Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association

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Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association
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Abbreviation MPSSAA
Formation 1946
Type Volunteer; NPO
Legal status Association
Purpose/focus Athletic/Educational
Headquarters 200 West Baltimore St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Region served Maryland
Membership 195 high schools
Official languages English
Executive Director Edward F. Sparks
Affiliations National Federation of State High School Associations
Staff 5
Remarks Fax: (410) 333-3111

Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA), is the association that oversees public high school sporting contests in the state of Maryland.[1] Organized in 1946, MPSSAA is made up of public high schools from each of Maryland's 23 counties and Baltimore City. The purpose of the MPSSAA is to organize, promote, and direct public high school interscholastic sports in order to assure that those activities contribute toward the entire educational program of the state of Maryland. The MPSSAA includes 195 public high schools, with more than 110,000 student-athletes participating in 24 sports.


Owing to its unique geography, Maryland is divided into nine districts by the MPSSAA for purposes of organizing various athletic activities and postseason tournaments.

  • District 1 – Allegany, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett, and Washington counties
  • District 2 – Montgomery County
  • District 3 – Prince George's County
  • District 4 – Charles, Calvert, and St. Mary's counties
  • District 5 – Anne Arundel and Howard counties
  • District 6 – Baltimore County
  • District 7 – Cecil and Harford counties
  • District 8 – Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester counties
  • District 9 – Baltimore City

Member High Schools[edit]

Counties are broken into different conferences across the state. In total, there are five conferences, with six counties remaining independent.

Appalachian Mountain Athletic Conference[edit]

Allegany Garrett
Allegany High School Northern Garrett High School
Mountain Ridge High School Southern Garrett High School
Fort Hill High School

Bayside Conference[edit]

Caroline Dorchester Kent Queen Anne's Somerset Talbot Wicomico Worcester
Colonel Richardson High School Cambridge-South Dorchester High School Kent County High School Kent Island High School Crisfield High School Easton High School James M. Bennett High School Pocomoke High School
North Caroline High School North Dorchester High School Queen Anne's County High School Washington High School St. Michaels High School Mardela High School Snow Hill High School
Parkside High School Stephen Decatur High School
Wicomico High School

Monocacy Valley Athletic League[edit]

Carroll Frederick Washington
Century High School Brunswick High School Boonsboro High School
Francis Scott Key High School Catoctin High School Clear Spring High School
Liberty High School Frederick High School Hancock High School
Manchester Valley High School Governor Thomas Johnson High School North Hagerstown High School
North Carroll High School Linganore High School Smithsburg High School
South Carroll High School Middletown High School South Hagerstown High School
Westminster Senior High School Oakdale High School Williamsport High School
Winters Mill High School Tuscarora High School
Urbana High School
Walkersville High School

Southern Maryland Athletic Conference[edit]

Calvert Charles St. Mary's
Huntingtown High School Henry E. Lackey High School Chopticon High School
Northern High School La Plata High School Great Mills High School
Calvert High School Maurice J. McDonough High School Leonardtown High School
Patuxent High School North Point High School
Thomas Stone High School
Westlake High School

Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference[edit]

Cecil Harford
Elkton High School Aberdeen High School
North East High School Bel Air High School
Perryville High School C. Milton Wright High School
Rising Sun High School Edgewood High School
Fallston High School
Harford Technical High School
Havre De Grace High School
Joppatowne High School
North Harford High School
Patterson Mill High School


Anne Arundel County[edit]

Baltimore City[edit]

Member schools City and Poly clash at M&T Bank Stadium, in Baltimore, November 2007.

Baltimore County[edit]

Howard County[edit]

River Hill's girls compete for a Class 2A girls' basketball state championship in 2009 at UMBC's Retriever Activities Center in Catonsville.

Montgomery County[edit]

Prince George's County[edit]

Out-of-state teams[edit]


  1. ^ "Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association". Maryland Public Secondary Schools Association. Retrieved 1 April 2011. 

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