Howard High School

8700 Old Annapolis Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21043
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Howard High School serves 1,792 students in grades 9-12.
Howard High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 20%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 73% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 66% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,792 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 59%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 97% (Top 10% in MD)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 70% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 73% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Howard High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

Howard High School's student population of 1,792 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 112 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,792 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
112 teachers
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School Rankings

Howard High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,343 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Howard High School is 0.73, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank
#38 out of 1343 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
20%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
36%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
20%
7%
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Hispanic
7%
21%
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Black
25%
33%
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White
41%
34%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.73
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Graduation Rate
97%
87%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
12%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Howard High School's ranking?
Howard High School is ranked #38 out of 1,343 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in Maryland.
What schools are Howard High School often compared to?
Howard High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Long Reach High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
70% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 20% MD state average), while 73% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 36% MD state average).
What is the graduation rate of Howard High School?
The graduation rate of Howard High School is 97%, which is higher than the Maryland state average of 87%.
How many students attend Howard High School?
1,792 students attend Howard High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
41% of Howard High School students are White, 25% of students are Black, 20% of students are Asian, 7% of students are Hispanic, and 7% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Howard High School?
Howard High School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Maryland state average of 14:1.
What grades does Howard High School offer ?
Howard High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Howard High School part of?
Howard High School is part of Howard County Public Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,792 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 59%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 97% (Top 10%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 70% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 73% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

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