so called bad kids. So what? It's amazing to see how every one comes together to join as one, you can find so many people blending with other cliques. And yeah, if you put yourself in the right classes like AP, IB or Project Leade the Way kinda stuff you'll get more attention. I love this school, the staff isn't my best choice, but they're doing fine. We don't have that many fights, we don't have guns, we don't have drugs being sold, and no we do not start riots.

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December 09, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating October 24, 2008
My daughter is a Freshman at Meade High, and as many parent I was concern since I have heard things about the school that were not so nice. I decided to get involved and started to volunteer at the school and soon found out that they have a group of dedicated teachers and administrators that do a great job making the school of 1200 students a safe place. My daughter is in the ELP/IB program and has many good friends. Like any other school including the ones we went to there is always some children that have disciplinary problems, some parents that don't care and expect the school to do the parenting job for them but for my experience is not like they make it seem.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2008
Meade High School is a wonderful school, though sometimes in the past it wasnt great people are making it seem like it was hell on earth. Mr.Kennedy (the principal) is doing great. We are actually the premire high school of Anne Arundel County, we are the first school to have a full running IB programme and the Homeland Security Signature, which I belong to. Meade has one of the biggest Key Clubs and over all is a great school Dont believe the hype when people try to put Meade down. I attend Meade High School and I am a Mighty Mustang

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- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2008
Why 4 stars? Why not four stars? You know what... In order to give you reason, i will justify each star with the most significant features of school that make it worthy.1: It's JROTC has grown to be one of the best in the region. Having accomplished many things that most people cant even think of and exposes students to people that they would not otherwise noy been able to meet. JROTC is a leadership organization, supported by the school, and lead by student leaders of Mead.2: The IB program has developed over this passed 07-08 school year from ,literally, nothing. Student ambitions have grown and horizons have been brodened. Not to metion all those that have been published. The administration, even in the over populated state, makes it a point to know each student by name.(2000+)4: The track team rocks! It has its general problems..but it works through them!

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July 04, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating April 16, 2008
Meade High is truly what you make of it. If you take AP classes/honors classes/IB classes, you receive less attention for what you are doing compared to the attention that many of the poorly behaved students. Throughout my time at Meade, I have seen more disrespect than ever before. Students constantly talk back to teachers and I've even seen teachers pushed in the hallways. The school is falling apart (in some places there aren't even ceiling tiles) but the science labs are being renovated and look great. The Key Club and Literary Magazine are award winning, and the track team is a reigning champion. From this school I've learned to be tougher and more independent, because that's what you really need to get by at Meade.

- submitted by a student
April 08, 2008
I am a current student at meade high and i have to say that all i have learned from this school is just be quiet and you wont get hurt.But still people have no right to critisize our school because our budget is really low so yeah.There are a lot of fights here to about race and stupid stuff like that but that is handled by our 'wonderful' staff.

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March 14, 2008
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- submitted by a student
March 10, 2008
We are moving to PA thanks to our experience here at Meade High. There is one teacher I must take my hat off to: Ms. Goss, she stays on top of her students and won't let them give her any crap, for that I am thankful. I wish all the teachers were like her. I have one son that graduated last and one son who just started. Neither of my boys liked this school. My middle son has been the target of some of the wonderful gangbangers we have on our school (a matter of fact for most schools in this area, I know which is why we are moving to PA). I have found the councilors here to be uninterested and overworked (being overworked is not their fault all the schools in the area are crowded).

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2008
I went to this school years ago. Meade is not the best school ever, but every school has it's problems. Let's focus on the big picture... A) Every school in the area is overcrowded, so if the admin. doesn't respond right away, it's b/c they have quite a few children to attend. B) You try have champion sports teams when half the kids from the year before have parents being moved by the military. C) Money's tight in every district...so if your club/team doesn't have enough funding, there's this thing called Fundraisers, we've all done them. D) I had some wonderful teachers there and some horrible ones...just like I did at the University of Maryland. E)You really want to see gangs and violence...try going to school in Baltimore city. I survived 4 years here and I like to think I'm fairly intelligent. Stop whining people.

- submitted by a student
no rating February 15, 2008
All the parents who say that Meade is a disgrace or is disgusting, sound very ignorant. I am a student at Meade and I would not want to transfer to any other school. Before anyone attempts to put-down my school, here are some actual facts to go on. First, we have some of the highest test score in the county. We have one of the largest Key Clubs in the county (for those that don't know: Key Club is a volunteer organization). We are award winning, and the Key club advisor was honored on T.V. for founding the organization, Happy Helpers. Since you believe other schools in the county are so much better you should attend one were many were caught cheating on AP test; or one where a fight escalate to the point that a gun was brought to a mall and fired. Get your facts straight next time!!!!

