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Woodlawn High School (Baltimore)

Woodlawn High School
1801 Woodlawn Dr
Woodlawn, Maryland, 21207-4075
Motto Witness the Change! and "Don't Talk About It Be About It!"
Established 1948
Opened 1961
School district Baltimore County Public Schools
Principal Brian A. Scriven
Faculty Philip D. Popielski Jr.
Kenneth Pipkin
Dwayne E. Williams
Jewell Ralph
Anne Dorsey
Grades 9-12
Campus Urban
Campus size 55 acres (220,000 m2)
School colour(s) Black and Red


Mascot Warriors

Woodlawn High School (WHS) is a four-year public high school in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. A high school was built in Woodlawn in 1922, but housed only 9th through 12th grade. The first 4-year high school was built in 1941. In 1948, a new school was constructed, and in 1958, another new building was constructed. This building still stands today.[1] The primary structure that is used now was built in 1971 and offers a magnet program focused around students that are interested in Engineering, Science, Technology, and Math, and over 40 various extracurriculars, sports, programs, and activities to incoming and current students.

About Woodlawn High School

Woodlawn High School is one out of many Baltimore County Public Schools to offer the magnet program to its students. The Magnet Program by Project Lead The Way, provides a curriculum centered around Math, Science, and Pre-Engineering and allows students to engage in Honors, Gifted and Talented, and Advanced Placement Courses and state-of-the-Art classrooms. The school offers various electives,and extracurriculars for students to excel and prosper in during and after school hours, including a nationally known AVID Program, Honor Chorale, FBLA, Waweyoka Newspaper, and Robotics Team. Along with Woodlawn's Motto "Witness The Change", the school's alumni brought a new motto to the school to demonstrate Woodlawn Warrior Pride, called "The Power of Change!".

School Location

Woodlawn High School sits on a little over 55 acres (220,000 m2) in western Baltimore County.[2] The main building, which was built in 1961, is roughly 195,000 square feet (18,100 m2) in size.[2] 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.[3]


The graduation rate at Woodlawn High School over the past 15 years peaked in 1999 at 98% and has slowly dropped to 89% in 2006.[4] However, the graduation rate of Woodlawn High currently is 90%. 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.[5] Almost 13% of the students receive special education,[6] and over 42% of the students receive free or reduced lunches, one of the highest rates in the county.[7]

Student population[8]
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 1767 1641 1634 1504

Programs and Organizations




Peer Guidance

  • Peer Counselors
  • Peer Mentors
  • SADD


  • History of Rock Club
  • Chess Club
  • MESA
  • Robotics


Woodlawn Robotics Team 768

Since 2002, Woodlawn High School has had a FIRST Robotics organization.

One AVID senior (class graduate of 2010), Jerusa Marianne Miller of Woodlawn High School, is one of just 1,000 students nationwide this year, out of more than 20,000 applicants, to be awarded a Gates Millennium Scholarship, which provides assistance for recipients for their entire college careers.


State Champions

  • 1982 - Volleyball, Class AA [9]
  • 1986 - Baseball, Class AA
  • 1987 - Boys Indoor Track, Class AA[10]
  • 1987 - Boys Track & Field, Class AA
  • 1988 - Boys Indoor Track, Class AA
  • 1988 - Boys Track & Field, Class AA
  • 1998 - Boys Track & Field, Class 3A


  • 1978 - Football Class AA - Advanced to Championship game - Lost to Defending State Champions Winston Churchill 21 - 16


  • 1976 - Football Class AA (ref mpssaa 2012 Fall Record Book)
  • 1978 - Boys Basketball Class 3A/4A[11]
  • 1979 - Football Class AA (ref mpssaa 2012 Fall Record Book)
  • 1980 - Football Class AA (ref mpssaa 2012 Fall Record Book)
  • 1981 - Football Class AA (ref mpssaa 2012 Fall Record Book)
  • 1982 - Football Class AA (ref mpssaa 2012 Fall Record Book)
  • 1983 - Football Class AA (ref mpssaa 2012 Fall Record Book)
  • 1983 - Boys Basketball Class AA
  • 1984 - Baseball Class AA (ref mpssaa 2012 Spring Record Book)
  • 1989 - Boys Basketball Class 3A/4A
  • 1997 - Football Class 3A (ref mpssaa 2012 Fall Record Book)
  • 2003 - Football Class 4AN(ref mpssaa 2012 Fall Record Book)
  • 2004 - Boys Basketball Class 3A/4A

Notable alumni

  • Diane Auer Jones, former Assistant Secretary, Department of Education, Office of Post-Secondary Education
  • Keion Carpenter, member of NFL Atlanta Falcons
  • Adrienne Watson Carver, 2006 Ms. Maryland United States[12]
  • Robert Curbeam, NASA astronaut on Space Shuttle Atlantis[13]
  • Anthony G. Stepney, member of PGA of America,W.K.Kellogg National Fellow,Salzburg Global Seminar, International Fellow.
  • Vincent Fuller, member of NFL Tennessee Titans
  • Susan Krebs, member of Maryland House of Delegates
  • Joni Eareckson Tada, paraplegic, artist who paints with her mouth, Christian speaker, author of over 30 books, founder and CEO of Joni and Friends, starred in movie made about her life called Joni, has radio program Joni and Friends.
  • Calvin Ball, III - Howard County Council Member - Howard County, Maryland, Ball became the youngest person to serve as Council Chairperson in Howard County’s history.
  • Ellery Eskelin - jazz saxophonist, internationally recognized touring and recording artist.
  • Jackie Judd [1]- NPR, CBS, and ABC Radio and then TV News Correspondent/Reporter
  • Karen L. Haas - 34th Clerk of the United States House of Representatives (Dec. 2005 - Feb. 2007), 36th Clerk of the House, US House of Representatives, January 2011 – Present
  • Bobby Vermillion- Host of "Endless Golf" on Comcast Sports Net
  • Donna Peters-Hunnewell - Founder of The Wish Project charity in Lowell, MA (Grad 1982)
  • Ralign T. Wells - Maryland Transit Administrator
  • Kevin Liles - Former President of Def Jam Records
  • David DeBoy-Emmy winning actor, producer, writer. (Grad.1971)
  • - Virginia University Grad 2001 / Free Agent WR Signee of The New York Jets 2002-2004 / Coach Woodlawn High 2011

Accreditation: Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
-Accredited by the Maryland State Department of Education.

References and notes

External links

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

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