Top 20 Largest Public High Schools in Maryland



Top 20 Large Public High Schools in Maryland
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There are 582 high schools in Maryland, made up of 323 public schools and 259 private schools. Maryland ranks as the 18th state in terms of student enrollment and 22nd in terms of total number of schools.

Check out our list of the top 20 largest public high schools in Maryland.

20. Gaithersburg High School, Gaithersburg, MD

Gaithersburg High School is a public school in Gaithersburg, Maryland. With its 2,035 students in grades 9-12, Gaithersburg High School is the 20th largest school in the state.

There are a wide variety of academics for students to choose from. Teachers are very helpful and kind. The workload varies from class to class and the level of difficulty (regular, honors, AP). Some of the most popular classes are the AP Science and English classes and the business classes (Accounting, Entrepreneurship, etc).

Teachers put in a lot of work to keep students engaged. They help when needed. Teachers know what they are teaching and they are approachable. They break things down for all to understand. They do take an interest in students.

There are so many extracurriculars for everyone at Gaithersburg High School. There are a variety of clubs and teams to join so that everyone has an opportunity to do something they enjoy and are interested in. The sponsors for each club or team are also very involved and enthusiastic about the subject so it is a lot of fun.

The fitness opportunities at Gaithersburg are great. Everything is brand new and there is definitely enough to go around for anyone to use. The locker rooms and bathrooms are very great and well-rounded. They are also very clean and roomy, just makes everyone feel comfortable.

  • Gaithersburg High School graduation rate is 78.0%. National average is 82.2%.
  • 91.0% students of Gaithersburg High School scored at or above proficiency levels on their state math assessment test.
  • 86.0% students of Gaithersburg High School scored at or above proficiency levels on their state reading/language arts assessment test.
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