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January 05, 2008
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December 31, 2007
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- submitted by a student
no rating October 08, 2007
My oldest daughter graduated from Meade a few years ago with a full scholarship. I have two other daughters who are currently attending Meade. They are in AP and Honors classes and find them to be academically challenging. They have done well on their SATs, too. I believe that Meade gets far too much bad publicity. It is rare to hear about the good things that are happening at Meade. My daughters are involved in club activities from Meade where they have learned to volunteer a great deal of their time assisting the homeless. I believe that Meade provides an environment where students can learn and achieve if they really want to do so. The teachers and counselors are receptive to those who exhibit a desire to succeed.

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2007
Last year (2006-07) was okayish. I was sometimes the targets of fights in Meade and even in the crossfire of fights. The teachers weren't bad. However, things seem to go downward. The teacher quality isn't that great. Harrassment is still visible in Meade. To be truthful, the situation at Meade is rather ugly.

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September 09, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2007
I'm an alumni from the class of 2003 at Meade. I was a student there all 4 years of high school, and Joan Valentine was our principal. I'm not sure if she's still there, but what a joke she was. There were constant fights in the back hallways, racism running rampant, and if you weren't in the AP classes or 'higher-level' classes, the education you received was appalling. The administration who tries to cover it up and teachers who don't care pretty much sum up my experience at Meade. I can only hope that it has improved in some way since I graduated.

- submitted by a community member
September 06, 2007
I have been a teacher at this school for 6 years now. It does have problems, however, it does not deserve the reputation that it gets. The academic programs are excellent with the addition of the IB program. The sports program is on the rebound with a lot of young coaches. We need more parent involvement. If we are to become one of the best schools in the county we need the PARENTS to step up and help us change the school. I truly believe that you should send your kids to Meade.

- submitted by a teacher
September 06, 2007
I am a student at Meade, and I would like to say that Meade isn't that bad, its just like any other school. All schools have fights. My only problem with my school is that something must be going on because the best teachers never stay too long. Mr. Jackson and Mr. Fortune are great teachers who really cared about us. but they are gone now. Mr. Kennedy is a great administrator! I just wish they would have kept the teachers that cared about us!

- submitted by a student
August 08, 2007
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- submitted by a student
August 07, 2007
For the past year I have tried hard to get involved. Conclusion: disgusting. 1. What's the point of all those AP classes if the school is the worst concerning academics and safety? 2. 'The school is diverse' if the definition for diversity is people of different background crammed into one school with no respect for each other at all. 3. The whole building is falling apart, there re only 3 bathrooms available in the whole building with one missing mirrors, I've seen one bathroom that wasn't cleaned for 3-4 months. 4. It's safer because it's on military base? I'm sorry, but that's not the case. We get fights often and students think it's a treat to get distracted from class by catfights, they cheer for it too, even the so-called 'good students'. And by the way, the food we get at principle's honor roll honor roll breakfast is the leftover of school-sold breakfast.

- submitted by a student
July 05, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2007
Like many other parents we make it a priority to be involved with our children's education. Also like many other parents our child has the potential to excel in many areas however; our involvement was consistently voided by the lack of feedback and paperwork inconsistencies produced by the Staff members of Meade Senior High. Erroneous graded homework assignments and inconsistent accounting practices seem to be the norm at Meade Senior High. I hope there is a solution to the issues at MSH not for my child but for the young men and women soon to become students.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2007
The school is what you make out of it. It has a diverse student body from various backgrounds. The school is not the best academically, but does offer numerous AP classes. Also, the track team is very good, they have won the county championship three times straigh, regionals, and were this years 4A State champions. The school sends many students to prestigious colleges and many of the athletes have gone on to play division 1 sports.

- submitted by a former student
June 11, 2007
My daughter just graduated from Meade and the overall experience was negative. The administration is not supportive and since my child was an average student with no problems they weren't even aware of her existence. I tried hard to get my daughter into another school prior to her starting at Meade but was unsuccessful and unfortunately my fears were realized. I was not surprised that the graduation was rowdy, unorganized and close to a mob scene - a typical testimony to Meade's way of running their school. I am thrilled that my child is out of that school - a terrible experience.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2007
I'm a freshman student at this school and I absolutely regret being a part of it. We have lots of disruptions and rude, stupid behaviors in class. Sometimes teachers cannot control them. Some students even avoid letting people know that they have Straight-As so that people won't laugh at them for being `geeks`. I've encountered problems with the office staff when I m politely asking a question and all I get is rude replies. People say that it s a good school because it s diverse, but I ve seen no respect for diversity in the student body whatsoever. My parents and I are thinking of transferring me to another school no matter what the cost is. We get fights frequently, and we almost never win at our sports programs. Please think through before you come. Worst school ever.

