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  1. Academics
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  2. Diversity
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  3. Teachers
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  4. College Prep
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  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
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  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Urbana High School is a top rated, public school located in Ijamsville, MD. It has 1,790 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 89% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.

Urbana High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
89%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1280
670 responses
Average ACT
29
134 responses
AP Enrollment
39%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Median Household Income
$152,566
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,272
National
$949
Median Home Value
$488,800
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.59 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.59 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 209 responses
  • The "Mr. Urbana" competition
    23%
  • Football games
    19%
  • Dance recitals
    13%
  • The High school drama department shows
    10%
  • Talent show
    8%
  • Homecoming Spirit Week
    7%
  • Basketball games
    7%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,790
Free or Reduced Lunch
6%
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.61 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.61 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.61 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,980
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.2%
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.83 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.83 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.83 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$15,594/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.85 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.85 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.85 responses
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My experience at Urbana High School has been great. I came across many teachers who genuinely cared about their students and wanted them to succeed. My counselor has also always been helpful when it came to choosing what classes to take throughout the school year. Once senior year rolled around my counselor and many of my other teachers were supportive of what colleges I decided to enroll in. I learned not only academic lessons from my teachers, but also a variety of helpful real life lessons. Although the school is predominately white, they strive to be inclusive of all racial and ethnic backgrounds. Urbana High School provides many clubs and programs that can help students gain experience for the future. I will definitely miss the supportive teachers I came across and the opportunities that were laid out for me along the way!
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Urbana High School gave me the best experience ever! From academics to social life, there is nothing I would change about that school ,and I can list reasons why. First off, the staff. The teachers that work at urbana really do put in effort to get their students to where they need to be. I don’t think I where I was today if it wasn’t for the help of my teachers. Second, is the school pride. A big part of this school is showing your hawk pride. The community is so strong together that there isn’t a day that goes by that someone isn’t showing hawk pride. Lastly, our academics overall is amazing! Urbana has been named a Maryland Blue Ribbon School in 2019 and is the #1 school in frederick county public schools. Overall, Urbana is a great place to spend your 4 years of high school at!
The high school experience is something you'll never forget, even after graduating onto college and other careers. Urbana High School is a place where you learn who you are as a worker, but mostly as a person. Being in high school entails that teachers aren’t always going to be there to help with every situation or problem and that you have to fend for yourself with the large workload. This to me, was my wakeup call into true independence. Having independence is finally realizing that you are capable of doing things on your own without having somebody watching over you the entire time. After the eighth grade, I came to this realization. Whether the teacher was teaching the alphabet in kindergarten or teaching formal essays in eighth grade, I have always had teachers that would figuratively hold my hand with my work. I became so used to the fact that teachers would give me so much time for everything, that once I went to high school it just hit me.