School Details

High Point High School

3601 Powder Mill Rd, Beltsville, MD 20705
(301) 572-6400

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2218 students 16 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

High Point High School is a public high school in Beltsville. 2,218 students go to High Point High School and are mostly Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Black, non-Hispanic. 22% of the High Point High School students have "limited English proficiency." 60% of the 2,218 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at High Point High School is 16:1. Griggs International Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 51% 19%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 40% 73%
Asian 4% %
White, non-Hispanic 4% 5%
Multiracial 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.09% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60% 47%
Limited English proficiency 22% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    I will be graduating on May 30th. I have only been in high school for 3-years i am an early graduating student and the oppurtubities in this school are endless it all depends on your self motivation and leadership. The school is improving quickly and i am confident that this school wont be the same after so many plans that are taking effect already.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school isn't that bad you just need to know how to fight for what you want. I graduated from this school. went right to college an I already have graduated and became a veterinarian ) ! My parents have tought me well. And even though I didn't have the best grades in Hp I still always did what I could. And that's why I'm getting money today for never giving up . Highpoint wasn't perfect but it wasn't the worst. Don't think this school is bad just because some parents never communicate with their kids to have them being good in school .

  • (1 year ago)

    i wount recommend high point as a good school to go to.... because security is not all that strict on students and anytime there's a problem and security is needed it takes a long time for them to get there.. High point's facility is bad and the food they serve is not all that good too .. other schools are better compared to high point

  • (3 years ago)

    High Point would not be a good school to think you would get a decent career in life. The staff along with the teachers actions are poor they don't really care what the students do. The security isn't so tight so everyone walks around the halls. You can walk out & head somewhere as if you were leaving an unimportant place. Fights occur like it was a regular thing. Weekly perhaps daily.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a student in high point and theres a fight everyday and this school is not safe at all so go to school that is safer but they some of the teachers are very good

  • (4 years ago)

    The school is so fun its like a fight at the school everyday.The teachers dont care about anything.

  • (6 years ago)

    High Point High school use to be the best in PG County not to long ago. I'm an alumni of High Point an my son attends there this year as a freshman. And this school has a lot to be desired. With the new principal maybe this school can turn around in the near future. it will take time but i would not recommend this school to anyone. My son is on the football team and the players lack disipline. Winning a game is the least of the school worries. What should be on everyone's mind is why they only have 44 players when other schools have 50 to 65 kids. One is the grades of the students. I know that the school system changed there policy about sports programs but the school in a whole lacks the commitment from the students. The students and parents need more involvement!!!!!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    high point? they should call it low low point. This school is so dirty they really do need better janitors. They really need better coaches they havent even won a football game(one by forfit).

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is horrible it has too many problems and nothing is done about it! Get better janitors please and cooks and teachers and principal and special ed teachers. Thank you.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a student here and I think that if you are in honors this is a great school for you we are now fixing the school up. I am in the honors society. The Secuirity has gone up now so in the near future this school will be better.

  • (11 years ago)

    I'm a student at High Point and I think it's a great school. I'm in the academic/honors portion of our school and my teachers and peers are both supportive and helpful. Mr.Ryan is doing a great job of dealing with misconduct in our school and I'd rather be at High Point than any other High School.

  • (11 years ago)

    Teachers not certified for Special Education. Gangs in school not dealt with. Only cares about academic (Talented or Gifted) children. The comprehensive program where most students are at nothing done with them. Poor parent involvement.

  • (11 years ago)

    My son is a graduate of 2002 and for his years at High Point we had no complaints. They helped him in more ways than one. Now I have a 9th grader there and she loves it already. Besides I had several cousins that graduated from there years ago.

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