Nottingham-area high schools among region’s 50 best

Niche LogoOne quarter of the region’s 50 best public high schools are in Baltimore County, according to annual rankings compiled by Niche, based on data from the U.S. Department of Education and test scores, college data, and ratings collected from Niche users.

The following 13 Baltimore County Public Schools appeared in the top 50 overall:

School, ranking

  • Hereford High School, 7th
  • Eastern Technical High School, 9th
  • George W. Carver Center for Arts & Technology, 12th
  • Dulaney High School, 13th
  • Towson High School, 14th
  • Western School of Technology and Environmental Science, 15th
  • Catonsville High School, 23rd
  • Pikesville High School, 30th
  • Perry Hall High School, 33rd
  • Franklin High School, 36th
  • Loch Raven High School, 38th
  • Sparrows Point High School, 39th
  • Parkville High School, 47th

In addition, Niche compared schools in the same region for best teachers, best college prep, and most diversity. Again, Baltimore County claimed approximately a quarter of the schools on the lists for best teachers and college prep and nearly one half of those on the list for most diversity.

Best Teachers
School, ranking

  • Hereford High School, 1st
  • Eastern Technical, 2nd
  • Carver Center, 10th
  • Western School of Technology and Environmental Science, 12th
  • Catonsville High School, 17th
  • Dulaney High School, 18th
  • Towson High School, 21st
  • Loch Raven High School, 26th
  • Sparrows Point, 27th
  • Perry Hall High School, 28th
  • Western, 29th
  • Parkville High School, 31st
  • Pikesville High School, 37th
  • New Town High School, 42nd
  • Franklin High School, 48th

Best College Prep
School, ranking

  • Dulaney High School, 6th
  • Towson High School, 8th
  • George Washington Carver Center for Arts & Technology, 12th
  • Eastern Technical High School, 13th
  • Hereford High School, 14th
  • Pikesville High School, 17th
  • Western School of Technology, 21st
  • Catonsville High School, 22nd
  • Franklin High School, 29th
  • Perry Hall High School, 30th
  • Loch Raven High School, 35th
  • Parkville High School, 42nd

Most Diverse
School, ranking

  • Parkville High School, 5th
  • Lansdowne High School, 8th
  • Ridge Ruxton School, 9th
  • Dundalk High School, 11th
  • Catonsville High School, 19th
  • Owings Mills High School, 22nd
  • Carver Center, 23rd
  • Eastern Technical High School, 25th
  • Franklin High School, 26th
  • Pikesville High School, 28th
  • Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts, 29th
  • Perry Hall High School 30th
  • Kenwood High School 31st
  • BCPS Extended Day Learning Program, 32nd
  • Dulaney High School, 37th
  • Maiden Choice School, 39th
  • Loch Raven High School, 43rd
  • Battle Monument School, 46th
  • Chesapeake High School, 47th
  • Western School of Technology, 49th
  • Towson High School, 50th


BCPS earns national honors for music education, digital citizenship, and communications in 4th quarter

baltimore-county-public-schools-bcpsTOWSON, MD. – During the months of April through June, Baltimore County Public Schools continued to earn recognition for its students, schools, and staff. National awards included system-wide excellence in music education, digital citizenship, and communications.

“Looking back on the 2017-2018 school year, I am simply amazed by the depth and the range of talent demonstrated by our students, staff, and schools,” said BCPS Superintendent Verletta White. “I look forward to leading our BCPS family toward even more achievement as we begin the next school year.”

Awards earned ran the gamut from academics and teaching to character education, leadership, community service, safety, robotics, JROTC; the literary, visual, performing, and culinary arts; and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

International, national, state, and regional highlights are included below.

Student Honors

Staff Honors


School Honors

System Honors

The fourth quarter closed out a year of excellence for Team BCPS, including continuous recognition during the first, second, and third quarters.

Rising BCPS seniors invited to participate in summer college boot camps

FAFSA College Student Financial AidTOWSON, MD – This summer, BCPS rising seniors (students who will enter Grade 12 in the 2018-2019 school year) are invited to participate in free regional or school-specific Summer College Boot Camps.

Each camp will vary, but all will offer information and resources on the process of selecting and applying to a college and applying for financial aid. Some camps will invite parent participation. Many will feature guest speakers from college admissions and financial aid offices.


Students interested in participating must register with their school counselors.

