Damascus High School
|Damascus High School|
25921 Ridge Road
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||Montgomery County Public Schools|
|NCES School ID||240048001455|
|Teaching staff||76.00 (on a FTE basis)|
|Student to teacher ratio||16.72|
|Color(s)||Green and Gold|
|Rivals||Quince Orchard High School and Clarksburg High School|
Damascus High School was built in 1950 and renovated in 1978.
The Damascus football team won the Maryland 3A state title in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2019, a run that included a state record 53-game winning streak. Damascus also won a 3A title in 2007 and 4A titles in 2003 and 2005. Damascus won four previous state football championships in 1981, 1992, 1993 and 1996.
In 2019, the football program came under scrutiny, after it was discovered that four players on the team were raped by teammates with broomsticks as part of a hazing ritual within the program. The school's administration waited 12 hours after learning about the rapes before contacting the police. The team members who were accused were initially tried as adults before having their cases moved to juvenile court. As a result, the outcome of the case and what punishment, if any, the youths faced is unknown. A lawsuit alleging that the school negligently allowed to rapes to occur is still ongoing.
- Joel Ross, CFL player
- Brian Stelter, political commentator
- Kevin Thompson, NFL player
- Bryan Bresee, college athlete
- Jake Funk, football player
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- Mike Loveday; Sheldon Shealer (December 31, 2009). "The top 5 programs of the decade in Maryland high school football". ESPNRise.
- Jones, Jackie (March 18, 2000). "Suburbia Encroaches on a Small Country Town". The Washington Post. p. H1.
- Wilson, Aaron (April 21, 2015). "Appalachian State cornerback Joel Ross invited to Ravens' local prospect day today, sources say". Baltimore Sun.
- Singer-Bart, Susan (June 9, 2010). "Damascus High grads: Farewell, for now". The Gazette. Archived from the original on 12 June 2010.
- Giblin, John (November 6, 1999). "Born to Lead". Daily Collegian.