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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 a top rated, 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
380 responses
Average ACT
28
80 responses
AP Enrollment
33%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$103,707
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,630
National
$949
Median Home Value
$367,600
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
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.31 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.31 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 98 responses
Report
  • Spirit week
    34%
  • Hallway decorating contest
    21%
  • Prom
    17%
  • Homecoming parade
    11%
  • Pep Rallys
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    3%
  • Homecoming
    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%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.41 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.41 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.41 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,702
Teachers in First/Second Year
15%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.53 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.53 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.53 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
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.62 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.62 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.62 responses
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Our orchestra program is great. After a very thorough and highly competitive application process (one that included the submission of numerous audio and video recordings as well as other supporting documentation) our orchestra had been selected as one of only five high school string orchestras from around the world to be featured performers at the 71st annual The Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference in Chicago in December 2017. Our robotics team is also exceptional. We were able to advance to the World Championships 2 years in a row. We won the Chairman's award two years ago. I've heard that are volleyball team is really good too. Besides these things, I like that our school is very diverse and accepting. I like that our school is not overly competitive; it is just right.
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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.
Atholton High School is full of opportunity for every kind of student. Whether you're interested in drama, sports, robotics, art, dance, band, or anything else there will be something for you there!