Marriotts Ridge High School

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Marriotts Ridge High School
Marriotts Ridge Entrance.JPG
12100 Woodford Drive
Marriottsville, MD, 21104
Type Public High School
Established 2005
Principal Dr. Adrianne Kaufman
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,223 [1]
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Metallic Silver      and Navy Blue     
Mascot Mustang

Marriotts Ridge High School is a secondary school located in Marriottsville, Maryland. It is part of the Howard County Public School System. The school was named after the town of Marriottsville, and the height of its location. The pre-opening name of Marriott's Ridge was later changed to Marriotts Ridge.[1] It is known for academic excellence, music department, and its athletic teams. Marriotts Ridge is the newest and largest[2] high school in the Howard County Public School System.

The school is located in northern Howard County on Maryland Route 99, just east of Maryland Route 32, and north of Interstate 70. It is approximately 15 miles west of Baltimore and 25 miles north of Washington, DC. The school was planned to be built on the grounds of the Alpha Ridge Landfill, but a 3-2 council vote in 2002 redirected the building to a site across from Mount View Middle School.[3] Marriotts Ridge is a mirror image of both Long Reach High School and Reservoir High School. The school borders the districts for Glenelg High School, River Hill High School, Wilde Lake High School, Centennial High School, and Mount Hebron High School. In 2012, U.S. News & World Report ranked Marriotts Ridge as the #331 best high school nationwide on its list of "America's Best High Schools."[2]

The MRHS Boys Varsity soccer team has won the Maryland state title in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

The MRHS Girls Varsity lacrosse team also won the Maryland state title in 2011 by a score of 8-4 against Century High School. [3]


Recent Achievements[edit]

Achievements in the 2011 school year include:

  • 5 National Merit Finalists
  • 53 students participated in Maryland All-State Band/Orchestra/Chorus
  • Symphonic Winds Ensemble earns all Superior ratings at the Howard County Band Festival
  • Overall Grand Champion in the Choral Division and Concert Band/Wind Ensemble division at OrlandoFest
  • Poms – Placed 1st and 3rd in MAPDA Competition

Achievements in the 2010 school year include:

  • 3 National Merit Finalists
  • 35 students selected to MMEA Maryland All-State Band/Orchestra/Chorus
  • 10 students nominated to the MENC All-Eastern Band/Orchestra/Chorus
  • Overall Grand Champion in Choir, Orchestra, and Band at East Coast Fiesta Val Music Competition[4]
  • Poms - State Champions


  • Pat Saunderson 2005-2011

dr.cough man 2011-present


Marriotts Ridge has won the following titles:

Boys' Soccer[edit]

  • 2013 Boys' Soccer - County Champions
  • 2012 Boys' Soccer - County, Regional, State Champions, Undefeated (17-0)
  • 2011 Boys' Soccer - Regional, State Champions
  • 2010 Boys' Soccer - Regional, State Champions
  • 2009 Boys' Soccer - County, District, Regional, State Champions
  • 2008 Boys' Soccer - County, Regional Champions

Girls' Soccer[edit]

  • 2010 Girls' Soccer - County Champions


  • 2014 Golf - State Champions, Boys' Team Undefeated
  • 2013 Golf - State Champions, Undefeated
  • 2012 Golf - State Champions
  • 2011 Golf - Girls' County Champions
  • 2010 Golf - District Champions


  • 2014 Girls' Lacrosse - State Champions
  • 2013 Girls' Lacrosse - State Champions
  • 2013 Girls' Lacrosse - Regional Champions
  • 2011 Girls' Lacrosse - State Champions
  • 2010 Girls' Lacrosse - Regional Champions


  • Winter 2012-13 Cheerleading - County Champions
  • Winter 2011-12 Cheerleading - County Champions
  • Winter 2009-10 Cheerleading - County Champions


  • 2014 Volleyball - Regional Champions
  • 2011 Volleyball - Regional Champions
  • 2010 Volleyball - Regional Champions

Ice Hockey[edit]

  • 2011 Howard Cup Champions


The 2010-11 school year was the sixth year for the school. The class of 2008 was the first graduating class of Marriotts Ridge High School. Marriotts Ridge is known for its strong academics with a drop out rate of .46% and 100% of students passing the Maryland High School assessment in the 2009-2010 school year. Marriotts Ridge has been ranked 14th out of 225 public high schools in Maryland.[5]

Student population[6]
2012-2013 1,223
2011-2012 1,271
2010-2011 1,305
2008–2009 1,230
2007–2008 1,186
2006–2007 887
2005–2006 577


Listed below is the data collected from the 2011-2012 school year regarding the student body's ethnic breakdown.

Ethnicity Percentage of Total Students
American Indian/ Alaskan 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 21.5%
African American 7.2%
White/Non Hispanic 64.5%
Hispanic 2.5%
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.5%
Mixed 3.7%

See also[edit]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ "A punctuated problem ; Marriottsville". The Baltimore Sun. 9 December 2004. 
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  3. ^ Tanika White (28 February 2002). "Board rejects site for school Members dislike location near Alpha Ridge Landfill Decision a surprise Most likely place seen as Mount View, which opposes it". The Baltimore Sun. 
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  6. ^ Source for student population staticstics, Maryland State Department of Education

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°19′18″N 76°56′03″W / 39.3218°N 76.9341°W / 39.3218; -76.9341