Suitland High School

5200 Silver Hill Rd,

Forestville, MD, 20747-2045

Tel: (301)817-0500
Grades: 9-12

2,112 students

Suitland High School serves 2,112 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the MD average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 57%.
Suitland High School operates within the Prince George's County Public s School District.
The school district's 70% graduation rate is lower than the MD state average of 85%.

Overview

The student population of 2112 students has declined by 10% over five years.
The teacher population of 135 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,112 students
Suitland High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 135 teachers
Suitland High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Suitland High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.12 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 16:1 14:1
Suitland High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
6%
Suitland High School Asian (1989-2011)
Hispanic
2%
11%
Suitland High School Hispanic (1989-2012)
Black
94%
37%
Suitland High School Black (1989-2012)
White
n/a
43%
Suitland High School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Suitland High School Sch Ethnicity Suitland 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.
0.12 0.68
Suitland 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.
43%
35%
Suitland 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.
5%
7%
Suitland High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 128,464 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 70% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name Prince George's County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
204
29
Number of Students Managed 128,464 17,449
Prince George
Graduation Rate 70% 85%
Prince George
District Total Revenue $1,915 MM $244 MM
Prince George
District Spending $1,953 MM $238 MM
Prince George
District Revenue / Student $14,962 $14,580
Prince George
District Spending / Student $15,260 $14,228
Prince George
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 Forestville High School (1.9 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Drew Freeman Middle School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Suitland Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Suitland Drew Freeman Middle School
    Alternative School
    2600 Brooks Dr
    Suitland , MD , 20746
    (301)817-0900
    Alternative School
    0.3  mi  |  654  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • Suitland Suitland Elementary School
    4650 Homer Ave
    Suitland , MD , 20746
    (301)817-3770
    0.5  mi  |  526  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Forestville Samuel P. Massie Academy
    3301 Regency Parkway
    Forestville , MD , 20747
    (301)669-1120
    0.8  mi  |  658  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Suitland William Beanes Elementary School
    5108 Dianna Dr
    Suitland , MD , 20746
    (301)817-0533
    0.9  mi  |  387  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Forestville Andrew Jackson Academy
    3500 Regency Parkway
    Forestville , MD , 20747
    (301)817-0310
    0.9  mi  |  515  students  |  Gr.  KG-8

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