Middletown High School, Middletown, Maryland

Middletown High School, Middletown, Maryland

For other schools named Middletown High School see Middletown High School (disambiguation).

Middletown High School
200 Schoolhouse Drive
Middletown, Maryland, 21769
United States
Established 1888
Opened April 1974
School board Frederick County Public Schools (Maryland)
Superintendent Dr. Linda D. Burgee
Principal Jay Berno
Vice principal Lee Jeffrey
Daniel Mullins
Michael Watson
Grades 9-12
Gender Co-ed
Enrollment 1,331 (2010)[1]
Student to teacher ratio 1:18.8
Campus type Rural
School Colour(s) orange, black


Slogan "A Tradition of Excellence -- Knowledge, Creativity, Strength, Leadership."
Athletics conference MPSSA Class 2A
West Region
Mascot Knights
Rival Walkersville High School
Average SAT scores 1617 (2010)
Publication RT Magazine
Newspaper 'Knight Letter'
Yearbook 'Chestnut Burr'
Feeder schools Middletown Middle School
Graduates 336/95.99% (2010)
Athletic league Monocacy Valley Athletic League (MVAL)
Piedmont Conference
Sister school Alssundgymnasiet Sonderborg, Sønderborg, Denmark

Middletown High School is located in Middletown, Maryland. First established in 1888, the school opened in its current building in April 1974.


2009-2010 School Profile

(source: FCPS School Data)

  • Enrollment - 1331 Students, Grades 9-12
  • Demographics: 93.5% White, 1.4% African American, 0.3% American Native/Alaskan Native, 2.2% Pacific Islander/Asian, and 2.6% Hispanic
  • SAT Mean Scores: 1617 of 2400 as of 2010
  • 2010 Graduates: 336
  • 2010 Graduation rate: 95.99%
  • Students per teacher: 18.8

Student activities

MHS offers 42 sports teams in 25 sports, visual and performing arts, academic societies, agriculture and club organizations. Many extracurricular clubs flourish, including an Academic Team, Physics Club, Model UN, National Honors Society, Tri-M Music Honors society, Nu Delta Alpha Dance Honors Society, Mock Trial, Drama Club, TBA Improv Troupe, National English Honors Society, FFA, Gay-Straight Alliance, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.


The school's yearbook, Chestnut Burr, was selected by Jostens Publishing Company as a national model, and has won numerous awards from the Publisher.[citation needed] Its newspaper, RT (Round Table) Magazine, has garnered several awards, including best newspaper in Frederick County Public Schools for the past 6 straight years, and 7 of the previous 8.[citation needed]


The school's band are called the "Marching Knights" and since 2002 have been directed by Matthew Shearer. They were the United States Scholastic Band Association Group 2A champions in 2005 with their show "Rhapsody in Blue".[citation needed] In 2005, the band participated in the Gator Bowl music festival where they placed third in the field show contest and parade contest, and junior drum major Kristin Schellinger won the "Best Drum Major" award in the field show contest.[citation needed] In 2006, they scored above 90 for the first time in school history and set record scores for percussion and guard.[citation needed] In 2006 the band placed 4th at the James Madison University Parade of Champions, with drum majors Jessie O Sullivan and Kristen Schellinger. In 2008 they won with drum major Brianna Buckley.[citation needed] They also received the award for best colorguard in their class.


The school's colors are orange and black, and athletic teams are known as the “Knights.”

Maryland (MPSSAA) State Titles
10 Boys Track and Field 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1985, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004[1]
8 Boys Cross Country 1970, 1972, 1973, 1976, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984[2]
7 Girls Cross Country 1981, 1991, 1992, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000[2]
6 Girls Field hockey 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1991[2]
6 Girls Soccer 1990, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2010, 2011[2]
4 Girls Basketball 1978, 1989, 1993, 2006[3]
3 Boys Soccer 1973, 1980, 1993[2]
2 Boys Indoor Track 2003, 2007[3]
2 Girls Track and Field 2000, 2007, 2008[1]
1 Golf 1996, 2009[2]
1 Girls Indoor Track 2008, 2009[3]
1 Girls Swimming 2008[3]

Academic programs

In 2003 MHS implemented the county's first APEX (Advanced Placement Experience) program for a select group of Freshmen. Students in the program commit to taking a minimum of six AP courses in high school, beginning in the sophomore year. Because of the school's emphasis on AP courses the number of students taking AP exams in the past two years has nearly doubled. MHS was also the county's first high school to establish a Freshman Academy to maximize student achievement during the often-difficult transition from Middle to High School. As of the 2006-2007 School Year, The Advisement Programme was terminated for reasons unknown to the general public at MHS.

  • 1998 United States Department of Education "National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence"
  • Maryland Department of Education Commendation for Maryland School Assessment Performance, 2004
  • Rated number 410 out of 1036 of the "Best Public High Schools in the Country" by Newsweek
  • In 2005 received a $10,000 technology grant from Intel Corporation, awarded for internal teamwork

Notable alumni


  1. ^ a b "MPSSAA Spring Record Book". Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association. 2008. http://www.mpssaa.org/assets/publications/Spring%20Record%20Book%202.pdf. Retrieved 2008-04-02. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b c d e f "MPSSAA Fall Record Book". Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association. 2008. http://www.mpssaa.org/assets/publications/Fall%20Record%20Book.pdf. Retrieved 2008-04-02. [dead link]
  3. ^ a b c d "MPSSAA Winter Record Book". Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association. 2008. http://www.mpssaa.org/assets/publications/Complete%20Record%20Book%202.pdf. Retrieved 2008-04-02. [dead link]

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