George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology
Loch Raven High School
Towson High School
Tuesday, June 19, from 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
@ Loch Raven High School
1212 Cowpens Ave., 21286

Parkville High School
Thursday, June 21, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
@ Parkville High School
2600 Putty Hill Ave., 21234

Perry Hall High School
Tuesday, July 17, from 8:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.
@ Perry Hall High School
4601 Ebenezer Rd., 21236

Chesapeake High School
Eastern Technical High School
Kenwood High School
Overlea High School
Thursday, Aug. 2, from 4 – 7:30 p.m.
@ Eastern Technical High School
1100 Mace Ave., 21221


Perry Hall, Parkville high school students honored at 32nd annual High School Art Exhibit

High School Art Exhibit 2018TOWSON, MD. – Baltimore County Public Schools students earned honors at the awards reception for the 32nd Annual High School Art Exhibit, held at the Rosenberg Gallery at Goucher College.

The students recognized at the May 31 exhibit reception and their respective high schools and awards are:

Laubheimer Awards
(named after the late James Laubheimer, former BCPS coordinator of art)
Best in Show – Laurel Rountree, George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology
1st Place – Emalee Fritz, Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts
2nd Place – Flannery Supplee, Hereford High School
3rd Place – Marie Panday, George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology

BCPS Awards
Best 3D – Alexis Mullins, Sparrows Point High School
Best Painting – Katrina Catacutan, Perry Hall High School
Best Drawing – Abigail Daily, Hereford High School
Best Photo – Caddain Moe, Catonsville High School
Best Other Media –
Julia Sutton, George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology
Honorable Mention –
Alexandra Bellman, Perry Hall High School
Thomas Brubaker, Towson High School
Sebastian Czutbernat, Kenwood High School
Asiya Freeman, New Town High School
Nicholas Kokoszka, Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts
Rolin Lopez Lumis, Owings Mills High School
Valeria Perez-Sanchez, Owings Mills High School
Abenezer Sefr, Catonsville High School
Brianna Way, Parkville High School
Aaron Weeks, Towson High School

Azrael, Franz, Schwab & Lipowitz Awards
(The law firm of Azrael, Franz, Schwab & Lipowitz has been a longtime supporter of the visual arts in BCPS, and each year selects student works for exhibition in its Towson office.)
1st Place – Katie thor Straten, Catonsville High School
2nd Place – Laurel Rountree, George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology
3rd Place – Yasmin Bannan, Owings Mills High School
Honorable Mention –
Kyaire Evans, Pikesville High School
Hailey Fink, Perry Hall High School
Asiya Freeman, New Town High School
Tyjah Green, Ridge Ruxton School
Karen Hayes-Kern, Kenwood High School
Nicholas Kokoszka, Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts

Teachers’ Choice Winner
Emalee Fritz, Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts

People’s Choice Winner
Emalee Fritz, Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts

In the exhibit program, Sherri Fisher, visual arts coordinator, and Linda McConaughy, visual arts supervisor wrote, “The work included in the 32nd Annual High School Art Exhibit reflects the hard work of Baltimore County Public Schools art students and art educators, as well as the commitment of BCPS to visual arts education. The work is the result of a sequential PreKindergarten through Grade 12 art program that allows for continuous artistic exploration and growth throughout each student’s education experience.”

The exhibit closes on Tuesday, June 12. Many of the works are available for sale. For more information, contact the Office of Visual Arts at 443-809-4030.

The exhibit was made possible with the support of Goucher College, Azrael, Franz, Schwab & Lipowitz, and the Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences.

44th Annual Career and Technology Education Celebration recognizes 130 BCPS seniors

baltimore-county-public-schools-bcpsTOWSON, MD – Baltimore County Public Schools honored 130 Career and Technology Education program seniors during a Wednesday celebration at Towson University’s SECU Arena.

The students recognized at the 44th Annual Career and Technology Education Celebration were those who demonstrated excellence in their programs, which include Business Education, School to Career Transition, Family and Consumer Sciences, Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps, Technology Education, and Technical Programs. These career preparation programs are sequences of related courses that prepare students with the rigorous academic and technical skills needed to enter the workforce and/or post-secondary education. Virtually all of the programs are aligned with courses of study at the Community College of Baltimore County, and some students graduate eligible for as many as 23 free credits at the college.

Hailey Brennan, a Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning student at Dulaney High School, served as mistress of ceremonies for the evening. Highlights of the evening included reflections from several graduating seniors. In addition to Brennan, reflections were offered by:

  • Jada Grant, IT Networking, Western School of Technology & Environmental Science
  • Meelah Green, Academy of Finance, Overlea High School
  • Erika Kaschak, Law Related Careers, Eastern Technical High School
  • Imani McFadden, Academy of Health Professions, Western School of Technology & Environmental Science

The evening concluded with the announcement of the Annual Anthony G. Marchione Scholarships (named in honor of a former BCPS superintendent).

