A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
6520 Freetown Rd
Columbia, MD 21044
Telephone
(410) 313-7065
Website

Atholton High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
96%
Percent Proficient - Math
98%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1260
280 responses
Average ACT
28
60 responses
AP Enrollment
31%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.27 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 84 responses
Report
  • Spirit week
    35%
  • Hallway decorating contest
    23%
  • Prom
    18%
  • Homecoming parade
    11%
  • Pep Rallys
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    2%
  • none.. horrible school spirit
    1%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,460
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.37 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.37 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.37 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.1%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.49 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.49 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.49 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$17,475/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.58 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.58 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.58 responses
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I moved to Maryland in my senior year of high school and I was worried about my grades transferring over and meeting new people. Everyone at the school is extremely helpful and always willing to listen, I haven't felt stressed about graduating and all of my grades transferred over just fine! Wonderful school!
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Atholton is great school, where one can meet people from all walks of life. The school offers something for everyone, which leaves no child friendless. The teachers really care about their students, and will do whatever in their capabilities to help them succeed. When in school , you do feel part of some sort of community. Like every place which has people, there are going to be some that hurt others by being racist, bullies, and et cetera. But you will always find student and teachers around you that care about you. Overall, Atholton does have some chinks in the armor, but you wouldn't wanna trade it for any other.
Diverse, involved community providing opportunity for students to explore their interested and cultivate new ones. Strong academic classes, curricula, extracurricular. Strong arts departments across the board, and very involved athletics. unique opportunity to participate in JROTC and other career-building programs. Unfortunate occasional weaknesses in counseling and administration directly involved in communications with students, but enough involved faculty that it usually isn't a problem. Student population is generally academically inclined, very diverse and otherwise open.