Glen Burnie High School in Glen Burnie, MD - Niche

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Glen Burnie High School is a public school in Glen Burnie, Maryland. It has 1,910 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 82% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 170 reviews written and they have been mixed.

7550 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd
Glen Burnie, MD 21060
(410) 761-8950

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3.2 from 170 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I've really grown as a person while attending this school. It is very diverse, there's all ethnic groups and no one gets discriminated. The teachers care so much about the students and really push you to be great.
    • Recent Alumnus
    • 3
    Overall Experience: My overall experience at Glen Burnie high school has been an amazing, yet complicated experience. Coming into Glen Burnie as a freshman was so stressful! The school is so big, we have 5 buildings that you have to learn. It wasn't the easiest. Being the biggest school in Anne Arundel county, and being 1 of a little over 2,000 students was crazy. It was actually very very easy to learn. My favorite part of Glen Burnie is the community overall. Yes we have the kids that smoke in the bathroom or the students that can't follow rules to save their lives but when it came to an issue with the school or someone in the school.. the whole student body including the faculty come together as one and work together to solve the issue. We are one big family. Like any other school we have cliques but the thing about Glen Burnie is even though we have cliques, we all get along. We don't exclude anyone no matter their race, ethnicity, what they wear, if their smart or not. That doesn't matter! I would chose this school again because we are a family and no matter what the news, or other schools have to say about us.. we are awesome!
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Glen Burnie is a place where you see what the world is really like. This is a school without any of the sugar coating seen in movies such as high school. You are thrown into the nitty gritty details and concerns of life. Most of the kids realize they will never be able to go to college, and that their parents are just trying to put food on the table. However I believe this to be an advantage. It makes it so that you're ready to go join the crazy reality of being an adult.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Glen Burnie taught me a lot of life lessons I would have never be given. However, with that being said the Administration and more specifically the principle Plitt were huge problems. I believe Plitt has ran the school further and further into the ground and she needs to be removed from the school. It is sad to see teachers and faculty leave in such large numbers because of their admin. team.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: The school has many things to improve on, but they're working on it. I've grown up with a lot of people at this school, and they're great. If you're respectful to the teachers, they're respectful to you, and 90% of them honestly care about how you're doing. The bathrooms are crap, some don't even have a soap dispenser.

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.66 Old Mill High School 3 mi. 2,131
3.00 North County High School 3 mi. 1,879
3.33 Northeast High School 5 mi. 1,339
2.66 Lansdowne High School 6 mi. 1,208
4.33 Severna Park High School 7 mi. 1,857

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


Female 50%
Male 49%

Student Diversity

Glen Burnie High School United States Lansdowne High School North County High School Northeast High School Old Mill High School Severna Park High School
White 53.0% 51.0% 48.0% 56.0% 78.0% 45.0% 85.0%
African American 25.0% 15.0% 30.0% 24.0% 8.0% 34.0% 4.0%
Hispanic 12.0% 25.0% 11.0% 8.0% 5.0% 9.0% 3.0%
Asian 4.0% 4.8% 8.0% 4.0% 2.0% 5.0% 3.0%
Multiracial 4.0% 2.8% 1.0% 4.0% 4.0% 5.0% 3.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 27.4%
Grade 10 28.4%
Grade 11 24.5%
Grade 12 19.8%

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 21 responses

  • 76% Yes
  • 14% Not sure.
  • 10% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 47% Diversity
  • 26% Teachers willingness to help the students
  • 26% Its variaty

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 29% Bathrooms
  • 26% Smoking in the bathrooms
  • 24% Smoking
  • 9% In general, basically the appearance
  • 6% Coaches, gym, bathrooms, lunches
  • 3% The lunches
  • 3% Administration

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 14 responses

  • 64% Big Campus
  • 36% Dance Program

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 44% Gophers are always diggin' something up.
  • 25% Adverage
  • 19% Unorganized
  • 12% Great

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 41% Make sure you use all four years to your advantage
  • 29% Use a map
  • 24% Very diverse school
  • 6% Ask an administrator for help

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 7% I love everything about this school.
  • 86% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 7% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.