197 reviews
  1. Harford County Public Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Readiness
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Address
251 Paradise Rd
Aberdeen, MD 21001
Telephone
(410) 273-5500
Website

Aberdeen High School Rankings

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

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
88%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1160
121 responses
Average ACT
28
20 responses
AP Enrollment
28%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
53%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 76 responses
  • Pep Rally for homecoming
    22%
  • Homecoming
    21%
  • Prom
    20%
  • Dance shows
    14%
  • Pep rally, prom, sports games, after school clubs
    12%
  • Football games
    11%
  • Homecoming
    0%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,444
Free or Reduced Lunch
44%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,435
Teachers in First/Second Year
27.9%
52%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.25 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.25 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.25 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$14,533/ year
National
$11,890
70%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.33 responses
24%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.33 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.33 responses

Aberdeen High School Reviews

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The teachers for the upper-level, AP courses were very obviously in that position for a reason. It was clear the difference in dedication, discipline and teaching styles that those teachers held over those who did not teach an advanced course. I do believe that there were some teachers in positions that would have been better filled by others, specifically within the magnet program within the school. It was very clique-y among those teachers, and borderline pretentious at times, which caused some struggling students to fall behind where it could have easily been avoided, and some beyond qualified teachers denied certain classes.
Aberdeen High school provides an environment with a decent diversity in regards to race and culture. We constantly get new members from other countries and have a rigorous magnet program called the SMA (Science and Mathematics Academy). A majority of the teachers are smart and know how to teach and by doing your work high school can be really fun. The bathrooms aren't the best and lockers are often cluttered, as well as hallways during class change.
My experience with Aberdeen high school has been over all good so far. The teacher that I've had have been really supportive of my choices and decisions, and have been really supportive of college readiness and really helping me prepare for college and all the requirements. The students are also great and some really take the extra step to help others with anything needed. We also have a multitude of clubs and sports and extracurricular activities for anyone.