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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Southern Garrett High School is an above average, public school located in Oakland, MD. It has 680 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 87% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.
Address
345 Oakland Dr
Oakland, MD 21550
Telephone
(301) 334-9447
Website
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Southern Garrett High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
87%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1150
60 responses
Average ACT
24
7 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$43,125
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$620
National
$949
Median Home Value
$141,400
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 28 responses
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  • Ram Rumble
    43%
  • Pep assemblies
    14%
  • 6th man club
    11%
  • Dances
    11%
  • Senior Parade
    11%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Pep rallies
    4%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
680
Free or Reduced Lunch
37%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$61,401
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.7%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 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
$15,237/ year
National
$12,239
53%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
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What I like about Southern Garrett High School is the athletics, teachers, students, and the respect shown by the students in many different ways. One can find respect in the hallways, classrooms, and sporting events. Students represent the school with sportsmanship and respect wherever they go. What I would change about Southern Garrett High School is the diversity, food, and some of the facilities. Southern Garrett High School is located in a rural, farming community where the diversity is low. I feel that diversity teaches students about different cultures and shows how other people live. The food is processed and unhealthy. There should be more salads and less junk food, including chips and snack cakes. The facilities at Southern Garrett High School are somewhat run down and many bathroom stalls and desks are vandalized.
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I like their sports programs. They nurture an environment of character and responsibility. They value parent and community involvement. Our schools are very safe. Everyone must ring a buzzer to be admitted and there is a police officer in our high school full time, who is a friend to the students. Most of the teachers do a great job reaching all their students. I do think we need a new building or at least air-conditioning, with temperatures rising every year.
My favorite part about Southern Garrett High School was the theatre department. Mrs. White put her soul into making sure that every production was better than the last. I would love to see the curriculum for the classes change and emphasizing on real world scenarios rather than the core classes, such as math and science.