School Honors
National/International

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association awarded a Silver Medalist Certificate to Catonsville High School for the spring 2015 edition of Ellipsis, a student publication produced by the Advanced Creative Writing Class. The issue was overseen by creative writing teacher Marie Thrailkill and student editor-in-chief Megan Runge. (12/2015)

Alumnus Sean Landeta, class of 1979, returned to Loch Raven High School, as part of the NFL’s “On The Fifty” campaign (celebrating Super Bowl 50). The Super Bowl champion presented a commemorative golden football to his alma mater. (11/2015)

Pine Grove Elementary School was a National Blue Ribbon School, one of 355 schools across the nation recognized this year. (9/2015)

Newsweek named five Baltimore County public schools as among its 2015 top 1,000 high schools in the nation. In addition, Eastern Tech, which is one of those five, and New Town High have been recognized on the magazine’s “Beating the Odds” list, which considers both high academic performance and students’ socio-economic backgrounds. The BCPS schools named among the top 1,000 in the nation are:

  • Dulaney High School (#571)
  • Eastern Technical High School (#556)
  • George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology (#603)
  • Hereford High School (#671)
  • Towson High School (#750)

(8/2015)

Southwest Academy science teacher Joshua Foor-Hogue and four of his Grade 8

students earned one of three grand prizes in the national Belk Service Learning Challenge for their work in cleaning a local stream. The award came with $2,000 scholarships for each student team member and another $2,000 prize for Mr. Foor-Hogue. (5/2015)

Sixteen Baltimore County high schools earned spots on the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best High Schools" list, compared to just five schools in 2014. The list included the following schools:

  • Catonsville High School (ranked 42nd in Maryland / 1,283rd nationally); Silver Medal
  • Dulaney High School (16/435); Gold Medal
  • Eastern Technical High School (14/381); Gold Medal
  • George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology (24/601); Silver Medal
  • Hereford High School (12/325); Gold Medal
  • Loch Raven High School (39/1,125); Silver Medal
  • Owings Mills High School (61/2,032); Silver Medal
  • Perry Hall High School (59/2,011); Silver Medal
  • Towson High School (18/446); Gold Medal
  • Western School of Technology and Environmental Science (35/1,056); Silver Medal

Bronze medal schools in Baltimore County on the “Best High Schools" list are:

  • Chesapeake High School
  • Dundalk High School
  • New Town High School
  • Parkville High School
  • Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts
  • Sparrows Point High School

(5/2015)

The Washington Post’s national America’s Most Challenging High Schools project named 15 BCPS schools to its list of the nation’s top schools, including:

  • Catonsville High School (ranked 57 in Maryland /1,173 nationally)
  • Chesapeake High School (113/2,136)
  • Dulaney High School (23/469)
  • Eastern Technical High School (48/932)
  • Franklin High School (77/1,508)
  • George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology (43/897)
  • Hereford High School (44/902)
  • Loch Raven High School (60/1,238)
  • Owings Mills High School (114/2,137)
  • Parkville High School (121/2,296)
  • Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts (120/2,248)
  • Perry Hall High School (97/1,839)
  • Pikesville High School (50/965)
  • Towson High School (26/537)
  • Western School of Technology and Environmental Science (33/681)

(4/2015)

Recognized with national awards by Magnet Schools of America, Inc. (2015)
School of Distinction honors

  • Halstead Academy
  • Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts

School of Excellence honors

  • Cromwell Valley Elementary Regional Magnet School of Technology
  • Lutherville Laboratory

Became the first school in Baltimore County and one of only eight in Maryland to earn a prestigious recognition -- Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) certification – from the American School Counselor Association for the quality of its counseling department.

  • Carroll Manor Elementary School

One of only 400 schools nationwide (and the first school in Baltimore County) to earn prestigious RAMP recognition from the American School Counselor Association for the quality of its counseling department.

  • Carroll Manor Elementary School

The only school in Maryland to receive a $10,000 award from Code.org for its participation in the "Hour of Code" (computer science) program.

  • Middle River Middle School

One of only 10 schools in the nation to receive a $5,000 Keeping the Dream Going Grant from MetLife Foundation

  • Southwest Academy Magnet School for Science and Engineering

Distinguished as National Blue Ribbon Schools from the U.S. Department of Education

  • Chadwick Elementary School
  • Charlesmont Elementary School

One of only four public schools from across the country to receive an 11th Annual Dispelling the Myth Awards from The Education Trust

  • Chadwick Elementary School

Recipient of PrintED accreditation from the Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation

  • Overlea High School

Selected as a Marine Corps JROTC Honor Schools (only the top 10% of JROTC schools qualify)

  • Franklin High School
State/Regional

The Maryland State Department of Education announced that George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology and Hereford High School were among the six schools recognized as 2016 Maryland Blue Ribbon Schools. (12/2015)

Distinguished as a Maryland Blue Ribbon School from the Maryland State Department of Education (2015)

  • Western School of Technology and Environmental Science

Among the 18 Maryland Title I public schools honored for their efforts to improve student achievement, known as "Reward Schools."

  • Chadwick Elementary School
  • Chase Elementary School
  • Lansdowne Elementary School
  • Milbrook Elementary School
  • Sandalwood Elementary School

Recognized as STEM Innovation Schools by the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education

  • Chesapeake High School and Center for the Arts
  • Pikesville High School
  • Owings Mills High School
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