I am not sure if these people are paid to post some of these reviews or not, but I would never ever send my child to OMHS. The top 25% of students are great but unfortunately the bottom 25-50% bring this school way down. You must hear 100+ curse words ever period, most of the students are very disrespectful and do not even know it. The "lack" of a dress code is also ridiculous, I see more skin in the hallways then I do at Ocean City.
I have been an OMHS parent for 7 years. The new principal and the assistant principals have high standards for all of the staff and students and the PTSA in more involved than ever! There are many opportunities for all students to become involved...a strong SGA, clubs, organizations, music, art, robotics, sports, theater, mock trials, and more! Just this week Owings Mills High was once again named as a Top School in the Nation by The Washington Post!
My son is a freshman. The staff has done very well keeping me informed on his progress and adjustment to high school. The staff and students share a great school pride. AndThe counselors and teachers make the atmosphere exciting. My son loves it there.
Owings Mills High School offers a "small school" atmosphere, but with the diversity of course selection that a larger high school might offer. The administration is energetic and truly interested in bettering the school and keeping the students interested and involved. There is a new group of young, enthusiastic teachers who want to try different and creative programming and the administration is supporting them 100%. The reinvigorated PTSA is doing great things to keep parents well informed and involved as well. This school is "real life" with true cultural and ethnic diversity. My two kids have had an extremely positive experience at Owings Mills High School.
This is my eighth year as a parent of a child at OMHS . And it's going to be sad when my child graduates in may . The new principle is awesome and the new athletic director has some big refreshing ideas . The upcoming years are going to be exciting , wish that I was going to be around to see it happen .
My boys absolutely love Owings Mills HS. Are amazed at how diverse the school is and how inviting the students are. The love that they have several club options. They also are very happy with the teachers. I personally love the PTSA involvement to make sure parents are kept informed. Also when I email a teacher they respond! This is an amazing school and I am very glade we moved to Maryland.
Owings Mills High School has so much to offer ! There are a lot of after school activities offered for different interests, diverse population with students from all over the world, friendly and caring staff that go out of their way to make OM a great place for all!
I have been a parent here since 2006. Both of my children have gotten stellar educations. It is a place where a student can shine. The teachers are caring and very skilled. We are lucky to be part of Omhs.
Owings Mills High School lives up to the motto of 'Excellence Through Diversity'. The school is a multi-cultural student body and I love the way the staff works together and goes above and beyond to ensure the success of their students. The staff support not only their students, but each other.
I have been teaching at Owingd Mills HS for 20 years and I have been extremely happy with my choice to do so. The admisistration is very supportive of its teachers, the faculty cares about its students and the students are fantastic young people with diverse backgrounds.On a regular basis, I am reminded that my career in education is the most important job I could have chosen. After teaching 33 years, I still love what I do and I wouldn't want to do it in any other place.
I have had two sons attend OMES and have so impressed with the teachers and the academics. The teachers care and it shows why it is a Top ten School in the State of Maryland.
My school really is diversified, and coming from a Peace Corps background, it really is uplifting to work here.
Before my little sister entered high school, she was very sad and downcast a lot of the time. I feared that high school would only make it worse. I mean, I knew what it was like when I was in high school and from what I gather the pressure to "fit in" has only gotten worse. To my surprise, it was much the opposite for her. Since becoming a freshmen at Owings Mills High, my baby sis is much happier. She plays on the soccer team and is currently going through auditions for the school musical. I've never seen her so confident and thrilled to leave for school. Her grades are out of this world. The faculty support and administration at OMHS are absolutely remarkable. They take great care to ensure that students are not only provided with an excellent education, but also that they are provided a safe environment to thrive and grow. And it doesn't hurt that their principal ROCKS! As a member of the PTSA, I see the great involvement from leadership and parents, it is truly outstanding. I am SO happy to be a part of the OMHS community and to see my sister excel in such a short time!!!
My school is amazing! The new administrator is doing a great job. The parents could be more supportive though.
OMHS is the best! We rock! Academics are getting even more rigorous over time, and that's great. But the school still works with and supports those students who need it most.
Owings Mills HS is a school with a diverse student body. It has opportunities for students to pursue many different interests.
The teachers are phenomenal. They're very personal with they way they teach, and they do their best to get you what you need/what you want. For example, I'm starting an environmental science club with the help of our AP Environmental teacher. Each teacher has an after-school help session as often as convenient to them, which is usually twice a week, or even on a quotidian basis. They give you all of the tools you need to succeed in high school, and in further education/life. The only way I can think that the school could improve would be the students' home lives. There is a plethora of ways the teachers give the students opportunities to improve their grades, and be extremely successful. However, because students aren't given good reasons from their families to do well, they generally ignore all of the great opportunites. If that were to happen, and students wouldn't be so insistent on ignoring their education, the school would be a very close candidate to an ideal school.
My school is making a strong statement in the new year as it seeks to expand its program and academic quality. Stay tuned to the rest of this school year, as well as the next one, as there are many new things to make students, parents and other community stakeholders proud.
Attended Freshman Orientation tonight. Left with a great feeling about the school!! So many clubs, organizations, and sports for my child to get involved in. Enjoyed talking to so many teachers and loved the involvement of the older students. Best part was when the Principal danced with the students to inspire them to be brave! Looking forward to getting involved!
Owings Mills has some great strengths- very nice kids, dedicated and caring teachers, and a small student population. When we emailed teachers at Owings Mills with questions about assignments or tests, all the teachers responded within 24 hours; one even emailed us unsolicited to give us a heads up about a test. Another teacher read rough drafts, giving my child extensive comments so he could improve the final draft. The GT curriculum for 9th grade is very challenging. While my child learned a lot, I think he was pushed academically a lot more than at other Baltmore County schools and the pressure can be a bit much. For example, he had to write four analytical essays on The Odyssey (one a week) while my friend's child at Towson Public Policy Magnet, only had to write one two paragraph evaluation after reading excerpts of the book in class. This disparity in work shows up in the summer reading assignments too. I am not sure if the problem was the prior principal's leadership, or lack of clear communication from the county as to what the expectations and assignments should be for each grade level. Parent involvement in school activities is basically nonexistent.
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