School Details

Havre De Grace High School

700 Congress Ave, Havre de Grace, MD 21078
(410) 939-6600

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 745 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

Havre De Grace High School is a public high school in Havre de Grace. 745 students go to Havre De Grace High School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 0% of the Havre De Grace High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 30% of the 745 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Havre De Grace High School is 16:1. Perryville High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 7% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 63% 72%
Multiracial 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 23% 20%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30% 23%
Limited English proficiency 0% 1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Yes it is true if you child wants to do well they will. But that being said I feel that the school is not great. Our daughter was allowed to make up homework repeadedly even though she didnt deserve to. This was in about four classes. Teachers would use foul language in the class room. The chemistry class final allowed the kids to us there notes.....PLEASE!!!! Is this teaching kids any kind of responsibility and do they think there college professors are going to allow this. It is only setting them up to fail big time.

  • (3 years ago)

    If your child has support from home and wants to do well they will do very well in this school. Excellent peer groups are available here if your child is active and involved academically and/or with Sports. Im very happy we chose this school over John Carroll. Our children are well adjusted intelligent future leaders.

  • (4 years ago)

    Very small school. However the teachers seem to know all the kids by name. My son recently graduated there and did quite well. The sports are great and he stayed involved the whole year. I have a daughter going into the 10th grade. She is very happy there. I have no concerns.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a small high school which I really like. The teachers know the students and make sure the parents are kept informed about progress. Those students who want to succeed will get all the help they need.

  • (6 years ago)

    We chose this school because of its small size. The test scores on this website showed improvement from previous years and comparable to Bel Air schools. We are a military family and have moved our kids many times. Our 2 teenagers have not felt threatened in any way and though there are those kids that have drug issues like all schools it hasn't adversely affected our kids. However because of the small close knit community my kids had a difficult time getting connected in the sports arena. We feel they were unfairly benched because they are new to the community and administration had to be involved. There seems to be a kind of a 'good o'boy' mentality. We also had a hard time getting them registered over the summer-no one was ever available-AP classes were more limited than the website let on.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a small old school building probably the poorest-built school in Harford. Cameras are installed around every corner; is that a good sign do you think? There are plenty of intelligent and cool people here but that number is matched with an equal amount of TRASH; the ridiculously rich and poor. The people that have a problem with you no matter who you are; not to mention lot's of 'gangstas' and their wannabe counterparts. It's ridiculous. The lead gossip is 'who's in what gang' and 'who fought who' and 'who ripped who off'; OR if they are some of the rich snobs it's 'who did WHO?' and 'oh my god i lost my phone!' and 'omg look at all these gangstas! lets call them names!'. There is a reason the place isn't growing. Maybe if they tried to actually appeal to a good standard of life there'd be less depression..

  • (7 years ago)

    I am currently a student at Havre de Grace High School and take it from me it is a top-notch diverse and insightful place to learn. It offers a number of AP classes to chose from and our English Dept. is beyond compare. It's a small school with limited extra curricular activities but I value the superb education I recieve at HHS.

  • (7 years ago)

    I love HHS. It's a fun and exciting place to be and offers tons of opportunities to the students who attend. Scholarships and clubs are only a few of the great things at HHS I love every day I'm there!

  • (7 years ago)

    Nice school with a helpful faculty and staff.

  • (11 years ago)

    This is a very small school. The smallest in Harford County but because of this everyone is very close. They also know each others buisness which can be good and bad.

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