Tuscarora High School (Maryland)
|Tuscarora High School|
"Achieve Excellence through Commitment and Service"
|5312 Ballenger Creek Pike
Frederick, MD, Maryland, 21703
|School district||Frederick County Public Schools|
|Superintendent||Dr. Linda Burgee|
|School number||(240) 236-6400|
|Principal||Kathleen L. Schlappal|
|Vice principal||Donna Clabaugh
|School colour(s)||Green, Silver and Black|
|Rival||Frederick High Cadets|
Tuscarora High School is a relatively new school. In 2003, Tuscarora opened its doors to the classes of 2006 and 2007, bringing the school to half capacity. As of September 2010, the enrollment was 1,511 students.
On Tuesday, May 16, 2006, Tuscarora High School received the first bomb threat in its history. Students were told to stay at home, and those who had already arrived were quickly bused to other area schools. Students were allowed to return only after officials had cleared the building of any threat.
On Monday, October 11, 2010, Tuscarora High School received another bomb threat. The bomb threat stayed in effect for 2 hours while law enforcement searched the campus and seized contraband at this time. Several students were arrested for having drugs in their lockers as well as some who had it on them for distribution. The caller was also arrested.
Teams and activities
Tuscarora has many extracurricular sports teams and clubs.
|Marching Band||Indoor Color Guard||Baseball|
|Cross Country||Boys Basketball||Boys Lacrosse|
|Field Hockey||Girls Basketball||Girls Lacrosse|
|Football (9th / JV)||Swimming||Softball|
|Football (Varsity)||Indoor Track||Tennis|
In the first two years of existence, sports teams had to have relatively early game times due to a lack of stadium lights. They eventually raised enough money to build lights and in the summer of 2005, they began the light project so that the stadium now has lights.
In 2013, the indoor color guard won bronze division championships. This was the first year of indoor competition.
In 2006 its Marching Band achieved outstanding honors at the ACC Championships in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and was ranked number 14 in the Eastern United States, with a score of 89.05, and its drumline came in 6th place. Also, the girl's varsity soccer team won back to back Maryland state championships in 2005 and 2006.In fall 2006, Tuscarora High School's Varsity cheerleading team won Counties, placed 2nd at states and went onto states. Tuscarora High School's Girl's Track team won regional championships in 2007 and came in second in 2008. The THS softball team also were regional champions in 2005(1A) and in 2006(3A). The Titan varsity football team made playoffs in 2008 for the first time in team history. The Tuscarora Boys Soccer team won the 3A state title beating Fallston in penalty kicks.In 2009, the Girls Varsity Soccer team won the 3A championship against Reservoir at UMBC. On February 25, 2011 the Tuscarora Academic team won the Frederick County Public Schools Academic Team Championship for the first time in school history. In Winter 2011-2012, fans of the schools basketball team showed their support for the boy's basketball team by creating the Student Section, a standing area during games where students wore uniform colors and performed chants, skits, and made a lot of noise. recognized as "large and vocal" by the Frederick News Post and a "Boisterous Mob" by the Gazette, the section grew to over 400 students by the time the team had made it to the State Semifinal game against Patterson on March 8. The Students had pictures in the paper on numerous occasions, including a front page picture of a student Crowd Surfing and a picture of a fan break-dancing on the court below the stands.The Student Section has been recognized on multiple occasions as the largest display of school spirit in Tuscarora history.
During the 2011 school year, a group of students formed a school-wide club called SAVE (Students Against Violence Everywhere). The club was formed in response to unrest at the school; including bomb threats, evacuations, fights and the arrest of a student who brought a gun to school. The club's founders organized forums and events to fight the misconceptions about violence at their school. They wore white items of clothing as a sign of protest against violence.
African American: 291
American Indian/Alaskan Native: *fewer than 10*
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: *fewer than 10*
School Capacity: 1,606 (Does not include portable classrooms)
Total Enrollment: 1,542
Students Receiving Special Services
Free/Reduced Price Meals: 18.3%
Ltd. English Proficient: 0.6%
Title I: 0.0%
Special Education: 8.1%
- Margie Neal (2011-04-07). "Tuscarora students unite to promote, embrace peace". Frederick New Post. Retrieved 2012-05-16.
- Margarita Raycheva (2011-06-09). "Tuscarora High School Class of 2011 graduates triumph over violence". The Gazette. Retrieved 2011-06-25.
- Official website
- Tuscarora High School Athletics
- Tuscarora High School Football
- Tuscarora High School Performing Arts Boosters
- Student wiki
- Tuscarora High School Girls Soccer