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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Perryville High School is a public school located in Perryville, MD. It has 802 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.
About Perryville High School...
Address
1696 Perryville Rd
Perryville, MD 21903
Telephone
(410) 996-6000
Website

Perryville High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1090
97 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
14%

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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$67,938
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,042
National
$949
Median Home Value
$239,900
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
50%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
58%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • Marching band, choir, track&field, the musicals!
    28%
  • Football games
    24%
  • Cross Country
    14%
  • MUSIC!!!!
    14%
  • Spirit Week
    10%
  • Golf
    3%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
802
Free or Reduced Lunch
31%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
79%
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
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$61,524
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.3%
47%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$13,484/ year
National
$12,239
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.17 responses
24%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.17 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.17 responses
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I wish Perryville High School would show more teacher-appreciation. One of the music teachers here was nominated for Cecil County Teacher of the Year, and no one regarded the nomination. With teachers like the ones we have here, that kind of award doesn't happen every day.
Even though the teachers have rocky relationships with each other and administration, the students at Perryville never cease to amaze me. We still stand as the most diverse school in the county. For the most part "bullying" and "cliques" aren't at all common, allowing each student to reach their full potential as a high school student focused on their education and not on who might pick on them that day.
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I began attending Perryville High my Sophmore year. It was rough, for one I was used to attending a more diverse school. It was difficult to fit in, and at times I felt my lonely. For the first year that I was here, I would sit alone with my brother at lunch because I felt like we were un-noticed. My entire life we had been moving from school to school, and it was much difficult to fit in here. Junior year I became more social and finally began to feel comfortable. Spanish class helped me connect with my roots and with kids that shared the same interest in me. Becoming a member in the Spanish Honor Society allowed me to feel as if I was part of something important outside of school, and like I was helping my community. One thing I disliked from this school is the food, I've lived in numerous states and without a doubt this school has the worst food, but it does have a great kitchen staff, always beyond friendly.
Perryville is a school that is very focused on providing students with the education and classes that they need to fulfill their capabilities. The school is very open to PLTW (Project Lead the Way) Programs, and the Biomed and Engineering programs are both well funded and staffed. We have a variety of AP classes which are heavily encouraged, and often times, guidance counselors will arrange the schedule to ensure that well performing students are placed in the favored classes. For upcoming freshmen, the Freshmen Academy is available to ease the way into high school. This involves a specialized schedule designed to ensure these students see their teachers everyday as well as sources for guidance and aid. However, students are not required to take this program if they are Honors students. Finally, there are a lot of very enthusiastic teachers who care a lot for their subject and students.