Severna Park High School

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Severna Park High School
Unfinished-SPHS-Aug2015.jpg
Under Construction: August 2015
Address
60 Robinson Rd

Severna Park
,
Maryland

United States
Coordinates39°4′37″N 76°33′39″W / 39.07694°N 76.56083°W / 39.07694; -76.56083Coordinates: 39°4′37″N 76°33′39″W / 39.07694°N 76.56083°W / 39.07694; -76.56083
Information
TypePublic
Established1959
School districtAnne Arundel County Public Schools
PrincipalPatrick Bathras
Faculty100+ [1]
Grades9-12
Enrollment1,876 (2017-2018) [1]
CampusSuburban
Color(s)Blue, Gold, and White
              
MascotFalcons
RivalBroadneck High School Bruins
NewspaperTalon
Website

Severna Park High School is a public high school in the United States located in Severna Park, Maryland. It is a part of the Anne Arundel County Public Schools system. Its feeder school is Severna Park Middle School. SPHS opened its doors to students in 1959, making it the fourth public high school in Anne Arundel County, being built after Arundel, Annapolis, and Glen Burnie High Schools. Its current principal is Mr. Patrick Bathras, who has been at the school since 2008. A new school was built on the same grounds, and opened in January 2017.

Severna Park High has gained a strong reputation in Anne Arundel County for its consistent success in academics and athletics. Severna Park High School students consistently achieve high scores in the High School Assessment (HSA). On a national level, the school was named a National Blue Ribbon School in 2011 and hosted nine National Merit Scholarship finalists in 2006. The Falcons are sport rivals with nearby Broadneck High School and have excelled at the state level in lacrosse (both the boys and girls lacrosse teams were state champions in 2007), field hockey, swimming and cross-country. The school's mock trial team won the state championship in 2006, 2008 and 2010, and was undefeated in the county until 2009.

Academic Competition[edit]

It's Academic![edit]

Severna Park High School It's Academic competes in a regional game show against outstanding students from other high schools. The team has now[when?] been the top Anne Arundel County team in back-to-back years and has also reached the Baltimore semifinals in 2015 and 2016.[citation needed]

DECA[edit]

The school's DECA chapter qualifies for competition on the international level every year, and won first place at the 2012 state competition.

Mock Trial[edit]

The mock trial team has been a powerhouse in the county for many years and did not lose in county competition until 2009. In their 2010 run to the State Championship, the mock trial team went undefeated. The team reached the State Championship level in 2015 after being undefeated in the county and regional competitions, and won.[when?]

  • 2006, 2008, 2010, 2015 Maryland State Champions

Georgetown History Bowl[edit]

The history department at Severna Park has competed in the Georgetown History Bowl since its inception in 2004. The team has been consistently good and usually places within the top three.

Athletics[edit]

  • Girls' Soccer: 6 State championships (1989, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2002, 2003)[2]:47
  • Boys' Soccer: 3 state championships (1983, 2001, 2013)[2]:51
  • Field Hockey: 23 state championships (1979, 1980, 1981, 1986, 1987, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015)[2]:28
  • Girls' Lacrosse: 14 State championships (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 2000, 2001, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2001, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2019)[3] :11
  • Boys' Lacrosse: 9 State championships (1999, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)[3]:15
  • Girls' Softball: 3 State championships (1987, 2003, 2018)[3]:23
  • Girls' Track and Field: 1 State championship (1978)[3]:33
  • Girls' Indoor Track: 1 State Championship (1977)[4]:22
  • Boys' Indoor Track: 1 State Championship (1973)[4]:38
  • Girls' Swimming: 3 State championships {2007, 2009, 2010}[4]:52
  • Boys' Swimming: 2 State championships (2010, 2011)[4]:59
  • Girls' Cross Country: 6 State championships (1987, 1998, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2018)[2]:3
  • Boys' Cross Country: 5 State championships (2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018)[2]:12
  • Volleyball: 6 State championships (1976, 1978, 1991, 1992, 1993, 2014)[2]:59
  • Baseball: 3 State championships (2003, 2005, 2009)[3]:6

Special Olympic Teams[edit]

Severna Park has three teams for special education students and other students to act as helpers. In the fall they have unified tennis, in winter they have unified bowling, and in the spring they have unified bocce.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "SPHS 2017-2018 School Profile" (PDF). Retrieved 2019-02-09.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "MPSSAA Fall Record Book" (PDF). Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e "MPSSAA Spring Record Book" (PDF). Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d "MPSSAA Winter Record Book" (PDF). Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  5. ^ "2010 NHL Draft". National Hockey League. 2012-06-26. Retrieved 2012-06-26. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)

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General[edit]

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