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6520 Freetown Rd

Columbia, MD 21044

(410) 313-7065

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,458

Students Per Teacher: 12

Parent Reviews

18 Parent Reviews for Atholton High School

Easy transition, friendly kids, safe environment, plenty of opportunities to find your niche in sports and clubs. We are a military family that has moved often and atholton did not disappoint. Worth the higher housing costs! Your kids will have a good education and easily fit in with welcoming admin ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/17/14

I currently have one child who is a senior at Atholton. Most of the GT and AP classes are fast paced and they expect the students to come to class knowing most of the material and all of the basics. It's not just Atholton, but prevalent among all the schools, through all the grades, that the focus ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/23/13

I have two daughters currently attending Atholton. Both are very smart, taking full loads of GT and AP classes. Unfortunately, the teachers don't seem to keep up their end of the job. Oldest daughter was very excited to take (GT) biology and chemistry, but teachers who only read their slides every day ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/22/13

The school has a diverse group of students that come from various econonmic backrounds. It is made up of good families who care for their childs education. It has active parent groups. Students are non judgmental, caring and driven without the the bias we may see in other schools. It is a comfortable ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/12/13

terrible school with a biased and lazy administration and guidance staff. Teacher tend not to give students their full effort. If you are a student at this school, you will be judged on your looks and race.

Posted by a parent on 03/24/13

I have had 2 children graduate recently from AHS. Reading the other reviews I agree the school may overstress sports, but the students have alot of school spirit and parent are very involved! Both my children were accepted into very a very respectable university and were academically prepared to meet ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/21/12

The principal and staff are exceptional. Fantastic kids overall. I volunteer to be a hall monitor and I am always surprised at how well-behaved the kids at this school are.

Posted by a parent on 11/13/09

I was a student at Atholton High School for a good period of time. I am now in the U.S. Army as a Cadet training to earn my 2nd Lieutenant Rank. The JROTC program at Atholton made me who I am today. My success in life was all thanks to Atholton High School

Posted by a student on 02/02/09

This is a Great high school! political correctness is at the bottom where it belongs and High Academics, Honor and straight forwardness are at the top, where it should always be!

Posted by a parent on 01/15/09

I'm a sophomore at AHS and I love it. The principal, Ms. leonard, is amazing. She's very hands on, and knows a lot of what's going on. Not much gets past her, and she's very good at handing students. Anyone who doesn't like her is just bitter because she caught them at something. As for teachers, it's ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 04/01/08

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Test scores for Atholton High School

HSA* Test Scores

Grade Level: All

Test Year: 2012
Atholton High School
Howard 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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Columbia schools — Atholton High School is located at 6520 Freetown Rd, Columbia MD 21044. 6520 Freetown Rd is in the 21044 ZIP code in Columbia, MD The school district for Atholton High School is the Howard County Public Schools. Atholton High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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