Located in Clarksville, Maryland, River Hill High School, is a Howard County school. Serving grades 9-12, the school has 1153 students and a student–teacher ratio of 16 students per teacher.
This school received an overall grade of A+. Compared to other state schools River Hill High School scores are significantly above average. The school ranks 1 for high schools in Howard County and 1 in the state, when compared to similar schools.
To calculate school grades, The School Review uses data collected by the U.S. Department of Education. We take this information and compare dozens of data points to assign every school a grade for academics, safety and learning environment. The overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. Our methodology page has details on our grading system.
Standardized test results and SAT participation, among other data points, are used to determine the academic grade for a high school. For academics, River Hill High School performs significantly above average when compared to other high schools in Maryland and received the grade of A+ for this measure.
We use factors such as chronic absenteeism, teacher experience, teacher certifications among others to get a sense of the learning environment of a school. River Hill High School received a grade of A- for learning environment. For this measure, this school is above average when compared to other high schools in Maryland.
Suspension and physical altercation rates are used to determine a school’s safety score. River Hill High School earned a grade of A+ for safety. For this measure, this school is significantly above average when compared to other high schools in Maryland.
An overview of the student body of River Hill High School is shown below. Demographics are not used when evaluating a school.
A+ School - Only the top 5% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A+ School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent the top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.
A few of the closest high schools to River Hill High School are included below. Scores for each of these schools are listed in the table. To find a complete list of local schools, visit the Clarksville, Maryland schools page.
|School||Overall Grade||Academic Results||Learning Enviroment||School Safety|
|2||Wilde Lake High School||B||B-||B||A+|
|3||Atholton High School||A-||A||B-||A|
|4||Centennial High School||A+||A+||B||A+|
|5||Cedar Lane Special Center||N/A||N/A||C+||N/A|
At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.
We rank high schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of high schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics using indicators of college readiness and likelihood of future college enrollment. These measures include the percent of students enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate course and the percent of students taking the SAT or ACT. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, and chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.