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  • Southern High School8

    Harwood, MD | Anne Arundel County

    April 19, 2014


    Southern High School is a unique to say the least. The administrators there are horrible and practically suffocate the students. Parent involvement is not welcome whatsoever. Bullying at that school is out of control and is not taken seriously. The school is filled with sex, drugs, and alcohol. Its as if the faculty and staff there are ignoring things that should be brought to attention. My child is a freshman there and once this year is over, I'm taking him to a better school. I am not happy with the atmosphere of this school.

    Submitted by a parent

    October 31, 2010


    I have been very pleased with the education that my son has gotten at Southern. My older daughter went through 12 years of pricey prep schools when we were living in another country with more problematic schools. I believe that the education at Southern has been richer than her experiences. The art and music programs are outstanding. He has had the opportunity to take a variety of AP courses, which is unheard of in some other counties. My son has a physical disability and his administrator tracks his progress and often writes to me if he feels that he is slipping in any area. I do believe if you just check the grammar in some of the parent and student responses giving negative reviews you will see that it needs a little work. Just saying ,,,,, the people who are complaining may REALLY not be college material.

    Submitted by a parent

    March 18, 2010


    The staff at Southern High School went above and beyond to ensure that myself and many other students graduated with an understanding of the wide variety of courses that were taught there. Friendly and firm, they guided me throughout all four years that I was there and helped me graduate with pride. Go Southern Bulldogs!!!

    March 17, 2010


    This school doesn't deserve the blue ribbon status. The teachers and administrators care more about appearences than the students. Any student problems are ignored and parent involvement is not welcome and is limited to getting funding for the school. The attitude that my son has encountered is that he 'just might not college material'. As a teacher and parent, this is unacceptable.

    Submitted by a parent

    March 16, 2010


    Administrators do not respond well to parents concerns all they do is sugar coat it. Teachers are more of a joke than anything

    Submitted by a student

    September 18, 2009


    Southern High has provided anexcellent education for my two children. My daughter graduated in 2008 and entered the University of Maryland with 46 AP credits, due to the great opportunities for taking AP classes provided. My son is a junior at Southern and is also getting a wonderful education. Teachers at Southern really care about the students and are excited about all that goes on in the school. The school is a warm, safe environment where students can excel.

    Submitted by a parent

    September 17, 2009


    We are a National Blue Ribbon school as of 2009. This is a great honor and our school deserves it. We have great staff, great students and a wonderful community!

    Submitted by a parent

    September 17, 2009


    We are a National Blue Ribbon school! We have a wonderful, caring staff and great students. We are the best!

    Submitted by a parent

    September 16, 2009


    We're a National Blue Ribbon School. Can't beat that.

    Submitted by a parent

    September 16, 2009


    National Blue Ribbon school. Great students teachers and staff.

    Submitted by a parent

    September 16, 2009


    The teachers care about their students. They are willing to stay after, help during lunch and even go to sporting events to cheer on their students.

    Submitted by a parent

    September 16, 2009


    Wasn't given Blue Ribbon status for nothin. Great teaching staff! Great parents! Great kids!

    Submitted by a parent

    September 16, 2009


    Great kids - great parents -

    Submitted by a parent

    July 23, 2009


    We moved here from Prince George's County, where I had all of my children in private school. We moved to AA Co. to get a different lifestyle for our other kids. My older son is in the 10th grade at Southern and has been in all of the honors classes. He has a 504 plan and a couple of young teachers didn't really understand their responsibilities in the process. I spoke with the appropriate administrator and I was very pleased with their responsiveness to the situation. I feel that the education he is getting is comparable to the private education. The parent has to stay on top of the projects and homework, though to make sure that classwork is being reinforced. The problem is that there is a very diverse population there: blue collar vs big money. Different expectations and family involvement effect outcomes.

    Submitted by a parent

    July 21, 2009


    My Daughter has had the worst experience ever.She even wants to swtich schools beucase it has gotten so bad

    Submitted by a parent

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