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Rising Sun High School

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Posted April 11, 2011

That previous posting is sad to say the least. If you are going to post something like that, at least provide some details...some facts? I seriously doubt that was written by a parent, just someone trying to lower the rating of an excellent high school. I know many that have sent children there, and have gotten an excellent, well rounded education (and yes, they went on to college)
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 18, 2009

Obviously, the last posting individual never attended college. Rising Sun High School educators have one thing in common incompetence. I suspect most grew up in the corn fields of Cecil County, and not educated in well regarded Universities (perhaps Cecil County Community College?).
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 16, 2009

RSHS really works hard to prepare our kids for college
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 1, 2008

Best public high school in Cecil County. Two of my children have graduated from RSHS and I'm very satisfied with the education.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 26, 2006

The music and theater departments of this school are excellent. There are plenty of opportunities for children to get involved! Also the sports programs are great!
—Submitted by a former student

Posted November 15, 2004

I was actually a member of the 2001 graduatng class and I loved this school. I entered school my freshmen year a 'd' student and left Honor Roll. The teachers here showed so much compassion and a love for their job that you actually learned things without knowing it. I am hoping to send my children there when the time comes.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted September 18, 2004

Im a student that just started goign to Rising Sun High School. I think that this school is one of the best schools I have gone to.I have alot more opitions, the teachers are great. They are willing to help a student out, willing to go out of their way for a student.It has been a big change from the old high school that I went to. That was a Delaware school. We didnt have teachers going out their way to help their students.Rising Sun seems just like a safe school and a great one at that. I feel really safe, more confident about myself. I know that I can do things and actually pass. My fellow students are really great to be around. Most of them carry themselves really well, and that what I like about most of my fellow peers.
—Submitted by a former student

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The state average for Algebra was 84% in 2013.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.








English II

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

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.








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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 93% 42%
Hispanic 3% 12%
Two or more races 3% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Black 1% 35%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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100 Tiger Dr
North East, MD 21901
Phone: (410) 658-9115


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