- submitted by a student
June 08, 2007
I am a sophomore at Meade and I must say that the school is not great but it dose't deserve the bad rep it has either. The school is often referred to as 'ghetto ' and 'poor' however that is only due to the few kids who ruin it for everybody. the school is diverse and that is great because as a student you can get a taste of different cultures. although the athletics aren't good ,based on scores, we are very sprited and the teams become like your second family. we are trying. the only bad thing is the administration is too strict about something and not strict enough about others. and by the way try to get in to upper level classes you will get more out of your schooling. e.m

- submitted by a student
April 21, 2007
I have a current student at Meade as well as a recent graduate. We like the school. We are moving soon and our child asked only that we stay in the Meade district. Like any school, it is what you make it. My oldest took 7 AP courses and graduated with honors and scholarships. My youngest is in the IB program and loves it. There are some great teachers here. The music program is excellent. Meade does not deserve the bad rep. If anything, students are safer here because of the military presence. The diverse student body is something all schools should hope for. We could live anywhere in the county, but we choose to live here.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2007
My son has been a student at Meade High school since September 2006. I have attempted to contact his teachers since October regarding his grades. he is a special ed student with an IEP. I have been to the administrator, guidance and special ed all without resolution. Meeting with the principle has been impossible. I have had it with Meade High and will be homeschooling my son within the next four weeks. Meade has consistently ignored my pleas for help for my son and I hold them responsible for his lack of academic success. No communication with the parents = failure for a student.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
December 29, 2006
I'm a freshman at Meade, and I don't believe that Meade is giving me as much support as I need. The athletics are average, with some extremely good teams and some not so good teams. There's a lot of school spirit at the football games. The music department is very good. However, as a member of the drama club, we aren't supplied very much because of the lack of money. Hardly anyone comes out to our shows, either. The school should fund more for the drama club because we desperately need money. If I had a choice, I would attend another school over Meade.

- submitted by a student
October 27, 2006
As a sophomore at meade currently have seen, The academics at the school are generally good, but that is only the case if you are in the honors and AP classes, some of my friends who are not, complain that they don't get much done because there are many disruptions,and many of those teachers don't seem to care, the school is generally alright. the extracurricular activities are not that great, as there is very little student involvement, in the school, in addition to the small amount of parental involvement. We don't have much money to use, so the school isn't in the best condition, the one thing that has made my two years so far enjoyable are my wonderful friends, there are many great students in the school, but there is a lot of violence, but I have been able to avoid that. The school has a lot of culture and diversity.

- submitted by a student
June 16, 2006
As a 'graduate' of Meade High School I can say I was intimate with the inner workings of the staff, students, and teachers. Regarding the staff more than not they would rather do nothing than anything. Regarding students and the safety I needed to get in a fight with someone about twice a year just to prove I was not a target, enough said. Regarding punishment on the same note I would generally get no more than several days to a week Suspension for these fights. The only redeeming quality of this school is a core of very dedicated teachers that actually want to teach, the only problem is they cant teach the unwilling. All in all I would reccomend this school only to those who want their child to pass with no real knowledge gained, I was totally unprepared for even community college and have been struggleing with many basics.

- submitted by a student
November 04, 2005
I personally went to Meade High School for my 11th and 12th grade years. Althought Meade has its downfalls, as all schools do, it's actually a good place to go to school. The majority of my teachers were amazing and I learned some of life's most amazing lessons from them. I was enrolled in 1 AP class my Junior year and 2 my Senior year as well as being the editor of the school paper. As with any high school, Meade is what you make of it. If you get involved you will get back as much as you give. Based upon my academic's and my SAT scores I was giving a full tuition scholarship to Howard University. No school is perfect and although Meade may not be the school with the most money or the most resources, it offers plenty of opportunities to grow and to become a great student.

- submitted by a former student
October 19, 2005
Meade Senior High School is offering an outstanding academic environment to my child. After recently returning from exceptional DOD high school in Europe, Meade has offered the academic engagement and intensity that is preparing my child for college. The school offers an outstanding AP and honors program and has an extremely caring principal, faculty, and teachers. Major Otha Thornton

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
August 26, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
August 23, 2005
When it comes down to your decision in which school to enroll your child in, DO NOT enroll your child in this school. I grew up in Maryland my whole life and I attended Anne Arundel County schools up until I moved to Texas recently in the past few months. The two years I spent at Meade Senior High School were horrible. The ONLY thing I enjoyed were the friends that I made there. Discipline is dissapointing. Students constantly fight and rebel against teachers even. In one case there was a gang threat that there was going to be a shooting after-school. Not only that but academics and extracurricular activites were the worst I've ever experienced. I feel as if I wasted my education spending my first two years of high school there at Meade.

