James Hubert Blake High School

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James Hubert Blake High School
Established 1998
Type High school, public
Principal Mr. Christopher Berry
Students 1826 (2009)
Grades 9–12
Location 300 Norwood Rd.,
Silver Spring, Maryland, U.S.
Coordinates 39°6′49″N 77°1′6″W / 39.11361°N 77.01833°W / 39.11361; -77.01833Coordinates: 39°6′49″N 77°1′6″W / 39.11361°N 77.01833°W / 39.11361; -77.01833
Oversight Montgomery County Public Schools
Campus Suburban
Colors Blue, Black, White, Silver
Mascot Bengal Tiger
Yearbook 'Tempo'
Newspaper Blake Beat
Website www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools/blakehs

James Hubert Blake High School is a public secondary school located in Silver Spring, an unincorporated section of Montgomery County, Maryland, United States.

Founded in 1998, Blake High School is a public high school that offers a signature program in fine arts and humanities as well as business and technology. Its mascot is Benny the Bengal and its current principal is Mr. Christopher Berry. Blake was named after James Hubert Blake, a ragtime musician of the early and mid-20th century, chosen to replace Jim Henson, the creator of The Muppet Show and graduate of the University of Maryland after Henson's foundation declined the honor.[1]

The school is part of the Northeast Consortium, an organization of three area high schools that allow middle schoolers to choose their destination school based on each school's signature program. The other members of the consortium are Springbrook High School and Paint Branch High School.



  • Art and Culture 1A and 1B
  • Painting 1A and 1B
  • Painting 2A
  • Ceramics/Sculpture 1A and 1B
  • Ceramics/Sculpture 2A and 2B
  • Ceramics/Sculpture 3A and 3B
  • Photography 1A and 1B
  • Photography 2A and 2B
  • Photography 3A and 3B
  • Digital Art 1A and 1B
  • Digital Art 2A and 2B
  • Studio Art 1A and 1B
  • Studio Art 2A and 2B
  • Drawing and Design A and B
  • Fundamentals of Art A and B

Business and technology[edit]

  • Accounting A & B
  • Computer Programming 3A & B
  • International Business
  • Advanced Accounting A & B, Honors
  • Discovering Programming Concepts A & B
  • Pre-Engineering A & B
  • CCRD Seminar
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management 1A & B
  • Site Based Work Experience
  • College/Career Research and Development A/B (CCRD)
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management 2
  • Software Applications by Design A & B
  • Communications Systems Technology A & B
  • Exploring Technology Concepts A & B
  • Software Applications by Design A & B, Advanced
  • Computer Programming 1A & B
  • Financial Management
  • Web site Development A & B
  • Computer Programming 2A & B
  • Hospitality & Tourism A & B