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Kent Island High School

Public | 9-12 | 1230 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 3 ratings

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Posted 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


Posted February 7, 2012

Well I at one time had great things to say about the school.I have put three children through the school system,all outstanding students my oldest is now at Clemson middle child married and raising a family and my youngest is still in school,her senior year and we cant wait to get out!!!The school had been great all this time until last year when a new coach took over the girls basketball team,in which my daughter was a player.Not only was she bullied and abused by vlahos(so called coach)she was isolated,at times not allowed to practice,belittled and just plain bullied by this little tyrant! My daughter is mostly a 4.0 student,loved and respected by all as a hard working loyal dedicated student,athlete and teammate.This again so called coach had some issues with me,and some other parents(so many parents they removed her as softball coach)and clearly took it out on my child,and a few others!! just a little background,my daughters first year with her,first practice she tells my daughter to,get this...to tell two of her friends who were going to try out,to not to bother,they wont make the team!!!"telling her player,to tell other inspiring players to not even try!!!!! and so much more
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 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


Posted February 5, 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


Posted January 2, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted November 12, 2010

There's something for every student at KIHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

Lots of great teachers who care, and lots of neat kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2010

Great school system! The teachers are always on hands for education and caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted November 11, 2010

Awesome teachers - awesome school spirit!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted November 11, 2010

A very well run school, with good academics and athletics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted November 10, 2010

I find that KIHS is the best environment for my children to thrive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


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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.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
90%
English II

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

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
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 90% 43%
Black 4% 36%
Asian 2% 6%
Hispanic 2% 12%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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900 Love Point Rd
Stevensville, MD 21666
Phone: (410) 604-2070

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