Chopticon High School

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Chopticon High School
Motto Pride Inside
Established 1965
Type Public Secondary
Principal Mr. Garth Bowling Jr.
Students 1,687 (2005–2006)
Grades 9–12
Location St. Mary's County, Maryland, USA
District St. Mary's County Public Schools
Campus Rural
Colors Red and Black
Athletics Southern Maryland Athletic Conference
Emblem Braves
Newspaper The Icon
Faculty 144 (2012–2013)
Website Chopticon High

Coordinates: 38°21′35″N 76°42′21″W / 38.35973°N 76.70589°W / 38.35973; -76.70589 Chopticon High School is a public high school of 1,600+ students in grades 9–12. It offers college preparatory programs and programs that prepare students for business and technical occupations. It serves the community in the northern portion of St. Mary's County, Maryland, between the Potomac River and Patuxent River. The area is mainly rural communities, with a recent rise in suburban development. Many of the families are employed by NAS Patuxent River, government contractors, St. Mary's College of Maryland, St Mary's County government, and traditional agriculture and water-related businesses.

Chopticon High School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and the Maryland State Department of Education. Chopticon High School belongs to the St. Mary's County Public School System (or SMCPS) and is associated with two other county high schools: Great Mills High School and Leonardtown High School.

Chopticon High School Athletics belongs to the Southern Maryland Athletic Conference, and competes in Maryland Division 3A in the state competitions. On March 24, 2014 the Chopticon varsity softball team ended the Northern varsity softball team's state record 77-game winning streak by a score of 5-3.

Chopticon High School was founded in 1965, as a replacement to Margaret Brent High School (founded in 1921 – now Margaret Brent Middle School).


Chopticon High School has a band program led by Mr. Todd Burroughs.

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