Century High School (Sykesville, Maryland)

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Century High School
355 Ronsdale Road
Sykesville, Maryland
United States
Coordinates 39°25′32″N 76°59′30″W / 39.42556°N 76.99167°W / 39.42556; -76.99167Coordinates: 39°25′32″N 76°59′30″W / 39.42556°N 76.99167°W / 39.42556; -76.99167
Type Public Secondary
Motto Knights never quit!
Established 2001
School district Carroll County Public Schools
Category Public School Grade (9-12)
Principal Troy Barnes
Enrollment 1096 students[2]
Campus 67.8 acres (274,000 m2)[1]

Emerald Green, Gold, Black and White

Mascot Knights
National ranking National Blue Ribbon School[3]
Century HS Sign.jpg
Century High School Sign

Century High School is located in Eldersburg, Maryland within the Carroll County Public School District. The school was built in 2000/2001 on 65 acres (260,000 m2) of land and cost $21.2 million to complete. The building is 204,161 square feet (18,967.2 m2) in size.[1]

The school's colors are emerald green, gold, black, and white, and the mascot is a knight, chosen by the original principal, Dave Booz.


With the rapid growth of southern Carroll County, a new high school was required to alleviate overcrowding at the nearby Liberty High School and South Carroll High School.

Academic Team[edit]

Century High School currently has an academic team and regularly participates in the local TV show, It's Academic.


The drama club at Century High School performed Beauty and the Beast as their 2007 musical, the first school in the county to do so. In the past, they have done The Sound of Music, Guys and Dolls, The Diary of Anne Frank, Annie, The Mouse That Roared, Winnie the Pooh, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,Romeo and Juliet, It's A Wonderful Life, and Cinderella. CHS was the first school in Carroll County to have an outdoor theater for the school's Rude Mechanicals to perform on. The Rude Mechanicals is an acting troupe, named after the clowns in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. They perform Shakespeare skits both at Century and throughout the community. Century's state of the art auditorium is considered to be one of the best high school facilities in the state.


The girls' lacrosse team has appeared in the state finals all five years of their existence, winning three times (2004, 2006, 2007). Their rival football team is Liberty High School.

State Championships[edit]

  • 2002 - Girls Soccer, Class 2A[5]
  • 2003 - Girls Soccer, Class 2A
  • 2003 - Boys Soccer[6]
  • 2004 - Girls Lacrosse
  • 2006 - Girls Lacrosse
  • 2007 - Girls Lacrosse
  • 2009 - Girls Lacrosse
  • 2009 - Girls Cross Country
  • 2010 - Girls Indoor Track
  • 2010 - Girls Lacrosse
  • 2010 - Girls Cross Country
  • 2011 - Girls Indoor Track
  • 2011 - Boys Indoor Track
  • 2011 - Girls Cross Country
  • 2012 - Boys Indoor Track
  • 2013 - Boys Outdoor Track
  • 2013 - Girls Soccer, Class 2A
  • 2013 - Girls Field Hockey
  • 2015 - Boys Outdoor Track
  • 2015 - Girls Lacrosse

In the news[edit]

According to www.newsweek.com, Century High School was ranked 829 out of 1300 in Newsweek Magazine's top 1300 schools in the United States. These schools are the top 5% of schools in the country.

Century High School


The student population at Century High School has been steadily rising over the past several years. Although, in the first year of its existence, only 9th and 10th graders attended the school. The second year of its existence, 9th, 10th, and 11th graders attended. It was not until autumn of 2003 that all four grade levels attended.

Student population[7]
2014 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
1119[8] 1,282 1,286 1,249 1,258 1,243 1,209 1,191 874 543

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