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Catoctin High School

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Posted January 26, 2014

Its ok, but the teachers pick favorites all the time, there's not a whole lot of diversity, and the staff members dont know how to stay out of peoples business. Catoctin needs several changes to their school system.


Posted June 8, 2010

Catoctin high shcool is the absolute best school there is!!!!! i have so many friends there and everyday is a party . i dont understand why anyone wouldn't like catoctin high school but its a loss of them.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 3, 2010

I had two children graduate from Catoctin with Honors. We chose this area specifically because of the school when we moved with the Air Force. My kids excelled in their classes and had many great caring teachers, with an exception here and there... They have an excellent sports program as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2010

Catoctin is not that good of a school, teachers just let everybody slide. Although the sports the okay doesn't mean that the teaching is okay or any good!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 19, 2010

I love catoctin i am a current student there and enjoy going to school. We just won State Championship in football and are on our way with basketball...GO COUGAR SPIRIT!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 11, 2009

Catoctin may look good on paper but as a graute i know that it was a dumping ground for teachers and supplies. We were looked down upon becase we were concedered a redneck school. Kids graduate with spelling issues, some didn't know how to read and the teachers let it slide.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 23, 2008

I loved going to school every day, the teachers were/amazing!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 31, 2008

Catoctin is the absolute best high school in FCPS. Not to mention the athletics, which have won many state championships. We have the best coaches around and I highly recommend this school for anyone who is looking for an outstanding athletic and academic program!
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%
English II

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

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%
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 91% 42%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Two or more races 3% 4%
Black 1% 35%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
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 21%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

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  • Art teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

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  • Assistant principal(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
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  • Library
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Sports

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  • Basketball
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer

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14745 Sabillasville Rd
Thurmont, MD 21788
Phone: (240) 236-8100

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