James Hubert Blake High School
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|James Hubert Blake High School|
|300 Norwood Rd.
Silver Spring, Maryland
|Type||High school, public|
|Oversight||Montgomery County Public Schools|
|Principal||Mr. Christopher Berry|
|Color(s)||Blue, black, white, silver|
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James Hubert Blake High School is a public secondary school located in unincorporated Montgomery County, Maryland, United States. It is located in the Cloverly census-designated place, and has a Silver Spring postal address.
Founded in 1998, Blake High School is a public high school that offers a signature program in fine arts and humanities as well as business and technology. Its mascot is Benny the Bengal and its current principal is Mr. Christopher Berry. Blake was named after James Hubert Blake, a ragtime musician of the early and mid-20th century, chosen to replace Jim Henson, the creator of The Muppet Show and graduate of the University of Maryland after Henson's foundation declined the honor.
The school is part of the Northeast Consortium, an organization of three area high schools that allow middle schoolers to choose their destination school based on each school's signature program. The other members of the consortium are Springbrook High School and Paint Branch High School.
Some of the alumni have gone on to perform on Broadway, as well as other shows and theatre groups throughout the country.
- "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Cloverly CDP, MD" (Archive). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on June 22, 2015.
- Thomson, Candus. "For schools, the game of the name can be nerve-wracking You can get a real education trying to decide what to call a new school." (Archive). The Baltimore Sun. November 15, 1998. Retrieved on June 22, 2015.