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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
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Westminster High School is a highly rated, public school located in Westminster, MD. It has 1,506 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 90% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.
Address
1225 Washington Rd
Westminster, MD 21157
Telephone
(410) 751-3630
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Westminster High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
90%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1200
317 responses
Average ACT
28
48 responses
AP Enrollment
40%
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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
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 55 responses
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  • Spirit Week
    24%
  • Football Games
    22%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Pep rallies
    9%
  • Student Section
    9%
  • Unity Day
    9%
  • Green room before a show
    7%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,506
Free or Reduced Lunch
12%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,009
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.5%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.30 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.30 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.30 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$14,033/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.38 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.38 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.38 responses
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Westminster High is an overall awesome school to be a part of. The students support each other and help one another out with personal problems, homework, and extracurriculars. We have a large variety of during-school and after-school activities and clubs; you will most likely find a club that suits your interests and/or career choice. We have excellent sports teams (competitive and non-competitive), clubs, and academics, along with well-qualified teachers to instruct the courses. Each teacher tries their hardest to help students out with comprehension of their related subjects, along with supporting the student's learning styles by offering tips and other helpful advice. We have a huge variety of classes that fit student's interests and career paths, internships, completer programs, and the Career and Tech Center next door for more hands-on experiences divided by subject. If anyone is planning on transferring to Westminster High, you will be welcomed with open arms!
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My older sister went to Westminster HS and is now graduating from a prestigious College headed off to start a career in Occupational Therapy. I hope to be as successful as her. Westminster HS has prepared me to do just that! With Westminster HS and is affiliation with the Carroll County Career and Technology Center, I have received college preparedness in Engineering and will be attending the Florida Institute of Technology. Thank you to all the excellent teachers, advisors and staff. You have made my last four years a wonderful experience.
The academics and college preparation a high school should be focused on was sub-par, with classes that hardly mirror the vigor of college and a lack of skills taught to help prepare students for future academics and careers that they will be ensued upon. The administration and advising is poor, there is a visible lack of effort put forth. While their faculty is very qualified and shows true compassion and effort for their students, the overall school's performance is compromised by their misdirection towards motivating students to obtain their goals after graduation. There is a large focus on athletics, where they do have great programs, however, there is little put into other activities which hinders students from embracing all their talents. There should be a larger focus on the students as individuals rather than a graduating class as a whole to boost their ratings.