Henry E. Lackey High School

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Henry E. Lackey High School
3000 Chicamuxen Road
Indian Head, Maryland 20640
Coordinates 38°34′46″N 77°7′39.5″W / 38.57944°N 77.127639°W / 38.57944; -77.127639Coordinates: 38°34′46″N 77°7′39.5″W / 38.57944°N 77.127639°W / 38.57944; -77.127639
School type Public, secondary school

1919 (as Indian Head High School)

1969 (as Henry E. Lackey High School)
School district Charles County Public Schools
Principal Kathy D. Perriello
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,066 (2015-2016)[1]
Language English
Campus Rural
Color(s) Blue and Grey
Athletics conference Southern Maryland Athletic Conference
Mascot Charger

Henry E. Lackey High School is a high school in Charles County, Maryland. It is run by Charles County Public Schools.


The current building was completed in 1969, replacing a previous building built in 1953 which was rededicated as General Smallwood Middle School. At the same time, it was combined with the former Pomonkey High School built in 1957,[2][3] which was rededicated as Matthew Henson Middle School.

The high school is named for Rear Admiral Henry E. Lackey of the local Naval facility, who was credited with helping to start the school at Indian Head, Maryland, in 1920, one of the first high schools in the county.[4] The school originally bore only his last name, initially the Lackey School, then Lackey High School, but was renamed to his full name in 2001 to make it clearer.[5]

Although the mailing address says Indian Head, only the original Lackey School was located within Indian Head, Maryland. The General Smallwood Middle School is located in Potomac Heights, Maryland, while the current building is closest to the village of Marbury, Maryland and serves students from the large rural Nanjemoy area as well.


Advanced Placement courses[edit]

Currently, Lackey offers the following AP Courses:[6]

  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • European History
  • Human Geography
  • Psychology
  • United States History
  • World History
  • Calculus AB
  • Statistics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Physics B
  • Spanish Language
  • Art History



Currently, the Lackey Chargers compete in the SMAC (Southern Maryland Athletic Conference) along with the other public schools in Charles, Calvert, and St. Mary's Counties.[10]

Below is a list of varsity athletics offered at Lackey.[11]


The Chargers have won 3 regional titles and 2 conference titles over the past 5 years[when?].[12]


Lackey's Men's and Women's Basketball programs won 3 conference championships, 1 regional championship, and had 3 appearances in the regional championship game in 4 years.[13]


The Wrestling program has also had a storied history, especially during the 20 years under Glenn Jones (who was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in November 2007), currently a Vice Principal at Lackey.[14]


Lackey is also one of only three schools in the county to have an indoor pool.[15]


  1. ^ "Schools & Centers". Charles County Public Schools. Archived from the original on 2008-05-03. Retrieved 2007-12-22. 
  2. ^ "Banneker School". Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions, Inc. Archived from the original on 2007-08-16. Retrieved 2007-12-22. 
    This page may refer to an earlier Pomonkey High School building than the cited.
  3. ^ Until 1965, this was a segregated (African-American) school.
  4. ^ "Indian Head History 1890 - 1997" (PDF). Indian Head Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-08-13. Retrieved 2007-12-18. 
  5. ^ "Public Information & Media – What's In A Name? – Lackey". Charles County Board of Education. Archived from the original on 2008-09-28. Retrieved 2007-12-24. 
  6. ^ "Message missing (possible session timeout)" (PDF). Edline.net. Retrieved 2016-07-25. 
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ Virtually Everything, Inc. "Charles Co. Seniors Receive Nearly $40M in Scholarship Offers - Southern Maryland Headline News". Somd.com. Retrieved 2016-07-25. 
  9. ^ Gretchen Phillips (June 8, 2012). "Grads embark on their adult adventures". SoMdNews.com. Archived from the original on February 2, 2013. 
  10. ^ Sheinin, Dave. "High Schools / League Index". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2008-01-26. 
  11. ^ LHS - Sport's Main Page
  12. ^ Lamb leads Lackey through adversity
  13. ^ [2]
  14. ^ "CCPS Press Releases: In Focus". Charles County Public Schools. November 2, 2007. Archived from the original on September 28, 2008. 
  15. ^ Department Of Community Services - Recreation

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