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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Great Mills High School is an above average, public school located in Great Mills, MD. It has 1,682 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 74% of students are at least proficient in math and 40% in reading.
21130 Great Mills Rd
Great Mills, MD 20634
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Great Mills High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
40%
Percent Proficient - Math
74%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1160
271 responses
Average ACT
25
38 responses
AP Enrollment
27%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$90,438
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,362
National
$949
Median Home Value
$295,000
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
68%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 82 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    32%
  • PROM
    18%
  • Hornet-culture day
    15%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Pep rallies
    9%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,682
Free or Reduced Lunch
47%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.32 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.32 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.32 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,199
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.5%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.36 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.36 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.36 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,656/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.38 responses
24%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.38 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.38 responses
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Great mills high school is a great school. I like how diverse they are because we get to learn and experience the different cultures and languages. No need to be racist. Great mills high school makes me feel save because even if there is false danger they still make us safe because you just don’t know what will happen. They can’t ignore that. Great Mills first priority is to make the students safe. I don’t think they should change anything but except the school lunches. It would be better if they have something else other than pizza, sandwiches. They should add more options of food and different taste. Like international food. Everyday is mix culture food. That would be a great idea.. they should add more food carts and they shouldn’t end lunch so early because this year they ended breakfast fast early. People want lunch and don’t have time for it. So I think breakfast should be brought to us if we missed it. Like a whole cart of breakfast stuff!
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Great Mills High School is great --as the name suggests-- if you make the most of your time there. There are a variety of clubs, though I wish that there were a few more. The sports teams are average in terms of winning, but you truly become family with your teammates. The student section for sports, and the pep rally, is always spirited and cheering for their school. GM is what you make of it. If you find a good group of friends and find something you love, you will enjoy your time at Great Mills. And remember we are... Great Mills! Go Hornets.
I am currently attending Great Mills High School for the STEM Academy, which I have been a part of since fourth grade. My high school experience has been one to remember because of the countless lessons that will stick with for the rest of my life. I have been able to take AP classes in subjects that interest me because of the flexible nature of our credit policy. Between the hardworking staff and supportive peers, there is never a shortage in resources and support. Although there is a competitive nature within the school, all the teachers and students want to see everyone succeed. This type of working environment is not easy to find in most schools and I feel grateful that I have been able to grow into the student that I am today within such an enriching environment.