Catonsville High School

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Catonsville High School
Address
421 Bloomsbury Avenue
Catonsville, Maryland, 21228
USA
Information
Established 1903
Opened 1952
School district Baltimore Public Schools
CEEB Code 2120070
Principal Bill Heiser
Vice principal Eric Eiswert
Beverly Hickman
Christy Moore-German
Grades 9-12
Hours in school day 6 1/2
Campus Suburban
Campus size 64 acres (260,000 m2)
School colour(s) Dark Blue and Gold

         

Slogan A tradition of excellence
Mascot Comets
Newspaper The Comet
Yearbook Catonian
Feeder schools Catonsville Middle School, Arbutus Middle School, Sudbrook Middle School
Website
Catonsville High School

Catonsville High School (CHS) is a four-year public high school in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. It is located on the southwest side of the county close to the Baltimore City border near Anne Arundel and Howard County, just outside of the Baltimore Beltway.

History[edit]

Catonsville High School is located on 421 Bloomsbury Avenue at the intersection with South Rolling Road, having a Catonsville, Maryland, mailing address. The school was named after the unincorporated area of Catonsville.

The original school can trace its roots to Catonsville School, formed in 1903. Students were taught at the original brick building until 1910, when a large new school was dedicated to relieve overcrowding. In 1925, Baltimore County purchased land and buildings from the Catonsville Country Club with the intention of making it the new high school.

In 1954, a new building was dedicated at the school's current location. The campus was originally the "Farmlands" estate, owned in the 19th century by Theodore Lurman.[1][2] The Lurman Woodland Theater on the school's grounds is named in his memory.

The school benefited from a 77,000-square-foot (7,200 m2) expansion in 1999. There have been other upgrades and renovations to many of the structures to keep the building as modern as possible.[3]

Students[edit]

Since the 1990s, the graduation rate at Catonsville High School has ranged from 94% in 1998 to a low of 83% in 2001.[4] Student enrollment has also increased since 1993:

Student population[5]
1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
1,094 1,102 1,130 1,182 1,247 1,342 1,350 1,444 1,457 1,535 1,619 1,686 1,728 1,990 1,937 1,877 1,747 1,729 1,787

Sports[edit]

Catonsville High School

State Champions

  • 1959 - Boys Cross Country[6]
  • 1960 - Boys Cross Country
  • 1964 - Boys Cross Country
  • 1976 - Baseball, Class A
  • 1979 - Volleyball, Class A [7]
  • 1980 - Volleyball, Class A
  • 1981 - Volleyball, Class A
  • 1982 - Volleyball, Class A
  • 1983 - Volleyball, Class A
  • 1986 - Volleyball, Class A
  • 1987 - Volleyball, Class B
  • 1992 - Girls Indoor Track, Class 3A[8]
  • 1992 - Boys Basketball, Class 3A[9]
  • 1993 - Girls Cross Country, Class 2A[10]
  • 1996 - Girls Lacrosse, Class 2A-1A [11]
  • 2005 - Varsity Cheerleading

Notable alumni[edit]

References and notes[edit]

Catonsville High School

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°15′34″N 76°43′52″W / 39.25944°N 76.73111°W / 39.25944; -76.73111