Severna Park High School

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Severna Park High School
Established 1959
Type Public
Principal Mr. Bathras
Students 1,872 (September 2014) [1]
Grades 9-12
Location 60 Robinson Rd,
Severna Park, Maryland, United States
Coordinates 39°4′37″N 76°33′39″W / 39.07694°N 76.56083°W / 39.07694; -76.56083Coordinates: 39°4′37″N 76°33′39″W / 39.07694°N 76.56083°W / 39.07694; -76.56083
District Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Campus Suburban
Colors Blue and Gold
Mascot Falcons
Rival Broadneck High School Bruins
Newspaper 'The Talon'
Information (410) 544-0900

Severna Park High School is a public high school in the United States located in Severna Park, Maryland. It is a part of the Anne Arundel County Public Schools system. Its feeder school is Severna Park Middle School. SPHS opened its doors to students in 1959, making it the fourth public high school in Anne Arundel County, being built after Arundel, Annapolis, and Glen Burnie High Schools. and its current principal is Mr. Patrick Bathras, who has been at the school since 2008.

Severna Park High has gained a strong reputation in Anne Arundel County for its consistent success in academics and athletics. Severna Park High School students consistently score highly in the High School Assessment (HSA). On a national level, the school was named a National Blue Ribbon School in 2011 and hosted nine National Merit Scholarship finalists in 2006. The Falcons are sport rivals with nearby Broadneck High School and have excelled at the state level in lacrosse (both the boys and girls lacrosse teams were state champions in 2007), field hockey, swimming and cross-country. The school's mock trial team won the state championship in 2006, 2008 and 2010, and was undefeated in the county until 2009.

The school has also gained a strong reputation for theater and music. Rock'n Roll Revival is an annual stage show presented in March. The production consists of students (and some staff) performing classic rock and other popular songs at least 20 years old. The show has a band, singers, dancers, and a tech crew that are almost entirely composed of SPHS students. It has been in production since 1990 and regularly sells out its eight performances.

Academic Competition[edit]


The school's DECA chapter qualifies for competition on the international level every year, and won first place at the 2012 state competition.

Mock Trial[edit]

The mock trial team has been a powerhouse in the county for many years and did not lose in county competition until 2009. In their 2010 run to the State Championship, the mock trial team went undefeated. The team reached the State Championship level this year.[when?]

  • 2006, 2008, 2010 Maryland State Champions

Georgetown History Bowl[edit]

The history department at Severna Park has competed in the Georgetown History Bowl since its inception in 2004. The team has been consistently good and usually places within the top three.


The Severna Park High School Falcons are consistently highly competitive in athletics, resulting in many state titles in various sports, the most successful being their field hockey team.

  • Boys Soccer: 4 state championships
  • Field Hockey: 22 state championships
  • Girls Lacrosse: 12 State championships
  • Boys Lacrosse: 11 State championships
  • Swimming: 5 State championships
  • Wrestling: 5 State champions
  • Girls Cross Country: 3 State championships
  • Volleyball: 4 State championships
  • Boys Cross Country: 3 State championships
  • Ice Hockey: 1 State championship
  • Baseball: 3 State championships
  • Tennis: Undefeated in county play since 2006.

Special Olympic Teams[edit]

Severna Park has three teams for special education students and other students to act as helpers. In the fall they have unified tennis, in winter they have unified bowling, and in the spring they have unified bocce. These teams consistently do well in their competitions.

Notable alumni[edit]

Military casualties[edit]

  • Lance Corporal Eric W. Herzberg, assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, died October 21, 2006, while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq.[2]
  • William 'Taylor' Wild was killed at a failed Marines training exercise in Nevada on March 18, 2013.[3]

Severna Park High School in the news[edit]

  • In September 2011, Severna Park High School was named a National Blue Ribbon School by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
  • In December 2010, Severna Park High School was named a Maryland Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by State Superintendent of Schools Nancy Grasmick.
  • In 2003, Severna Park High School received the Maryland Center for Character Education School of the Year Award for all of their outstanding efforts in helping students to develop their full potential as adults and citizens.


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