Pocomoke High School
|Pocomoke High School|
|1817 Old Virginia Rd
Pocomoke City, Maryland 21851
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||Worcester Public Schools|
|Principal||Annette E. Wallace|
|Number of students||357 (2014)|
|Sports||Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association|
Pocomoke High School (PHS) is a four-year public high school in Pocomoke City, Worcester County, Maryland, United States. It is one of four public high schools in Worcester County along with Stephen Decatur High School, Worcester Technical High School, and Snow Hill High School.
The school is located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in the town of Pocomoke City in Worcester County. The school is on Old Virginia Road, which is west of the intersections of US 13 Business, US 13, US 113, and Maryland Route 366.
The school building has been recently renovated with new additions and has 122,500 square feet (11,380 m2) of space located on 22.02 acres (8.91 ha) of land.
In 2016, Principal, Dr. Annette Wallace was named the 2015-2016 Maryland State Principal of the Year by the National Association of Secondary School Principals and for providing exceptional leadership while building and sustaining a school climate of academic excellence where student achievement abounds.
Pocomoke's graduation rate has been somewhat sporadic over the past 12 years. In 2007 the school graduated 94.5%, up from 74.8% in 1998.
The school population has slowly increased over the past 12 years. In 2007 the school was near its 12-year high enrollment with 471 students, seven less than were enrolled in 2006. The school has nearly 20% more students than in 1993.
Pocomoke High School has a very competitive sports history, and a deep root in winning championships, sometimes referred to as "Tradition" in the small hometown. PHS has amassed 33 State Championships since 1971, most of which came from the Girls' Field Hockey Team (19).
Two sports have been crowned State Champions in 1995, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, and 2007.
In two school years, three State Championship teams were crowned: 2007-2008 Girls' Field Hockey, Boys' Soccer, and Girls' Basketball. 2008-2009: Girls' Field Hockey, Boys' Soccer, and Girls' Softball, respectively.
|Girls' Field Hockey||19||4||2|
¡ The 1988 Boys' Soccer State Final resulted in a 0-0 Tie with Hereford High School.
† The 1989 Field Hockey State Final resulted in a 0-0 Tie with Francis Scott Key High School.
‡ The 1998 Field Hockey State Final resulted in a 2-2 Tie with Hereford High School.
± The 2006 Field Hockey State Final resulted in a 3-3 Tie with Rising Sun High School.
• The 2006 Boys' Soccer State Final resulted in a 1-1 Tie with Sparrows Point High School.
- James W. Dryden - former Administrative Judge for Maryland 7th District Court
- Kimberly Smith Ward - first African American female to be appointed and confirmed as Judge on Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission