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South Carroll High School

Public | 9-12 | 1104 students

 

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Posted December 4, 2010

I just moved here with my kids from Virginia. I have a son going there now for junior year. I have to agree with the other reviews. This school has many sports to participate in. I feel like my son is getting a great preview of many career possibilities. He can go to the Career and Tech Center for testing out programs like CAD drawing and earn college credits. Also he is taking a few AP classes right now so he is getting well prepared for both college and the work field. A school well done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

I have been so impressed with this school. The teachers and the principal really care about the students. There's a great can-do attitude here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2008

We moved from Howard County this past summer which is supposed to have some of the best schools in the US. Our youngest son now goes to South Carroll and I am SO impressed with this school! Excellent principal, excellent teachers who care about the students, lots of things going on for kids to do and very serious about no drinking at activities. After being unimpressed with the high school my other sons attended that was supposed to be so wonderful, I am thrilled to find that South Carroll is awesome!
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Posted August 16, 2006

The school may be old, but it is well kept. The first thing I noticed when I went there for freshman orientation was how clean it was. It is, in fact, a beautiful school despite its age. The custodial staff show their pride in their workplace. My kids have received a quality education there and were given college credit in English and History because of their AP test scores. They both received academic scholarships and had no problems with college courses. They received an excellent education there. They were also well coached in the combined six sports they played.
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Posted July 12, 2005

Academic programs - generally good -- Social Sciences is weak. Availability of music and art are poor, like the rest of the county--sports programs are great. Most children make the teams they try out for, as many children do not play sports. The level of parent involvement is OK. It could be better, especially in regard to fund raisers or contributing to the school. The school is, I believe, the oldest in the county, and needs much work to bring it up to date with the rest of the county high schools. It is also one of the best-behaved schools, so the school board has a tendency to ignore it, thinking if it's not broke, don't fix it. So, it is starting to look more like a run-down inner city school (in an area where houses are 700.000.)
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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

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
English II

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

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
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 93% 42%
Hispanic 3% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Black 1% 35%
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 8%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Nurse(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
School psychologist
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school

Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
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1300 West Old Liberty Rd
Sykesville, MD 21784
Phone: (410) 751-3575

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