• DEMOGRAPHICS
    YEAR SCHOOL OPENED
    1931
    ATTENDANCE RATE (%)
    95.5%
    student Enrollment
    2038
    Race/Ethnicity (%)
    African American....................... 29.20
    Hawaii/Pac. Islander..........................
    White.............................. 41.85
    Multiracial...................... 5.99
    Hispanic......................... 18.16
    American Indian/AK....................... .49
    Asian.............................. 4.12
    GENDER (%)
    Male................................ 50.25 
    Female........................... 49.75
    Special Services** (%)
    FARMS........................... 40.46
    504.................................. 6.98
    Special Ed..................... 10.03
    LEP................................. no
    Title 1............................. 6.59%

     **Special Services Terms Glossary

    School Renovation Details - 1931, 1947, 1955, 1965, 1976; Buildings were added in the following order: D, F/B, C, E, A. This created the campus-style school.

THE WORK OF OUR STRATEGIC PLAN 2018-2023

Glen Burnie High School

  • When each school began to plan their important work based on AACPS’s 2018-2023 Strategic Plan during the spring of 2018, school teams reflected on their school culture, their community, and the key factors contributing to student achievement.  Each school was then asked to consider which Strategic Plan Indicators would have the greatest positive impact for their students. School leadership teams selected indicators and developed plans to focus and guide their efforts.  Please come with us on our journey as we describe why, what, and how we do our work to serve our students and families of our school.

Glen Burnie High's School Story

  • Located in Northern Anne Arundel County in the heart of Glen Burnie sits Glen Burnie High School, home of the Gophers. Glen Burnie High School (GBHS) has been embedded in the fabric of the community since 1923 and for decades has always prepared students for the world beyond the schoolhouse. Known for its unique campus-style setting and engrained in its rich community history, Glen Burnie High serves over 2,000 diverse students and their families.Glen Burnie High offers a number of academic and extracurricular opportunities allowing students to pursue personal interests that help prepare them for post-secondary life. In addition to serving as the educational institution for the area’s school population, Glen Burnie High School also serves as a support to the community. 

    Our student body and their families are diverse in socioeconomic status and in need. From the 1960s through the 90s, Glen Burnie’s population and diversity flourished. The community was thriving. However, beginning in the 2000s, as in many other parts of the country, the community was challenged by a worsening economy, a downturn in affordable housing, and unemployment. Life is hard, but it’s harder without an education. Glen Burnie’s mission, to graduate students with the skills to provide them the tools to become successful, happy and self-sufficient, is now more important than ever. These community challenges are part of the fabric of our school’s culture.

     

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    Glen Burnie’s support system is founded on its dedicated alumni and teaching staff. A number of distinguished alumni have been proud to call Gopher Nation their foundation for success, and continue to serve the community. Our teachers choose to work here because they enjoy the school culture and working with the Glen Burnie community. 

    Glen Burnie High’s students are provided with a multitude of engaging programs to support their learning in and outside the classroom through extracurriculars and schoolwide programs. Glen Burnie High is home to the Public Service Signature program which provides students with field experiences in various public service sectors and rigorous coursework that helps students develop a sense of individual responsibility, life and career skills. It is also home to the BioMedical Allied Health program which allows students to study and explore career opportunities across the spectrum of healthcare professions. As an AVID National Certified High School, students are provided with classroom opportunities to think critically, collaborate, and set high expectations to confidently conquer any challenges that await them. Glen Burnie High School wants every student to feel like a valued member of the community.  We want all students to follow a path that will lead them to graduate within four years. We want them to attend school everyday. We want them to be engaged in their learning and enjoy participating in school. We aspire to continue to build trust and confidence among the community that we are true to our mission. We will continue to empower students to achieve rigorous academic goals, to become college and career ready, and to contribute to the community in pursuit of a better quality of life for themselves and others.

    Glen Burnie High

  • SPECIAL PROGRAMS AT THIS SCHOOL

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