Pocomoke High School

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Pocomoke High School
Address
1817 Old Virginia Rd
Pocomoke City, Maryland 21851
United States
Information
Type Public high school
Opened 1957
School district Worcester Public Schools
Principal Annette E. Wallace
Grades 9-12
Number of students 357 (2014)
Campus Rural
Sports Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association
Website

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.

Overview[edit]

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.[1]

Students[edit]

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.[2]

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.

Student population[3]
Year Pop. ±%
1993 397 —    
1994 398 +0.3%
1995 406 +2.0%
1996 383 −5.7%
1997 366 −4.4%
1998 392 +7.1%
1999 408 +4.1%
2000 448 +9.8%
Year Pop. ±%
2001 426 −4.9%
2002 424 −0.5%
2003 420 −0.9%
2004 438 +4.3%
2005 476 +8.7%
2006 478 +0.4%
2007 471 −1.5%
2008 452 −4.0%
Year Pop. ±%
2009 420 −7.1%
2010 390 −7.1%
2011 333 −14.6%
2012 323 −3.0%
2013 331 +2.5%
2014 357 +7.9%

Sports[edit]

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.

Sport Champions Finalists Semi-Finalists
Girls' Field Hockey 19 4 2
Boys' Soccer 8 5 4
Boys' Basketball 4 7 8
Girls' Basketball 1 2 10
Girls' Softball 1 0 4
Boys' Baseball 0 1 1
Girls' Volleyball 0 1 0
Football 0 1 0
Total 33 25 25

State Champions

Sport Year
Boys' Basketball 1971,[4]
Boys' Basketball 1976
Field Hockey 1983
Field Hockey 1987
Boys' Soccer 1988¡
Field Hockey 1989†
Field Hockey 1992
Field Hockey 1994
Field Hockey 1995
Boys' Soccer 1995
Field Hockey 1996
Field Hockey 1997
Field Hockey 1998‡
Field Hockey 2001
Boys' Soccer 2001
Boys' Basketball 2002
Field Hockey 2003
Boys' Soccer 2003
Field Hockey 2004
Field Hockey 2005
Boys' Soccer 2005
Field Hockey 2006±
Boys' Soccer 2006•
Field Hockey 2007
Boys' Soccer 2007
Girls' Basketball 2008
Field Hockey 2008
Boys' Soccer 2008
Softball 2009
Field Hockey 2009
Field Hockey 2010
Field Hockey 2015
Boys' Basketball 2016

¡ 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.

State Finalist

Sport Year
Boys' Soccer 1971
Boys' Soccer 1972
Boys' Basketball 1972
Boys' Basketball 1974
Football 1975
Baseball 1976
Volleyball 1976
Boys' Soccer 1985
Field Hockey 1988
Field Hockey 1990
Boys' Basketball 1991
Field Hockey 1991
Field Hockey 1993
Boys' Basketball 1998
Girls' Basketball 2003
Boys' Basketball 2003
Boys' Soccer 2004
Boys' Basketball 2005
Boys' Basketball 2005
Girls' Basketball 2007
Boys' Basketball 2009
Boys' Soccer 2009

State Semi-Finalist

Sport Year
Boys' Basketball 1954
Boys' Basketball 1965
Boys' Basketball 1967
Boys' Soccer 1969
Boys' Soccer 1970
Girls' Basketball 1976
Baseball 1977
Field Hockey 1981
Boys' Basketball 1981
Softball 1983
Boys' Basketball 1986
Girls' Basketball 1987
Softball 1988
Softball 1990
Softball 1992
Boys' Basketball 1992
Girls' Basketball 1995
Boys' Soccer 1996
Girls' Basketball 2000
Field Hockey 2002
Girls' Basketball 2004
Girls' Basketball 2005
Girls' Basketball 2006
Boys' Basketball 2010
Girls' Basketball 2015
Girls' Basketball 2016

Notable alumni[edit]

  • 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

See also[edit]

References and notes[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 38°03′44″N 75°33′05″W / 38.06223°N 75.55152°W / 38.06223; -75.55152