Allegany High School in Cumberland, MD - Niche

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Allegany High School is a public school in Cumberland, Maryland. It has 686 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 63 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

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3.7 from 63 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: From challenging academics to great teachers, I wouldn't want to attend any other school. Even though I have a few complaints, most of the students want to be at school. School is a fun place where you can see friends, joke around with teacher, and, most importantly, learn.
    • High School Junior
    • 2
    Food: It's no surprise that the school lunches are bad. Let's just say, I pack for a reason.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: The faculty are pretty consistent in their disciplinary practices. Some are not effective enough; some are to strict. I guess you can't really avoid that, though.
    • High School Junior
    • 5
    Teachers: I am so glad that I grew up in this part of town. The teachers at my school are the best in the county. My chemistry teacher, Mr. Wallace, is by far the best of all of the teachers that I have had. He challenges me to think and look at situations in a different light. I have learned so much from him.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Sports & Fitness: Since our school doesn't have a quality track, football field, soccer field, or pool, getting to practice can be a challenge. The soccer team practices across town. The tennis team uses the community college's courts. All of our home games are played at the rival high school's stadium. We don't have the best equipment.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
2.66 West Side Elementary School Public
3.33 Braddock Middle School Public
2.33 Bishop Walsh School Private, Religious
2.66 South Penn Elementary School Public
3.00 Northeast Elementary School Public
2.66 Fort Hill High School Public
3.00 Washington Middle School Public
The Jefferson School at Finan Center Private, Special Education
2.66 John Humbird Elementary School Public
3.33 Cash Valley Elementary School Public
Lighthouse Christian Academy Private, Religious
2.66 Wiley Ford Primary School Public
2.66 Parkside Elementary School Public
Center for Career & Technology Education Public
2.00 Calvary Christian Academy Private, Religious
3.00 Cresaptown Elementary School Public
3.00 Frankfort Middle School Public
3.00 Bel Air Elementary School Public
3.00 Mount Savage Middle School Public
3.00 Mount Savage Elementary School Public
2.66 Frankfort High School Public
Eckhart Alternative School Public, Alternative
3.00 Mountain Ridge High School Public
3.33 Frost Elementary School Public
3.00 Beall Elementary School Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.66 Fort Hill High School 2 mi. 737
3.00 Mountain Ridge High School 7 mi. 865
3.33 Northern Garrett High School 28 mi. 490
3.33 Southern Garrett High School 37 mi. 726
3.33 Clear Spring High School 45 mi. 506

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


Female 48%
Male 51%

Student Diversity

Allegany High School United States 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% 94.0% 91.0% 95.0% 95.0% 95.0%
African American 6.0% 15.0% 0% 5.0% 1.0% 1.0% 0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 2.0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 2.0%
Hispanic 1.0% 25.0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%
Asian 1.0% 4.8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 27.1%
Grade 10 29.1%
Grade 11 22.0%
Grade 12 21.9%

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 9 responses

  • 89% Yes
  • 11% Not sure.
  • 0% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 33% The teachers
  • 33% The extracurricular activites
  • 33% 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 9 responses

  • 44% It is the oldest running school in Maryland.
  • 22% Our academic success.
  • 22% Pride
  • 11% The other schools in the county are sadly worse

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 62% Filled with tradition.
  • 25% Old but educational
  • 12% 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 8 responses

  • 0% I love everything about this school.
  • 88% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 12% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.