Pikesville High School
|Pikesville High School|
|7621 Labyrinth Road
Pikesville, Maryland, 21208
|School district||Baltimore County Public Schools|
|Vice principal||Ali Burke
|Hours in school day||6½|
|School colour(s)||Purple and White
|Website||Pikesville High School Website|
Pikesville High School (PHS) 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. The school was opened in 1964 as Pikesville Senior High School with grades 10-12 and was renamed in the mid-1980s as part of a county-wide grade realignment.
About the school
The school is located in the community of Pikesville, just inside Baltimore County to the northwest of Baltimore City. It is located on the corner of Smith Avenue and Labyrinth Road. The school's district borders Towson High School, Dulaney High School, Owings Mills High School, New Town High School, Randallstown High School, Milford Mill High School, and Woodlawn High School.
Pikesville High School was organized in September, 1964 by the Board of Education of Baltimore County to meet the needs of the suburban community that it now serves. The school opened with a student population of 670 tenth and eleventh graders. It now has approximately 925 students in grades nine through twelve. The school and campus land was owned for many years by Dr. William Wyse. Born in Pikesville in 1866, Dr. Wyse practiced medicine in the area for fifty-seven years. The extensive planting of oak trees bordering the walkway in front of the school was once a carriage drive leading to Dr. Wyse’s large, rambling, brick home.
In 2005, Pikesville High was named as one of the top 100 America's best high schools.
The graduation rate at Pikesville is fairly high, having been steady at 89%-95% between 1996 and 2007. The current graduation rate of Pikesville High is 83%. Though the student population has lowered in the past few years, it did steadily rise from the early 1990s until 2003 when it peaked.
- 1986 - Baseball, Class B
- 2000 - Golf, Class 2A-1A
- 2001 - Golf, Class 2A-1A
- 2001 - Boys Lacrosse, Class 2A-1A 
- 2004 - Boys Lacrosse, Class 2A-1A
- 2009 - Boys Lacrosse, Class 2A-1A
- 2013 - Boys Indoor Track, Class 1A
- 2014 - Girls Indoor Track, Class 1A
- 2014 - Boys Outdoor Track & Field, Class 1A
- 2002 - Boys Outdoor Track & Field, Class 2A
- 2006 - Girls Lacrosse, Class 1A2A
- 2007 - Girls Lacrosse, Class 1A2A
- 2009 - Softball, Class 2A-1A
- 2013 - Boys Soccer, Class 1A
- 2014 - Boys Indoor Track, Class 1A
- 2009- Football, Class 2A-1A
Pikesville's tennis team has won the county championship 41 out of 44 years. The Badminton team has won many county Championships as well.
Pikesville boasts many clubs and teams, including Spanish club, Jewish Culture Club, Christian Club, Interact, Key Club, Young Democrats and Republicans, National Honor Society, and Science Club. Many of the teams include Model UN, Model OAS, It's Academic, Mock Trial, and Model Congress.
In recent years, the It's Academic team went far into the competition.
- Miša Aleksić - Riblja Čorba bass guitarist.
- Elise Burgin - professional tennis player
- David Felinton - Mayor of Huntington, West Virginia (2001 to 2009).
- Karen Hesse - author.
- Jeffrey Kluger - author of Lost Moon: the Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13, the basis of the movie Apollo 13.
- Daniel Lipman - Emmy Award winning television writer of An Early Frost and Queer as Folk.
- Ken Mehlman - former chairman of the Republican National Committee (2005 to 2007).
- Jeff Pinkner - television writer and producer known for his work on Alias and Lost
- Marc E. Platt - producer of Legally Blonde.
- Mike Sager - best-selling author.
- Dave Sandler - traffic reporter for WBAL and 98 Rock
- Matthew Thompson - Local radio personality/ Entrepreneur
- Bert Vogelstein, M.D. - oncologist who has been nominated for Nobel Prize in medicine.
- Larry Wachs - radio host.
- Ellis Weiner - author and humorist for National Lampoon and Spy Magazine.
- Jamie Zimlin - bass guitarist in the bands Buckcherry, Bang Tango, Junkyard, The Blessings and Smack.
- Bobby Zirkin - Maryland State Senator.
References and notes
- "Pikesville High School Administration". Retrieved 2013-10-24.
- "The 100 Best High Schools in America". Newsweek. May 16, 2005.
- Maryland Report Card
- Maryland State Department of Education
- MPSSAA Golf
- MPSSAA Lacrosse
- Miša Aleksić biography at Riblja Čorba official website.
- Baltimore County Public School Alumni .
- Distinguished Alumni of the Pikesville High School .
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