Glen Burnie High School

229 reviews
  1. Anne Arundel County Public Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Readiness
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
7550 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd
Glen Burnie, MD 21060
Telephone
(410) 761-8950
Website

Glen Burnie High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
80%
Percent Proficient - Math
87%
Average Graduation Rate
79%
Average SAT
1020
88 responses
Average ACT
24
11 responses
AP Enrollment
21%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
74%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 70 responses
  • Homecomming
    26%
  • Prom
    26%
  • Football games and overall school events
    16%
  • Athletics
    14%
  • Evening of Dance
    14%
  • Chorus Events
    3%
  • Band and orchestra concerts
    1%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,910
Free or Reduced Lunch
41%
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,681
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.9%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$14,915/ year
National
$11,890
73%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.44 responses
34%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.44 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.44 responses

Reviews

229 reviews
  • Excellent
    18
  • Very Good
    49
  • Average
    138
  • Poor
    19
  • Terrible
    5
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!
  • Recent Alumnus
  • Sep 23 2015
This school has many ups and downs as expected from such a large school. Educationally, there are classes that are complete jokes or treated as jokes by the teachers and it makes the whole experience worse. But there are also great classes that are fun and very educational. The after school activities are something to admire here, being a part of the dance clubs was the best decision I made. You make a lot of friends in these types of activities, many people do sports or drama and become great friends within those groups. For me, being in dance classes definitely challenged me to become not only a better dancer but to become a better person - and to become something bigger than myself. I would go to this school again if I could do it over, and I'd probably get involved in even more activities.
  • High School Senior
  • 4 months ago
Glen Burnie High School offers a magnet program called Bio-Medical and Allied Health(BMAH), to allow students to get a better understanding of the different types of medical fields and to gain academic experiences that most students will not obtain until college. I was a part of this magnet program from my freshman to throughout my senior year. because I am studying to become a veterinarian. The high school offered me the chance to go on a variety of job shadows where I can look into the medical field. The school also required me to do an internship between the summer of my junior and senior year. This requirement encouraged me to look for my own internship at a veterinarian clinic called, "Noah's Ark Veterinary and Boarding Resort." My internship was one of my favorite experiences where I got to be in the surgery room to watch surgeries as well as help the vets during an exam in the exam rooms. Glen Burnie High School was like a second home to me, I would be at the high school at 7:00am in the morning, after school for help in classes (specifically math), and until 9:00pm when my indoor drum-line and indoor color guard practices would end. There is no other high school I would have preferred to go to.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • 4 months ago