8700 Old Annapolis Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21043
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Howard High School serves 1,828 students in grades 9-12.
Howard High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 77% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 74% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 66% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,828 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 55%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 95% (Top 30% in MD)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 77% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 74% (Top 10%)
  • 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:

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Attribute

School Overview

Howard High School's student population of 1,828 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 115 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,828 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
115 teachers
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School Rankings

Howard High School is ranked within the top 10% 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 Howard High School is 0.71, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank
#74 out of 1354 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
77%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
17%
7%
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Hispanic
8%
20%
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Black
23%
34%
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White
45%
34%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.71
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Graduation Rate
95%
86%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
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Source: 2020-2021 (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 ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for: Highest overall rank (Top 10%), Highest math proficiency (Top 5%) and Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 10%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

77% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 38% MD state average), while 74% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% MD state average).

What is the graduation rate of Howard High School?

The graduation rate of Howard High School is 95%, which is higher than the Maryland state average of 86%.

How many students attend Howard High School?

1,828 students attend Howard High School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

45% of Howard High School students are White, 23% of students are Black, 17% of students are Asian, 8% 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 (2023)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,828 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 55%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 95% (Top 30%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 77% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 74% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

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