North Caroline High School

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North Caroline High School
"You Can't Hide that Bulldog Pride"
Ridgely, Maryland
Coordinates 38°54′30.5″N 75°50′29″W / 38.908472°N 75.84139°W / 38.908472; -75.84139Coordinates: 38°54′30.5″N 75°50′29″W / 38.908472°N 75.84139°W / 38.908472; -75.84139
Type Public Secondary
School district Caroline County Public Schools (Maryland)
Principal Dr. Michael Smith
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,200
Campus Rural
Color(s) White and Blue
Mascot Bulldogs
Yearbook The North Carolinean

North Caroline High School is located in Ridgely, Maryland and is part of the Caroline County Public Schools (Maryland) system. The school serves approximately 1,200 students in grades nine to twelve.[1] Students generally live in the northern area of Caroline County in Ridgely, Greensboro, Denton, and a number of smaller towns. Lockerman Middle School serves as the feeder school.


  • Principal: Dr. Michael Smith.[2]
  • Assistant Principal: Ms. Nicole Fisher[3]
  • Assistant Principal: Mr. Rob Willoughby

Mission statement[edit]

"North Caroline High School will be a place where people will be accepted, respected, and valued. Success, personal achievement, and equal opportunity will be stressed. Those coming in contact with the school will feel welcomed and find a positive and safe atmosphere marked by cleanliness, courtesy, and quality." [4]


NCHS offers a variety of courses to suit both college-bound and vocationally driven students. Students are grouped into one of the following clusters based on their future career choices:

Within these clusters, students choose majors that dictate their course choices.[5]

Students have the opportunity of simultaneously attending the Caroline Career and Technology Center located adjacent to the school building.

NCHS also offers a growing number of Advanced Placement courses, including Art, Biology, Calculus AB, English Language, English Literature, French Language, Government and Politics, Psychology, Spanish Language, and U.S. History.[1]


Students at NCHS can participate in the following sports:

NCHS sports teams participate in the Maryland 2A division, as based on their enrollment numbers.[10]

In 1987, the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletics Association awarded NCHS the Jack Willard Memorial Award during the boys' and girls' state basketball tournaments in recognition of their superior sportsmanship during the tournament.[7]

Clubs and organizations[edit]

Students at NCHS can participate in the following clubs and organizations:


The student population consists of the following ethnicities:

31% of the students are eligible for the free or reduced-price lunch program.[1]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Great Schools: North Caroline High School". GreatSchools Inc. Retrieved 2008-05-13. 
  2. ^ "North Caroline High School Principal". North Caroline High School. Retrieved 2008-05-13. 
  3. ^ "North Caroline High School Assistant Principal". North Caroline High School. Archived from the original on 2008-06-26. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ [2] Archived September 25, 2006 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ a b [3] Archived July 10, 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ a b [4][dead link]
  8. ^ a b [5][dead link]
  9. ^ [6][dead link]
  10. ^ "School Enrollment" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-11-05. 
  11. ^ [7] Archived March 3, 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ "Maryland Democratic Party - National Convention Delegates". Retrieved 2013-11-05. 
  13. ^ "Official Site of Salisbury University Athletics - Salisbury". Retrieved 2013-11-05. 
  14. ^ "Kara Turner". Retrieved 2013-11-05. 

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