South Hagerstown High School

1101 S Potomac St
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
South Hagerstown High School serves 1,417 students in grades 9-12.
South Hagerstown High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 20%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 63% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 66% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,417 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 61%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 81% (Btm 50% in MD)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 63% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

South Hagerstown High School's student population of 1,417 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 86 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,417 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
86 teachers
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School Rankings

South Hagerstown High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,343 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of South Hagerstown High School is 0.74, which is more 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank
#199 out of 1343 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
20%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
36%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
4%
7%
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Hispanic
19%
21%
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Black
24%
33%
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White
39%
34%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
14%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.74
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Graduation Rate
81%
87%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
4%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is South Hagerstown High School's ranking?
South Hagerstown High School is ranked #199 out of 1,343 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland.
What schools are South Hagerstown High School often compared to?
South Hagerstown High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like North Hagerstown High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
30% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 20% MD state average), while 63% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 36% MD state average).
What is the graduation rate of South Hagerstown High School?
The graduation rate of South Hagerstown High School is 81%, which is lower than the Maryland state average of 87%.
How many students attend South Hagerstown High School?
1,417 students attend South Hagerstown High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
39% of South Hagerstown High School students are White, 24% of students are Black, 19% of students are Hispanic, 14% of students are Two or more races, and 4% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of South Hagerstown High School?
South Hagerstown High School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Maryland state average of 14:1.
What grades does South Hagerstown High School offer ?
South Hagerstown High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is South Hagerstown High School part of?
South Hagerstown High School is part of Washington County Public Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,417 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 61%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 81% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 63% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

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