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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Allegany High School is an above average, public school located in Cumberland, MD. It has 667 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
Address
616 Sedgwick St
Cumberland, MD 21502
Telephone
(301) 777-8110
Website

Allegany High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1180
80 responses
Average ACT
28
13 responses
AP Enrollment
39%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Cost of Living
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$31,855
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$593
National
$949
Median Home Value
$87,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Homecoming Week! The classic rivalry & decorations
    75%
  • Sports events
    25%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
667
Free or Reduced Lunch
40%
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,568
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$15,071/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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Allegany High School Reviews

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Although the Allegany student body and staff will be moving to a new facility this coming school year, the students of Allegany High School have been operating in the same building since 1925. Being one of the last students to study in the old building, my class has definitely seen the worst of this almost-100-year-old school. Mice, bats, and various bugs inhabit the building; there are boarded-up parts of the school to decrease asbestos exposure - the building itself is falling apart very visibly. It was time for us to move to a new building. Despite the physical flaws of the school, the administration has worked towards diversity in our schools and providing the best education to those who want it. A supportive and hard-working staff help the students grow to their fullest potential and guide them to goals of college and career readiness. Resources are limited and money is short, but the Board of Education tries to make due with what we have.
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My daughter attends this school and is in her sophomore year. She's participated in several fantastic programs (robotics club, show choir, drama club and cross country) and really had some great new experiences made available to her. The AP courses that she's taken have been of varying rigor levels. We love the school, the teachers, etc, but our county is building a school to replace this very, very old building. We're hoping the new structure will bring new life to the students and faculty.
We do love this school and most of the teachers are fantastic, but I have noticed that teachers tend to shy from communication, except at parent teacher conference days. I have not had many instances other than that to need outside communication with a teacher, but that one situation left me feeling like the teacher believed I was bothering her. Perhaps it was that specific teacher.