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La Plata, MD
Students enrolled: 1,443
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6035 Radio Station Rd
La Plata, MD 20646

(301) 934-1100
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June 01, 2015
no schools was terrible. fights every day between classes. try private school. or let your kids go to a different school

- submitted by a community member

May 28, 2015
Academics: Good core class variety. Some really good teachers, others average. AP offerings are good: Mr Mazzeo is one of the best esp. for first time AP class takers. Mrs. Shnipes, excellent English teacher really motivating and got the kids interested in Shakespeare! Mrs Shoenbauer. A stand out science teacher, runs a good classroom too. Engineering (Project Lead the Way). Instructor was uninterested in the design class. Refused to help students with computer based programs. Relied heavily on packets with little interaction. Maybe more advanced classes in the program are better but if the intro classes are not good what motivation do the kids have to move forward. Clubs: Good variety of after and during school clubs. Sports: soccer team coach, I disagree with how he sets up his jv vs varsity. Instead of having a varsity level highly competitive team and a jv team of kids who play well but aren't "stars". He only allowed players on jv for 9th and 10th. NJROTC: this Unit is in decline, events are disorganized, there is a lack of leadership training and mentoring, instructors show blantant favoritism, while openly belittling other cadets. Administration: have never seen the principal in the school, only see her at award ceremonies, Mr. Lloyd says all the "right" things and then takes no action, Mr. Dibella, is a decent guy, seems to try and do the right things. SRO Kaylor was great very involved, positive, kids trusted him and looked to him as a good example. Always at events, in the halls, seemed to know most of the kids by name. However he was promoted and left. I am not impressed with the new officer, Anderson, but as he is leaving at the end of this year I will leave it at that.

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July 26, 2011
This school is absolutely TERRIBLE. I'm just finishing up being a sophomore and the classes are easy, the teachers don't care and sometimes don't even understand what they are teaching. Some substitutes don't speak English. All focus is put on the average kids, so if you have an advanced child, keep them out of LPHS.

- submitted by a student

May 08, 2011
I'm a former student, in fact I transferred to another school system entirely because of how poorly this school conducted itself. The majority of my teachers had no interest in being there, they rarely taught, instead opting to chill out with the students. The school is overcrowded, so much they even have makeshift classrooms with walls made up of cubicle stalls. The administrations only focus is scoring high on standardized exams, I saw a number of instances where students didn't even do work yet they still received A's. In one class, students even terrorized the teacher, an elderly woman, to the point where they threw stuff at her. The schools' solution was to replace her with a fresh-out-of-college teacher, which was not even remotely better. Though I admit, he was a breath of fresh air compared to the numerous lax, unattentive, underpaid teachers the comprise the school staff.

- submitted by a community member

January 23, 2011
La Plata high school is great. Our daughter Rebecca Meier enjoyed one year as an exchange student with excellent teachers. We are very thankful.

- submitted by a parent
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September 16, 2009
I believe La Plata has the most compassionate staff. Mr Williams really helped me get my son back on track. The dedication of the entire staff was overwhelming and appreciative.

- submitted by a parent

August 10, 2009
LaPlata is an excellent secondary school. Both my children graduated (2005, 2009) and were well prepared for the rigors of study for college life. La Plata teachers are fabulous; they not only offer a tough curriculum to prepare students for college, but teachers care about the students on a personal level, too. They are always willing to set-aside time to help students !

- submitted by a parent

May 07, 2009
This is a great school--I am a freshman taking all honors classes as well as the Web design class they offer at La Plata. I highly recommend for its great teaching staff and positive environment.

- submitted by a student

November 18, 2008
This school creates a very good environment for learning. Friendly staff and students. Great school

- submitted by a student
no rating
February 11, 2008
La Plata High is a wonderful High School and the Student body is alittle overcrowed but everyone gets along and the teachers are also great. I've been a student for the last four years and everything has been great.

- submitted by a student

November 07, 2007
The school is great. I'm a graduate myself! keep up the good work teachers and faculty.

- submitted by a parent

December 06, 2005
This school rocks. I just moved here and its alot better than my school in Morrow, Ohio. Alot bigger and the teachers are awesome. The music class is kickin'. Gym is cool. Plus the baseball team is awesome. I love the bands the students are in. I love this school!

- submitted by a student

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La Plata High School
6035 Radio Station Rd, La Plata, MD  20646
(301) 934-1100
Last modified La Plata High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
La Plata High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top