This article needs additional citations for . verification (December 2006)
Laurel High School is a public high school located in Laurel, Maryland; it is the oldest school in the Prince George's County Public Schools system. [1 ]
History [ edit ]
Laurel High School was founded in 1899
with an enrollment of 59 students and four teachers. According to [1 ] The Washington Post, the 1900 graduating class was all women. The original school building was listed on the [2 ] National Register of Historic Places in 1979. In 1965, the school moved to a larger building at 8000 Cherry Lane in Laurel, and [3 ] annexed an adjacent elementary school in 1983. Laurel shares the same layout as Bowie High School, in neighboring Bowie, Maryland. Today, Laurel High School enrolls roughly 1,990 students in grades 9 through 12. The school mascot is the Spartan, and the school colors are blue and gold.
Fulfilling an objective of the Prince George’s County Capital Improvement Program
since 1989, construction on a new 800-seat [4 ] auditorium for the school was expected to begin in February 2009. The addition was completed in the early 2010 school year. [5 ]
Laurel High's student newspaper, "
The Shield", established in the 1995–1996 school year, has won awards from the American Scholastic Press Association and the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Prior to the 1995–96 school year, the school paper operated under the name " [6 ] The Tattler".
Notable alumni [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b Toth, Sara (November 20, 2013). "Laurel High students holding history in their hands". The Baltimore Sun . Retrieved . June 28, 2014 Laurel is the oldest high school in Prince George's County, opening its doors in 1899
^ Moran, Caitlin (November 26, 2009). "In trivia contest, Laurel is always the category". The Washington Post . Retrieved . June 28, 2014 The correct answer? 'They were all women,'
^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15.
^ Superintendent’s Proposed Annual Operating Budget For Fiscal Year 2008. Capital Improvement Program. pp 39-40. December 14, 2006. URL retrieved on March 9, 2007.
^ Laurel High auditorium in sight URL retrieved on March 8, 2008 Laurel Leader. December 01, 2005. .
^ Leonard, Guy. Laurel High School newspaper wins Scholastic Press award. . March 25, 2004. The Gazette URL retrieved on March 8, 2007.
^ "West Laurel barn razing". October 2002. Fan Questions and Answers. Marty Friedman Official Website. URL retrieved on December 20, 2006.
^ Toth, Sara (June 24, 2013). "First Generation celebrates 23rd class of college-bound graduates". The Baltimore Sun . Retrieved . June 28, 2014 master of ceremonies Tico Wells, an actor and Laurel High School alum
^ "Program of Laurel 79's 25 Year Reunion" . Retrieved . 2008-03-08
External links [ edit ]