PAINT BRANCH HIGH SCHOOL

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14121 OLD COLUMBIA PIKE
BURTONSVILLE, MD 20866
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Phone: 301-989-5600
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 5
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Montgomery County Public Schools
  • Students/Teacher: 17:1
  • Students/Grade: 428.8
  • Number Students: 1715
  • Number Teachers: 150
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 9253
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Dr Myriam Rogers
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (28 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (23 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-04-14
    "Paint Branch HS is a great school that had (and still has) amazing faculty. My husband and I, siblings, and friends graduated from PBHS, and are professionals in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields. This schools represents a diverse neighborhood school that teaches rigorous academics, cultural awareness, and hometown pride. For the sadly misinformed posters, here are some facts about a few students from this "underachieving" school: My family- we have a dentist, engineer, and a public health specialist. Our friends- several are engineers, nurses, doctors, dentists, lawyers, accountants, and educators. ALL from PBHS over the last 20 years. The Northeast Consortium was negatively impacted by the economic collapse, and that shift became apparent in the school. The interest from the community and parents declined. However, Paint Branch engaged families and has revitalized many of it programs and sports teams. More funds are needed for the music and arts programs, but every school has up and downs. My experience at PB taught me to chase knowledge, be proud of who you are, and where you come from. That is why our child(ren) will attend PB too."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-08-29
    "I honestly love this high school. What you see in PBHS is what you will see in the real world. The teachers are more than willing to help us. Also there is a new building so there will be a lot of room for everyone. I really love the signature program because it is highly useful. I am in Medical & Health Sciences and I love it. The principal is sooooooo sweet also. You can comfortably talk to her. Also if you dont think its safe, there are more than 118 cameras with ID so you dont need to worry about your child. I really recommend this school for anyone who is interested in medicine!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-02-14
    "These reviews are bogus. Paint Branch is a substandard school with substandard staff and substandard administration. It is a cestpool. Do your research; read the performance measures for the county and see where Paint Branch falls in the ratings. You don't have to listen to me; read for yourself."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-10-22
    "Paint Branch High School has got to be one of THE BEST if not THE BEST high schools in the Montgomery county area. The staff there, and the environment there is such a loving, warm, and challenging environment; the teachers and staff care very deeply about their students, almost like their own kids. There are also several programs in place in Paint Branch such as; The Medical Careers Program, where students get real life experience and gain knowledge about the hospital, and medical careers, there's TV production/media, there's Academy of Finance where kids learn about money management and more, and the list goes on. It's also highly diverse, and offers numerous extracurricular activities. Although it's great (almost a 5), I think some improvements can still be made, but having graduated there, I only see greatness and potential in this warm, nurturing environment."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-11-13
    "I loved reading the Whitman HS parents' reviews... they paid a 'premium' to live in Whitman's district to send their kids there. Paint Branch is a great school with real-world experiences, like interacting daily with students and teachers from all over the world. The academics and athletics are competitive, the staff is committed and caring (many are PBHS graduates themselves), and the community/school spirit cannot be matched... that's why kids come to Open House and choose PB over Springbrook and Blake. You feel welcome, you know you're getting a great education, and you go off to college well-rounded and confident. Nice job PB!"
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