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
Atholton High School is an elite, public school located in Columbia, MD. It has 1,437 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 99% of students are at least proficient in math and 94% in reading.
Address
6520 Freetown Rd
Columbia, MD 21044
Telephone
(410) 313-7065
Website

Atholton High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
94%
Percent Proficient - Math
99%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1260
325 responses
Average ACT
28
64 responses
AP Enrollment
31%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    C+
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$102,899
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,604
National
$949
Median Home Value
$364,900
National
$184,700

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.28 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.28 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 86 responses
Report
  • Spirit week
    35%
  • Hallway decorating contest
    22%
  • Prom
    17%
  • Pep Rallys
    12%
  • Homecoming parade
    10%
  • 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
1,437
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.38 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.38 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.38 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,702
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.1%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.50 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.50 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.50 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
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.59 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.59 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.59 responses
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This is the place where I shed my antisocial past self and grew into the person I am today. I played on the freshman, junior varsity and varsity volleyball team and I ran track and field all throughout high school and made some wonderful friends that I'm still in touch with today. I was able to do all this and get into the university of my choice. I made so many memories at this school! I still go back and talk to the teachers.
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Atholton High School was a diverse institution that exposed me to students of various different social and cultural backgrounds. This school also had highly knowledgeable and experienced teachers and staff that held intellectually stimulating lectures. I was able to join various extracurricular activities and hold leadership positions. During my four years at Atholton, I not only formed a tight network of friends, but I also learned valuable life lessons that I continue to carry with me into college.
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!