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Perry Hall High School is a public high school in Perry Hall. 2,227 students attend Perry Hall High School and identify as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 0% of the Perry Hall High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 21% of the 2,227 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Perry Hall High School is 16:1. Rosedale Baptist School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

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

    • French
    • German
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Crew
    • Cross country
    • Fencing
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 66% 49%
Hispanic 3% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 20% 40%
Multiracial 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.04% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21% 37%
Limited English proficiency 0% 3%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    My diploma-bound child has special needs and is excelling beyond our dreams at PHHS. The current administration and the staff are knowledgeable caring approachable and work hard to integrate children into the school community from athletics to academics. Special educators communicate with parents and are accessible to students. Plus they know the children well. The one time I hit an obstacle the administrator for special education services helped me get what was needed for my child. Anyone who says that a child cannot get services has obviously not asked - or they are asking for something that is not in the best interest of the child in my opinion. I also have an older child who has graduated and is doing very well in college due to the excellent preparation gained at the school. I would compare the education given to my children with any private school. I highly recommend the school.

  • (3 years ago)

    i think phhs is a great school. My older sisters and 3 of my cousins graduated from perry hall and are leading successful lives. The teachers are great as well as the staff and the school for the most part is clean. i love perry hall high and when i get older and have kids i wish to have them go there as well.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is a great school. Students are usually great but there are always a few bad apples. School is extremely over crowded and the layout is very complex and non-efficient. Academics are great and so are the staff.

  • (4 years ago)

    Things I like -Variety courses and encouragement -Parent/teacher conference day creative -Parent visiting day (super need highr enrol -Super activities/committees to join -Interview day -90% teacher email responses -Phone messages for events -Interim reports -Wonderful/helpful secretaries Topics to improve -Professional signs in hallways to main office dept. Hang art (especially on open house) -Bigger emphasis on continuing a foreign language (if they want to quit then introduce them to another language after 3 years...it's important. Other countries speak multiple these kids are our future) - Dances dress code for girls...skirts should be to their knees (Adminstration needs to address) It's getting out of hand. - Guidance counselors...don't even know their name and child is graduating. I'm sure they do a great job but some kids suffer. So how about a mentor program between older students and younger students Freshman year. - Injuries out on the field (teach kids to respect the other team and get down on knee) - school needs to be prettier

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a current student in perry hall. I absolutly love it here. I used dread going to school. ever since I started at perry hall I loved school. the teachers focus on their students. Last year we got a new principal who has helped our school so much. I would completely recommend this school to any parent or kid who wants to enroll.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is the best High School in Maryland!!! The teachers really helped me a lot. The Math department is extremely excellent in the ways they teach students. Loved the way they are using resource classes for special need students!!! One downfall is its such a great school that its way overcrowded now. I graduated last year from Perry Hall High and we were the largest graduating class of 2008 in the whole county and in the history of the school

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter has Mrs. Cox. What a great teacher! She attends to all children's needs and really helps every child succeed.

  • (5 years ago)

    Phhs is a great school. Because of how large it is one can pursue and get involved in many different activities. For instance there are many sports teams theater/drama/art and clubs that can interest many. Our music department is the best in the nation. If you want it you get it; people are too quick to blame teachers or administrators sometimes. Also as a senior who has been attending this school for four years i want to clarify a misconception although the school is overcrowded (by approx 200 kids since phhs was build for approx. 2100) It doesn't mean you cannot maneuver through the halls. I haven't ever been late due to overcrowding.

  • (6 years ago)

    PHHS could not have done a better job preparing my daughters for college. My oldest earned an engineering degree while she says that challenged her she had a job before graduation and it now pursing her first masters while working full time. My younger daughter said that PHHS actually 'over prepared' her her words not mine. She said that if anything is hard that is was high school hence the Deans List in College semester after semester. If you are willing to learn this is the place to be.

