Fort Hill High School in Cumberland, MD - Niche

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Fort Hill High School is a public school in Cumberland, Maryland. It has 754 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 80% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 84 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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

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3.4 from 84 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Fort Hill is a school full of pride and tradition that the community loves and supports to the best of their abilities. Each student that has ever attended Fort Hill has left an impact in some way, whether it be on a specific teacher, organization or group, or even just the shear memory of them walking through the halls. No one is easily forgotten at Fort Hill, everyone one is given equal opportunities to shine and be recognized for their talents or special interests. Although there are many things to be improved yet, I highly recommend Fort Hill to anyone who may be transferring in, whether it be student or staff. Everyone has your best interest in mind and strives to help you reach your fullest potential.
    • 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

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.66 Allegany High School 2 mi. 672
3.33 Mountain Ridge High School 9 mi. 840
3.33 Northern Garrett High School 29 mi. 495
3.66 Southern Garrett High School 38 mi. 695
3.33 Clear Spring High School 43 mi. 501

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


Female 47%
Male 52%

Student Diversity

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


Grade 9 30.1%
Grade 10 26.8%
Grade 11 22.9%
Grade 12 20.2%

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 6 responses

  • 33% Interesting
  • 33% Deeds not Words
  • 33% FOOTBALL

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 60% Be nice to the teachers they'll help you out
  • 20% Help is given wherever its needed
  • 20% Don't stress

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 6 responses

  • 33% I love everything about this school.
  • 67% 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.