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Fort Hill High School is a public school in Cumberland, Maryland. It has 739 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 84% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 83 reviews written and they have been mixed.

500 Greenway Ave
Cumberland, MD 21502
(301) 777-2570

Ratings and Reviews
3.4 from 83 reviews
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    • Parent
    • 4
    Administration & Policies: Better than the first 3 years of my daughter since a new principal has been hired by the school. Last principal had been there for 20 years and basically just sat in his office and let things go on autopilot.
    • Parent
    • 3
    Teachers: a mix of older teachers and younger ones, losing some of the great ones due to the new common core standards
    • Parent
    • 4
    Overall Experience: i think my daughter has had a great sports experience with her coaches as well as great influence and experience with many of the staff. While there, her school has had 2 state football championships. EXcellent group of friends and parents who really go out of their way for the kids.
    • Parent
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: everything from sports to band, for both boys and girls, music, drama, chess, computers, yearbook, newspaper, many activities
    • Parent
    • 4
    Health & Safety: secure doors, police presence in the school.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.00 Washington Middle School 1 mi. 633
2.66 South Penn Elementary School 1 mi. 473
3.33 Allegany High School 2 mi. 691
3.33 Braddock Middle School 2 mi. 575
3.00 Frankfort Middle School 5 mi. 551

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


Female 47%
Male 52%


Grade 9 32.5%
Grade 10 25.2%
Grade 11 20.6%
Grade 12 21.8%

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 8 responses

  • 88% Yes
  • 12% Not sure.
  • 0% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 29% The teachers
  • 14% Pride and tradition
  • 14% CPIP grant
  • 14% Mrs. Chandler the AP Psychology teacher
  • 14% The connections
  • 14% The Fort Hill Marching Band

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 6 responses

  • 50% Teachers are all friendly an unique
  • 33% History of pride and tradition
  • 17% Sports are the main focus

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 40% Interesting
  • 40% FOOTBALL
  • 20% Deeds not Words

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 20% I love everything about this school.
  • 80% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 0% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.