High Point High School

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Editorial Review

Go to washingtonpost.com's statistical profileHigh Point High School is a public school serving 2,270 students in thte 1997-98 school year. High Point is an Academic Center, with an enriched, highly structured education. The school offers special education instruction, including a program for students with multiple disabilities. Classes in English as a second language are also available. High Point has an Adolescent Single Parent Program for pregnant and parenting teens, to provide information about child-raising, child growth and development and other essential skills. Junior ROTC, peer mediation and vocational development programs are all offered at High Point. Ethel Engrum is the principal.Achievement Scores, 1996-97 School Year, Md. Public SchoolsThis School   Md. AverageGrade 11Reading - Pct. Passed99.0%99.6%Math - Pct. Passed93.4%95.9%Writing - Pct. Passed98.9%98.0%Notes:
Scores are expressed as percentage judged "satisfactory" by the Md. Education Dept.Maryland School Performance Assessment Program tests are given in grades 3, 5, 8. If this school has more than one of those grades, this report lists scores from the higher or highest grade only. Maryland Functional Tests, required for graduation, are given in grades 9 and 11. Results for this test are given only if this school didn't administer the MSPAP tests to any of its students. If students in more than one grade took the Functional Tests, then the results from the higher grade are reported. Source: Md. Dept. of Education. Demographic and Performance IndicatorsThis schoolStatewideEnrollment:2,278818,583Free/Reduced Lunch Eligible:48.9%30.9%Limited English Fluency:10.6%2.0%Entered School from Out of System:17.7%12.2%Student Absentee Rate:11.3%6.6%Absent More than 20 Days:30.1%13.8%Dropout Rate, Grades 9-12:6.1%4.7%Graduates with Rigorous High School Course Load:14.4%19.5%Graduates Who Met Univ. of Md. Course Requirements:60.3%53.1%Challenge Index:0.3580.526Notes:
Entered school from out of system indicator is the number of students who enrolled from outside of the system during the entire school year divided by the school's average daily enrollment. It can be greater than 100%.A school's Challenge Index (present for high schools only) is the number of Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate tests taken by its students in the 1996-97 school year divided by the number in its June 1997 graduating class. The "statewide" figure is the average of Challenge Indexes achieved by Maryland high schools in the Washington area.Sources: Md. Dept. of Education, 1996-97 school year; Washington Post.