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Of all the high schools in the Down County Consortium, Blair has the most balanced population in terms of socio-economic and ethnic/cultural identity, which makes for a more broadening educational experience. No one group predominates here, as is, unfortunately, the case at the other area high schools. The school's large size means that there is a niche for every kid and no matter how 'different' your child may be, s/he will find like-minded souls and activities they will enjoy. Teacher quality varies widely, even wildly at times, but by and large the staff is pretty high-quality and there are some truly outstanding educators to be found amidst the usual run of quixotic sadists who seem to take delight in creating artificial difficulties for kids, as if school weren't hard enough. Overall, I'd say that you get quite a lot of bang for your buck here, certainly as compared to shelling out $30K or more to send your kid to a private school!

Develops character: Neutral


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With close to 3000 students, the staff have their hands full just teaching the academic subjects.


Teacher effectiveness: Neutral


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Even teachers sporting PhDs are not above playing favorites and handing out Fs if they don't like your kid, nothing to do with the quality of the kid's work.

Amount of homework: Neutral


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Homework, at least in the CAP program, seems to vary from none to way too much. Flow could be better organized among the team teachers.

Teacher effectiveness: Neutral


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There are some effective, kind teachers, but there are many who are just cruel. They seem to tolerate problem teachers for way too long.


Amount of homework: Disagree


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Off the carts. Extreme. Insane. No teenager's brain should be put under the stress that this school creates.

Develops character: Disagree


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Students must lie to survive at this school; they must share work, copy answers and so forth.



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This school is way too big, way too impersonal and unresponsive to student needs. I have found many teachers think grading work and entering on Ed-line is optional. The glorified magnet programs brutalize the students with massive amounts of homework that the administrators claim is an exaggeration; it is not. The principal is dynamic and competent, but the school is so big that she can't possibly exert the direct management that is needed to get many teachers to do their jobs.




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Montgomery Blair High School is outstanding. Highly experienced teaching staff, great principal, wide range of challenging course work.



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I am a current senior at MBHS and my experience at Blair is an unforgettable one! Blair is so diverse and you meet different people everyday. There are so many opportunities at Blair you just need to take advantage of it. Teachers are really good too, they always give u chances for help and you can come in if you don't understand something. Also, college planning help is really good as well, we have a career center, counselors, etc. Blair is a safe school and there is never a dull moment. We have days were people blast music and dance, we have kids to play guitar, sing, rap and people who Just chill in the library. BLAIR= DIVERSITY

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Last modified Montgomery Blair High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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