Leonardtown High School

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Leonardtown High School
Seal of Leonardtown High School(Trademark of Leonardtown High School)
Leonardtown, Maryland
Type Public Secondary
Established 1978
School district St. Mary's County Public Schools
Principal Michael Watson
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1925 (2012-2013)
Campus Rural
Color(s) Blue and White
Athletics Southern Maryland Athletic Conference
Mascot Raiders (Ospreys)
Rival Great Mills High School and Chopticon High School

Leonardtown High School is a comprehensive public high school for students in grades 9-12. It offers college preparatory programs and programs that prepare students for business and technical occupations. It serves the community in the central portion of St. Mary's County, Maryland, between the Potomac River and Patuxent River. The area is a mixture of rural and suburban communities. Many of the families are employed by NAS Patuxent River, government contractors, St. Mary's College of Maryland, St Mary's County government and others involved in the traditional agriculture and water related businesses.

Leonardtown High School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and the Maryland State Department of Education. Leonardtown High School belongs to the St. Mary's County Public Schools system, and is associated with two other county high school rivals, Great Mills High School and Chopticon High School.

Leonardtown High School Athletics belongs to the Southern Maryland Athletic Conference, and competes in Division 4A in the state competitions.

According to Newsweek, Leonardtown High School is also ranked in the top 4% (#943) of all schools in the United States.[1]

Sister schools[edit]

Kanagawa Prefectural Hibarigaoka High School in Japan became the sister school of Leonardtown High in October 1991, when the county board of education and representatives from Maryland formalized an agreement.[2]

Notable alumni[edit]

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  1. ^ Newsweek Archived June 17, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "An Introduction to Hibarigaoka High School 2005-2007" (). Kanagawa Prefectural Hibarigaoka High School. Retrieved on October 13, 2015. p. 14/17.
  3. ^ "Real World: Back to Las Vegas - Heather Cooke". Vevmo.com. 2010-11-08. Archived from the original on 2013-10-14. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 

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Coordinates: 38°16′19.61″N 76°36′35.94″W / 38.2721139°N 76.6099833°W / 38.2721139; -76.6099833