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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
South Carroll High School is an above average, public school located in Sykesville, MD. It has 1,053 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 96% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.
Address
1300 W Old Liberty Rd
Sykesville, MD 21784
Telephone
(410) 751-3575
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South Carroll High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
96%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1220
263 responses
Average ACT
26
55 responses
AP Enrollment
39%

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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
    A
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$90,510
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,131
National
$949
Median Home Value
$328,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 67 responses
Report
  • Homecoming
    24%
  • Gold rush
    22%
  • Prom
    21%
  • Pep Rallys
    18%
  • Spirit Week
    9%
  • Homecoming
    3%
  • Pep rallies
    3%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,053
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,009
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.8%
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 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
$14,033/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.36 responses
28%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.36 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.36 responses
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Variety of different courses such as German, as well as Accounting and even Creative Writing! Some teachers had their own teaching style, which wasn't ideal since many students learn different ways. Athletics were also a big plus as well as their music and theater department. Each year, there are more diverse students, which is better for the students. Overall positive atmosphere!
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To start off with the good things, some of the staff are very helpful and are willing to go the extra mile for their students wither it means staying after school and tutoring or supplying resources to help them further their learning. The facility itself is not bad either. The classrooms and cafeteria are very up to date and clean, and the school does the best it can to supply materials to every student, and have up to date technology to enhance the classroom experiences. Now, on the other hand. South Carroll can be a very bad. First off, the school board gives off this mentality that if you do not play sports you practically are not worth the schools money. South Carroll also has a knack for hiring interesting teachers. Such as ones who have medication in their desk open for all students to use. Alternatively, ones who sleep with the senior girls to allow them spots on the team. Lastly, teachers who tell their students that they are too dumb to get into colleges outside Maryland.
Administration is almost never helpful, however the teachers themselves tend to be kind and reasonable. However, this is personal experience others have had better and worse experiences here. I have been a part of many schools across the globe and this one is nowhere near my favorite. The school tends to be worn down and or broken in many aspects. The student body has little respect for the school. Classes are a decent size and teachers typically show interest in helping their students.