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Leonardtown High School

Public | 9-12 | 1932 students

 

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Posted January 15, 2014

As a former English instructor at the local community college, I taught many LHS students. Very few were proficient. Most had little knowledge of grammar. Many struggled with writing a basic essay. I believe the school's emphasis on sports over academics; a known, but ignored, drug culture; lack of discipline; and a desire for an impressive graduation rate at the expense of holding students accountable are all factors. My own children graduated from this high school, and although bright, received neither the necessary background in writing nor study skills to easily transition to college.


Posted April 22, 2009

I have two children at Leonardtown High. I think it is an extremely good school. They really encourage academic excellence inside a caring and small town atmosphere. My children have thrived here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2008

We love Leonardtown High! Best HighSchool in the area. I saw some might complain that they don't communicate well when your child is failing etc. But if you are informed and use their HAC website you can see whats going on everyday and initiate that contact yourself. The teachers have always been very helpful when we've had any problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2008

Teachers do not communicate 1:1 with parents of students who are failing. They do not return calls when expected. Councelors are pretty worthless
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2008

Great school, parents involved in what's going on. Safe small community atmosphere. Teachers are focused on education and care about students success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2007

i absolutely love my school. it is a little crowded but that makes it fun. there are all kinds of people there and it is so great. i love it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 18, 2006

Academic programs are excellent. I have graduated 1 of my 4 children from Leonardtown and 2 are currently enrolled. The teachers are well versed in their areas of studies, and the availability for extracurricular activities is very high. The school has many Parents coming in to volunteer in the offices and media center, and the PTSA is highly involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2006

I really like this school. my daughter will graduate this year, and has had great experiences. The teachers and staff, while sometimes frustrating, have been available, and reasonable. I will send my son to this school as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2006

Academic programs suffer because of relatively new and inexperienced leadership at the administrative level.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

414 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

448 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>=95%
English II

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

452 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
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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 83% 42%
Black 8% 35%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Hispanic 3% 12%
Two or more races 2% 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 13%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
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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
  • Band

Language learning

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

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
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  • Advanced placement courses
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
  • German
  • Latin
  • 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
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Cross country
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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23995 Point Lookout Rd
Leonardtown, MD 20650
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Phone: (301) 475-0200

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