Patuxent High School

  • Patuxent High School serves 1,036 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 93% (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 54% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Patuxent High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 63%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Patuxent High School's student population of 1,036 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 62 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,036 students
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Total Classroom Teachers62 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Patuxent High School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,359 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Patuxent High School is 0.51, 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 School Rank (16-17)#126 out of 1359 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
93%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
7%
17%
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Black
16%
34%
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White
68%
37%
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Two or more races
7%
5%
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Diversity Score0.510.72
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Graduation Rate
94%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
24%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCalvert County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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Excellent high school with teachers who are are determined to see all of their students become successful in not only school, but life in general. Excellent guidance staff as well, who are always there to lend a helping hand during time of need. Athletic director and coaches are the among the best in the area as well.
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