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North Carroll High School

Public | 9-12 | 794 students

 

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Posted September 26, 2010

We have two kids that graduated with goods grades and great scholarships so we can't complain. However, looking back, Carroll County does the turkey dance in a big way. If I still had kids in school and they got a teacher transfered in, I would be in the admins office asking questions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

Greatest school ever. I graduated in 2008, and I am so grateful for everything they did for me.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 21, 2008

I found the quality of the teachers to be outstanding, and everyone was supportive in creating a great learning environment.


Posted August 22, 2008

The teachers and administration at North Carroll High School are wonderful!! They are very caring, interested and helpful in every way!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2008

As a student currently attending NCHS I can say that the school is great. The staff and teachers are amazing, and the principle is the best you could ask for. Although its overcrowded the students here are mindful of that problem and no major problems occur. Overall a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 17, 2008

As a Parent of three sons ,one who has gradutated and two who still attend North Carroll High School I am very happy with the education that my sons are receiving. The Teachers have been wonderful and the principal is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2007

This is my first year at North Carroll High. I think that overall the school is pretty good. The staff is nice and most of the teachers are great. It is very crowded, but that problem is being worked on. I don't have any major problems with North Carroll, but I don't love it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 27, 2007

My child is now a junior and I have to say I am not impressed with the educational quality. My child is very bright and takes all AP and honors classes two teachers in the two and a half years she has attended NCHS have truly taught her and she felt she really learned and gained knowledge from those classes. However the others have been interesting to say the least so many teachers are more worried about being students friends and having them like them then teaching and keeping control of a positive classroom environment. The AP classes do seem to excel but honors seem to be a joke. I am an alumni of NCHS and I think the classroom environment has severely changed and definitely has not improved and I now doubt the decision that I made not to do private.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2007

The school and staff are fantastic. The overcrowding is not the fault of the school it is the fault of the Board of Education. But I give thumbs up to the principal and her amazing administrative staff for keeping order and safety first at the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2007

As a student at NCHS I think that the school has a lot more that can be offered. Some of the current teachers are not as they should be, and should be trained more frequently. The halls of NCHS are overcrowded and the safety and discipline about issues such as bullying should become more frequent and have higher consequences. Over all, the classes, such as AP courses, are well taught and have amazing standards for all the students enrolled in them. In my opinion, the special needs program is more than amazing. There is an extracurricular activity for every student to be involved with. Some include drama, arts, sports, business and so much more. Something is bound to spike a students interest. Personally, I do not know much about parent involvment, sorry. From what I do know, more parents should become involved to help there children succeed.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2006

The academics of this school are phenominal. They have very high standerds, and teachers will help you when you ask them for it. If you dont then you wont get the help you child needs. There is an extrodinary amount of music programs, which include 2 types of bands and 5 different choirs. With art, you have the photography club and art clubs. With sports, we have almost every sport that can be played in high school. I'm not sure of parent involvmen, since I havent even gotten a pto/pta sign-up for the school. Overall, the teachers are awsome and there is almost no violence. I haven't seen any drug usage since I've been here. The admin takes all accusations seriously.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 24, 2006

My daughter just graduated last year with a 4.5 GPA, which included 3 AP classes, that allowed her to get a head start in college. The teachers and staff here are all excellent and will bend over backwards for any child that seeks help. It is one of the last public schools to still offer your child a chance to excel while still using 'God' in their Pledge of Allegiance' every morning. My youngest daughter starts there next week, and I consider it a blessing. I know she will be safe, nurtured, and prepared for the future by this excellent staff. Thank you North Carroll HS
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2006

I went to school at north carroll for half a semester. I can personally say that your children are not being open with what is going on, its over crowded by 500 students! Private schools only get money from students, not the government public schools get more money, stop and think about how teachers make their income... Tuition.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 5, 2005

This is a pretty good school and by pretty good, I mean average. You will not find any teachers that bend over backwards to help your child and if they encounter a problem-child most of the time they just try to sweep them under the carpet instead of actually dealing with the problem.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2005

I am a recent graduate from the class of 2005. My entire high school career was a very memorable time where violence was not a major issue and whatever may have occurred was handled smoothly and swiftly by administration. All of the teachers at this school are there because they want to be and help make students' high school experiences memorable ones.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 5, 2005

My daugther is very active athletically and is very much loved in and out of school and that does and will make a big difference in your childs education the teachers are not responsible for what you lack. North Caroll High is Great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2005

Being an alumni from this school, graduating in 2001, I would say that the school has much to offer for any child. Very friendly and caring staff with strict rules on behavior. Those who take advantage of the good qualities that this school offers will succeed, as most students do and become successful. I would suggest this school to all as I and many of my friends enjoyed it very much and have all now graduated from several different 4 year colleges.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 20, 2005

It is the best school in Carroll County with both a veteran staff and many NCHS alums who now teach there. The school is friendly and very safe!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 23, 2005

I have had three children go to this school. One managed to graduate with a less than satisfactory grade. They lack in good leadership. I have take the other two of my students out of this school.
—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.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
94%
English II

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

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
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 95% 42%
Hispanic 3% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Black 1% 35%
Two or more races 1% 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 14%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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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
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • 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
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • 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
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
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1400 Panther Dr
Hampstead, MD 21074
Phone: (410) 751-3450

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