- submitted by a former student
June 16, 2005
Meade Senior High is not a place to send the youth. The conditions at the school are so horrible and immoral. Extracurricular activtites here at Meade are lacking the tools/equipment in order for athletes to succed on the field. Drugs are a really big problem there. The safety of this school is ironically very poor even though its on a military base, gangs and weapons are a constant worry. The only positive thing I can say about it is that some teachers are actually very good (Mr. Guilford, Mrs. Jepsn, and Mrs. Molchan.)

- submitted by a student
June 12, 2005
I've been a student at Meade for about a year now and have seen both the good and bad. Meade Senior High is not as bad as a school as people think it is. If there were more cooperative students and more teachers that were willing to help then maybe our reputation would change. Also, the principal should not be blamed because she's doing the best that she can.

- submitted by a student
April 18, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
March 06, 2005
Very happy to be retiring to Tallahasse, Florida so that all three of my children will not be attending Meade Senior High to obtain their diploma. I have only one thing to say nice, I really enjoyed the basketball season because of Coach Rucker, Coach Saunders and Coach Holder. Everything else I am not pleased with. If you can't say anything nice it is said to say nothing at all. Thank you.

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
February 23, 2005
Disgust!!! I have met, emailed and provided work/cell and home numbers on numerous times and my child failed (4) classes. Coffee with the Principal, PTA, Back to School Night, conferences I initiated how much more is required to be classified as a concerned parent and given the opportunity to be notified prior to failure. Don't know how much money the school receives from offering Twilight Classes (classes offered to make up failed classes) but it makes me wonder....

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2005
Our family recently moved to the Hanover area and our daughter has been enrolled at Mead High School since 2/2/2005. The short time at Meade has been very disappointing. Adjectives used to describe our personal experiences would be as follows: unprofessional and rude. We had been warned that this was one of the WORST schools to enroll a child. We should have listened. I have conducted the AA County School Board to voice my complaints. Where are the teachers of yesterday - those individuals who looked upon their job, not as a job, but their calling. We have a younger child, I assure you, he will not attend Mead High School. I will find the money to have him educated through private schools!

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 19, 2005
A school with a bad reputation all around. Hardly any AP classes and virtually no involvement with the community.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
December 30, 2004
I would not allow any student to attend this disgraceful school. Anne arundel county has some very fine schools, but they ignore meade because it is on a base. I am the mother of three former students who were extremely motivated until they entered meade. 2 Of the 3 dropped out and got their geds and one took almost 5 years to graduate. This is no reflection on their ability because they have done very well. It is an indictment against meade and its poor staff. The pta is involved there. Our community raises scholarship money for meade students every year and no one from the school ever shows up. They don't even come to the community fairs. So, it isn't the parents' lack of interest. The principal is an embarrassment and they send teachers there just to get them to quit. High turnover in the staff.

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2004
The mrs. valintine is a good principal.

- submitted by a student
November 15, 2004
As a graduate of Meade High, I must say this, you shouldn't complain about this school as you do. Be grateful the current principal even took the job, this school was a horrid mess before she got there. If it wasn't for her a lot of students would not of graduated. Meade could use some help in some areas, but for the most part Meade has been rehabilitated more than you even know. The teachers are doing their best, it's hard when you have uncooperative students. Parents should be more involved with their kids, not only with the extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a former student
November 09, 2004
I have never encountered a more uncooperative staff. Everytime I have contacted this school, I have encountered hostility. My child is expected to walk to school when a bus comes by our house. Students have to wait in the cold outside until the teachers are ready to unlock the doors in the morning. My child is in 10th grade and almost all of his assignments involve colored pencils and poster board. What kind of curriculum is this? Why does everyone seem to think that giving a school more money will improve education. There are students in China outperforming Americans while learning in rooms with dirt floors. Money does not teach. People teach. Hire some that know their way around the classroom without their teacher's edition textbook, and have the communication skills to work with parents and students.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2004
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- submitted by a student
October 05, 2004
This is a High School on a US Army installation that buses in kids from the surrounding cities. It is not your typical, safe, clean well funded and maintained post school. My children are very disappointed in the condition of the school and the inner city environment in the school.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
August 19, 2003
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Meade High School
1100 Clark Rd, Fort Meade, MD  20755
(410) 674-7710
Last modified Meade 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.
Meade High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 135 reviews. Top