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Glenelg High School

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Posted 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2008

Diverse, enthusiastic, organized and traditional, this school made parenting a whole lot easier. We couldn't have done better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


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Algebra

The state average for Algebra was 84% in 2013.

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

306 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

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English II

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

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

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94%

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94%
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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 82% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Black 5% 35%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Hispanic 3% 12%
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 4%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Tennis
  • Track
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  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
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  • Volleyball

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Music
  • Band
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14025 Burnt Woods Rd
Glenelg, MD 21737
Phone: (410) 313-5528

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