Middletown High School (Maryland)
|Middletown High School|
|200 Schoolhouse Drive
Middletown, Maryland 21769
|School board||Frederick County Public Schools (Maryland)|
|Superintendent||Dr. Linda D. Burgee|
|Student to teacher ratio||1:18.8|
|Slogan||"A Tradition of Excellence -- Knowledge, Creativity, Strength, Leadership."|
|Athletics conference||MPSSA Class 2A
|Rival||Walkersville High School|
|Average SAT scores||1617 (2010)|
|Newspaper||The Round Table|
|Feeder schools||Middletown Middle School|
|Athletic league||Monocacy Valley Athletic League (MVAL)
|Sister school||Alssundgymnasiet Sonderborg, Sønderborg, Denmark|
Middletown High School is located in Middletown, Maryland. First established in 1888, the school opened in its current building in April 1974.
2009-2010 School Profile
(source: FCPS School Data)
- Enrollment - 1331 (2010)
- Demographics: 93.5% White, 1.4% African American, 0.3% American Native/Alaskan Native, 2.2% Pacific Islander/Asian, and 2.6% Hispanic
- SAT Mean Scores: 1617 of 2400 as of 2010
- 2010 Graduates: 336
- 2010 Graduation rate: 95.99%
- Students per teacher: 18.8
MHS offers 42 sports teams in 25 sports, visual and performing arts, academic societies, agriculture and club organizations. Many extracurricular clubs flourish, including an Academic Team, Physics Club, Model UN, National Honors Society, Science National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honors society, Future Business Leaders of America, Nu Delta Alpha Dance Honors Society, Mock Trial, Drama Club, TBA Improv Troupe, National English Honors Society, Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society, Student Government Association (SGA), FFA, Gay-Straight Alliance, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
The school's yearbook, Chestnut Burr, was selected by Jostens Publishing Company as a national model, and has won numerous awards from the Publisher. Its newspaper, RT (Round Table) Magazine, has garnered several awards, including best newspaper in Frederick County Public Schools for the past 6 straight years, and 7 of the previous 8.
The school's band are called the "Marching Knights" and since 2002 have been directed by Matthew Shearer. They were the United States Scholastic Band Association Group 2A champions in 2005 with their show "Rhapsody in Blue". In 2005, the band participated in the Gator Bowl music festival where they placed third in the field show contest and parade contest, and junior drum major Kristin Schellinger won the "Best Drum Major" award in the field show contest. In 2006, they scored above 90 for the first time in school history and set record scores for percussion and guard. In 2006 the band placed 4th at the James Madison University Parade of Champions, with drum majors Jessie O Sullivan and Kristen Schellinger. In 2008 they won with drum major Brianna Buckley. They also received the award for best colorguard in their class. In the fall of 2014, the Marching Knights became US Bands Group IIIA MD State Champions at the State Championship at Towson University.
The school's colors are orange and black, and athletic teams are known as the “Knights.”
|Maryland (MPSSAA) State Titles|
|10||Boys Track and Field||1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1985, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004|
|8||Boys Cross Country||1970, 1972, 1973, 1976, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984|
|7||Girls Cross Country||1981, 1991, 1992, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000|
|6||Girls Field hockey||1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1991|
|7||Girls Soccer||1990, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2010, 2011, 2012|
|4||Girls Basketball||1978, 1989, 1993, 2006|
|3||Boys Soccer||1973, 1980, 1993|
|2||Boys Indoor Track||2003, 2007|
|3||Girls Track and Field||2000, 2007, 2008|
|2||Football||2011, 2012, 2013|
|2||Girls Indoor Track||2008, 2009|
Wrestling team individual State Champions: Tucker Ziegler (2015) Judd Ziegler (2012) Chad Strube (2010 and 2009) Brandonn Johnson (2009) Andrew Presnell (2006)
In 2003 MHS implemented the county's first APEX (Advanced Placement Experience) program for a select group of Freshmen. Students in the program commit to taking a minimum of six AP courses in high school, beginning in the sophomore year. Because of the school's emphasis on AP courses the number of students taking AP exams in the past two years has nearly doubled. MHS was also the county's first high school to establish a Freshman Academy to maximize student achievement during the often-difficult transition from Middle to High School. As of the 2006-2007 School Year, The Advisement Programme was terminated for reasons unknown to the general public at MHS.
- Maryland Department of Education Commendation for Maryland School Assessment Performance, 2004
- In 2005 received a $10,000 technology grant from Intel Corporation, awarded for internal teamwork
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- Charlie “King Kong” Keller: 5x Major League Baseball All-Star for New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers, 4x World Series champion
- Josh Kline: Former defensive lineman for the Shepherd Rams. Has been on the team's coaching staff since 2003 and the team's defensive coordinator since 2011. In 2013 he was named the NCAA Division II Coordinator of the Year
- Jason Freeny: sculptor, artist
- Hal Keller: Major League Baseball player and former vice president/general manager for Seattle Mariners
- Evan Routzahn: Former offensive guard for the Virginia Cavaliers. Went undrafted in the 2002 NFL Draft however was signed as a rookie free agent by the Indianapolis Colts who released him during the preseason
- Amber Theoharis: co-host with the NFL Network show NFL Total Access since 2012. Previously worked at MASN as a reporter and sportscaster for the Baltimore Orioles and Baltimore Ravens. Also worked for WBFF and WHFS. Named Baltimore's most eligible bachelorette by Forbes in 2007.
- "MPSSAA Spring Record Book" (PDF). Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association. 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-02.[dead link]
- "MPSSAA Fall Record Book" (PDF). Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association. 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 10, 2012. Retrieved 2008-04-02.
- "MPSSAA Winter Record Book" (PDF). Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association. 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-02.[dead link]