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Sparrows Point High School

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Posted May 6, 2010

I just graduated class of '09 and I can honestly say that SPHS has helped me get to where I am now. I'm currently at one of the best tech colleges in the country for environmental management and technology. I was in the environmental science magnet at the Point and it was the best experiences of my life. I would suggest this school a thousand times.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 30, 2009

My Daughter was Home Schooled prior to moving back to my Home Town of Sparrows Point. We strongly had considered sending her to a private school, however wanted her to meet other kids in the area. Since attending the public Middle and now High School (Sparrows Point Middle and High) she is in GT and Honors classes. Attends the Sollers Tech. School for Nursing and is getting a great education. The Parent support in this school along with the teaching is unremarkable and almost like being in a private school. Not only am I proud to say my Daughter is going to Graduate from my High School- but I know she had the best education that money didn't have to buy!!!! The Perouty'Leone Family. Class of 90 and 2011 Pointers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2009

My daughter is thriving at Sparrows Point. Her grades have started improving, and most importantly, her attitude toward school has changed toward the positive for the first time in her life. Teachers and students have terrific attitudes toward each other and toward academics. Class sizes are small and discipline and order are maintained. Thank you, Sparrows Point, for rescuing a kid.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2008

I think that SPHS is excellant! The class sizes are small. Teacher communication is great. The staff is fantastic from Administration to Teachers and Counceling staff to the Athletic Director. There is no doubt they are there for the kids. Renovations are almost complete and the school is looking good. The only negetive thing I can say is the parent involovment for my childs class is non-existant. The Booster Club and PTA is struggling to say the least but the school itself is top notch!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2008

I am a senior at Sparrows Point and I cannot say how much attending this school has shaped me. I had the choice of attending a few high schools surrounding me incuding Dundalk (my home school), Patapsco (for art magnet), Eastern Tech (for allied health), or Kenwood, just to name a few. I chose Sparrows Point for the environmental science magnet and it is the best decision I could have made. The teachers are so supportive and no matter where you turn, if you need help, you are getting it. Sparrows Point knows how to prepare students for college.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2007

This school is one of the best schools in the area. My daughter is in her 3rd year and she has had the best teachers that honestly care about her learning and caring about her as a person. The teachers and Principal have high expectations for each student. I have never had a problem trying to contact a teacher with any problems that have come up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2007

ive been in sparrows point since i was little and i went to the middle school and this is my third year in high school this is by far the best school in the county there are good teachers and the whole environment is just wonderful
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 10, 2007

the school has good teachers but the shape of the school is terrible. there is no ceilings.there is no air condition for my child and no heat and i think that is a discrace
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Posted April 24, 2007

I'm a student of this school this is my 1st year for being in this high school. i did the 3 years of middle school. the high school is on of my favorite and I have this school this school has been in the community for a long time and the staff and students love coming to this school and seeing us to grow as well expect and to do our best I would say this school is a really good school to have your children in.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
English II

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

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
80%
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
White 89% 42%
Black 7% 35%
Hispanic 2% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Two or more races 1% 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 31%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Music teacher(s)
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  • Choir / Chorus

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  • Golf
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

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7400 North Point Rd
Sparrows Point, MD 21219
Phone: (410) 887-7517

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