PROFICIENCY 74% 84% higher than state average
School Rankings
  • Ranked #5 of 29 in Columbia
  • Ranked #30 of 1963 in Maryland
Proficiency Averages
46%Columbia
40%Maryland

Atholton High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Howard County Public Schools" in Columbia, MD. There are a total of 1,478 students and 94 teachers at Atholton High, for a student to teacher ratio of 16 to 1.

Atholton High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 74.0%, which is 84% higher than the Maryland average.

Atholton High location

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students1478
Teachers94
Student/Teacher ratio16:1

 

Advanced Placement
AP enrollment446
Taking some courses330
Taking some courses (not tests)121
Passing some courses298
Passing no courses30

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Atholton High, there are a total of 446 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 330 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

GradeProficiency
All73%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High School73%

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All75%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High School75%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

Atholton High race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictMarylandNational
White 52.6% 44.6% 40.5% 51.1%
Black 19.6% 21.3% 34.7% 15.9%
Asian 17.4% 18.4% 6.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 5.2% 9.0% 14.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.1% 0.3% 0.4% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.3% 0.2% 0.2% 0.4%
Multiracial 4.8% 6.3% 4.0% 3.1%

Columbia demographics profile

StatisticColumbiaMarylandNational
Population18,3446,045,680328,239,523
Population density (sq mi)2,18762791
Median age33.038.337.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)60%54%55%
Speak English77%82%79%
Speak Spanish8%7%13%

Education level achieved in Columbia

IndexColumbiaMarylandNational
Completed 8th grade91.6%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school90.8%86.5%83.0%
Completed some college73.6%64.2%59.4%
Completed associate degree55.9%44.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors49.2%38.4%30.3%
Completed masters19.9%17.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.3%5.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.1%2.5%1.3%
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Source: The Atholton High data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.