Colonel Zadok A. Magruder High School
|Col. Zadok A. Magruder High School|
|Motto||Connect. Achieve. Excel.|
|Location||5939 Muncaster Mill Road,
Rockville, Maryland, USA
|District||Montgomery County Public Schools|
|Colors||Blue and Gray|
|Rival||Sherwood High School|
|National ranking||352 ('Newsweek magazine)|
Magruder is named for Colonel Zadok Magruder, a Revolutionary War patriot and farmer. He was colonel in command of part of the Maryland militia and helped establish Montgomery County's government in 1776. According to Webster's dictionary, Magruder led his first and only battle into a total massacre. The school is built on property that once comprised his farm. Most students refer to the school as simply "Magruder." Some--the coolest ones--call it "Zuder."
The school first opened in 1970 at 149,533 sq ft (13,892 m2), with 8th, 9th and 10th graders. In 1971, the same student body became 9th, 10th and 11th graders. The first graduating class was the Class of 1973 and numbered approximately 300.
Major additions were added in 1974 (69,000 sq ft (6,400 m2)), 1994 (47,151 sq ft (4,380 m2)), and 2000 (31,178 sq ft (2,897 m2) of additions, 10,519 sq ft (977 m2) of renovation of the 1994 addition, and demolition of 1,384 sq ft (129 m2) of the 1994 addition). The building now totals 295,478 sq ft (27,451 m2).
Magruder has an International Studies Partnership with Hage Geingob High School in Windhoek, Namibia.
The school hosts many innovative programs:
Students who opt for one of these programs will focus on that field and be better prepared for a career in that area.
Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps
The JROTC program at Magruder instills leadership, good citizenship and responsibility in students who may or may not choose a military career. Included in its programs are a drill team, color guard, academic/leadership teams and a raider team. In addition, in 2009, the Magruder JROTC program was awarded the title "Honor Unit with Distinction", the highest honor a JROTC unit can earn. Currently Sergeant Major Hayes is the Senior Army Instructor and Master Sergeant Jackson is the Army Instructor.
George B. Thomas, Sr. Learning Academy Saturday School
The GBTLA Saturday School started at Magruder in the 2005-2006 school year. The goal of the program is for the students to attain grade level proficiency in reading, language arts, mathematics, and test-taking skills.
In the 2008-2009 school year, the 1,971 students at Magruder were 43.4% white, 19.4% African American, 23.0% Hispanic, 14.0% Asian, and 0.3% Native American.
In 2010, Magruder was listed in Newsweek magazine as the 481st highest-rated school in the country.
The 2010 graduation rate at Magruder High School was 90.5%.
Magruder features, alongside the National Honors Society, societies in:
As well as the engineering academy "Project Lead the Way".
Magruder offers a wide range of courses from regular to honors to AP classes. The percentage of students receiving a 3 or higher on the AP College Board exams is high and is above average compared to the rest of the state and the nation. SAT scores among students are also above average.
In the 2010 graduating class, 80.1% of students expected to go to college or training, 14.5% to college and employment, 1.6% directly to employment, and 2.2% to the military. Graduating classes from Magruder High School accumulate over $5 million in scholarships each year.
Magruder High School Athletics is one of many storied programs within Montgomery County, MD. As attested by the number of Regional & State Champions it has produced, Magruder has become a part of the top echelon of elites in the entire state. The school continues to be a powerhouse in Women's Volleyball, Men's Soccer, Wrestling, as well as Field Hockey and Men's Ice Hockey. In previous years, the Magruder Men's Basketball team was also a top-notch competitor. In more recent years, however, the team has not had the same level of success as it had in previous years.
