Damascus High School

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Damascus High School
Address
25921 Ridge Road
Damascus, Maryland 20872
United States
Coordinates 39°16′56″N 77°12′38″W / 39.28222°N 77.21056°W / 39.28222; -77.21056Coordinates: 39°16′56″N 77°12′38″W / 39.28222°N 77.21056°W / 39.28222; -77.21056
Information
Type Public secondary
Established 1950
School district Montgomery County Public Schools
Principal Jennifer Webster
Grades 9–12
Number of students 1336 (2012)
Campus Rural
Color(s) Green, white, and unofficially gold
Mascot Swarmin' Hornets
Newspaper The Buzz
Website

Damascus High School is a high school located at 25921 Ridge Road in Damascus, an unincorporated community in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States. The school principal is Jennifer Webster.

History[edit]

Damascus High School was built in 1950 (at 26,600 square feet) with major additions in 1951 (11,790 square feet), 1958 (21,339 square feet), 1963 (33,852 square feet), 1964 (30,297 square feet), 1971 (2,126 square feet), 1975 (40,017 square feet), 1977 (35,700 square feet) 1993 (32,892 square feet) and 2004 (1,373 square feet addition and 2,025 square feet (188.1 m2) of renovation of the original 1950 building). The building now totals 235,986 square feet (21,923.8 m2).

Athletics[edit]

Damascus High School has had some notable achievements, including:

  • Football - 9 state championships (1981, 1992, 1993, 1996, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2015, 2016)
  • Maryland Poms State Champions (1998, 2003, 2015)
  • Boys' cross country - 3 state championships (1961, 1965, 2009)
  • Girls' cross country - 1 state championship (1994)
  • Golf - 1 state championship (1993)
  • Volleyball - 1 state championship (2013)
  • Wrestling (tournament) - 5 state championships (1994, 1996, 1999, 2015, 2016)
  • Wrestling (dual) - 7 state championships (1995, 1999, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Boys' basketball - 1 state championship (1949)
  • Boys' indoor track - 1 state championship (2009)
  • Girls' indoor track - 2 state championships (1997, 2011)
  • Baseball - 2 state championships (1998, 2000)
  • Softball - 3 state championships (1987, 1992, 1994)
  • Boys' track and field
  • Girls' track and field

Notable alumni[edit]

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