Catonsville High School
|Catonsville High School|
|421 Bloomsbury Avenue
Catonsville, Maryland, 21228
|School district||Baltimore Public Schools|
|Vice principal||Eric Eiswert
|Hours in school day||6 1/2|
|Campus size||64 acres (260,000 m2)|
|School colour(s)||Dark Blue and Gold
|Slogan||A tradition of excellence|
|Feeder schools||Catonsville Middle 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.
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. 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.
Since the 1990s, the graduation rate at Catonsville High School has ranged from 94% in 1998 to a low of 83% in 2001. Student enrollment has also increased since 1993:
- 1959 - Boys Cross Country
- 1960 - Boys Cross Country
- 1964 - Boys Cross Country
- 1976 - Baseball, Class A
- 1979 - Volleyball, Class A 
- 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
- 1992 - Boys Basketball, Class 3A
- 1993 - Girls Cross Country, Class 2A
- 1996 - Girls Lacrosse, Class 2A-1A 
- 2005 - Varsity Cheerleading
- Ernest J. Betz - member of the Lacrosse Hall of Fame
- Alex Broadwater - NCWA National Wrestling Champion at 149 lb (68 kg).
- John F Burner III, Sergeant, US Army, killed in Iraq 16 September 2010 
- Brian Jozwiak - Offensive lineman for the West Virginia University and the Kansas City Chiefs
- John Christ - Professional musician and original guitarist for the metal band Danzig
- Jeff Nelson (baseball) - former Major League Baseball Pitcher with the New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners
- John Cluster - Delegate, State of Maryland Representing the 8th District
References and notes
- "Catonsville Historical Society". Retrieved April 2, 2013.
- Lanham, Barry A. (2009). Baltimore County: Celebrating a Legacy 1659–2009. Baltimore County Historical Society. p. 84. ISBN 978-1-60743-522-8.
- About Catonsville High School
- Maryland Report Card--Graduation
- Maryland Report Card--Enrollment
- Boys Cross Country, MPSSAA
- Volleyball Champions, MPSSAA
- Boys Basketball
- Girls Cross Country, MPSSAA
- Girls Lacrosse, MPSSAA
- Lacrosse Hall of Fame
-  National Champion Stood Tall on Retriever Mats
- Catonsville High School
- CHS history web site with pictures
- Catonsville High School on Google Street View