Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School

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Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School
12650 Brooke Lane
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772
United States
Coordinates 38°49′59″N 76°47′16″W / 38.83306°N 76.78778°W / 38.83306; -76.78778Coordinates: 38°49′59″N 76°47′16″W / 38.83306°N 76.78778°W / 38.83306; -76.78778
School type Public, high school
Founded 2006
School district Prince George's County Public Schools
Superintendent Kevin M. Maxwell
Principal Charoscar Coleman
Teaching staff 122.50 (FTE)
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 2,279 (2012-2013)
Student to teacher ratio 18.60
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Blue and Yellow         
Nickname Pumas
Rival Frederick Douglass High School
Feeder schools Stephen Decatur Middle School
Drew-Freeman Middle School
James Madison Middle School
Walker Mill Middle School

Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School (est. 2006) is a public high school which opened in the Fall of 2006. Wise was constructed to relieve overcrowding in several surrounding high schools, mainly Largo High School (Maryland) and Frederick Douglass High School. The school was constructed to become the largest high school in the State of Maryland, with a square footage of 434,600 sq. ft. The school also has the distinction of featuring the largest gymnasium of any non-university school in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area, with a capacity to seat up to 5,000 spectators. The state-of-the-art gymnasium also features an indoor track. The school has a total student capacity of 2,600. The school displaced Northwestern High School, another county school, as the largest high school in Maryland, although it's notable that Northwestern has a higher total student capacity. Wise hosts a Technical Academy signature program.

The principal at Wise is Charoscar Coleman.


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