Catonsville High School

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Catonsville High School
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Catonsville High School
Address
421 Bloomsbury Avenue
Catonsville, Maryland 21228
USA
Information
Type Public high school
Established 1903
Opened 1952
School district Baltimore Public Schools
Superintendent S. Dallas Dance
CEEB code 2120070
Principal Matthew Ames
Assistant principal Christy Moore-German
Assistant principal Michelle Landen
Assistant principal Ann Caldwell
Assistant principal Eric Eiswert
Grades 9-12
Average class size 27.6 - 29.0
Hours in school day 6.5
Classrooms 83
Campus Suburban
Campus size 64 acres (260,000 m2)
School colour(s)

Dark Blue and Gold

         
Slogan Be. Do. Create. Your Best.
Team name Comets
Newspaper The Comet
Yearbook Catonian
Feeder schools Catonsville Middle School, Arbutus Middle School, Sudbrook Middle School
Website

Catonsville High School (CHS) is a four-year public high school in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. It is located on the southwest side of the county close to the Baltimore City border near Anne Arundel and Howard County, just outside the Baltimore Beltway.

History[edit]

Catonsville High School is located on 421 Bloomsbury Avenue at the intersection with South Rolling Road, having a Catonsville, Maryland, mailing address. The school was named after the unincorporated area of Catonsville.

The original school can trace its roots to Catonsville School, formed in 1903. Students were taught at the original brick building until 1910, when a large new school was dedicated to relieve overcrowding. In 1925, Baltimore County purchased land and buildings from the Catonsville Country Club with the intention of making it the new high school.

In 1954, a new building was dedicated at the school's current location. The campus was originally the "Farmlands" estate, owned in the 19th century by Theodore Lurman.[1][2] The Lurman Woodland Theater on the school's grounds is named in his memory.

The school benefited from a 77,000-square-foot (7,200 m2) expansion in 1999. There have been other upgrades and renovations to many of the structures to keep the building as modern as possible.[3]

Students[edit]

Since the 1990s, the graduation rate at Catonsville High School has ranged from 94% in 1998 to a low of 83% in 2001.[4] Student enrollment has also increased since 1993:

Student population[5]
1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
1,094 1,102 1,130 1,182 1,247 1,342 1,350 1,444 1,457 1,535 1,619 1,686 1,728 1,990 1,937 1,877 1,747 1,729 1,787 1,757

Sports[edit]

Catonsville High School

State Champions

  • 1959 - Boys Cross Country[6]
  • 1960 - Boys Cross Country
  • 1964 - Boys Cross Country
  • 1976 - Baseball, Class A
  • 1979 - Volleyball, Class A [7]
  • 1980 - Volleyball, Class A
  • 1981 - Volleyball, Class A
  • 1982 - Volleyball, Class A
  • 1983 - Volleyball, Class A
  • 1986 - Volleyball, Class A
  • 1987 - Volleyball, Class B
  • 1992 - Girls Indoor Track, Class 3A[8]
  • 1992 - Boys Basketball, Class 3A[9]
  • 1993 - Girls Cross Country, Class 2A[10]
  • 1996 - Girls Lacrosse, Class 2A-1A [11]
  • 2005 - Varsity Cheerleading

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Catonsville High School
  1. ^ "Catonsville Historical Society". Retrieved April 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ Lanham, Barry A. (2009). Baltimore County: Celebrating a Legacy 1659–2009. Baltimore County Historical Society. p. 84. ISBN 978-1-60743-522-8. 
  3. ^ About Catonsville High School
  4. ^ Maryland Report Card--Graduation
  5. ^ Maryland Report Card--Enrollment
  6. ^ Boys Cross Country, MPSSAA Archived March 8, 2005, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Volleyball Champions, MPSSAA
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ Boys Basketball
  10. ^ Girls Cross Country, MPSSAA
  11. ^ Girls Lacrosse, MPSSAA Archived March 8, 2005, at the Wayback Machine.
  12. ^ Lacrosse Hall of Fame Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ [2] National Champion Stood Tall on Retriever Mats
  14. ^ http://freedomremembered.com/index.php/category/states/maryland/

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°15′34″N 76°43′52″W / 39.25944°N 76.73111°W / 39.25944; -76.73111