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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
336 responses
Average ACT
28
69 responses
AP Enrollment
31%
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Living in the Area
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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
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
6.1%
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
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very 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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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 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!
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.