Woodlawn High School (Maryland)

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Woodlawn High School
Address
1801 Woodlawn Drive
(Baltimore County)
Baltimore, Maryland 21207
United States
Information
Type Public
Motto "Witness the Change!" and "Don't Talk About It Be About It!"
Established 1948
Opened 1961
School district Baltimore County Public Schools
Grades 9-12
Classes offered Magnet program
Campus Urban
Campus size 55 acres (220,000 m2)
School colour(s)      Black
     Red
Mascot Warriors
Website
Woodlawn HS 4.jpg

Woodlawn High School (WHS) is a four-year public high school in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. The school opened in the fall of 1961. Prior to that, students in the area attended Catonsville, Milford Mill or Franklin High Schools. In the fall of 2017, Woodlawn offered an Early College Program to help students prepare for a university education.

There over 40 various extracurriculars, sports, programs, and activities for incoming and current students.

Woodlawn achieved international notoriety from the popular Serial podcast, an investigation of the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee and conviction of Adnan Syed, both alumni of the school.

Location[edit]

Woodlawn High School sits on 55 acres (220,000 m2) in western Baltimore County.[1] The main building, which was built in 1961, is roughly 195,000 square feet (18,100 m2) in size.[1] The school is located just east of the Baltimore Beltway and north of Maryland Route 122, Security Boulevard.

Woodlawn High School's district borders the districts of Pikesville High School, Randallstown High School, Milford Mill High School, and Catonsville High School in Baltimore County.[2]

Students[edit]

The graduation rate at Woodlawn High School over the past 15 years peaked in 1999 at 98% and dropped to 89% in 2006.[3] Its graduation rate is currently 90%.[when?]

Woodlawn High School is one of the largest high schools in the Baltimore County Public School system.

In 2008, the school was 61% African-American, 19% Hispanic and Native American, 11% Asian/Pacific Islander, 7% White, and 2% European-American.[4] Almost 13% of the students received special education,[5] and over 42% of the students received free or reduced lunches, one of the highest rates in the county.[6]

Student population[7]
1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
1,553 1,527 1,492 1,368 1,403 1,526 1,651 1,686 1,780 1,827 1,896 1,983 2,028 1,990 1,937 1,877 1,767 1,641 1,634 1,504

Sports[edit]

Woodlawn High School

State champions

  • 1982 - volleyball, Class AA [8]
  • 1987 - boys' indoor track, Class AA[9]

Semi-finalist

  • 1976 - football Class AA[10]
  • 1978 - boys' basketball Class 3A/4A[11]
  • 1979 - football Class AA[10]
  • 1980 - football Class AA[10]
  • 1981 - football Class AA[10]
  • 1982 - football Class AA[10]
  • 1983 - football Class AA[10]
  • 1984 - baseball Class AA[12]
  • 1997 - football Class 3A[10]
  • 2003 - football Class 4AN[10]

Notable alumni[edit]

References and notes[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°18′56″N 76°43′58″W / 39.31562°N 76.73282°W / 39.31562; -76.73282