Patterson High School (Baltimore)

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Patterson High School
Patterson High School in October 2007
100 Kane Street

Coordinates39°17′33″N 76°32′11″W / 39.29250°N 76.53639°W / 39.29250; -76.53639Coordinates: 39°17′33″N 76°32′11″W / 39.29250°N 76.53639°W / 39.29250; -76.53639
School typePublic, Comprehensive
Motto"When Patterson Does a Thing, It is Done Right"
School districtBaltimore City Public Schools
SuperintendentDr. Gregory Thornton [CEO]
School number405
PrincipalVance Benton
Enrollment973[1] (2014)
Color(s)Royal Blue (Loyalty),
White (Steadfastness of Purpose)
MascotClipper Ship
Team namePatterson Clippers

Patterson High School (formerly known as Patterson Park High School) is a public high school located in the Hopkins-Bayview neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland.


Patterson High School is a comprehensive high school with approximately 1200 students, grades nine through twelve. The lead principal is Mr. Vance Benton. Patterson no longer operates as academies, but instead as a cohort model. Students are divided into cohorts based on their year of expected graduation.

Each cohort is led a lead principal with a dedicated cohort counselor. The class of 2017's lead principal is Ms. Theodosia Edwards, the class of 2018 is led by Mr. Maxwell Alukwu, the class of 2019 by Mr. Christian Licier, while the class of 2020 is led by Ms. Jane Jonczak. WIth its career-themed academies, Patterson is designated as the Career Center school for Baltimore’s East Side. Each of the four career academies offers multiple pathways in Career and Technology Education (CTE); Patterson students take pathway courses during their tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grade years, in addition to Maryland State Graduation Requirements, University of Maryland Systems requirements, and a wide variety of elective courses. Pathways at Patterson for the 2012-13 school year include:

•Academy of Engineering / Project Lead the Way •Academy of Health Professions (Certified Nursing & Pharmacy Tech) •Advertising & Graphic Design •Business Administration •Child Care •Cosmetic Services •Design Technology (CADD) •Emergency Medical Technician •Finance & Accounting

Patterson has a very diverse student population [see cultural fair article/video] which includes students from a variety of ethnic groups and backgrounds. is the Department Head of the English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program; which has over 30 countries represented and over 20 languages spoken. The ESOL Program has both Emergent and Newcomers Program and support for ESOL students throughout their integrated classes.(

In 2012 Patterson Junior Jialin Wang put Patterson on the Math Map by taking first place in the Baltimore City Math Bowl.(



In 1993, Patterson, along with all the other Baltimore City public schools, left the Maryland Scholastic Association (MSA) to join the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA). The move meant that Baltimore City Public Schools would be able to compete with the rest of the state's public schools in a variety of sports arenas. Since the move, the Clippers have been to the state semi-finals in 1994, 1999, 2004 and to the quarter-finals in 1993, 1995, 1996, 1998 and 2001.[4]. Maryland scholastic Asso: Champs 1946(A), 1947(A), 1948(A), 1951(A),1952(A), 1954(A) 1956(A), 1989(B)

Boys Basketball:

State Champs: 2012, 2017 Regional Champs: 2011,2012,2014,2015.2017 City Champs: 2017

Baseball: Region Champs 1998

Boys Lacrosse: Region Champs 1996, 1997

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Enrollment for All Grades All Students : Demographics : Baltimore City - Patterson High : 2014 Maryland Report Card:". Maryland State Department of Education. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
  2. ^ ". / Overview". Baltimore City Schools. 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d Tanton, Bill (1 December 1994). "Return to athletic glory of years past does wonders for Patterson High School". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
  4. ^ "MPSSA Football Championships Tournament History" (PDF). Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association. Retrieved 2007-09-15.
  5. ^ Rath, Molly (16 August 2000). "The Last Tycoon: Love Him or Hate Him, Peter Angelos Holds the Key to Downtown's Future". Baltimore City Paper. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
  6. ^ "Joann M. Ellinghaus-Jones, Maryland District Court Judge". District Court of Maryland. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
  7. ^ a b c "Maryland Soccer Hall of Fame". Old Timers Soccer Association of Maryland. Archived from the original on 8 February 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
  8. ^ Frager, Ray (17 December 1992). "Manfra heeds the call to return to Baltimore City native gets Orioles radio job". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
  9. ^ "Baltimore Bayhawks to play in PSINet Stadium". 13 February 2002. Archived from the original on 18 May 2005. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
  10. ^ "Dave Pivec Past Stats, Statistics, History, and Awards -". Archived from the original on 30 May 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
  11. ^ "Perry Sfikas, Maryland State Senator". Maryland State Assembly. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
  12. ^ "Theodore J. Sophocleus, Maryland State Delegate<". Maryland State Archives. Retrieved 18 July 2012.
  13. ^ Mills, Keith (3 May 2007). "Nine Join Hall Of Fame". Pressbox Online. Retrieved 18 July 2012.

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