Wicomico High School

201 Long Avenue
Salisbury, MD 21804
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
7/
10
Top 50%
Wicomico High School serves 1,043 students in grades 9-12.
Wicomico High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 72% (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 29% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 63% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Wicomico High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

Wicomico High School's student population of 1,043 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 85 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,043 students
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Total Classroom Teachers85 teachers
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School Comparison

Wicomico High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,359 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Wicomico High School is 0.63, 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 Testing Rank
#539 out of 1359 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
72%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
29%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
9%
17%
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Black
51%
34%
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White
32%
37%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
6%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.630.72
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Graduation Rate
83%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
55%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWicomico County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Wicomico High School is Wicomico County Evening High School (0.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Wicomico Middle School (0.5 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Salisbury Wicomico County Evening High School Alternative School
    Math: 50-59% | Reading: 20-29%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 72 students
    0.0 miles
    201 Long Ave
    Salisbury, MD 21802
    (410) 677-4537
    0 9-12 72
  • Salisbury Wicomico Middle School Math: 23% | Reading: 28%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 729 students
    0.5 miles
    635 E Main St
    Salisbury, MD 21804
    (410) 677-5145
    0.5 6-8 729
  • Salisbury Prince Street School Math: 30% | Reading: 20%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 786 students
    0.7 miles
    400 Prince Street
    Salisbury, MD 21804
    (410) 677-5813
    0.7 PK-5 786
  • Salisbury East Salisbury Elementary School Math: 31% | Reading: 27%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 3-5 | 499 students
    0.8 miles
    1201 Old Ocean City Rd
    Salisbury, MD 21804
    (410) 677-5803
    0.8 3-5 499
  • Salisbury North Salisbury Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 57% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 1-5 | 624 students
    1.1 miles
    1213 Emerson Ave
    Salisbury, MD 21801
    (410) 677-5807
    1.1 1-5 624

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