Allegany High School in Cumberland, MD - Niche

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  • Grades
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    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    78 3.7
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Allegany High School is a public coed school in Cumberland, Maryland. It has 672 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 87% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 78 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

616 Sedgwick St
Cumberland, MD 21502
(301) 777-8110

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 78 reviews
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    • Parent
    • 4
    Academics: While there are a number of AP classes available, there are a few I'd like to see added. There could be more electives to help enrich the student options.
    • Parent
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: This school has great extra curriculars, and the faculty, staff and community are all behind the kids.
    • Parent
    • 3
    Teachers: We do love this school and most of the teachers are fantastic, but I have noticed that teachers tend to shy from communication, except at parent teacher conference days. I have not had many instances other than that to need outside communication with a teacher, but that one situation left me feeling like the teacher believed I was bothering her. Perhaps it was that specific teacher.
    • Parent
    • 4
    Overall Experience: My daughter attends this school and is in her sophomore year. She's participated in several fantastic programs (robotics club, show choir, drama club and cross country) and really had some great new experiences made available to her. The AP courses that she's taken have been of varying rigor levels. We love the school, the teachers, etc, but our county is building a school to replace this very, very old building. We're hoping the new structure will bring new life to the students and faculty.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Teachers: Most of the teachers are love/hate. There is a variety of teachers, but all are fairly knowledgeable in their topics. Only complain is that some are not very knowledgeable in their placed subject.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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3.66 Northeast Elementary School Public, Coed
3.00 Fort Hill High School Public, Coed
3.66 Washington Middle School Public, Coed
The Jefferson School at Finan Center Private, Special Education, Coed
3.33 John Humbird Elementary School Public, Coed
3.66 Cash Valley Elementary School Public, Coed
Lighthouse Christian Academy Private, Religious, Coed
2.33 Wiley Ford Primary School Public, Coed
3.66 Parkside Elementary School Public, Coed
Center for Career & Technology Education Public, Coed
2.00 Calvary Christian Academy Private, Religious, Coed
3.66 Cresaptown Elementary School Public, Coed
2.33 Frankfort Middle School Public, Coed
4.00 Bel Air Elementary School Public, Coed
3.66 Mount Savage Elementary School Public, Coed
3.33 Mount Savage Middle School Public, Coed
2.66 Frankfort High School Public, Coed
3.33 Mountain Ridge High School Public, Coed
3.66 Frost Elementary School Public, Coed
3.66 Beall Elementary School Public, Coed

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.00 Fort Hill High School 2 mi. 754
3.33 Mountain Ridge High School 7 mi. 840
3.33 Northern Garrett High School 28 mi. 495
3.66 Southern Garrett High School 37 mi. 695
3.33 Clear Spring High School 45 mi. 501

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 45%
Male 54%

Student Diversity

Allegany High School United States Maryland Clear Spring High School Fort Hill High School Mountain Ridge High School Northern Garrett High School Southern Garrett High School
White 89.0% 51.0% 40.9% 96.0% 88.0% 94.0% 97.0% 95.0%
African American 5.0% 15.0% 34.8% 0% 6.0% 1.0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 4.1% 1.0% 2.0% 1.0% 0% 2.0%
Asian 1.0% 4.8% 6.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.3% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 25.0% 13.7% 1.0% 1.0% 0% 1.0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 25.4%
Grade 10 27.4%
Grade 11 21.9%
Grade 12 25.3%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 82% Yes
  • 9% Not sure.
  • 9% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 39% The teachers
  • 33% The extracurricular activites
  • 28% The challenging classes

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 55% The building
  • 9% Clique
  • 9% THE FOOD!!!
  • 9% The terrible student attitude
  • 9% Very little academic effort
  • 9% Poor student hygene

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 12 responses

  • 58% It is the oldest running school in Maryland.
  • 17% Our academic success.
  • 17% Pride
  • 8% The other schools in the county are sadly worse

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 73% Filled with tradition.
  • 18% Old but educational
  • 9% Mostly failures, put in effort and you will suceed

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 43% Don't be afraid to put yourself out there. Be you.
  • 29% Small community family feeling
  • 14% Do your work
  • 14% Take the tour. It's a labrynth

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 0% I love everything about this school.
  • 82% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 18% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.