La Plata High School

  • La Plata High School serves 1,144 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 97% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 42%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 92% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 44%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • La Plata 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 2015-16 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 61%.

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 1,144 students has declined by 18% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 78 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,144 students
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Total Classroom Teachers78 teachers
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School Comparison

  • La Plata High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,367 schools in Maryland (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of La Plata High School is 0.51, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MD)
Overall School Rank#27 out of 1,367 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
97%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of La Plata High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
92%
44%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of La Plata High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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Asian
4%
6%
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Hispanic
4%
15%
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Black
20%
34%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in La Plata High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
67%
39%
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in La Plata High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MD.
Diversity Score0.510.40
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Graduation Rate
96%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in La Plata 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.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCharles County School District
Source: 2015-2016 (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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