  • (6 years ago)

    cons dangerously overcrowded hallways the first of 4 lunch periods starts at 10 15am the administration is not consistant with discipline (the larger problem however is bcps) pros an outstanding staff from the teachers to the custodians and cafeteria a terrific community good kids (even the bad ones are pretty good)

  • (6 years ago)

    great school.....very overcrowded

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a student at PHHS who transferred in from a small private school and entered the AP/GT program. While yes the school is overcrowded and the trailers are a drag the quality of my education is excellent. I've had classes in the trailers and while it might be annoying to have to go outside to get to them the classrooms are well-equipped with blackboards televisions and heating so that learning is not a problem. At PHHS you get whatever you seek. If you are a hard worker you will get a great education as the teachers are very willing to get involved and help however they can. If you are unmotivated and don't care about school however it is easy to get lost in the shuffle. One complaint is that the administration is extremely unorganized and communication among the staff is terrible. However extracurriculars and other electives are plentiful.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am a mother of a senior and a freshman so I feel as though I can speak from experience. My senior has done very well at Perry Hall High School and is looking forward to pursuing a degree in the engineering field. My daughter is a freshman and although she doesn't care for school overall she is enjoying the opportunity to play on a junior varsity sports team at Perry Hall High School. The teachers are terrific and are well educated. The administration is easily approachable. I would recommend this high school to any parent.

  • (8 years ago)

    12-5-05 I am a very intellegent student among many at perry hall high school. In each and every single class that i have had here at perry hall high school i have learned a moral. This moral is that our teachers are so eager to pass all of their students. Many teachers strive each day to help each student as individuals. Our teachers work so hard in everything that they do. Everday they come to work. Through thick and thin.. They are there. If they are sick they are still prevalant and ready to work. The teachers give us every opportunity to be succesful in life. I have learned to try my best.. Even if my best isn't an a+ i have reached success! I love this school! I feel as if Perry Hall High School is the best school in the entire world!!! go hall!!

  • (8 years ago)

    Im a student in 11th grade and i find the school to be great the croud is not that bad and the new hallway is helpful and u can get to the old wing faster that way. I think perry hall is a great school.

  • (8 years ago)

    Iam currently in the eleventh grade and I think Perry Hall is a great school! The music program is outstanding and there are a wide variety of sports teams and extracurricular clubs and activities. The AP/GT program is excellent and the classes are taght by experienced and dedicated teachers.Though so many people complain about the school being overcrowed as a student who currently goes there the crowd is not that big of an issue. I arrive to all my classes on time with relative ease and there is always somewhere to sit at lunch. As for the trailers they are not the most appealing site but they provide an adequate learing environment. I would definalelty recomemnd Perry Hall High Shcool.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am a parent with two children a son and a daughter who both graduated from PHHS. They were fortunate to be attending in the 1996 to 2002 time frame when the number of 'portable classrooms' cluttering up the landscape was near a minimum thanks in part to the major expansion of the new wing. Now I drive by the school every day and shudder to see the cluster of boxes outside warehousing students instead of giving them the learning environment that they deserve and our exorbitant taxes pay for. The Board of Education and the county officials are still 'studying' to see if they think an new high school is needed!!!! Houses are being built all over the Perry Hall/White Marsh area at a phenomenal rate and people are gravititating to the area en masse but the PTB aren't sure if we need a new school??? Give me a break!

  • (9 years ago)

    The AP classes are excellent! I have 1 son graduated and 1 currently enrolled. They are both AP students. However it is a CRIME how overcrowed the school is and they build a hallway? My son even said it is a waste. If your child is not focused and mature they can get chewed up and lost in the crowd. I only recommend this school for students who are serious about their education and cannot be lead a stray.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school offers many good academic classes but it is simply way overcrowded. Last year an additional lunch had to be added because the fire marshall came in and noted the lunchs were a fire hazard. This school has way more than the posted 22xx students. It's operating capacity is under 2000 already. No school should have to have TWELVE trailers and the school's solution is to build a $700 000 hallway.

  • (9 years ago)

    If you are a GT/AP student PHHS is a great place to be. Those teachers are dedicated and will always help their students succeed. However lower level students tend to get left behind. The administration makes no sense sometimes making ridiculous rules because of a small number of delinquents that have nothing better to do than get on everyone's nerves. I graduated in 2004 from the GT/AP program and I made it into one of the country's top universities but the majority of the graduates end up at Essex. Just a warning.

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