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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School is a public school located in Upper Marlboro, MD. It has 2,178 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 69% of students are at least proficient in math and 63% in reading.
Address
12650 Brooke Lane
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Telephone
(301) 780-2100

Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
69%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
960
382 responses
Average ACT
19
80 responses
AP Enrollment
13%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$112,808
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,650
National
$949
Median Home Value
$334,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
74%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.53 responses
Poll
68%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.53 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 229 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    18%
  • Homecoming
    18%
  • Freestyle fridays
    14%
  • Spirit week
    10%
  • Sporting Events
    9%
  • College Fairs
    8%
  • Annual dance concert
    7%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,178
Free or Reduced Lunch
42%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.63 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.63 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.63 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,122
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.2%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.76 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.76 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.76 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$15,806/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.95 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.95 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.95 responses
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Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School Reviews

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Lots of kids are not motivated to stay on task or learn in the school environment. Kids are disrespectful to staff members and security and also cause disruption through out the halls. Although the other half of the students do pay attention and do their work it does make up for the bad behavior that is placed into this school. Kids like me that want to do their work and pay attention in class should not have to put up with the fighting, noisy, violent people attending this school. The teachers do try to the best of their ability to maintain a good and healthy learning environment.
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Dr Henry A Wise taught me to be myself and when things get hard and stressful just slow down take a deep breath and continue. My favorite thing about the high school is the amazing football games and how everyone is so nice. The teachers show different methods for note taking and prepare us for college. The principals and administration make sure are school is a safe and welcoming environment. The custodians keep the school very clean. The students are so respectful, proper, and everyone gets along.
Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School is a good school to go to. You meet a lot of new kids from around the countries. It is a great experience to get to know different groups of kids and teachers. What made me stay at the school is being able to join the football team. I feel like that was a big part that made me like the school even more. I grew a relationship with my coaches, classmates that became my teammates, and others. We grew a bond just by playing this sport and I felt more comfortable knowing I had a group of friends who had my back in the school. I believe the growth since my freshman year helped me get to where I am at today.