La Plata High School

  • La Plata High School serves 1,108 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 97% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 42% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • La Plata High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Maryland state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 63% (majority Black).

Top Placements

La Plata High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

  • La Plata High School's student population of 1,108 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 72 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,108 students
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Total Classroom Teachers72 teachers
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School Comparison

  • La Plata High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,359 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of La Plata High School is 0.52, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank#256 out of 1359 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
97%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
42%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
4%
7%
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Hispanic
5%
17%
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Black
18%
34%
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White
67%
37%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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Diversity Score0.520.72
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Graduation Rate
95%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCharles County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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I go to Laplata High, it's a great school! They do a good job of keeping the school clean, problems with students isn't really a problem, and the teachers are great as well.
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