Rockville High School (Maryland)

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Coordinates: 39°05′07″N 77°07′04″W / 39.085396°N 77.117693°W / 39.085396; -77.117693

Rockville High School
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One School. One World. One Future.
2100 Baltimore Road, Rockville, Maryland 20851

Type Public
Opened 1968
School district Montgomery County Public Schools
School number 230
Principal Ms. Billie-Jean Benson
Assistant principals Mr. Brad Rohner

Ms. Galit Zolkower

Assistant School Administrator Ms. Michelle Sobers
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,243[1]
Color(s) Orange, Black, and White


Fight song Hats Off to Thee, Come On Let's Fight
Mascot Ram
Rival Richard Montgomery High School
Newspaper The Rampage
Yearbook Aries
This article is about the school of that name founded in 1968. For the school formerly known by that name founded in 1892, see Richard Montgomery High School.

Rockville High School (RHS) is a four-year high school in Rockville, Maryland, United States. The school was founded in 1968 and its current building was completed in August, 2004. Rockville High School is based in Montgomery County, Maryland. As of 2009, enrollment was 1,243 students.[1][2] Earle B. Wood Middle School is the only feeder school for Rockville High School.

The original building underwent renovation starting in the 2002-2003 school year, and was completed by the start of the 2004-2005 school year. During the two years of renovation, RHS students attended Northwood High School.

Rockville High School is the only high school in Maryland that has a pipe band; the band originated at nearby Robert E. Peary High School in 1961 and moved to RHS when Peary High closed in 1984.[3]

Journalism Academy[edit]

The Journalism Academy provides a positive and challenging learning environment that contributes to the high expectations for academic excellence and lifelong learning. Students can explore the world of journalism and improve their writing skills in a fast-paced, hands-on and supportive environment. The academy offers 8 different courses that students can take which include Journalism, TV and Radio Production, and Yearbook. Most academy members take an average three AP courses and are also heavily involved in extra-curricular activities. Academy students work in the community, workplace, and the school cluster to disseminate effective, well-researched, exciting productions across the journalism spectrum.[4]


The Journalism Academy and Rockville Rampage have won numerous awards over the years for journalistic excellence. Rockville was the National Winner in the "High School Publication" category of the 2005, 2007, and 2010 Student Publishing Awards and students were invited to meet Vice President Joe Biden in honor of their award.[5] Rockville won the Gold Crown for high school newspapers in 2010, the Silver Crown in 2006 and 2007, the Silver Crown in online journalism in 2009 and 2010 and numerous Golden Circle awards.[6][7] The Rampage in 2007 won the National Pacemaker award and in 2006 and 2010 was a finalist in the online category.[8] The Echoes literary magazine and The Rampage both won the 2009 American Scholastic Press Association publication awards in their respective categories.[9] In 2009 Rockville was the only high school in the nation to receive press passes to the inauguration of president Obama. In 2008 two students received the Courage in Journalism Award for publishing a package of stories about gangs and violence.[10]

Clubs and extra curricular activities[edit]

  • Academic Bowl
  • Ambassadors
  • Asian American Club
  • Basketbell Pep Band(Music Related)
  • Best Buddies
  • Book Club
  • Chess Club
  • Debate Team
  • Drama Club
  • Echoes: Literary Magazine
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Fishing Club
  • Forensics Team
  • Future Doctors & Scientists
  • Gay-Straight Alliance
  • Green Club
  • Hispanic Club
  • Horizons Club
  • Homework Club
  • Improv Comedy Club
  • International Thespian Society
  • It's Academic
  • Jewish Student Club
  • Key Club
  • Latin Dance Team
  • Math Team
  • Marching Band(Music Related)
  • Mock Trial
  • National Art Honor Society(NAHS)
  • National Honors Society(NHS)
  • Photo Club
  • Physics Club
  • Pipe Band(Music Related)
  • Programming Club
  • Students Against Destructive Decisions(SADD)
  • Science Fair
  • Seven CLub
  • Ski and Snowboard Club
  • Spanish Honors Society(SHS)
  • Student Government Association
  • The Rockville Steppers
  • Yearbook(Class)
  • Young Changemakers

Sports teams[edit]

  • Allied Soft Ball(CoEd, Varsity)
  • Baseball(Jv and Varsity)
  • Basketball(Boy's and Girl's(Jv and Varsity))
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country
  • Field Hockey(Jv and Varsity)
  • Football(Jv and Varsity)
  • Golf
  • Indoor Track(CoEd Varsity)
  • Lacrosse(Boy's and Girl's(Jv and Varsity))
  • Poms
  • Soccer(Boy's and Girls(Jv and Varsity))
  • Softball(Jv and Varsity)
  • Swimming and Diving(Boy's and Girl's(Varsity Only))
  • Tennis(Boy's and Girl's)
  • Track and Field(Boy's and Girl's(Varsity Only))
  • Unified Bocceball(CoEd(Varsity))
  • Volleyball(Boy's(Varsity) Girl's(Jv and Varsity) CoEd (Varsity))
  • Wrestling(Jv and Varsity)

Cluster schools[edit]


External links[edit]