Kenwood High School (Maryland)
|Kenwood High School|
501 Stemmers Run Road
|Type||Public high school|
|Motto||"Knowledge, Honor, Service"|
|School district||Baltimore County Public Schools|
|School number||(410) 887-0153|
|School colour(s)||Blue and White|
|Newspaper||True Blue News|
|Website||Kenwood High School|
About the School
Kenwood has been educating students since 1931. The school was originally housed at 6700 Kenwood Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21237, which is now Golden Ring Middle School . The school was relocated to a larger building at 501 Stemmers Run Road, which is less than a mile away from Eastern Technical High School. The school borders the school districts of Overlea High School, Perry Hall High School, Chesapeake High School, and Dundalk High School.
While the school provides a standard diploma to graduates, there are also "Magnet programs," which are, "theme-oriented courses of study that provide students with in-depth experiences in a specialized area of interest." Kenwood features two "magnets": International Baccalaureate and Sports Science Academy.
The "IB" program is recognized in more than 100 countries, welcoming students to a world of academic leadership and international opportunities. The courses offered in this program are competitive and challenging and encourage creative and critical thinking skills. The IB Program is unique in that it prepares students to take exit exams their senior year to earn college credit.
"SSA" provides students with the opportunity to pursue an interdiscplinary curriculum that investigates careers in the sports, health, and fitness fields, including Sports Medicine, Sports Education, Sports Business and Sports Communications.
The school is also backwards with the front of the school facing the schoolyard.
As of 2007, the school had over 1,800 students. The enrollment then was 71% European-American, 24% African-American, 2.5% Hispanic, and about 2.5% Asian/Pacific Islander and Native American. Over 13% of the students receive special education, a high mark. Additionally, almost 36% of the students receive free or reduced meals, also considered very high. Results from the 2006 High School Assessment (HSA) are mixed. Only 39.9% of the students passed the Algebra portion of the test, while 68% passed Biology, 65.6% passed Government, and 50.7% passed English.
The school is known for repeated success in wrestling, baseball, track and field, and competitive cheerleading (County and Regional Champions).
The school has several state championships:
- 1956 - Boys' Cross Country
- 1958 - Boys' Cross Country
- 1962 - Boys' Cross Country
- 1964 - Boys' Track and Field
- 1967 - Boys' Cross Country
- 1975 - Football
- 1978 - Baseball
- 1989 - James Smith Frederick Alexander (Track and Field)
- 2003 - Boys' soccer
- 2003 - Coach Derek Woodward named Girls' Soccer Coach of the Year by the Baltimore Sun.
- 2012 - Travis Jenkins (Track and Field) Long Jump
- Donald B. Elliott, member, Maryland House of Delegates
- Thomas David Jones, (1973), NASA astronaut
- Dennis F. Rasmussen, (1965), former Baltimore County Executive, Maryland State Senator.
- Michael H. Weir, Jr., member of Maryland House of Delegates
- Anita Gillette [née Luebben], (1954), actress (stage, television, movies)
- Travis Jenkins