Reservoir High School

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Reservoir High School
Reservoir High School.jpg
Motto Learn, Achieve, Succeed.
Established 2002
Type Public Secondary
Principal Pat Saunderson
Students 1,555 (2010)
Grades 9–12
Location 11550 Scaggsville Road,
Fulton, MD, US
Coordinates 39°09′07″N 76°54′48″W / 39.15186°N 76.91329°W / 39.15186; -76.91329Coordinates: 39°09′07″N 76°54′48″W / 39.15186°N 76.91329°W / 39.15186; -76.91329
District Howard County Public Schools
Colors Orange      and Blue     and white
Mascot Gators
Newspaper Gator Crunch
Website http://rhsgators.com/

Reservoir High School is a public high school in Fulton, Maryland, United States. It was opened in 2002 and is a part of the Howard County public school system.[1] The school is named for its proximity to the Rocky Gorge Reservoir. The school's mascot "Gators" was selected by vote in 2001, with school colors of Orange and Blue.[2][3] The logo and fight song were the same as those of the University of Florida. In 2010 a cease and desist order was issued by the University, forcing the school to create a new logo.[4]

The school is located on Maryland Route 216, just west of U.S. 29 on 101 acres (0.41 km2) shared with Fulton Elementary School, Lime Kiln Middle School, and Cedar Lane School. Reservoir follows the same general design as Long Reach High School and Marriotts Ridge High School.[5] Neighboring Howard County school districts include Atholton High School, River Hill High School, and Hammond High School.

Feeder schools for Reservoir include Hammond Middle School, Murray Hill Middle School, and Lime Kiln Middle School. Reservoir is also well known for its work with and support for students at Cedar Lane School.

Students[edit]

Reservoir High School has an official capacity of 1,551 students.[1] After opening in 2002, Reservoir only enrolled 9th and 10th graders to ease the transition of redistricting amongst neighboring high schools. The 2004-2005 school year was the first where there were students are every grade level. The student population at Reservoir has grown moderately since opening.

Student population[6]
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
607 924 1,315 1,396 1,450 1,504 1,502 1,555

The racial makeup of the student population during the 2009-2010 school year was 51.7% White, 28.0% Black or African American, 10.7% Asian, 8.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.3% Native American.[1]

Principals[edit]

  • Adrianne Kaufman 2002-2011
  • Pat Saunderson 2011–present

Athletics[edit]

  • 2014 - Boys' Baseball State Champions
  • 2012 - Boys' Soccer State Champions
  • 2012 - Boys' Soccer Regional Champions
  • 2012 - Girls' Softball Regional Champions
  • 2012 - Girls' Cross Country County, Regional, and State Champions
  • 2011 - Boys' Soccer Regional Champions
  • 2011 - Boys' JV Soccer County Champions
  • 2010 - Boys' Soccer State Champions
  • 2010 - Girls' Soccer State Champions
  • 2010 - Boys' Soccer Regional Champions
  • 2010 - Girls' Soccer Regional Champions
  • 2010 - Boys' Outdoor Track County, Regional, and State Champions
  • 2010 - Wrestling County Tournament, Regional Dual Meet, Regional Tournament, State Dual Meet and State Tournament Champions
  • 2010 - Boys' Indoor Track Regional Champions and State Runner Up
  • 2007 - Marching Band State Champions
  • 2007 - Girls' Volleyball County, Region, and State Champions[7]
  • 2006 - Girls' Volleyball County and Regional Champions; State Runner Up
  • 2005 - Girls' Tennis County Champions
  • 2005 - Girls' Soccer Semifinalists [8]
  • 2005 - Girls' Indoor Track Regional Champions
  • 2005 - Girls' Cross Country Regional Champions

Academics[edit]

  • 2004-2011 - Maryland DECA State Champions (8-time)

Notable alumni[edit]


References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 2009-10 HCPSS School Profile - Reservoir High School
  2. ^ Stan Rappaport (26 April 2001). "Reservoir nickname: Gators `Overwhelming' pick in vote vs. Retrievers". The Baltimore Sun. 
  3. ^ Karen Nitkin (20 May 2007). "RESERVOIR HIGH GOES `GREEN' SCHOOL CLUB'S EFFORTS WILL BE REWARDED WITH AN ENVIRONMENTAL PRIZE". The Baltimore Sun. 
  4. ^ Janene Holzberg (9 December 2010). "Colleges say Reservoir, River Hill high schools illegally used logos Universities of Florida, Iowa claim logos were too similar". Howard County Times. 
  5. ^ MD Property Database
  6. ^ Maryland Report Card
  7. ^ MPSSAA Girls Volleyball
  8. ^ MPSSAA Girls Soccer

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