High Point High School

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For the high school in North Carolina which had this name, see High Point Central High School.
High Point High School
3601 Powder Mill Road
Beltsville, Maryland 20705
United States
Coordinates 39°2′33″N 76°56′38″W / 39.04250°N 76.94389°W / 39.04250; -76.94389Coordinates: 39°2′33″N 76°56′38″W / 39.04250°N 76.94389°W / 39.04250; -76.94389
Type Public high school
Established 1954
School district Prince George's County Public Schools
Superintendent Kevin Maxwell
Principal Nicole Isley-McClure
Teaching staff 115.70 (FTE)
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2,162 (2012-2013)
Student to teacher ratio 18.69
Color(s) Blue and Gold
Nickname Eagles
Rival Northwestern, Laurel

High Point High School (HPHS) is a public high school located in Beltsville, an unincorporated section of Prince George's County, Maryland, United States.

The school, serving children in grades 9 through 12, is part of the Prince George's County Public Schools district system.

High Point serves a portion of the city of College Park, and several unincorporated areas, including Adelphi, Beltsville, Landover and Hyattsville.

High Point students come from middle schools throughout Prince George's County. They hail predominately from Buck Lodge Middle School and Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, both in unincorporated Prince George's County. Originally, the students were bussed as well from Beltsville Junior High school which is now known as Beltsville Elementary School.



Opened in 1954, High Point High School was originally going to be named Cherry Hill High School.[citation needed] However, school officials eventually settled on the name "High Point High School" because of the school's location on the highest point in Beltsville, Maryland.


The demographic breakdown of the 2,162 students enrolled for the 2012-2013 school year was:

  • Male - 53.4%
  • Female - 46.6%
  • Native American/Alaskan - 0.2%
  • Asian/Pacific islanders - 4.9%
  • Black - 36.0%
  • Hispanic - 55.3%
  • White - 2.9%
  • Multiracial - 0.7%

in addition, 71.7% of the students qualified for free or reduced lunch. [1]

Notable alumni[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for High Point High". ed.gov. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Hodges, Jim (November 8, 1994). "Clearly, He's K.J., Not J.J.". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on November 19, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Brian Keith Reid, PhD". anglican.org. Retrieved 27 August 2015.