Patterson High School
Patterson High School serves 1,213 students in grades 9-12.
Patterson High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6-9% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 6-9% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 66% (majority Black and Hispanic).
- School Type: Vocational school
- Grades: 9-12
- Students: 1,213 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
- Minority Enrollment: 93%
- Graduation Rate: 59% (Btm 50% in MD)
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50%
- Math Proficiency: 6-9% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 6-9% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education
Patterson High School's student population of 1,213 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 82 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
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Students by Grade
Patterson High School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Patterson High School is 0.58, 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
State Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank
#1296 out of 1354 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
National School Lunch Program
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education
I served as a mentor to a student at this school. To his and my dismay, the teacher who was assigned to teach English went on a leave of absence and was not replaced by a competent English teacher. Instead, a person who was not an English teacher was assigned to the class. His job was not to teach but simply maintain order. The students in this class were virtually robbed of the essential need to learn English. I complained about this to the administration, who incompetently replied they had no one to replace the absent teacher. What a disgrace! The school should be shut down.
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