South Carroll High School

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South Carroll High School
Motto "Once a Cavalier, Always A Cavalier"
Established 1965
Type Public Secondary
Public School Grade (9-12)
Principal Jeffery Hopkins
Asst. Principal Jocelyn Quinn-York, Meghan Humbert
Location 1300 W. Old Liberty Road,
Sykesville, Maryland, United States
District Carroll County Public Schools
Campus 142.4 acres (0.576 km2)[1]

Black and Gold

Mascot Cavaliers
Yearbook Sword and Shield
Newspaper The Cavalier Courier
South Carroll High School

South Carroll High School (SCHS) is a four-year public high school in Sykesville in Carroll County, Maryland, United States. The school is located near the southwest corner of Carroll County on Liberty Road between Maryland Route 27 and Maryland Route 97.

About the School[edit]

South Carroll School was established in 1965 in Sykesville, Maryland as part of the Carroll County Public School system. The building is 205,000 square feet (19,000 m2).[2]

The school system's budget for fiscal 2009 includes $2.3 million for a fine arts addition, which will include an auditorium as well as fine arts classrooms. The current auditorium has long been considered sub-par compared to other auditoriums in the county.[3]


After peaking in 2001, South Carroll High School's student population has declined in the last several years. Much of this can probably be attributed to the construction of new high schools in the county including Century High School, also in Sykesville, and Winters Mill High School in Westminster.

Student population [4]

  • 2007 1,168
  • 2006 1,194
  • 2005 1,130
  • 2004 1,139
  • 2003 1,237
  • 2002 1,337
  • 2001 1,555
  • 2000 1,533
  • 1999 1,499
  • 1998 1,464
  • 1997 1,405
  • 1996 1,328
  • 1995 1,271
  • 1994 1,258
  • 1993 1,284

Extra-Curricular Activities[edit]

South Carroll High School has won the following state championships.

South Carroll High School State Champions

  • Boy's Cross Country: 1997, 1998, 2000
  • Girl's Cross Country: 2007
  • Field Hockey: 1980, 1983, 1991, 2002
  • Girl's Basketball: 1977-78
  • Baseball: 1999, 2002
  • Volleyball: 2007
  • Wrestling: 2014
  • Marching Band: 1996, 1997

Additionally, South Carroll High School counts two former varsity athletes as notable alumni. Josh Boone and Marshall Strickland both played men's basketball in the late 1990s and early 2000s (decade). Boone went on to win an NCAA Division I championship in 2004 as a forward on the University of Connecticut men's team and was drafted in 2006 by the NBA's New Jersey Nets as the 23rd overall pick. Strickland was the starting point guard at Indiana University for three years.

Notable alumni[edit]


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°26′35″N 77°02′29″W / 39.4430°N 77.0414°W / 39.4430; -77.0414