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9-12
Public
Stevensville, MD
Students enrolled: 1,210
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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900 Love Point Rd
Stevensville, MD 21666

(410) 604-2070
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April 25, 2014
Kent Island High School is an extraordinary school. With their great academic achievements and outstanding sports department, KIHS would be a great candidate for this opportunity. Although due to cut back, some classes, that could benefit many students, have been canceled because of budget complications. I believe that with this money, KIHS could use it to provide an even greater education to offer to the students.

- submitted by a student
January 19, 2014
Putting all personal opinions aside, the majority of the teachers here are incompetent, teaching incorrect material and other things. Other than that, pretty decent public school.

- submitted by a student
October 05, 2011
The Student that posted that 1 star review must be bitter about the annex system. I graduated in 2007 (before the annex), after transfering there from broadneck senior high in 2005 . Can I say BIG difference! They actually care here! Yea, not everybody cared, my old counselor took a diiferent job and they let some god-awful guidance counselor in . She was not uplifiting, kind or engaging. But despite her negative energy towards me (& a lot of other students of color) she could not bring me down. loved my teachers there, & the prinicipal. I was involved in keeping scores for the basketball teams (even though there is not one athletic bone in my body). I was in drama club and S.A.D.D. I loved it here. It was a complete 180 from the feel and culture of my old high school. Plus the school lunch was a total upgrade from the food served in anne arundel county. I came to that school with a crapper of a GPA (because of personal issues). But with encourgament, challenges and hospitality I became the student I once was. I think its a wonderful school, even my family saw the huge diference in me once I transfered there. I want my kids to go to KIHS, It was a wonderful experience for me.

- submitted by a student
February 05, 2011
I was in the first class to attended the KIHS annex. You do fell separated from the high school, but I wouldn't necessarily say this is in a negative way. It is a nice stepping stone from middle school to high school level education; you are with the students you have grown up with in middle school but now you are learning at the high school level, so there isn't any pressure the first year of not knowing anyone if you have been going to school since middle school or lower. If you are part of the annex you can participate in all after school activities that the Main campus students do. Overall I wouldn't say that the school is perfect, but no school is. Of all the flaws that our school has most are very small. I am a senior and I feel totally prepared for collegiate level studies thanks to KIHS.

- submitted by a student
January 02, 2011
This school is fully focused on sports-thats it. If you don't play football, field hockey, soccer, swim, or are on track, the teachers are colder to you. My friends miss school ALL the time for athletic events, and don't even get a slap on the wrist. The ninth graders are at the annex, like five miles from the high school. We aren't included in most high school activities, and we aren't accepted by the upperclassmen. They don't consider us a part of the school. A lot of students drink and do drugs, and those are mainly the athletes. Overall, i wish my parents would move me from this awful school. Oh

- submitted by a student
no rating November 12, 2010
Great school, wonderful principal, supportive teachers, talented students and great parents are what I love about this school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 12, 2010
The school and its principal, Mrs. Hershberger are the epitomy of success. The goal for every student is to excel. The attitude is positive and there is no room for failure. It's the BEST!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 12, 2010
There's something for every student at KIHS.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 12, 2010
Lots of great teachers who care, and lots of neat kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 12, 2010
Great school system! The teachers are always on hands for education and caring.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 12, 2010
Amazing teachers, great education for my daughters. They were able to get accepted at every college they applied to.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 11, 2010
Awesome teachers - awesome school spirit!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 11, 2010
I love Kent Island High School most of all because of the staff, they help provide a safe, fun and academically challenged environment for the kids who attend.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 11, 2010
A very well run school, with good academics and athletics.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 10, 2010
Kent Island High School is a community involved school in helping to support our students in academics, athletics, extra curricular activities, youth programs, work programs, volunteer based programs, benefits, fundraisers, parental, teacher & administrative support. Our belief is that a community raises a child and it shows!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 10, 2010
This school has great spirit amongst the educators, staff, students and parents. The entire community is involved in the accomplishments of this school. The academic standards are high and our students have great attitudes as they work toward achieving the goals they set for themselves.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 10, 2010
Kent Island High School is a community based school. It has parent and community support including local businesses. Kent Island High School is the best public high school in Maryland. Go Buc's Football!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 10, 2010
I find that KIHS is the best environment for my children to thrive.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 10, 2010
the everyone -knows- everyone kinda' thing coupled with "it takes a village" mentality - all the kids are Kent Islands' kids and we look out for each other. . .

