Allegany High School Rankings
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- B-40 Students
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- B+27 Students
- A25 Students
- A-17 Students
- A-15 Students
- A+12 Students
- A+10 Students
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
Allegany High School Reviews
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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.
There's a popular cliché that says ignorance is bliss. If I only ever saw other schools in this county, I would love Allegany. A select group of the teachers are excellent. A small number of extracurricular activities that I am interested -mock trial for example - are also quite excellent. These are the things that have made my time at Allegany bearable, and on the whole, beneficial. However, I am not the prototypical AHS student, neither was William H Macy or Aaron Lafey. Allegany is simply the best school in an extremely economically depressed and culturally backward region. When I look out at the resources that other schools have as indicated by the facilities they possess and the even the food they serve, then I look in to AHS and see the terrible attitude and low effort of most of the students here, I understand why we are not the best overall. However, this does not excuse the terrible state of many aspects of the Allegany experience. the problem is a positive feedback loop: we have very little resources, so the students get depressed and don't try as hard, when state funders see how poorly we do, they withhold resources, the problem intensifies. Part if the problem could also have to do with the fact that Montgomery, Baltimore, and Prince Georges county of Maryland have a chokehold on the entire state politically, and they refuse to send any kind of tax money back to rural western Maryland.