One student, Brennan, was named the overall winner, receiving a total of $3,000 in scholarships (a $1,000 Central Area scholarship and a $2,000 overall scholarship) for her academic and technical achievements, community and school service, and employment success.

Four other students, one from each of the school system’s other geographic areas, received $1,000 scholarships each. They are:

  • Northeast Area: Natalie Bates, Interactive Media Production, Eastern Technical High School
  • Southeast Area: Kiana Matos, Project Lead the Way: Biomedical Sciences, Sollers Point Technical High School (home school: Kenwood High School)
  • Southwest Area: Sade Parson, Environmental Technology, Western School of Technology and Environmental Science
  • Northwest Area: Joshua Goldberg, Interactive Media Production: Communication and Broadcast Technology, Pikesville High School

In addition, second place winners were each awarded $500.

  • Northeast Area: Sarah Bilger, Child Care and Early Childhood Education, Overlea High School
  • Southeast Area: Nathan Downes, Administrative Services, Sparrows Point High School
  • Central Area: Brian McCullough, Business Management and Finance, Dulaney High School
  • Southwest Area: Imani Brianna McFadden, Academy of Health Professions, Western School of Technology and Environmental Sciences
  • Northwest Area: Nailah Sherman, Carpentry Careers, Owings Mills High School

Michael Caddain Moe, Interactive Media Production, Catonsville High School, won a $1,500 Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce Scholarship, which was presented during the ceremony.

The venue for the event, SECU Arena, was sponsored by SECU, the event’s diamond level sponsor.

Scholarships were made possible by the following sponsors:

Platinum Level: AECOM, First Financial Federal Credit Union, Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce, L. Craig Holcomb (Career and Technology Education Advisory Council (CTEAC) member), KCI Technologies, Northwest Hospital, VPC, and The Warner Companies

Gold Level: Fireline, Gannett Fleming, George and Janey Mayo (CTEAC member and spouse), Norris Automotive Group, and Southern Mechanical Incorporated

Silver Level: David Uhlfelder and Michael Uhlfelder (Board of Education member and son), andWindsor Electric Company

Bronze Level: Amtek Company, Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Baltimore Metro Chapter, Bithgroup Technologies, CAMZ Corp., EMJAY Engineering and Construction Co., Inc., Kunal Gangopadhyay (CTEAC member), JMT, Plumbers & Steamfitters Apprenticeship, Local 486, and WBCM

Additional sponsors: Caton Communications Group, Emilie Cherry, Susan Hahn, Douglas Handy, Richard Magnani, and Marilyn Ryan

44th Annual Baltimore County Public Schools Career and Technology Education Student Recognition Dinner

Student Honorees


Parkville High School
Victoria Ezeji, Career Research and Development
Taten Pasini, Information Technology: Networking
Gabriel Causey, Interactive Media Production
Mark David Quesnel, JROTC- Marine Corps
Cory Catron, Project Lead The Way: Engineering
Katelyn Shields, School Age Child Development and Care Services




Eastern Technical High School
Katherine Strauch, Academy of Health Professions
Ryan Pearce, Automotive Service Technology
Kennedy Person, Business Management and Finance
Theodore Ziolkowski, Construction Management
Erika Kaschak, Criminal Justice Technology
Jessica Henry, Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management
Jack Alexander Merhar, Engineering Careers
Abhijeet Toor, Information Technology: Networking
Natalie Bates, Interactive Media Production
Lauren Taylor, Teacher Academy of Maryland

Kenwood High School
Andrew Brown, Advanced Technology Education
Courtney Robinette, Career Research and Development
Gavin Li, Carpentry Careers
Aaron Harris, Child Care and Early Childhood Education
Christopher Hahn, JROTC- Air Force
Cameren Brice, Marketing
James Shipley, Mechanical Construction/Plumbing Careers
Deontai’ Murrell, Nutrition and Food Science Associate

Overlea High School
Meelah Green, Academy of Finance (AOF)
Marcus Sanders, Advanced Technology Education
Triston Wright-Jennings, Career Research and Development
Sarah Bilger, Child Care and Early Childhood Education
Donnoy Morgan, Graphic/Print Communications Technology
Justin Ferro, JROTC- Marine Corps

Perry Hall High School
Labib Rana, Advanced Technology Education
Rachel Calimer, Business Management
Keiontae Persons, Career Research and Development
Dimitri Papavasiliou, Carpentry Careers
Adrianna Collins, Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness