Allegany High School

79 reviews
  1. Allegany County Public Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Readiness
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
616 Sedgwick St
Cumberland, MD 21502
Telephone
(301) 777-8110
Website
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Allegany High School Rankings

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Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1160
47 responses
Average ACT
28
7 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
87%
AP Enrollment
39%
AP Exam Pass Rate
39%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Average
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    10%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    80%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    10%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 8 responses
  • Homecoming Week! The classic rivalry & decorations
    75%
  • Sports events
    25%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
672
Free or Reduced Lunch
44%
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,461
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$14,855/ year
National
$11,890
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses

Reviews

79 reviews
  • Excellent
    15
  • Very Good
    36
  • Average
    20
  • Poor
    6
  • Terrible
    2
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.
  • Parent
  • 3 months ago
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
  • 3 months ago
There's a popular cliché that says ignorance is bliss. If I only ever saw other schools in this county, I would love Allegany. A select group of the teachers are excellent. A small number of extracurricular activities that I am interested -mock trial for example - are also quite excellent. These are the things that have made my time at Allegany bearable, and on the whole, beneficial. However, I am not the prototypical AHS student, neither was William H Macy or Aaron Lafey. Allegany is simply the best school in an extremely economically depressed and culturally backward region. When I look out at the resources that other schools have as indicated by the facilities they possess and the even the food they serve, then I look in to AHS and see the terrible attitude and low effort of most of the students here, I understand why we are not the best overall. However, this does not excuse the terrible state of many aspects of the Allegany experience. the problem is a positive feedback loop: we have very little resources, so the students get depressed and don't try as hard, when state funders see how poorly we do, they withhold resources, the problem intensifies. Part if the problem could also have to do with the fact that Montgomery, Baltimore, and Prince Georges county of Maryland have a chokehold on the entire state politically, and they refuse to send any kind of tax money back to rural western Maryland.
  • Niche User
  • Apr 19 2015