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Washington Academy And High School

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Posted January 29, 2012

Washington high gets a bad vibe from the media but in fact it is a pretty nice school. The teachers care alot and almost all are friendly. They have a really great sport, band, and drama programs. Washington also has a great laptop program, that starts at the middle school. It is 8-12 grades, but 8 is seperated from the high school. They have thier own section and dont even see the high schoolers except when they leave for the day. The teachers try to help you out when you really need it and do everything they can to make sure you know everything to pass your hsa, and msa. The algebra teachers push you to learn on your own and help you when you need it. The prinicple enforces the school rules the second you walk in the door. Overall it is a really good school.


Posted November 6, 2009

If the post from April 3, 2005 doesn't tell you everything you need to know, then you need to go back to school. (Look at the grammar and spelling.) As an alumna attending an extremely difficult college, I can look back and acknowledge that Washington was not a very good school. But that is not for lack of trying. The administration and teachers work extremely hard to help students. But the problems for Washington High are lack of funding, lack of public support, and lack of a good basis of education. If the school is ever able to find this support, the school and students will thrive. And parents do not worry there is a dress code.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 3, 2005

Well it is a good school I mean all school have problems but it is a every day school. We don't have dress codes or nothing we have 8-12 graders there the enrollment is about 700. We have a great band and great students we have our farvorotes of teachers as well as friends. But 8-9 graders are called acadmay @ Washington High and 10-12 are called Washington high our website is www.somerset.k12.md.us/WHS/. Fell free to email me about the school any time at hollaatjasmine@aol.com
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 4, 2005

Washington High School gets a bad reputation from the media, when in reality, it is a great school with caring faculty and many opportunitites. Somerset County in general is portrayed badly by the media, and I feel that we need to publicize the good things and events at WHS, as well as the students and their success in high school and college. All the students get along well and the teachers are eager to help them. As far as academics goes, several of my friends and I have competed for scholarships and awards on a national level and have been very successful. Washington provides a great education with a small student body which allows for one-on-one instruction. It is, in general, a great school with great kids!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 20, 2003

There is to much racial tension between the students for the children to focus their attention on their studies. It's a shame!
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
63%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA 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. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Algebra

The state average for Algebra was 84% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
88%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
86%
English II

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

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
81%
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
Black 48% 35%
White 40% 42%
Two or more races 8% 4%
Hispanic 3% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
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 62%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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10902 Old Princess Anne Rd
Princess Anne, MD 21853
Phone: (410) 651-0480

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