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Winters Mill High School

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Posted August 5, 2010

i have only atttended this school for one year so far it seems really good and honestly the principal of the 2009 2010 year isnt all that great but teachers are really good and nice about everything very help full however the building is always clean the next moring and the teachers always great together so the overal rating of the school is excelnt
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 24, 2009

I have attended WMHS for three years now, and I believe it's above average, but isn't living up to the potential. Our new principal doesn't have a positive attitude towards the students at all, and talks to us as if we do not know how to act in public.I think the best aspects of WMHS are the teachers and EC activities, as most of the teachers I have had so far have had a positive attitude and efficient teaching strategies, and we have a club or sport for everyone; no one is really left out unless they want to be. I don't know anything about parent involvement, but I do know that the school spirit is pretty awful, and in no particular grade. Safety and discipline is also awful, as we have had multiple fist fights this year resulting in police involvement.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 8, 2009

The block scheduling is inefficient as the students are not able to focus for 90 minutes on one subject. After moving, i have realized that your education is much better elsewhere. The classes focus on trying to get students to pass the HSA. In most of the classes especially math, more time is spent on prep for standardized tests than the actual subject. As a result, students don't receive the knowledge they need to know and more classes are added to fill these gaps. The students are less than commendable and fights are common. Not that this really matters, but the lunches are awful. No outside choices are available either. The school is poor and cannot afford technology and other teaching tools that many other schools can. The school also tremendously lacks school spirit. Nobody cares about WM or takes pride in it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 16, 2009

A great school with tremendous support from the teachers and an administration taking the school in the right direction.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 28, 2008

i love love love this school. the teachers and administration staff are remarkable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2008

i love this school. the teachers really make the difference. the academic programs are amazing!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 5, 2005

Our girl's basketball team is amazing! ;)
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 28, 2004

I am a junior at WMHS. It's a really great school, with a main focus on academics and being involved in clubs, sports and other extra-curriculars. We have an academy program, which is so helpful in picking a career focus to help decide what we want to do after high school, and prepare us for college. We do four-year plans in 9th grade that map out the classes we want to take and make sure we have all of our graduation requirements. I love my teachers because they are (for the most part) very interesting and obviously passionate about what they teach. In addition, the school environment is very friendly and comfortable. The only downside to the school is the administration sometimes treats us like little kids...I mean, bathroom passes? c'mon.
—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.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
English II

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

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
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 84% 42%
Black 8% 35%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Two or more races 2% 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 24%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Dance teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
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Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Health & athletics

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  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
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  • Gym
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  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Wrestling
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  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

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  • Choir / Chorus
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  • Dance
  • Drama
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560 Gorsuch Rd
Westminster, MD 21157
Phone: (410) 386-1500

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