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 10, 2010
the teachers go above and beyond. Small town feel. Great community to raise a family with public schools you can count on!!

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2010
The school seems to be avg in the since that some students do well but others seem to fall through the cracks. It seems that the teachers are overwhelmed and the administrators are more concerned with non-academic issues versus educating the kids, which should be the main objective. I had 1 child attend this school and I plan to move before my other 2 get to the high school level.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2010
All everyone does is get drunk and high. If you want a good education for your kid, don't send them here.

- submitted by a student
December 14, 2009
Our school here is pretty average. The safety, activities, and attention. Being a student I dont feel endangered but I think we do need changes. Change is good. We can provide more for people with learning disabilities and involve us.

- submitted by a student
December 04, 2009
I am impressed with the level of concern shown by the faculty and administration for the students at KIHS. The sports teams are very motivated and compete well within the Conference. School staff is generally helpful, campus is well maintained, facilities are in good repair although the small size requires freshman to attend most classes at the Middle School. Students may dual enroll at the local JC and there are many school-sponsored clubs and activities. The 'cluster' program the county utilizes is the only real failing of the school. Students select a 'cluster' which compares to a collegiate-level major. Students are required to complete the prerequisite courses within the cluster (as well as the core curriculum) in order to graduate. As a parent I find this very restrictive since the choices are somewhat limited. Most students simply change their selection to a 'Liberal Studies' cluster so any class will fit.

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2009
My son is an upcoming junior this year. I have had nothing but great experiences at KIHS. Everyone is uplifiting and encouraging. They challenge him to be his best. He is having the HS memories I never had. Im not fond of the clusters, but we've been able to schedule the classes we wanted anyhow.

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January 15, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2009
It is a nice school because it has good teachers and they are all friendly.

- submitted by a community member
August 12, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
March 23, 2008
i love this school, the courses are outstanding and the sports are phenonomial.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2007
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November 10, 2007
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November 07, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2007
i was recently a student at Kent Island, but until my parents decided to move. i have been able to compare KI to the the school i go to now. i find KI has a better system of education and higher level and better knowledgeable staff. the coaches could be better and the freedom to leave campus for lunch. i do miss my home town but as a senior a t a new school i plan to come back. i like the time we have in class, its longer and more vauleable.

- submitted by a student
August 28, 2007
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July 24, 2007
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- submitted by a student
March 28, 2007
We recently moved from the PG Co. School systems. I am happy with KI High's academic program choices and options. The only thing we are disappointed in is that there are no orchestra (string instruments) activities or classes. My child has been playing the violin for 4 years and if we had known this, we might not have moved over the bridge. I am hopeful that Kent Island High School will add strings to their program in the near future. Until then, I have the extra expense of private lessons. The school is great otherwise.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2007
I wish that the school would consider going back to the basics instead of the cluster. How can they expect 9th graders to know what they want to be when they grow up? They are forced to choose a career line before being given a chance to explore all the avenues that the school can provide. The administration at the school has changed hands recently and the new Principal is wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2006
Yes i am a student at Kent Island High School. Its a nice school but i definately think there's room for improvement. The thing that really makes me unhappy is the super blocking of the internet.

- submitted by a student
September 20, 2006
I just transfered from Saints Peter and Paul in Easton to Kent Island and it's totally awesome. I am one of those preppy jocky guys and I felt like I fit right in from day one. The only downside is the size, with 1400 kids it's kinda hard to get around.

