Colonel Richardson High School

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Colonel Richardson High School
Federalsburg, Maryland, Maryland
Coordinates 38°45′17″N 75°49′42″W / 38.75472°N 75.82833°W / 38.75472; -75.82833Coordinates: 38°45′17″N 75°49′42″W / 38.75472°N 75.82833°W / 38.75472; -75.82833
Type Public Secondary
Established 1962
School district Caroline County Public Schools (Maryland)
Principal Christal Harkowa
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 537
Campus Rural
Color(s) Black and White with adopted Red
Mascot Officially Griffin but now is referred to as the Colonels

Colonel Richardson High School is located in Federalsburg, Maryland and is part of the Caroline County Public Schools (Maryland) system. The school serves approximately 540 students in grades nine to twelve.[1] Students generally live in the southern end of Caroline County in Federalsburg, Maryland, Preston, Maryland, and a number of smaller towns. Colonel Richardson Middle School serves as the feeder school.


  • Principal: Christal Harkowa
  • Vice Principal: Matthew Shepler
  • Academic Dean: Jared Sherman
  • School Counselor: Cia North
  • School Counselor: Jennifer Reed
  • Literacy Coach: Michael Sousa
  • Math Specialist: Bernadette France[2]


Students at Colonel Richardson High School participate in courses in accordance with the Caroline County Public Schools High School Program of Study. To earn a high school diploma, students must earn four English credits, four math credits, three science credits, three social studies credits, a financial literacy credit, a fine art credit, a technology education credit, a physical education credit, a health credit, and other credits as defined by their chosen career majors.[2]

Available career majors include:

Select programs are completed at the Caroline County Career and Technology Center in Denton, MD as well as the Chesapeake Culinary Center in Denton, MD (Food & Beverage Management), the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute in Centreville, MD (Firefighter and Emergency Medical Responder), and Easton High School in Easton, MD (Military Service).[2]


Students at CRHS can participate in the following sports:

Clubs and organizations[edit]

Students at CRHS can participate in the following clubs and organizations:


55% of students are eligible for the free or reduced lunch program.[5]


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