Severna Park High School

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Severna Park High School
Under Construction: August 2015
60 Robinson Rd
Severna Park, Maryland
United States
Coordinates 39°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
Type Public
Established 1959
Closed By Broadneck
School district Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Principal Patrick Bathras
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,872 (September 2014) [1]
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Blue and Gold
Mascot Falcons
Rival Broadneck High School Bruins
Newspaper Talon
Information (410) 544-0900

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. and 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 score highly 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. Recent years have brought the lovingly nicknamed "SPAcademic" great success in both the television show and locally hosted quiz bowl tournaments. The team has now been the top Anne Arundel County team in back-to-back years and has also reached the Baltimore semifinals in 2015 and 2016.


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.


  • 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: 13 State championships (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 2000, 2001, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2001, 2012, 2014, 2015)[3] :11
  • Boys' Lacrosse: 6 State championships (1999, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2016)[3]:15
  • Girls' Softball: 2 State championships (1987, 2003)[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: 5 State championships (1987, 1998, 2005, 2006, 2009)[2]:3
  • Boys' Cross Country: 3 State championships (2012, 2013, 2014)[2]:12
  • Volleyball: 6 State championships (1976, 1978, 1991, 1992, 1993, 2014}[2]:59
  • Baseball: 3 State championships (2003, 2005, 2009)[3]:6
  • Ice Hockey: 1 State championship[citation needed]
  • Sailing: 3 national championships, 1 state championship, 1 independent film award[citation needed]

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. These teams consistently do well in their competitions.

Notable alumni[edit]

Military casualties[edit]

  • Lance Corporal Eric W. Herzberg, assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, died October 21, 2006, while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq.[5]
  • William 'Taylor' Wild was killed at a failed Marines training exercise in Nevada on March 18, 2013.[6]

Severna Park High School in the news[edit]

  • In September 2011, Severna Park High School was named a National Blue Ribbon School by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
  • In December 2010, Severna Park High School was named a Maryland Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by State Superintendent of Schools Nancy Grasmick.
  • In 2003, Severna Park High School received the Maryland Center for Character Education School of the Year Award for all of their outstanding efforts in helping students to develop their full potential as adults and citizens.


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  2. ^ a b c d e f "2015 MPSSAA Fall Record Book" (PDF). Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association. Retrieved 14 November 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "2016 MPSSAA Spring Record Book" (PDF). Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association. Retrieved 14 November 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c d "2015–16 MPSSAA Winter Record Book" (PDF). Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association. Retrieved 14 November 2016. 
  5. ^ U.S. Department of Defense, News Release No. 1073-06, 24 October 2006.
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