South Carroll High School

1300 West Old Liberty Rd, Sykesville, MD 21784
(410) 751-3575

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1104 students 17 students/teacher (MD avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


High School Assessments (HSA)

In 2012-2013 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Carroll County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

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About this school

South Carroll High School is a public high school in Westminster. 1,104 students attend South Carroll High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 0% of the South Carroll High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 8% of the 1,104 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at South Carroll High School is 17:1. Century High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 93% 88%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.09% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8% 17%
Limited English proficiency 0% 1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    I just moved here with my kids from Virginia. I have a son going there now for junior year. I have to agree with the other reviews. This school has many sports to participate in. I feel like my son is getting a great preview of many career possibilities. He can go to the Career and Tech Center for testing out programs like CAD drawing and earn college credits. Also he is taking a few AP classes right now so he is getting well prepared for both college and the work field. A school well done.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have been so impressed with this school. The teachers and the principal really care about the students. There's a great can-do attitude here.

  • (6 years ago)

    We moved from Howard County this past summer which is supposed to have some of the best schools in the US. Our youngest son now goes to South Carroll and I am SO impressed with this school! Excellent principal excellent teachers who care about the students lots of things going on for kids to do and very serious about no drinking at activities. After being unimpressed with the high school my other sons attended that was supposed to be so wonderful I am thrilled to find that South Carroll is awesome!

  • (9 years ago)

    The school may be old but it is well kept. The first thing I noticed when I went there for freshman orientation was how clean it was. It is in fact a beautiful school despite its age. The custodial staff show their pride in their workplace. My kids have received a quality education there and were given college credit in English and History because of their AP test scores. They both received academic scholarships and had no problems with college courses. They received an excellent education there. They were also well coached in the combined six sports they played.

  • (10 years ago)

    Academic programs - generally good -- Social Sciences is weak. Availability of music and art are poor like the rest of the county--sports programs are great. Most children make the teams they try out for as many children do not play sports. The level of parent involvement is OK. It could be better especially in regard to fund raisers or contributing to the school. The school is I believe the oldest in the county and needs much work to bring it up to date with the rest of the county high schools. It is also one of the best-behaved schools so the school board has a tendency to ignore it thinking if it's not broke don't fix it. So it is starting to look more like a run-down inner city school (in an area where houses are 700.000.)

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