352 reviews
  1. Anne Arundel County Public Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Readiness
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
1265 Green Holly Dr
Annapolis, MD 21409
Telephone
(410) 757-1300
Website

Broadneck High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
94%
Percent Proficient - Math
98%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1200
277 responses
Average ACT
27
60 responses
AP Enrollment
41%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.34 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.34 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 82 responses
  • Friday night football games
    28%
  • Theater performances
    16%
  • Homecoming celebrations
    16%
  • Ice Hockey Games
    10%
  • Musical
    9%
  • Concerts
    9%
  • Marching Band
    9%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,104
Free or Reduced Lunch
10%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.38 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.38 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.38 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,681
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.4%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.57 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.57 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.57 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$14,915/ year
National
$11,890
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.57 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.57 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.57 responses

Broadneck High School Reviews

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Overall, I love my high school. Almost all of my teachers so far have been really great! Learning from them can be a real pleasure. I particularly love the science classes! I love the variety. I have enjoyed being in my math classes because my teachers teach in a way that I understand really well. The teachers are really nice and some of them can be really funny. They make learning fun! My latin teacher always knows these random facts that are always really fun to listen to. The workload is a lot, but reasonable for the AP classes that I take.
Broadneck has been a great high school.....kinda. A few teachers make me want to give the 5 star rating, but many of the teachers just don't seem to care about the students.

Some teachers spend a lot of their time talking about unimportant stuff, such as one teacher who would spend about 20-45 minutes a day talking about their life. While some students saw this as better then actually doing work, the others were tearing their hair out in frustration as the county tests and finals continue to loom in the future. I also had one teacher who did absolutely no teaching, only giving us worksheets and textbooks, telling us to silently do our work, severely reprimanding any slight whisper.

I could go on and on about the outlandish pace expected of AP classes, or even honors classes. This is not a BHS solo issue, but one i feel that is very important. Common core is everywhere, standardized test, standardized workbooks, standardized curriculum. In a school where your unique qualities are told to be expressed, no two students are truly seen as different and the only difference that counts is if you load up on APs and are at the top 5% of the grade.

Students are pressured into taking multiple APs, as guidance tells again and again about the horror of falling below the other people. In the minds of guidance, a failure in an AP is better then an A in an honors or standard class. Students who are not prepared or unwilling to be in APs are forced into these "college level" classes, which even sophomores are pulled into. The mad scramble to have the most APs causes panic among students. Teachers even realize this and during AP week, some put out tissues for students who break down under the pressure.

If you have completed less then 5 AP classes by you senior year, are in less then 2 sports, and are in no clubs, you might as well be dead to BHS and a failure in life.
I regard Broadneck High Scholl as one of the finest public high schools in Maryland. Yes, there are many students, yet I feel my children are not just a number. They do not get lost in the vastness that makes up the high school. My children have found a place there that will aid them to grow and become an adult. The diversity and real-life experiences are priceless. I do feel some change is necessary and even helpful. The college planning could be better, especially from the counselors. However, overall, I do not regret my decision to send them there and I would do it all over again.