North County High School in Ferndale, MD - Niche

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North County High School is a public school in Ferndale, Maryland. It has 1,934 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 92% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 238 reviews written and they have been mixed.

10 East 1st Ave
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
(410) 222-6970

Ratings and Reviews
3.4 from 238 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: My overall experience was good. I met a lot of people and acquired a lot of task. I feel very good about my achievements at this school and feel prepared for the real world.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Academics: We have a ton of courses that prepare most of us for the future like parenting classes, sociology classes, writing classes and so on. I wish we had nursing classes offered at our school. We do have a separate program that offers it but you had to apply for it and only a certain amount gets in.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Student Culture & Diversity: Its like every other high school. Everyone hangs out with the people they have class with, play sports with, or have none for a long time. But you also have the typical drama here and there.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Resources & Facilities: For every event that goes on at NCHS, their is tons of staff there for safety and there are always information meeting to inform the students, staff and families what is going on. The counselors also send out constant update emails.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: This school is very active and has a lot of parental concern. It has a good amount of staff to student ratio and its a well put together school. The only bad thing is there is not enough school spirit.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
3.66 Hilltop Elementary School Public
4.00 Ferndale Early Education Center Public
St. Philip Neri Elementary School Private, Religious
3.66 George T. Cromwell Elementary School Public
3.66 North Glen Elementary School Public
4.00 Linthicum Elementary School Public
3.33 Belle Grove Elementary at Lindale Middle School Public
3.66 Lindale Middle School Public
Monsignor Slade Catholic School Private, Religious
3.66 Overlook Elementary School Public
3.33 Brooklyn Park Middle School Public
3.33 Richard Henry Lee Elementary School Public
Friendship Adventist School Private, Religious
3.33 Corkran Middle School Public
3.66 Brooklyn Park Elementary School Public
Glen Burnie Evening High School Public, Alternative
2.33 Glen Burnie High School Public
Christian Bible Academy Private, Religious
3.66 Glendale Elementary School Public
Faith Baptist Child Development Center Private, Religious
3.66 Park Elementary School Public
3.00 Baltimore Highlands Elementary School Public
3.33 Monarch Academy Public, Charter
The Children's Guild at Anne Arundel County Private, Special Education
2.66 Riverview Elementary School Public
3.33 Oakwood Elementary School Public
3.33 Glen Burnie Park Elementary School Public
3.66 Point Pleasant Elementary School Public
St. Paul's Lutheran School Private, Religious
2.66 Granite Baptist School Private, Religious
2.00 Lansdowne High School Public, Magnet
1.66 Bay-Brook Elementary School Public
4.00 Woodside Elementary School Public
Sisters Academy of Baltimore Private, Religious, All-Girls
2.00 Maree Garnett Farring Elementary School Public
Creative Garden Learning Center Private
3.33 Quarterfield Elementary School Public
1.66 Patapsco Elementary/Middle School Public
1.66 Cherry Hill Elementary/Middle School Public
2.00 Curtis Bay Elementary School Public
3.00 Lansdowne Middle School Public, Magnet
1.66 Arundel Elementary/Middle School Public
3.66 Lansdowne Elementary School Public
2.00 Lakeland Elementary/Middle School Public
1.66 Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson Elementary/Middle School Public
2.66 Calvary Baptist Church Academy Private, Religious
3.66 Marley Elementary School Public
3.33 Marley Middle School Public
Benjamin Franklin High School at Masonville Cove Public
The Lamb of God School Private, Religious
1.66 New Era Academy Public
2.00 Southside Academy Public
3.33 Rippling Woods Elementary School Public
Good Shepherd School Private, Special Education
3.33 Halethorpe Elementary School Public
Calvary Chapel Christian Academy Private, Religious
Marley Glen School Public
3.66 Southgate Elementary School Public
2.66 Archbishop Spalding High School Private, Religious
Bridge Center Public, Alternative
Ascension Parish School Private, Religious
1.66 Westport Academy Public
3.66 Relay Elementary School Public
3.33 Severn Elementary School Public
2.00 Morrell Park Elementary/Middle School Public
3.66 Old Mill Middle School South Public
3.66 Old Mill Middle School North Public
Ruth Parker Eason School Public
Relay Children's Center Private
Church on the Rock Christian Academy Private, Religious
3.33 Old Mill High School Public
St. Augustine School Private, Religious
3.66 Arbutus Elementary School Public
Norbel School Private, Special Education
2.33 The Seton Keough High School Private, Religious, All-Girls
3.33 Freetown Elementary School Public
1.66 Violetville Elementary/Middle School Public
Elvaton Christian Academy Private, Religious
2.33 Thomas Johnson Elementary School Public
3.33 Arbutus Middle School Public
Maiden Choice School Public
3.33 Hebron-Harman Elementary School Public
Cardinal Gibbons School Private, Religious, All-Boys
Sharp-Leadenhall Elementary School Public
Mount Providence Child Development Center Private
4.00 Ridgeway Elementary School Public
1.66 Charles Carroll Barrister Elementary School Public
1.66 Southwest Baltimore Charter School Public, Charter
3.66 Solley Elementary School Public
1.66 George Washington Elementary School Public
1.66 Samuel F.B. Morse Elementary School Public
2.00 Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School Public
1.66 Federal Hill Preparatory School Public
1.66 Digital Harbor High School Public, Alternative
Our Lady of Victory School Private, Religious
4.00 Elkridge Landing Middle School Public
Mount Clare Christian School Private, Alternative, Religious
1.66 Frederick Elementary School Public
4.00 Elkridge Elementary School Public
2.66 The Seed School of Maryland Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.33 Glen Burnie High School 3 mi. 1,958
2.00 Lansdowne High School 4 mi. 1,175
3.33 Old Mill High School 5 mi. 2,235
1.66 Digital Harbor High School 6 mi. 1,202
4.00 Catonsville High School 7 mi. 1,755

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


Female 46%
Male 53%

Student Diversity

North County High School United States Catonsville High School Digital Harbor High School Glen Burnie High School Lansdowne High School Old Mill High School
White 59.0% 51.6% 58.0% 16.0% 55.0% 55.0% 48.0%
African American 24.0% 15.2% 28.0% 72.0% 27.0% 27.0% 32.0%
Hispanic 6.0% 24.5% 3.0% 7.0% 10.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Multiracial 4.0% 2.6% 1.0% 0% 2.0% 1.0% 4.0%
Asian 3.0% 4.7% 7.0% 1.0% 3.0% 6.0% 5.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 28.4%
Grade 10 26.0%
Grade 11 24.4%
Grade 12 21.2%

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 19 responses

  • 74% Yes
  • 16% Not sure.
  • 11% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 21% The students
  • 18% Clubs
  • 15% Counselors and Administrators.
  • 15% The teachers
  • 13% Peprallys/Homecoming
  • 8% The STEM Magnet Program
  • 5% Music Program
  • 3% Drama club
  • 3% The environment

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

  • 55% Bathrooms
  • 20% Puts alot of focus on stem kids and not on others
  • 15% Sports
  • 10% As a STEM student, I see that others are neglected

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 17 responses

  • 100% S.T.E.M.
  • 0% Our wonderful Drama program, and teachers

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 44% Average
  • 33% Great
  • 22% You get what you put in

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 44% Take advantage of all opportunites. Apply yourself
  • 25% Take AVID
  • 19% Buy an agenda
  • 6% Know how to navigate school website
  • 6% Find a map of the school.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 11% I love everything about this school.
  • 78% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 11% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.