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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Barbara Ingram School for the Arts is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Hagerstown, MD. It has 297 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.

Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1170
123 responses
Average ACT
27
10 responses
AP Enrollment
28%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$40,531
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$808
National
$949
Median Home Value
$152,200
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
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 80 responses
  • All School Musical
    18%
  • Freshmen trip to the PA Ren faire
    15%
  • Holiday Spectacular
    15%
  • All school productions
    11%
  • Senoir exhibiton
    10%
  • Spoken word
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
297
Free or Reduced Lunch
19%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
5%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$77,124
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.3%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.30 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.30 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.30 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,883/ year
National
$12,239
35%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.31 responses
26%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.31 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.31 responses
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Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Reviews

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After attending here for 4 years i feel very prepared for college. The academic teachers actually care about you and they all
know how to do their
job well. The arts teachers however, are hit
and miss. Some do their job very well, but others aren't the best. It's also very obvious that they have favorites. The staff their including, Principal, VP, secretary etc, are very fun but also strict and pretty much everyone loves them. The students who attend are very dramatic, which is obvious coming from and arts school, but also very liberal, which was fine for me, but maybe not
for you. Lots of teachers don't even make an effort to
try to hide their political beliefs which is concerning.
To recap, this is a good school to get you prepared for college, and get great arts education, however if
you want the full high school experience, don't go
here
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The principal and administration are outstanding and always help me when I need it. The heads of departments are awesome as well, as are most of the teachers. There are a few kerfuffles, but for the most part, this school rocks! It's stressful, but it's worth it to be with other people who have the same interests as me. Through my experience here, I feel as though I have grown a lot in my area of study and I have grown into a more responsible person.
Barbara Ingram School for the Arts allows students to follow their dreams in the creative art field; music, dance, theater, art, etc. while efficiently preparing students for college.
For every major, Barbara Ingram has shows students can participate in to show off their work/talent such as gallery walks for art majors, plays for Theater majors, shows for dance and music majors, etc.
Barbara Ingram has a class called "Senior Seminar." All Seniors are required to take this class, it helps with learning how to apply for colleges, scholarships, and more. Barbara Ingram also has classes that helps prepare Juniors and seniors for SATs/ACTs.
Barbara Ingram is a 4 year high school that requires students of any grade level to audition in order to get accepted into their preferred program at the school.