2950 Chaneyville Rd
Owings, MD 20736
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Northern High School serves 1,463 students in grades 9-12.
Northern High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 61% (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 83% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 63% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Northern High School's student population of 1,463 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 80 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,463 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
80 teachers
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School Rankings

Northern 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 Northern High School is 0.41, 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
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State Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank
#112 out of 1354 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
83%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
5%
17%
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Black
11%
34%
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White
76%
37%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.41
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Graduation Rate
95%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
9%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,463 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 95% (Top 30% in MD)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 61% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 83% (Top 5%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.41 (Btm 50%)

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