River Hill High School

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River Hill High School
River Hill High School Entrance.jpg
Address
12101 Route 108
Clarksville, Maryland 21029
USA
Coordinates 39°12′54″N 76°55′45″W / 39.21511°N 76.92928°W / 39.21511; -76.92928Coordinates: 39°12′54″N 76°55′45″W / 39.21511°N 76.92928°W / 39.21511; -76.92928
Information
School type Public High School (9–12)
Opened 1996
School district Howard County Public Schools
Principal Kathryn McKinley
Grades 9–12
Language English
Campus Suburban
School color(s) Blue and Gold
Mascot Hawks
Newspaper The Current
Yearbook Talon
Website

River Hill High School is a public high school in Clarksville, Maryland. It is part of the Howard County public schools.

Kathryn McKinley is the current[when?] principal. Kedre Fairley and Dr. Napoleon Saunders are the vice principals.

River Hill High School was awarded a "silver medal" by U.S. News & World Report.[1] It was recognized by BusinessWeek as having the "Best Overall Academic Performance" in Maryland.[2] It was ranked 295 out of 1500 high schools in 2009, which represent the top 6 percent of public high schools in the U.S., by Newsweek magazine.[3]

It was also ranked 7th of 225 High Schools in the State of Maryland as of 2013.[4]

It was rated the 165th best school in the nation by US News in 2013.[5]

It is the home of Alliance Rocket, co-winners of the SPHERES Challenge 2011 Championship on the International Space Station.[6]

Students[edit]

River Hill High School opened in 1996. The school population peaked in 2002 with 1,755 students, but has steadily decreased because several other high schools have opened in Howard County to ease the population strain on the existing schools. 99% of the students passing the Maryland high school assessments.[7]

Student population[8]
1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
902 1223 1361 1511 1570 1755 1652 1645 1546 1434 1406 1375 1341

Principals[edit]

  • Scott Pfeifer 1996-2004
  • Bill Ryan 2004-2010
  • Nick Novak 2010–2015
  • Kathryn McKinley 2016–present

Awards[edit]

  • River Hill was named by the U.S. Department of Education a National Blue Ribbon School in 2007, one of only 40 high schools to receive that honor.[9]

Notable alumni[edit]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ MD: Best High Schools. USNews.com. Retrieved on 2011-03-06.
  2. ^ America's Best High Schools: Maryland – BusinessWeek. Images.businessweek.com. Retrieved on 2011-03-06.
  3. ^ America's Top Public High Schools. Newsweek (2009-06-08). Retrieved on 2011-03-06.
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  5. ^ "National Rankings Best High Schools". US News. 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "NASA - Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites-Zero-Robotics". Nasa.gov. Retrieved 2017-01-03. 
  7. ^ [2][dead link]
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  9. ^ "No Child Left Behind-Blue Ribbon Schools Program". U.S Department of Education web site. 5 Nov 2007. Retrieved 2008-12-21. 
  10. ^ "Michael Campanaro, WR for the Baltimore Ravens at". Nfl.com. Retrieved 2017-01-03. 
  11. ^ "Kevin Johnson, CB for the Houston Texans at". Nfl.com. Retrieved 2017-01-03. 

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