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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
    C+
  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 678 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 32% in reading.
Address
616 Sedgwick St
Cumberland, MD 21502
Telephone
(301) 777-8110
Website
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Allegany High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
32%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1180
96 responses
Average ACT
28
14 responses
AP Enrollment
34%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$32,825
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$613
National
$949
Median Home Value
$89,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Homecoming Week! The classic rivalry & decorations
    67%
  • Sports events
    33%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
678
Free or Reduced Lunch
40%
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$68,565
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$15,242/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
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I enjoyed high school. Like most people, highschool definitely was NOT my favorite experience of all time. There were kids who didn't care about anyone other than themselves, and there were teachers who didn't touch students lives in the way an educator typically should, but over all, I did receive a satisfactory education. I would recommend Allegany High School to any prospective student. If I could change one thing about the school, I would want to promote more diversity. Our student body isn't very diverse itself, which often can lead to a disinterest in educating ourselves on other lifestyles and communities. Our school is making major leaps forward towards awareness of minority groups, including the formation of a NAACP club and Pride Club, but there still is work that can be done.
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I’m a junior at Allegany
I’ve been able to attend both the old Alco and the new Alco. Personally I enjoyed the old Alco so much more than the new.
Our school shows NO school spirt and the teachers do absolutely nothing about bullies. I’ve been bullied 2 outta the 3 years I’ve been at Alco. I’ve been to the office every time and nothing gets done. I get blamed for being the victim. It’s sicks and horrible.
On a good note they’re teachers who actually do care about students mental health, how they are in school, home life etc. Those few teachers have truly impacted me and many others throughout the school.
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.