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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Paint Branch High School is a highly rated, public school located in Burtonsville, MD. It has 1,996 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 86% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
Address
14121 Old Columbia Pike
Burtonsville, MD 20866
Telephone
(301) 388-9900

Paint Branch High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
86%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1140
434 responses
Average ACT
26
66 responses
AP Enrollment
36%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$81,415
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,632
National
$949
Median Home Value
$307,100
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
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.63 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.63 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 261 responses
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  • Pep rally
    19%
  • Homecoming week
    16%
  • Spirit week
    16%
  • Football games
    15%
  • Prom
    10%
  • The arts--visual, music, etc
    8%
  • Senior Banquet
    8%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,996
Free or Reduced Lunch
36%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.70 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.70 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.70 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$78,471
Teachers in First/Second Year
9%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.88 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.88 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.88 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$17,685/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.90 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.90 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.90 responses
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Paint Branch High School Reviews

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Around my district, Paint Branch High School would have to be the best school. Attending this school allowed me to grow as a student and as a person. There are so much life in the school that sometimes you forget that you are even in school. Joining clubs and attending football games made the school even more fun as our school has the most spirit when it comes to our sports! The med program is also pretty great as many students wearing their nurse uniforms go in and out doing what they can to prepare them for their future.
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Paint Branch High School, part of the North East Consortium, is a great school of the 3! Alongside the normal curriculum are many specialty courses that help prepare students in different areas including the military (NJROTC), medical work (Academy of Health Professions), and culinary arts (Food Trends, Restaurant Management- student run restaurant "The Panther Paw").
Paint Branch High School, in my opinion, is known to be in the middle of the “social spectrum” as I like to call it. It has an academically driven subculture concentrated on debates that tend to challenge students into having an open-minded point of view and welcomes every student with open arms. With this uniquely developed society, I feel - correction, I know that meeting the many different kinds of people at my school, has encouraged me to step into new waters and establish new relationships that can help me build connections in the work field. By being a part of the Paint Branch Community, that always promotes the importance of giving back to your community and to always work hard to build an identity for yourself, in the networking field, I have learned to continue striving to become a strong, independent woman of color and contribute to the breakage of The Glass Ceiling many women face today.