Hammond High School (Columbia, Maryland)

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Hammond High School
The Golden Bear
Address
8800 Guilford Road
Columbia, MD
USA
Information
Type Public secondary
Motto "Where People Are Important"
Established 1977[1]
School district Howard County Public Schools
Principal Marcia L. Leonard[2][3]
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,319
Color(s) Maroon and gold          
Mascot Golden Bear
Website

Hammond High School, established in 1977, is a public secondary school located in Columbia, Maryland, United States. It is part of the Howard County Public School System.[1] It is located near the Kings Contrivance Village Center, south of Maryland Route 32, east of U.S. 29, and west of I-95.

Hammond High School was built concurrently and with the same floor plan as Centennial High School. During the 1976-77 school year, the Hammond High School building served as the temporary home of Howard High School, whose building was being renovated. The first class of Hammond High School began in September 1977.[4] The Hammond's original school colors were brown, gold and white. These colors were changed to maroon and gold in 2002.

Students[edit]

Hammond High School has an official capacity of 1,220 students (not including additional capacity provided by four portable classrooms as of 2010).[5] The student population at Hammond High School has grown moderately over the past 18 years.

Student population[6]
1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
988 1,016 1,026 1,096 978 1,048 1,134 1,161 1,275 1,322 1,282 1,316 1,341 1,305 1,309 1,342 1,319

The racial makeup of the population during the 2013–2014 school year was 33.3% White, 36.9% Black or African American, 9.4% Asian, 10.7% Hispanic or Latino, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 9.5% two or more races.[5]

Sports[edit]

Hammond High School (Maryland).jpg

State championships[edit]

Hammond High School currently lists eight state championships for girls' sports and six for boys' sports.

      SPORT        Flag of Maryland.svg       YEAR
Boys' basketball 1983
Boys' soccer 2006
Wrestling 1996, 1998, 2005, 2006
Girls' basketball 1992, 1994, 1995
Girls' indoor track 2A-1A 1994
Girls' soccer 1989, 1991, 1998
Girls' softball 2007
= denotes co-champions
Source: MPSSAA Official Tournament Records
[7]

External links[edit]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2009-10 HCPSS School Profile - Hammond High School
  2. ^ "High Schools". Howard County Public School System. Retrieved September 28, 2010. 
  3. ^ "About Hammond High". Retrieved September 28, 2010. 
  4. ^ Columbia Flier, "Back to School - The Best Thing is Seeing Your Friends, September 8, 1977, p. 12."
  5. ^ a b "Hammond High School Profile" (PDF). 
  6. ^ Maryland State Department of Education
  7. ^ "MPSSAA Official Tournament Records". Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association. Retrieved September 8, 2010. 

Coordinates: 39°10′00″N 76°51′37″W / 39.1667°N 76.8603°W / 39.1667; -76.8603