W. E. B. Du Bois High School

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W. E. B. Du Bois High School
of Environmental Science
2201 Pinewood Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21214
Coordinates 39°21′56.4″N 76°34′11.3″W / 39.365667°N 76.569806°W / 39.365667; -76.569806Coordinates: 39°21′56.4″N 76°34′11.3″W / 39.365667°N 76.569806°W / 39.365667; -76.569806
School type Public, Comprehensive
Motto "Every Student College Ready"
Founded 2002
Closed 2015[citation needed]
School district Baltimore City Public Schools
Superintendent Dr. Gregory Thornton [CEO]
School number 418
Principal Rudean Harris
Grades 912
Enrollment 330[1] (2014)
Area Urban
Color(s) Royal blue and Gold         
Mascot Panther
Team name Panthers

W. E. B. Du Bois High School of Environmental Science (officially referred to as W. E. B. Du Bois High School) is a public high school located in northeast Baltimore, Maryland. The school is named after sociologist and civil-rights activist Dr. W. E. B. Du Bois. The school is situated in the former Northern High School and shares the structure with the Reginald F. Lewis High School.


W. E. B. Du Bois High School serves students in Baltimore City, grades 9 through 12. The school specializes and emphasizes in the focus of Environmental science. It has two Career and Technology Education Pathways of Agricultural & environmental science and Project Lead the Way (PTLW).

Extra curricular[edit]

In 2007, 5 students from Du Bois were selected to participate in the Baltimore Conservation Works program, a program employing local students in summer jobs related to conservation.[2]
Students at Du Bois have also excelled in regional robotics competitions on the east coast. The Du Bois squad won the Rookie Inspiration Award at a competition in Annapolis, Maryland in March 2006 and was invited to demonstrate in Chicago, Illinois summer 2006, in front of the National Technical Association. 2 squad members were offered paid internships at NASA.[3]


Du Bois was formed along with Reginald Lewis and Samuel Banks high schools, following the breakup of Northern high school by the Baltimore City Board of school commissioners. The strategy was to make high schools smaller to help increase the student teacher ratio, increase parental involvement and improve student safety.

Athletics and sports[edit]

The 2008 Panthers Football team for Du Bois won its first playoff game in school history against rival Reginald F. Lewis, 9–7.[4] The team then lost to Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, 46-0, in the second round of the state playoffs, ending their season.[5]


  1. ^ "Enrollment for All Grades All Students : Demographics : Baltimore City - W.E.B. DuBois High : 2014 Maryland Report Card:". Maryland State Department of Education. Retrieved July 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Corporate Social Responsibility". Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire. 2007-06-19. Retrieved 2008-11-30. 
  3. ^ Cassie, Ron (2006-12-08). "Robotics program changing lives at W. E. B. Du Bois High". Baltimore Examiner. Retrieved 2008-11-30. 
  4. ^ "Du Bois High School". MaxPreps. Retrieved 2008-11-30. 
  5. ^ "MPSSAA Football Playoffs Regional Final Results". Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association. Retrieved 2008-11-30. 

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