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Glenelg, MD
Students enrolled: 1,225

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14025 Burnt Woods Rd
Glenelg, MD 21737

(410) 313-5528
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March 02, 2015
The administration is ineffective and the student body is very racist. A group of students raised a confederate flag at a football game this fall, and were supported by students. Many of the people I know who were interested in a career in technology are now reconsidering because the computer science teacher refuses to teach or even change her presentations from what they were 4 years ago. Her information is outdated and she will not make an effort to help any student, even a student who cares about her class and wants to do well. Another teacher brought up the plot of Fifty Shades of Grey during class and makes racial jokes and puns in class. There are some people who do enjoy this school; however, the majority of those students are racist, white, and under-achieving students who are not striving for any sort of academic achievement. I am a hard working, straight A student, but I am well aware that if I was transferred to a prep school or even Riverhill, my grades would suffer because Glenelg does not challenge their students. Or should I say Glen-hell, because that is what the students call it.

- submitted by a student

December 12, 2014
This is an excellent school and teachers are willing to help after school. It has great extracurricular activities.

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October 06, 2014
Glenelg is too concentrated on test scores and money to actually care about their students. Some of the teachers are good, but most don't do their job. High school should be fun, not torture. I shouldn't have so much stress that I hate going there avery day. I feel like I would be so much happier at another school. Also there is no diversity and a lot of the people are inconsiderate and rude.

- submitted by a student

September 25, 2014
This school is awful. There is no diversity, and my child feels uncomfortable every day. On top of that many of the teachers are rude and arrogant. Last year her teachers were so horrible that she was afraid to go to school everyday. My child views school as a prison rather than a healthy learning environment. She can't wait until graduation.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2014
My son just began his junior year at Glenelg, and we couldn't be any happier. Glenelg has helped my son grow into himself. He got comfortable in his own skin under Mrs. Miller's guidance in theater, has now branched out into the music program, is taking his first AP classes, and has received excellent college planning advice from the guidance department. His teachers have consistently been dedicated to the success of their students, willing to stay after school to provide extra help and being readily available via e-mail for questions and concerns. Glenelg strikes a good balance between pushing kids to rise to the challenge and understanding that each child is unique. Their anti-bullying efforts are to be commended, and the administration takes firm steps to nip issues in the bud when problems inevitably arise. Glenelg also offers a wide range of after school clubs, sports, and activities to engage students. Cerebral kids can join the mock trial team or the debate club, while athletic kids have tons of sport options. There are also lots of artistic opportunities and clubs based on unique interests, such as anime club, book club, and writer's circle.

- submitted by a parent

March 14, 2013
Glenelg needs an administration change. The climate and culture within the school is not functioning. This creates an organization that will take" GREAT" kids and turn them into negative products of the schools disfunction.

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July 11, 2010
Although for the most part the school is good and the teachers are adequate, a few extremely poor teachers have been allowed to continue year to year and should be replaced: one in Computer Science, one that teaches Freshman Science, and one of the Language teachers. Administration needs to pay more attention to maintaining a staff of highest standards.

- submitted by a parent
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December 18, 2009
I have had 4 kids attend Glenelg, all have done well and were successful. The school's focus on a well rounded education and academic excellence makes it a great place for the students.

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March 30, 2009
Our daughter is in her second full year at Glenelg HS after coming from an expensive, exclusive prep school in Baltimore County. We had more or less resigned ourselves to the idea thaat our daughter would not be the hard-wrking, outstanding student that our son is (Ivy League, dean's list, national merit finalist). So imagine our shock and utter delight when she went from being a c/d+ student to being an A student at Glenelg in one semester! The result after one year: Honor Roll, 2 sports, leadership in the Black Student Achievement Program, tutoring other students, and a thriving, healthy social life. Glenelg is the school that our daughter's $22,000 per year prep school only pretended to be. The faculty and staff at Glenelg is commited to the success of every student.

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November 02, 2008
Diverse, enthusiastic, organized and traditional, this school made parenting a whole lot easier. We couldn't have done better.

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June 15, 2007
Glenelg is a decent school and the community and its expectations of its students inflate the schools accomplishments. The tech department, as far as teaching, is awful save one or two teachers(depends on the year). The math team is 50/50 where 50% are good with the three or four exceptions of great teachers. English department is fair and has mostly good teachers with one or two poor teachers. The Social Studies department is adequate but nothing exceptional, at least not anymore. The science department has several great teachers and a couple not so good ones. The ap program is for the gifted students and those are exceptional students that hide the rest of the student body. The leadership [has] much room for improvement.

- submitted by a student

May 26, 2007
Hello, I am a student of GHS and I am part of the class of 2010. I am a freshmen at Glenelg and my year has gone great. I am involved in many of the school's actives such as Yearbook, Choir, DECA, Drama, Best Buddies, and SGA 2010! When I first walked through the doors of Big Red I thought it would be weird. The school though had an atmosphere that I liked and have enjoyed. The seniors I thought were going to be mean and all but they were not. I have made friendships with upper-classmen through Choir and Yearbook which have been a blast to be part of. I am also excited to now say that our Varsity Men Lax players are state champions 2007! I hope that everything I have said has helped you at all.

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July 27, 2004
I am a student who graduated from Glenelg. I always thought the teachers were nice and helpful. I felt that the after school programs were fun and helped me grow. I was in a program called SHOP. Plus, the art department was my favorite place to be.I thought the Vice Principle at that time was very caring and supportive. Former Vice Principle Mrs. Wise, then became Principle and is now leaving this year (2004). I have just recently recieved my BA cum laude degree at the 3rd best art school in the nation, I already have my AA degree from HCC, and this spring I will have my Masters. I hope to return to Howard County to teach. Glenelg is a wonderful school!

- submitted by a student

August 26, 2003
Three of my children have graduated from Glenelg. The AP classes are excellent. Other college prep classes are adequate. Teachers are involved closely with students both in class and in after school activities. All of my children were able to receive several college scholarships and graduated in the top 10% or above from their respective colleges.

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Glenelg High School
14025 Burnt Woods Rd, Glenelg, MD  21737
(410) 313-5528
Last modified Glenelg High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Glenelg High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top