i must say that I was a bit skeptical of Chopticon when we entered the school system however considering it is the best in St. Mary's County this is the school district we chose to move into. Our sons really love it here and I am very impressed with the teachers and their dedication. Unfortunately they aren't given much of a budget for textbooks and the majority of the textbooks they are left to teach from are over 10 years old. While that might not be a concern for some I find it a bit disturbing. If more money would be spent on teaching materials instead of SmartBoards I think the school would earn 5 stars from me. Also some of the science teachers are lacking in science degrees. Several have degrees in other areas and just summer science courses under their belts. Granted school have a hard time wooing physicists and biologists into the teaching fields so this is understandable. Parental involvement is non-existent. Out of the 1200+ parents only 40 volunteer regularly. The rest cannot be bothered either with their time or money. Chopticon could be better if given a chance bu t with what it has to work with I am very pleased.
About This School
Chopticon High School is a public high school in Mechanicsville. 1,534 students attend Chopticon High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 0% of the Chopticon High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 15% of the 1,534 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Chopticon High School is 21:1. Leonard Hall Junior Naval Academy is one of the nearest high schools.
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.7%||0.6%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0.07%||%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||15%||25%|
|Limited English proficiency||0%||0.8%|
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