- 1972 Maryland Golf State Champions
- 1973 Maryland Golf State Champions
- 1984 Maryland Women's Field Hockey State Champions
- 1984 Maryland B Football State Champions
- 1986 Maryland A Football State Champions
- 1987 Maryland Women's Indoor Track State Champions
- 1990 Maryland 4A Women's Field Hockey State Champions
- 1990 Maryland 4A West Team Wrestling Regional Champions
- 1996 Maryland 4A Women's Field Hockey State Champions
- 1997 Maryland 4A Co-Ed Curling Universal Champions
- 1997 Maryland Poms State Champions
- 1998 Maryland Poms State Champions
- 1998 Wrestling State Champion Tony Howard - 140 lbs
- 1998 Maryland 4A Women's Field Hockey Regional Champions
- 1999 Wrestling State Champions
- 2001 Maryland 4A Basketball State Champions
- 2001 Maryland 4A Men's Soccer State Champions
- 2002 Maryland Poms State Champions
- 2003 Maryland 4A Men's Basketball Regional Champions
- 2004 Maryland 4A West Region Women's Volleyball Champions and State Finalists
- 2005 Wrestling State Champion Zach Tolbert - 112 lbs
- 2005 Wrestling State Champion Cam Watkins - 135 lbs
- 2005 Wrestling State Champion John Holloway - 189 lbs
- 2005 Maryland Poms State Champions
- 2005 Maryland 3A/4A State Wrestling Championship Finalists
- 2005 Maryland 4A West Region Men's Soccer Champions
- 2006 Men's Varsity Soccer Team finished regular season undefeated
- 2006 Women's Varsity Volleyball Team finished regular season undefeated
- 2005 Montgomery County Division III Women's Cross Country Champions
- 2006 Wrestling State Champion John Holloway - 215 lbs
- 2006 Maryland Poms State Champions
- 2006 All Gazette Swimming Second Team - Ben Mechak, Matt Thomas
- 2006 Swimming County Champion - Ben Mechak (100 back)
- 2007 Maryland 4A Men's Basketball Regional Champions and State Finalists
- 2007 Battle O' Baltimore finalist
- 2007 All Gazette Soccer First Team - Michael Lansing, Justin Lee, Alex Lee, Draymond Washington
- 2007 Maryland 4A Men's Soccer Regional and State Champions going undefeated at 19-0 and was ranked in the Top 10 in the nation.
- 2007 All Gazette Swimming Second Team - Ben Mechak
- 2007 Swimming Coach of the Year - Amy Weiss
- 2007 All Gazette Basketball First Team - Donald Robinson (G)
- 2008 Maryland 4A Men's 13 IQ Soccer Regional Champions and State Semi-Finalists with 11-3-4 record.
- 2008 Maryland 4A West Women's Volleyball Regional Champions
- 2008 Maryland 4A West Team Wresting Regional Champions
- 2008 Girls Swimming and Diving Division II Champions
- 2008 Women's Metros Diving Champion Brittany Powell
- 2008 All Gazette Basketball First Team - Stefan Fiels (F)
- 2009 Women's Metros Diving Champion Brittany Powell
- 2009 All Gazette First Team Diver Brittany Powell
- 2009 All-Gazette Volleyball Player of the Year/All Met First Team - Michelle Fowle (OH)
- 2009 Volleyball Coach of the Year - Scott Zanni
- 2009 All Gazette Ice Hockey First Team - Jon Freel (F)
- 2009 All Gazette Field Hockey First Team - Colleen Harwood (F)
- 2010 Wrestling State Champion Parke Overmiller- 119 lbs
- 2010 Girls Swimming and Diving Division III Champions
- 2010 County Swimming Champion - Josh Heller (50 free)
- 2010 Maryland 4A West Field Hockey Regional Champions
- 2010 Maryland 4A West Boy's Soccer Regional Champions
- 2010 Maryland 4A Boy's Soccer State Champions
- 2010 All Gazette Field Hockey Player of the Year - Colleen Harwood (F)
- 2011 Magruder Mad Mats Wrestling Tournament Team Champions (195 lb Mad Mats Individual Champion Tyler Dykes)
- 2012 Maryland 4A Boy's Basketball State Champions
- 2013 Magruder Lost to the Eleanor Roosevelt Raiders, whom are 2013 Maryland's 4A Boy's Basketball State Champions, whom we beat twice before in the state finals.
