School Details

Annapolis High School

2700 Riva Rd, Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 266-5240

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1544 students 15 students/teacher (MD avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


High School Assessments (HSA)

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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About this school

Annapolis High School is a public high school in Annapolis. 1,544 students attend Annapolis High School and identify mostly as Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. 11% of the Annapolis High School students have "limited English proficiency." 37% of the 1,544 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Annapolis High School is 15:1. Central Special School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish


  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Asian 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 37% 23%
White, non-Hispanic 37% 66%
Hispanic 20% 7%
Multiracial 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.06% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37% 23%
Limited English proficiency 11% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    I Love Annapolis Senior High. The staff is amazing caring and by far the best teachers my children have ever had. The administration is caring and on top of it all. The IB Program and the PV Magnet make this school extra special but the entire high school is great. I think that the diversity of the community is one of its major strengths. So happy to be a part of this community my child is triving!

  • (1 year ago)

    I am currently enrolled in the PVA magnet at Annapolis High and I love it there! I encourage incoming 9th graders who love fine arts to join our sophisticated facility!

  • (1 year ago)

    My ninth grader is loving AHS. His teachers are very committed and caring he is challenged academically and he has plenty of opportunities for clubs athletics and other activities. The school holds regular after-school drop in meetings that provide an opportunity for 9th grade parents to touch-base with teachers. The active PTA keeps parents aware of important dates and results of games and student successes. AHS is a great place with excellent staff.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter came to AHS after being in private school from K-8 and we were a little nervous about the transition. She has had a great experience here and loves her school. She loves the diversity of kids caring teachers and opportunities to participate in a multitude of programs. The staff has a lot on their plate working with such a diverse population but they seem to always strive to provide the additional services needed by some of our kids. We love AHS and try to spread the word to anyone who asks.

  • (2 years ago)

    Annapolis High School have excellent IB AP and Honors programs. Our daughter transferred into the IB Program from overseas. She found the teachers and faculty to be caring and encouraging. The IB program is very challenging but was a good fit for our daughter. The teachers are excellent educators who challenge their students to broaden their research and views. They graduate to be thoughtful and articulate young adults ready to take on new challenges in college/university.

  • (2 years ago)

    I attend AHS. It has an awful reputation and yes bad things happen here just like at every high school. But we also have good things. We have a good SGA good teachers smart students etc. Other schools get their problems swept under the rug but at AHS everyone knows everything that goes on here. Don't be scared to send your student here. It's an excellent school and I love attending it.

  • (3 years ago)

    I was originally concerned about my son attending Annapolis High School but this was the school of his choice. I have to tell you I have been nothing but thrilled with the school. The teachers are great the administration works as a team. I am very impressed and happy with our choice to send him to Annapolis. It would be great to see more parent involvement but I know that is a sign of the make up of the school. Many students don't have parents who are involved with their lives let alone their school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Students at AHS are more involved socially and politically aware than kids I know who attend other area schools.

  • (5 years ago)

    Annapolis Senior High is a great school diverse interesting culturally alive and stimulating. My son is an out-of-area student (a Junior) who chose this school over a very good neighborhood HS and has never regretted coming to Annapolis. In fact he works very hard in his very rigorous program but he is having a great time and he is able to join any club/sport team he wants. Mr. Lilly is a great principal and has an excellent staff.

  • (5 years ago)

    A wide range on ethnicities and a place where everyone (and I mean everyone!) has a great time.

  • (5 years ago)

    Annapolis is the best I just transfered from private school and I'm having the time of my life

  • (5 years ago)

    Annapolis High SChool has the most caring committed faculty I have ever had the pleasure to work with and students with such great potential! We don't give up but continue to press forward toward excellence!

  • (5 years ago)

    Our students and faculty have seen tragedy and triumph and have persevered through it all!

  • (5 years ago)

    The staff is very supportive of each other and work well as a team/family.

  • (5 years ago)

    I absolutely love Annapolis HIgh because it is a super diverse community where everyone comes from a different place but can always find someone they get along with. We have the IB program as well as the largest ESOL program in the county. We have a crazy amount of school spirit and most of all I love Annapolis High because it has become sort of a home for me that I won't forget!

  • (5 years ago)

    Annapolis is the coolest school in the who;le county there is always so much to do whether its a game or a club you will never find yourself bored. the school is also very diverse the diversoty only adds to the uniqueness of the school. all the students and teachers are very friendly so one will always feel welcome upon entering the school building. Annapolis high school is the best school in the entire world

  • (5 years ago)

    Every single student at Annapolis High is a highly motivated and superbly educated young adult with a brilliant future ahead of them. The faculty and staff create loyal relationships with not just some but every one of their students. I am truly blessed to be apart of such a nurturing environment at Annapolis High.

  • (5 years ago)

    Annapolis high school is the most diverse real life school in anne arundel county.

  • (5 years ago)

    We really do have good teachers especially the IB ones. I love that we have so many different people as well I couldn't stand going to a rich white school where every kid is spoiled

  • (5 years ago)

    Its the greatest school that has ever existed. Everyone gets along and everything is run flawlessly. It wouldn't hurt to be thrown some extra funding though. Our computers are still from the stone age.

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