Pikesville High School

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Pikesville High School
Pikesville High School 2.JPG
Address
7621 Labyrinth Road
Pikesville, Maryland 21208
USA
Information
Type Public high school
Opened 1964
School district Baltimore County Public Schools
Superintendent Dr. S. Dallas Dance
Principal Sandra Reid
Grades 9-12
Hours in school day
Campus Suburban
School colour(s)

Purple and White

         
Mascot Panthers
Newspaper Pipeline
Yearbook Pinnacle
Website

Pikesville High School (PHS) 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 was opened in 1964 as Pikesville Senior High School with grades 10-12 and was renamed in the mid-1980s as part of a county-wide grade realignment. The classes currently span on 80 minute periods with an A and B day schedule. The school has recently received a $40 million renovation, including a math wing and science wing that replaced a single hallway of rooms and adjacent courtyard. The other courtyard was filled with more learning spaces. The cafeteria was expanded along with asbestos removal.

The school is located in the community of Pikesville, just inside Baltimore County to the northwest of Baltimore City. It is located on the corner of Smith Avenue and Labyrinth Road. The school's district borders Towson High School, Dulaney High School, Owings Mills High School, New Town High School, Randallstown High School, Milford Mill High School, and Woodlawn High School.

In 2005, Pikesville High was named as one of the top 100 America's best high schools.[2]

Students[edit]

Pikesville HS Sign.jpg

The graduation rate at Pikesville is fairly high, having been steady at 89%-95% between 1996 and 2007.[3] The current graduation rate of Pikesville High is over 95%. [4] Though the student population has lowered in the past ten years, it did steadily rise from the early 1990s until 2003 when it peaked. Pikesville has a large enrollment of minority students. The racial makeup of the student body is 45.6% African American, 39.0% White, 8.1% Asian, 5.4% Hispanic, and 2.1% two or more races.[5]

Student population[6]
2014 880
2013 892
2012 893
2011 872
2010 912
2009 920
2008 965
2007 1,023
2006 1,064
2005 1,066
2004 1,104
2003 1,159
2002 1,069
2001 1,054
2000 1,001
1999 970
1998 971
1997 940
1996 956
1995 989
1994 979
1993 948

Sports[edit]

State Champions

  • 1986 - Baseball, Class B
  • 2000 - Golf, Class 2A-1A[7]
  • 2001 - Golf, Class 2A-1A
  • 2001 - Boys Lacrosse, Class 2A-1A [8]
  • 2004 - Boys Lacrosse, Class 2A-1A
  • 2009 - Boys Lacrosse, Class 2A-1A
  • 2013 - Boys Indoor Track, Class 1A
  • 2014 - Girls Indoor Track, Class 1A
  • 2014 - Boys Outdoor Track & Field, Class 1A

State Finalists

  • 2002 - Boys Outdoor Track & Field, Class 2A
  • 2006 - Girls Lacrosse, Class 1A2A
  • 2007 - Girls Lacrosse, Class 1A2A
  • 2009 - Softball, Class 2A-1A
  • 2013 - Boys Soccer, Class 1A
  • 2014 - Boys Indoor Track, Class 1A

County Champions

  • 2009- Football, Class 2A-1A

Pikesville's tennis team has won the county championship 41 out of 44 years. The Badminton team has won many county Championships as well.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Clubs and teams at the school include Spanish club, Jewish Culture Club, Christian Club, Interact, Key Club, Young Democrats and Republicans, National Honor Society, and Science Club. Many of the teams include Model UN, Model OAS, It's Academic, Mock Trial, and Model Congress.

Notable alumni[edit]

Fictional Alumni

See also[edit]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Pikesville High School Administration". Retrieved 2013-10-24. 
  2. ^ "The 100 Best High Schools in America". Newsweek. May 16, 2005. 
  3. ^ Maryland Report Card
  4. ^ Maryland Report Card
  5. ^ Maryland Report Card
  6. ^ Maryland State Department of Education
  7. ^ MPSSAA Golf
  8. ^ MPSSAA Lacrosse
  9. ^ Miša Aleksić biography at Riblja Čorba official website
  10. ^ a b c Baltimore County Public School Alumni [1]
  11. ^ Distinguished Alumni of the Pikesville High School [2]

External links[edit]

  • Pikesville High School website [3]

Coordinates: 39°23′00″N 76°41′48″W / 39.3833°N 76.6968°W / 39.3833; -76.6968