Rockville High School (Maryland)

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Coordinates: 39°05′07″N 77°07′04″W / 39.085396°N 77.117693°W / 39.085396; -77.117693

Rockville High School
RockvilleHS 2006.jpg
2100 Baltimore Road
Rockville, Maryland 20851
United States
Type Public
Motto "One School. One World. One Future."
Opened 1968
School district Montgomery County Public Schools
School number 230
Principal Billie-Jean Benson
Assistant School Administrator Monica Abuliak
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,243[1]

Orange, black, and white

Fight song "Hats Off to Thee", "Come On Let's Fight'"
Mascot Ram
Rival Richard Montgomery High School
Newspaper The Rampage[2]
Yearbook Aries

Rockville High School (RHS) is a four-year high school in Rockville, Maryland, United States. The school was founded in 1968 and its current building was completed in August 2004. Rockville High School is based in Montgomery County, Maryland. As of 2009, enrollment was 1,243 students.[1][3] Earle B. Wood Middle School is the only feeder school for RHS.

The original building underwent renovation starting in the 2002-2003 school year, and was completed by the start of the 2004-2005 school year. During the two years of renovation, RHS students attended Northwood High School.


Rockville High School includes programs that give potential college credit to students, such as the International Baccalaureate program and Advanced Placement courses.[4]

The school also offers career driven programs such as the International Baccalaureate Career-Pathway Certificate,[5] Project Lead the Way,[6] and Educorps, where students have the opportunity to intern in school with teachers to help other students.[7]


Rockville was the National Winner in the "High School Publication" category of the 2005, 2007, and 2010 Student Publishing Awards, and students were invited to meet Vice President Joe Biden in honor of their award.[8] Rockville won the Gold Crown for high school newspapers in 2010, the Silver Crown in 2006 and 2007, the Silver Crown in online journalism in 2009 and 2010 and numerous Golden Circle awards.[9][10] The Rampage in 2007 won the National Pacemaker award and in 2006 and 2010 was a finalist in the online category.[11] The Echoes literary magazine and the Rampage both won the 2009 American Scholastic Press Association publication awards in their respective categories.[12] In 2009 Rockville was the only high school in the nation to receive press passes to the inauguration of president Obama. In 2008 two students received the Courage in Journalism Award for publishing a package of stories about gangs and violence.[13]

Clubs and extra-curricular activities[edit]

Rockville High School was the only high school in Maryland that had a pipe band. The band originated at nearby Robert E. Peary High School in 1961 and moved to RHS when Peary High closed in 1984.[14] The Montgomery County Board of Education cut the funding for the pipe band after the 2016-17 school year.

State Championships[edit]

Fall Sports[15][edit]

  • Boys Cross Country (1985)
  • Boys Soccer (1981, 1983, 1984, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1996)
  • Boys Volleyball (1984)

Winter Sports[16][edit]

  • Girls Basketball (1987)
  • Boys Basketball (1971, 1973)
  • Girls Indoor Track 55M Hurtles (1977)
  • Boys Indoor Track 1600M (1983)
  • Boys Indoor Track 3200M (1983, 1985)
  • Girls Swimming 100 Yard Butterfly (2014, 2015)
  • Girls Swimming 500 Yard Freestyle (2014, 2015)
  • Boys Swimming 100 Yard Freesyle (2015, 2016)
  • Boys Swimming 200 Yard Medley Relay (2016)
  • Boys Swimming 200 Yard Freesyle (2013)
  • Boys Swimming 500 Yard Freesyle (2016, 2017)
  • Boys Swimming 100 Yard Backstroke (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Boys Swimming 400 Yard Freestyle Relay (2016)
  • Wrestling 145 Lbs. Weight Class (1993)
  • Wrestling 275 Lbs. Weight Class (1993, 1994)

Spring Sports[17][edit]

  • Boys Singles Tennis (2008)
  • Girls Track 4x200 Meter Relay (1998)

Cluster schools[edit]


  1. ^ a b "School Information". Rockville High School. 2008. Archived from the original on 2007-12-13. Retrieved 2009-06-18. 
  2. ^ The Rampage
  3. ^ Schools at a Glance, Montgomery County Schools
  4. ^ "Rockville High School Academics". Rockville High School. Montgomery County Public Schools. Retrieved 21 September 2017. 
  5. ^ Robelen, Erik. Week "IB Program Adds Career-Pathway Certificate" Check |url= value (help). Editorial Projects in Education. Retrieved 21 September 2017. 
  6. ^ Project Lead the way: The Engineering Program
  7. ^ Educorps
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-06-09. Retrieved 2010-02-18. 
  10. ^
  11. ^ NSPA - Contests and Critiques Archived 2015-02-21 at the Wayback Machine.
  12. ^ American Scholastic Press Association Archived 2009-01-24 at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ Rockville High School students, principal, adviser win Courage in Journalism Award for gang coverage - SPLC News
  14. ^ About the School
  15. ^ "2016 MPSSAA Fall Record Book" (PDF). Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association. September 27, 2017. Retrieved September 27, 2017. 
  16. ^ "2016-2017 MPSSAA Winter Record Book" (PDF). Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association. September 27, 2017. Retrieved September 27, 2017. 
  17. ^ "2017 MPSSAA Spring Record Book" (PDF). Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association. September 27, 2017. Retrieved September 27, 2017. 

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