Owings Mills High School

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Owings Mills High School
Owings Mills, Maryland
United States
Type Public High School (9-12)
Motto "Celebrating Excellence Through Diversity"
School district Baltimore County Public Schools
Principal Diane Garbarino
Asst. Principal Renee Crabbe, LaTonya Price, Elliot Flam
Campus 37 acres (150,000 m2)
Color(s) Brown and Gold          
Mascot Eagles
Newspaper Eagle's Eye
Owings Mills High School
Owings Mills High School

Coordinates: 39°25′23″N 76°47′41″W / 39.42306°N 76.79472°W / 39.42306; -76.79472

Owings Mills High School (OMHS) is a four-year public high school in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. It is part of the Baltimore County Public Schools consolidated school district.

About the School[edit]

The school is located in the racially diverse community of Owings Mills, just northeast of I-795 and southwest of Maryland Route 140. The school's district borders Franklin High School, Dulaney High School, Pikesville High School, and New Town High School. The school is on 37 acres (150,000 m2) of land and the main building has 174,647 square feet (16,225.2 m2).[1] The school colors are brown and gold. However, in recent years, the school has been moving towards more appealing colors, seeking black and vegas gold instead. Athletically, Owings Mills High School is known for its outstanding wrestling program with over 10 state championships, including a perfect season in 2003. During the 2009-2010 Football season, Owings Mills had their first football win in the past five years. They won two games during this season, one being the Homecoming game. The school is currently trying to raise money in order to build a stadium and just redid their track in 2009.


The graduation rate at Owings Mills has been steadily falling. Over the past 10 years, it hit a high of 90.5% in 1997, but has fallen to a low of just 79% in 2006.[2] Over 10% of the students receive special services, a high number by state standards.[3] Over 32% of the students receive free or reduced meals, also a high number.[4]

Though the student population has lowered in the past few years, it did steadily rise from the early 1990s until 2003 when it peaked. The composition of the school's population is diverse. As of 2006, the majority of the students,46%, are African-American, 37% Caucasian, 9% Hispanic, 6% Asian/Pacific Islander, and less than 1% are Native American.[5]

The results of High School Assessments are mixed, but mostly poor results. Only 38.5% passed the Algebra test, 62.% for Biology, 70.3% for Government, and 57.7% for English.[4]

On the recent 2008 Newsweek listing of the top 1300 public high schools in the nation, Owings Mills High ranked 677th.[6]

Student population [7]
Year Total
2008 1,082
2007 1,109
2006 1,155
2005 1,167
2004 1,335
2003 1,380
2002 1,374
2001 1,343
2000 1,165
1999 1,121
1998 1,117
1997 1,051
1996 984
1995 958
1994 877
1993 812


Division Champions

1981-1982 - Varsity Tennis 3A/4A Division.

State Champions

  • 1984 - Girls Basketball[8]
  • 1991 - Wrestling, Class 2A-1A [9]
  • 1992 - Wrestling, Class 2A-1A
  • 1995 - Wrestling, Class 2A-1A
  • 1996 - Wrestling, Class 2A-1A
  • 2002 - Wrestling (Dual Meet), Class 2A-1A
  • 2003 - Wrestling (Dual Meet), Class 2A-1A
  • 2003 - Wrestling, Class 2A-1A
  • 2004 - Wrestling, Class 2A-1A
  • 2006 - Wrestling, Class 2A-1A
  • 2007 - Wrestling, Class 2A-1A
  • 2007- Wrestling,(Dual Meet), Class 2A-1A
  • 2008- Wrestling,(Dual Meet), Class 2A-1A
  • 2009- Wrestling,(Dual Meet), Class 2A-1A
  • 2010- Wrestling, Class 2A-1A
  • 2012- Wrestling, Class 2A-1A


Owings Mills has many clubs and organizations for students to participate in. Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) is the largest of these clubs. The Student Government Association runs the Homecoming Dance and activities, Snowball Dance, and much more. There are many other clubs students can belong to such as National Honor Society, Kids Helping Hopkins, Key Club, National Art Honor Society, Thespian Society, Future Business Leaders of America, AAO, Jewish Culture Club, Rock Band Showcase to name a few. The Owings Mills team of "It's Academic" went to the finals in 2010 but ultimately lost.

Sports are popular extra-curricular activities. One of Owings Mills' most notable activities is its Mock Trial team. The school participates with over 130 schools from Maryland. In the 2006-2007 school year, Owings Mills was one of the four state finalists.[10]

References and notes[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Owings Mills High School website [1]