Patterson Mill High School

Patterson Mill High School serves 919 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the MD average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 59%.
Patterson Mill High School operates within the Harford County School District.
The school district's 84% graduation rate is lower than the MD state average of 87%.

School Overview

The student population of 919 students has grown by 31% over five years.
The teacher population of 62 teachers has grown by 31% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 919 students
Patterson Mill High School Total Students (2008-2014)
Gender % Patterson Mill High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 62 teachers
Patterson Mill High School Total Teachers (2008-2014)
Students by Grade Patterson Mill High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.37 is less than the state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MD) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 15:1
Patterson Mill High School Student Teacher Ratio (2008-2014)
Asian
4%
6%
Patterson Mill High School Asian Students (2008-2014)
Hispanic
6%
14%
Patterson Mill High School Black Students (2008-2014)
Black
9%
35%
Patterson Mill High School Black Students (2008-2014)
White
79%
41%
Patterson Mill High School White Students (2008-2014)
Two or more races
2%
4%
Patterson Mill High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Patterson Mill High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown MD All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.37 0.39
Patterson Mill High School Diversity Score (2008-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
7%
38%
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
3%
6%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 37,842 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 84% has decreased from 97% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $15,447 is higher than the state average of $14,280. The district revenue/student has grown by 31% over four years.
The district spending/student of $15,120 is higher than the state average of $14,036. The district spending/student has grown by 31% over four years.
School District Name Harford County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
54
26
Number of Students Managed 37,842 15,824
Harford County School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 84% 87%
Harford County School District Graduation Rate (1994-2010)
District Total Revenue $597 MM $243 MM
Harford County School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $584 MM $239 MM
Harford County School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $15,447 $14,280
Harford County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $15,120 $14,036
Harford County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Bel Air High School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Patterson Mill Middle School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Ring Factory Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Bel AirPatterson Mill Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 684 students85 Patterson Mill Rd
    Bel AirMD 21015
    (410)638-4640
    06-8684
  • Bel Air Ring Factory Elementary School
    0.6 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 557 students1400 Emmorton Rd
    Bel AirMD 21014
    (410)638-4186
    0.6KG-5557
  • Bel AirHomestead/wakefield Elementary School
    1.5 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 900 students900 South Main St
    Bel AirMD 21014
    (410)638-4175
    1.5PK-5900
  • Bel AirEmmorton Elementary School
    1.6 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 551 students2502 Tollgate Rd
    Bel AirMD 21014
    (410)638-3920
    1.6KG-5551
  • Bel AirBel Air Middle School
    1.7 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 1285 students99 Idlewild St
    Bel AirMD 21014
    (410)638-4140
    1.76-81285

School Reviews

My kids attend this school because I cannot afford to send them to a private school. There are a number of very committed and qualified instructors there but they seem to be the exception and not the rule. The school is new and likely had to select most of its faculty from individuals whom C. Milton Wright and Bel Air rejected. I do think they are improving though.
- Posted by Parent, 11/15/12

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