Great Mills High School

Great Mills High School serves 1,664 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the MD average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 57%.
Great Mills High School operates within the St. Mary's County Public s School District.
The school district's 80% graduation rate is lower than the MD state average of 85%.

Overview

The student population of 1664 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 90 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,664 students
Great Mills High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 90 teachers
Great Mills High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Great Mills High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.63 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MD) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 14:1
Great Mills High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
4%
6%
Great Mills High School Asian (1989-2012)
Hispanic
5%
11%
Great Mills High School Hispanic (1990-2012)
Black
36%
37%
Great Mills High School Black (1989-2012)
White
49%
43%
Great Mills High School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Great Mills High School Sch Ethnicity Great Mills High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.63 0.68
Great Mills High School Diversity Score (1989-2012)
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.
28%
35%
Great Mills High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2012)
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.
4%
7%
Great Mills High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 21,120 students has grown by 26% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 80% has decreased from 97% over five years.
School District Name St. Mary's County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
26
29
Number of Students Managed 21,120 17,449
St. Mary
Graduation Rate 80% 85%
St. Mary
District Total Revenue $235 MM $244 MM
St. Mary
District Spending $227 MM $238 MM
St. Mary
District Revenue / Student $14,010 $14,580
St. Mary
District Spending / Student $13,556 $14,228
St. Mary
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Leonardtown High School (6.9 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Esperanza Middle School (3.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is George Washington Carver Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Lexington Park Chesapeake Charter School
    Charter School
    20945 Great Mills Rd
    Lexington Park , MD , 20653
    (301)863-9585
    Charter School
    0.4  mi  |  314  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Great Mills George Washington Carver Elementary School
    46155 Carver School Blvd
    Great Mills , MD , 20634
    (301)863-4076
    0.5  mi  |  539  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Lexington Park Lexington Park Elementary School
    46763 Shangri La Dr
    Lexington Park , MD , 20653
    (301)863-4085
    2  mi  |  510  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Great Mills Greenview Knolls Elementary School
    45711 Military Ln
    Great Mills , MD , 20634
    (301)863-4095
    2.3  mi  |  441  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Park Hall Park Hall Elementary School
    20343 Hermanville Rd
    Park Hall , MD , 20667
    (301)863-4054
    2.6  mi  |  620  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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Did You Know?
Saint Marys County, MD public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.44, which is lower than the Maryland average of 0.68. The most diverse school district in Saint Marys County is St. Mary's County Public Schools School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Maryland or national school diversity statistics.