Although Magruder has not produced a state title in Women's Volleyball, it has created one of the top volleyball programs in the state under head coach Scott Zanni, often ranking in the Washington Post Top 10 and the Montgomery County Gazette Top 5.
- 2004 4A State Finalists (22-3 Record), ranked #4 by the Washington Post.
- 2009 4A State Finalists (24-1 Record), ranked #7 by the Washington Post, #1 by the Gazette.
- 2008 4A State Semifinalists (22-2 Record), ranked #5 by the Washington Post, #2 by the Gazette.
- 4A West Region Champions 2004, 2008, & 2009.
- The Women's Volleyball team won 8 county titles in 9 years from 2001-2009 (none in 2002).
- The Women's Volleyball team has won 7 Magruder Invitational titles with 5 consecutive titles in 2006-2010 in the tournament's 13 year history.
- The team boasts a 219-41 record (as of November 15, 2010) composing of the past 11 seasons with 20 or more wins in the last seven seasons (2003–2009).
- The 2006 and 2009 teams finished the regular season undefeated at 20-0 and 23-0, respectively.
- The Women's Volleyball team has been ranked in the Washington Post's Top 10 in the past 7 of 8 seasons.
The Boy's Varsity Soccer Team has also been a consistent Top Ranker in the DC Metro Area as well as Nationally.
- 2010 4A State Champions, finishing with a 16-1-2 record. Ranked 7th in the DC Metro Area.
- In 2007, the Boy's Soccer Team went undefeated at 19-0 and won the 4A West Region Championship as well as the Maryland Class 4A State Title. It was in the same season that Magruder was ranked 7th nationally, and 1st in the DC Metro Area.
- In 2001, the Boy's Soccer Team won its first Class 4A State Title
- The Boy's Soccer Team suffered its first losing season in over a decade in Fall 2009.
- The Boy's Soccer Team has hosted and won the Doug Abel Tournament several times.
- Several players from Magruder continue to play at the NCAA Division I level.
- Gbenga Akinnagbe, Actor (Barbershop, The Wire)
- Chris Carmack, Actor (The O.C.)
- Jason Kravits, Actor (The Practice)
- Courtney Kupets, Olympic gymnast
- Mike Sorce, also known as Don Geronimo, radio personality (The Don and Mike Show)
- Freda Wright-Sorce, radio personality (deceased)
- Milt Thompson (baseball player), Major League Baseball Player, Philadelphia Phillies batting coach
- Jerome Williams, former NBA basketball player
- Dan Hellie, NFL Network personality
- Sam Kouvaris, TV Personality
- Pele Paelay, professional basketball player
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- "Magruder HS - Academies". Montgomeryschoolsmd.org. Retrieved 2012-11-17.
- PDF of Magruder student and teacher statistics from 2008-2009
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- "Magruder's father-son basketball tandem nearing the end of an era". Gazette.net. 2010-02-23. Retrieved 2012-11-17.
- "Magruder’s boys soccer legacy is completed". Gazette.net. 2007-11-21. Retrieved 2012-11-17.
- "A civil war: It’s Sherwood vs. Magruder for state basketball title". Gazette.net. 2007-03-09. Retrieved 2012-11-17.
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- "Colonels’ state title is a perfect tribute". Gazette.net. 2007-11-21. Retrieved 2012-11-17.
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- "2 teams, 1 final step". Gazette.net. 2010-11-08. Retrieved 2012-11-17.
- "The story is unavailable at this time.". Gazette.net. Retrieved 2012-11-17.
- "Family reunion". Gazette.net. 2010-11-19. Retrieved 2012-11-17.
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- "Colonels' run ends in volleyball final". Gazette.net. 2009-11-22. Retrieved 2012-11-17.
- "Third time's a charm for Magruder volleyball". Gazette.net. 2008-11-08. Retrieved 2012-11-17.
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