3601 Powder Mill Rd
Beltsville, MD 20705
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
High Point High School serves 2,634 students in grades 9-12.
High Point High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 14% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 41% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 63% (majority Black and Hispanic).

School Overview

High Point High School's student population of 2,634 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 158 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
2,634 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
158 teachers
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School Rankings

High Point High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,354 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of High Point High School is 0.42, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank
#945 out of 1354 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
14%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
7%
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Hispanic
73%
17%
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Black
22%
34%
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White
2%
37%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MD.
Diversity Score
0.42
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Graduation Rate
66%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
75%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in High Point High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in High Point High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
Graduated class of 1978.great high school, white upper-class college-bound kids for the most part. my personal favs are the Mr. and Ms. McKenzie math teachers, Wayne Snyder history, and Mrs. Dipasquale chemistry teacher. classes were small maybe under 15. I got an excellent education and recently retired from 40 yr RN career. thank u to all dedicated and nurturing teachers. I am sorry to read by just changing demographics school went way south. it's truly a shame a great school is a very poor one now.it really breaks my heart. superior school:1975 until 1978.
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5  
My name is Ms. Lisa Shearard and I would like to enroll my son in High Point he was attending Charles Herbert Flowers but due to our moving he can't attend there any more he is a junior now and he is a very good student, very quite to himself please I'm trusting you with my most proud procession my son I believe strongly in the no bullying policy please feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience 301-332-0039
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 2,634 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 66% (Btm 50% in MD)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 14% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 41% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.42 (Btm 50%)

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