Fort Hill High School

93 reviews
  1. Allegany County Public Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Readiness
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
500 Greenway Ave
Cumberland, MD 21502
Telephone
(301) 777-2570
Website
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Fort Hill High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1100
45 responses
Average ACT
25
12 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
AP Enrollment
16%
AP Exam Pass Rate
49%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Low
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    0%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    10%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    80%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    10%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
56%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 11 responses
  • Friday night football games
    64%
  • Any sports events, and school dances
    27%
  • The band competitions
    9%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
754
Free or Reduced Lunch
52%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,461
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.1%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 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
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses

Reviews

93 reviews
  • Excellent
    10
  • Very Good
    36
  • Average
    31
  • Poor
    15
  • Terrible
    1
Even though I said in the last review that some of the teachers sucked I've had fun at this school. The band is fun to be in. The football games are fun to go to. I have my friends here at fort hill. I would choose this school over and over again because this is where my little group of friends came together. One at a time. First me, then my friend Corey, then kaleb, then Kaine. I've met amazing people here. Also through this school I've been able to go to the wvu honor band. I've been able to experience things here that a lot of other schools don't do.
  • High School Senior
  • 3 months ago
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.
  • High School Senior
  • Sep 10 2015
The teachers at my school are all different. Most care and most will help but not all of them do. Some teachers don't even know what their teaching about. I had a history teacher last year. He tried to reteach us about something we had already learned the previous year and he completely turned around the facts. Then you have teachers like my AP calc teacher. He helps out anybody. He doesn't care if its math or English or even a techno problem. He's always there to help. He is also really good when it comes to teaching. His notes are easy to follow and well written.
  • High School Senior
  • 3 months ago