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5401 Kenwood Ave

Baltimore, MD 21206

(410) 887-5241

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public, Magnet

Student Enrollment: 952

Students Per Teacher: 14

Parent Reviews

12 Parent Reviews for Overlea High School

The news portrays Overlea High as an aweful school. I am currently a senior ehre and have been in this school all four years now. I came in scared, but the teachers were welcoming. Th teachers push the students to reach their fullest potential, walk them through the college application process, and participate ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 08/18/11

For many years I had heard not so good things about Overlea and vowed that I would not send my son there. After attending a local magnet school for 9th and 10th grades we switched him to Overlea which is his home school. My son has been much happier there and has re-bonded with kids he has grown up ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/22/10

This school has alot of potiental , however the principle and vice principle are reall y not involed enough. I think the out of district children who are not to suppose to be attending Overlea make It difficult.

Posted by a parent on 06/15/10

Excellent school for students who are very serious about academics. I really enjoyed my experiences at Overlea.

Posted by a student on 05/31/10

The teachers at this school are extremely dedicated. Many of them are involved with afterschool programs and are willing to give up their own time in order to help students succeed. They cannot control whether or not students take advantage of it or not.

Posted by a parent on 05/08/07

Very unsafe school. No involvementt from teachers and staff. We are moving just so my children do not any longer have to attent this horrible school. Parents Please do not send your children to this school. There isn`t anything good about it at all. We love Overlea, but are so strong about not sending ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/27/07

I think Overlea has great potential, it has the JROTC program, the Academy of Finance and the HVAC program, these are all great avenues for kids to get involved in and learn some skills. However, I also am disappointed, It has been difficult to communicate w/ teachers and guidance counsellors, once ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/30/06

My son attended overlea in 2005- 2006 and I was not impressed. It had so many rules set up to fail the students. However my son still attends overlea. He is in the academy of finance. I think this is the only good thing at overlea that makes attendance there worth it.

Posted by a parent on 10/03/06

My daughter has been attending Overlea High for two years, and I am extremely dissatisfied with the lack of involvement by the principle. I tried to contact the principle several times by email and phone calls. I can only say that I am disappointed with this school. However, I would like to say, some ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/24/06

I attended Overlea from 2000-2004. i was put into the fast track GT and AP courses and was therefore grouped with other students on the same path as I am with the same dedication to learning. The teachers were receptive and helpful to student who wanted to learn, but the majority of the population of ...  Read more

Posted by a former student on 06/03/06

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Test scores for Overlea High School

HSA* Test Scores

Grade Level: All

Test Year: 2012
Overlea High School
Baltimore County Public Schools
* In 2011-2012 Maryland used the Maryland High School Assessments (HSA) to test students in English 2, Algebra, and Biology upon completion of each course. The HSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. Beginning with the class of 2009, students are required to pass the tests in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

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Baltimore schools — Overlea High School is located at 5401 Kenwood Ave, Baltimore MD 21206. 5401 Kenwood Ave is in the 21206 ZIP code in Baltimore, MD The school district for Overlea High School is the Baltimore County Public Schools. Overlea High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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