Top High Schools in the Baltimore, MD Metro (page 2)

Top High Schools in the Baltimore, MD Metro

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Updated on Aug 23, 2011


Eastern Technical High School

Baltimore County Public Schools School District


Eastern Technical High School prides itself on preparing its students for college and various future careers. Admission to this top-tier magnet school is selective, and all students going through an application process. Students enjoy coming to class, which is evident through the school’s daily attendance rate of over 97 percent!


The school offers ten diverse majors to its students: Allied Health, Automotive Technology, Business Management and Finance, Construction Management, Culinary Arts, Engineering Careers, Information Technology, Law Related Careers, Interactive Media Production, and the Teacher Academy of Maryland. During their freshmen year, students explore all ten areas and then select a path to take at the beginning of their sophomore year. Core academic classes at the school are all offered in either gifted, honors, or AP level.


Eastern Technical High students thrive outside of the classroom as well. Sports teams have a successful records; Girls soccer, football, and baseball have all done well recent years. Academic teams, such as the Model UN, have also brought home many trophies. Students have also had success at academic competitions, such as the Community College of Baltimore County Crime Scene and the Baltimore Chapter American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers ASHRAE Competition.


The website states that the mission of Eastern Technical is to “provide a first-rate education to all students. Each student will be poised for success in college and the workplace.”



Glenelg High School

Howard County Public Schools School District  


Parent involvement is a cornerstone for the success at Glenelg High School. Parents also provide support and resources to the school through a very active PSTA, the Black Student Family and Community Network and parent clubs for band, drama, and choir. The school has a high graduation rate and an impressive dropout rate of 1.4 percent.

Academics are the focus of the school, which offers the Gifted and Talented Mentor program, AP courses, Engineering Programs, and Independent Research Program. The performing arts programs, including Jazz Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Vocal Music, and Dance programs, have won many honors and have an excellent reputation on a local and national level. In the 51 year history of the school, Glenelg has been crowned state champion in various sports 38 times and has won 14 regional titles since 2008.

The school website states that Glenelg is, “Guided by our mission statement, "To work together as a community to achieve excellence in all we do." Each student at Glenelg is encouraged to excel academically and to strive for continuous improvement. As a community of parents, students, and teachers we are working together to achieve common goals while providing the support and resources necessary for student success.”


Hereford High School

Baltimore County Public Schools School District


Walking through the halls of Herford High, you will notice many students wearing Hereford gear from head to toe. Football games resemble an episode of the popular TV show Friday Night Lights, in which the whole town shows up to cheer on the team. That said, academics are Hereford High's priority. Over half the students take AP English and the school administered 900 AP tests in a recent school year. The school is also the only school in Baltimore County to offer an Agriculture Science program, which provide students a unique, real-world experience.


Hereford High's faculty is dedicated to every student's success. The full-time college counselor on campus helps each student find the right college for their needs, walks through the application process, and helps students find financial aid. A group of faculty members, including the principal, recently accompanied a group of students on a college tour out of state.


The athletic teams have one of the best records in the state. Girl's basketball especially fosters school support and spirit – they almost always sell out. The drama program has taken home many honors and their productions generally sell out. Fine arts courses are also a bright spot at the school, and afterschool clubs, such as the chess and robotics teams, are popular among students.


“We have at the nicest kids in the world and our parents are very supportive. It’s a fun place to be and they make my job easy,” said John W. Bereska, Principal.


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