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


Public invited to informal sessions with BCPS interim superintendent at Perry Hall, Chesapeake High

baltimore-county-public-schools-bcpsBaltimore County Public Schools Interim Superintendent Verletta White will host a Learning and Listening Tour throughout the month of October.

The five sessions provide an opportunity for Team BCPS students, families, staff, and community members to join White for informal conversation.

Time: 6 – 7 p.m. on each night

When and Where:

Tuesday, Oct. 2
Catonsville High School
421 Bloomsbury Ave., 21228


Thursday, Oct. 11
Owings Mills High School
124 Tollgate Rd., 21117

Tuesday, Oct. 16
Chesapeake High School
1801 Turkey Point Rd., 21221

Thursday, Oct. 18
West Towson Elementary School
6914 N. Charles St., 21204

Tuesday, Oct. 30
Perry Hall High School
4601 Ebenezer Rd., 21236

BCPS Interim Superintendent Verletta White is leading a systemwide focus on literacy across the subject areas and school climate to prepare every student to graduate with not only a diploma, but a resume.

The Learning and Listening Tour is an opportunity for stakeholders from across BCPS to join the superintendent for informal conversation.

Perry Hall High School students to undergo lockdown training on Wednesday

School LockdownStudents at Perry Hall High School will participate in lockdown training on Wednesday.

Recently, Baltimore County Public Schools announced plans to enhance its response to an active assailant attack.

The following message was sent to parents of PHHS students on Tuesday:

Good evening, this is Mr. Last, the Principal of PHHS. You have probably heard that Baltimore County Public Schools is enhancing its response to an active assailant attack. Although this type of event is very unlikely, we want to be prepared as we conduct drills for all emergencies.

Tomorrow, Wednesday September 26th during period 2, students will practice an enhanced lockdown procedure we call ALICE Training. They will learn what to do inside of their classrooms if a situation required them to be on lockdown.


They will be offered an opportunity to talk with their teacher or a trusted adult if anything about the discussion and practice makes them upset. Again, we will practice the lockdown around 9:35 am tomorrow, Wednesday 26th of September.

Thank you for your support.

Andrew Last
Perry Hall High School

Councilman Marks, volunteers organize 2018 Indian Rock Park cleanup

On Saturday, September 15, volunteers cleaned up Perry Hall’s Indian Rock Park, picking up copious amounts of garbage.

Councilman David Marks organized the third such clean-up of the park, which stretches between Silver Spring Road and Ebenezer Road west of Perry Hall High School.

This year, boost in support was provided by FC USA Soccer who provided several volunteers for the project.

“This is the third cleanup organized by our office,” said Councilman Marks. “The good news is that there is far less trash than ever before.”

Perry Hall High School now accepting sponsorships for new banners

Perry Hall Banner SponsorshipPerry Hall High School is now accepting orders for sponsorships for new banners that will be displayed along Ebenezer Road and Honeygo Boulevard.

The new banner sponsorships can be used to memorialize a family member, to recognize a student, or to display the name of a business.

The banners will be displayed for up to two years and the sponsorship costs $200.

Proceeds benefit the Perry Hall High School Alumni Association.

To learn more or download the sponsorship form, click here.