Owings Mills High School

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Owings Mills High School
Address
124 Tollgate Road
Owings Mills, Maryland 21117
United States
Coordinates 39°25′23″N 76°47′41″W / 39.42306°N 76.79472°W / 39.42306; -76.79472Coordinates: 39°25′23″N 76°47′41″W / 39.42306°N 76.79472°W / 39.42306; -76.79472
Information
Type Public High School
Motto "Celebrating Excellence Through Diversity"
School district Baltimore County Public Schools
Principal Abbey Campbell
Teaching staff 66
Grades 9-12
Student to teacher ratio 15:1
Campus size 37 acres (150,000 m2)
Color(s) Brown and Gold         
Mascot Eagles
Newspaper http://omeagleseye.org/
Website
Owings Mills High School
Owings Mills High School

Owings Mills High School (OMHS) is a four-year public high school in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. It is part of the Baltimore County Public Schools consolidated school district.

The school is located in the racially diverse community of Owings Mills, just northeast of I-795 and southwest of Maryland Route 140. The school's district borders Franklin High School, Dulaney High School, Pikesville High School, and New Town High School. The school is on 37 acres (150,000 m2) of land and the main building has 174,647 square feet (16,225.2 m2).[1] The school colors are brown and gold.

Students[edit]

The graduation rate at Owings Mills has been steadily falling. Over the past 10 years, it hit a high of 90.5% in 1997, but has fallen to a low of just 79% in 2006.[2] Over 10% of the students receive special services, a high number by state standards.[3] Over 32% of the students receive free or reduced meals, also a high number.[4]

Though the student population has lowered in the past few years, it did steadily rise from the early 1990s until 2003 when it peaked. The composition of the school's population is diverse. As of 2006, the majority of the students, 58%, are African-American, 17% Caucasian, 16 Hispanic, 6% Asian/Pacific Islander, and less than 1% are Native American.[5]

The results of High School Assessments are mixed, but mostly poor results. Only 38.5% passed the Algebra test, 62.% for Biology, 70.3% for Government, and 57.7% for English.[4]

The student body makeup is 53 percent male and 47 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 78 percent.

On the recent 2015 US News, Owings Mills High is ranked 61st in state and ranked 2,032nd nationally.[6]

Student population [7]
Year Total
2014 881
2013 962
2012 968
2011 1015
2010 1015
2009 --
2008 1,082
2007 1,109
2006 1,155
2005 1,167
2004 1,335
2003 1,380
2002 1,374
2001 1,343
2000 1,165
1999 1,121
1998 1,117
1997 1,051
1996 984
1995 958

Sports[edit]

Division Champions

1981-1982 - Varsity Tennis 3A/4A Division.

  • State Champions
  • 1984 - Girls Basketball[8]
  • 1991 - Wrestling, Class 2A-1A [9]
  • 1992 - Wrestling, Class 2A-1A
  • 1995 - Wrestling, Class 2A-1A
  • 1996 - Wrestling, Class 2A-1A
  • 2002 - Wrestling (Dual Meet), Class 2A-1A
  • 2003 - Wrestling (Dual Meet), Class 2A-1A
  • 2003 - Wrestling, Class 2A-1A
  • 2004 - Wrestling, Class 2A-1A
  • 2006 - Wrestling, Class 2A-1A
  • 2007 - Wrestling, Class 2A-1A
  • 2007- Wrestling,(Dual Meet), Class 2A-1A
  • 2008- Wrestling,(Dual Meet), Class 2A-1A
  • 2009- Wrestling,(Dual Meet), Class 2A-1A
  • 2010- Wrestling, Class 2A-1A
  • 2012- Wrestling, Class 2A-1A

Activities[edit]

Sports are popular extra-curricular activities. One of Owings Mills' most notable activities is its Mock Trial team. The school participates with over 130 schools from Maryland. In the 2006-2007 school year, Owings Mills was one of the four state finalists.[10]

Owings Mills has many clubs and organizations for students to participate in. Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) is the largest of these clubs. The Student Government Association runs the Homecoming Dance and activities, Snowball Dance, and much more. The Owings Mills team of "It's Academic" went to the finals in 2010 but ultimately lost. There are many more clubs that students can belong in.

  • 3D Graphic and Modeling
  • AAO
  • African American Male Achievement Initiative
  • Animal Rights Club
  • Any Soldier
  • Art Club
  • Blank Canvas
  • Chess Club
  • Culture Club
  • Dance Club
  • Drama Club
  • Educators Rising
  • FBLA
  • French Club
  • Games Club
  • Glee Club
  • International Club
  • Its Academic!
  • Jewish Student Union
  • Key Club
  • Latin American Dancing
  • Eagles' Eye
  • Math Club
  • Mock Trail
  • Pep Band
  • Photo Club
  • Poetry Club
  • Robotics
  • Running/Exercise Club
  • SADD
  • Environmental Club
  • Screaming Eagles
  • SGA
  • Sports Science
  • Step Squad
  • You Are What You Eat

See also[edit]

References and notes[edit]

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