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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Patterson Mill High School is a highly rated, public school located in Bel Air, MD. It has 839 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 87% in reading.
Address
85 Patterson Mill Rd
Bel Air, MD 21015
Telephone
(410) 638-4640
Website

Patterson Mill High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1190
151 responses
Average ACT
27
20 responses
AP Enrollment
37%
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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
$83,445
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,197
National
$949
Median Home Value
$281,400
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
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Homecoming pep-rally
    26%
  • Sporting events-home games
    26%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • The Holiday Show.
    13%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • There aren't any; the school is only 7 years old.
    9%
  • Pep rallies
    4%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
839
Free or Reduced Lunch
11%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,307
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.8%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$14,233/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.18 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.18 responses
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I was part of one of the first graduating classes at Patterson Mill High School. I found that the best part about attending Patterson Mill was the close-knit, community atmosphere. This allowed me to become involved in extracurricular activities, sports, and take leadership roles that I may not have had the chance to take if I went to a high school with a greater number of students. Although I had never played lacrosse before, I tried out to be on the team. I met a lot of new friends, and ended up having a great season, and was honored to be elected as one of the co-captains. My experience at Patterson Mill and the leadership opportunities that this school provided me with helped me to become outgoing, positive and hardworking. These are traits that I took with me in my journey to live and work as a teacher in NYC. I try to instill these traits and others in to my students each day!
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I really enjoyed the fact that some of my teachers would be willing to help or answer my questions when I had them and some would also good mentors. Some were willing to help get you to where you needed to be. The sport teams were the greatest of all. I managed for lacrosse, wrestling and even football and I can't complain about any of it other than poor administration staff at some games/matches. Coaches were great! But too much went on...too many students always getting away with everything and if yo had a problem the administration either took way to long before action was done or half way cared and did something about it. Other teachers didn't seem to care about much.
I am involved in many of the organizations in the school, and I enjoyed participating in the activities of these organizations. There are new clubs being created every year, so more people can have the opportunity to do something they are interested in. Even though there is more participation of students in the school due to the increasing clubs and organizations, however, teacher and parents should get more involved. Patterson Mill High School lacks of school spirit, and the school should try to find ways to incorporate adults into part of school family.