- submitted by a student
September 20, 2006
Kids who live within a area around the school are made to walk. However there are no sidewalks minus one behind the school that only goes down a small way. They dont keep track of the kids they leave when they want to and most likely wont get caught. Who is watching our kids why we work....Noone.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2005
I went to KIHS. KIHS is a type of school that takes differences and molds them into a work of art.Students are encouraged to be different and to seek out the world.If you want to do your work, then there are people there to help you, if you want to slack off and be 5 minutes late to class then there are those there to deal with you as well.Let's face it high school isn't going to be all merry for everyone, there are always problems and conflicts.The difference with KIHS is there is always someone there to listen to you if you have a problem or conflict.Teachers care not only about your grades but you as a person.You are never a number there. -Dani

- submitted by a former student
July 12, 2005
I think there are some serious problems with the Administration at Kent Island High School. I am dissastified that KIHS is no more than a glorified daycare for students. Those who are disruptive and don't want to learn, the school does nothing, no discipline, nothing...When a child is threatened bodily harm and reports it, the administration does nothing but shrug their shoulders. But God forbid you arrive to class 5 minutes late, you get locked out. Irritating. If I could home school my kids are move to another district...I would.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2005
'i just transferred schools from kent island high to wilson memorial and i hate wilson everyone here is picky and they are really weird and yeah but if you want your child to be really happy i suggest kent island high cause almost everyone there treats you nicely and the teachers and staff really care about our education i was doing really good in school there and now i am doing horrible cause of the stress that is put on me with bein made fun of alot and i was doing pretty good up there ....they just recently put cameras in the school to make it an even safer environment for the students.... i really miss it up there and Mr. Marketto is really cool and so is mr. holland... i miss kent island high school a whole lot ' Britney Whytsell 'freshman '9th''.

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May 09, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
December 23, 2004
Kent Island is the worst school I ever attended. The school officials abuse their authority and are extremely unfair. The school needs more qualified staff members. I feel I had a wasted high school experience attending this school.

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2004
I would like to offer a preliminary assessment of KIHS being that my child just tranferred from a private school in the DC area. It seems the course offerings and level of teacher competency is a good if not better than the private school. In fact the level of feedback and detail of the progress of the student is much better. The overall experince has been very positive and I certainly would recommend KIHS the community to any prospective families considering relocating to the 'Island.'

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2004
I am currently attending this KIHS as a senior. This school overall is great place to go, mostly all the students and faculty are friendly and we j/ received new computers this year and everyone is enjoying them. If I was looking for another school to go to, I'd stay here because the ladies arent that bad and the school spirit is awesome! -MATT ZAYAS

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November 02, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
October 13, 2004
I graduated in 04'. The school was a pretty peaceful place. Not the usual groups of cheerleaders and jocks and freaks. We all merged and all pretty much got along very well. And the reason the football team gets so much is because they do their own fundraising and I am unbiased considering I played womens lax, field hockey and b-ball. If we did the amount of fundraising they did we'd all be equal. School spirit is VERY high and athletics are good, some GREAT. Drugs arent a real problem, some kids come to school high, and dress code is NOT strict as long as you dont over push it. -Brittany Somers

- submitted by a former student
September 10, 2004
I'm not a parent, but I am a former student, and am attending Towson University. I think that this school was wonderful. The sport teams were wonderful, the teachers really care, and in general, everyone is nice to everyone. It's like one big happy family. I loved this school, and miss it very much.

- submitted by a former student
September 05, 2004
This school is as great as I wish it could be. They are very strict about some of the things (ie. dress codes) and not about more important things (drug abuse). The weight of sports is too high. Sports like football also have more weight then say womens lacrosse so the female half of the school is definetly more neglected in my observations. I don't mean to bring down the school but I just feel that everyone should know that it isn't as great as everyone makes it seem.

- submitted by a student
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Kent Island High School
900 Love Point Rd, Stevensville, MD  21666
(410) 604-2070
Last modified Kent Island High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Kent Island High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 54 reviews. Top