Patterson Mill High School

  • Patterson Mill High School serves 871 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the MD average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 60%.
  • Patterson Mill High School operates within the Harford County School District.
  • Harford County School District's 84% graduation rate is lower than the MD state average of 87%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 871 students has declined by 7% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 61 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students871 students
Patterson Mill High School Total Students (2008-2015)
Gender %Patterson Mill High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers61 teachers
Patterson Mill High School Total Teachers (2008-2015)
Students by GradePatterson Mill High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(MD) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
Patterson Mill High School Student Teacher Ratio (2008-2015)
Asian
5%
6%
Patterson Mill High School Asian Students (2008-2015)
Hispanic
6%
15%
Patterson Mill High School Black Students (2008-2015)
Black
9%
34%
Patterson Mill High School Black Students (2008-2015)
White
77%
40%
Patterson Mill High School White Students (2008-2015)
Two or more races
3%
4%
Patterson Mill High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsPatterson Mill High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownMD All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.400.70
Patterson Mill High School Diversity Score (2008-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
39%
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
3%
6%

District Comparison

  • Harford County School District's student population of 37,536 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 84% has decreased from 86% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $15,761 is higher than the state average of $14,280. The district revenue/student has grown by 8% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $15,426 is higher than the state average of $14,036. The district spending/student has grown by 8% over four years.
School District NameHarford County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
54
28
Number of Students Managed37,53617,887
Harford County School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate84%87%
Harford County School District Graduation Rate (1995-2015)
District Total Revenue$597 MM$243 MM
Harford County School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$584 MM$239 MM
Harford County School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$15,761$14,280
Harford County School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$15,426$14,036
Harford County School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Bel AirPatterson Mill Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 665 students
    0 miles
    85 Patterson Mill Rd
    Bel AirMD 21015
    (410)638-4640
    06-8665
  • Bel Air Ring Factory Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 546 students
    0.6 miles
    1400 Emmorton Rd
    Bel AirMD 21014
    (410)638-4186
    0.6KG-5546
  • Bel AirHomestead/wakefield Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 938 students
    1.5 miles
    900 S Main St
    Bel AirMD 21014
    (410)638-4175
    1.5PK-5938
  • Bel AirEmmorton Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 547 students
    1.6 miles
    2502 Tollgate Rd
    Bel AirMD 21014
    (410)638-3920
    1.6KG-5547
  • Bel AirBel Air Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 1251 students
    1.7 miles
    99 Idlewild Street
    Bel AirMD 21014
    (410)638-4140
    1.76-81251

School Reviews

  2.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
3  6/10/2017
This is a fantastic high school under the leadership of Dr. Abel. I have three children who have all graduated in the last four years (2013-2016) from Patterson Mill and they were accepted to the colleges of their choice and satisfactorily prepared to tackle university level work. They participated in award winning music programs, state qualifying athletic teams and were pushed to do their best. Is every teacher a 10? No - there is no perfect school, but the faculty here have grown together over the last 10 years. Parents are super involved at this school and activities are packed - arrive early or it's standing room only. I love my neighborhood and the schools they attended, including Patterson Mill, Emmorton Elementary and Homestead Wakefield Elementary
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2  11/15/2012
My kids attend this school because I cannot afford to send them to a private school. There are a number of very committed and qualified instructors there but they seem to be the exception and not the rule. The school is new and likely had to select most of its faculty from individuals whom C. Milton Wright and Bel Air rejected. I do think they are improving though.
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