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2011 Maryland’s National Blue Ribbon Schools Winning Applications

Bel Air Elementary School
14401 Barton Boulevard
Cumberland, MD 21502-5899
Phone: (301) 729-2992
Fax: (301) 729-5024
Website: http://acps.allconet.org
Application: download files Word | PDF

Lime Kiln Middle School
11650 Scaggsville Road
Fulton, MD 20759-2208
Phone: (410) 880-5988
Fax: (410) 880-5996
Website: http://lkms.hcpss.org
Application: download files Word | PDF

Mt. Washington Elementary School
1801 Sulgrave Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21209-4515
Phone: (410) 396-6354
Fax: (410) 396-0147
Website: https://www.baltimorecityschools.org/221
Application: download files Word | PDF

Oklahoma Road Middle School
6300 Oklahoma Road
Sykesville, MD 21874-6604
Phone: (410) 751-3600
Fax: (410) 751-3604
Website: http://www.carrollk12.org/oms
Application: download files Word | PDF

Severna Park High School
60 Robinson Road
Severna Park, MD 21146-2899
Phone: (410) 544-0900
Fax: (410) 647-2978
Website: www.severnaparkhigh.org
Application: download files Word | PDF

Towson High School Law and Public Policy
69 Cedar Avenue
Towson, MD 21286-7844
Phone: (410) 887-3608
Fax: (410) 583-1375
Website: http://towsonhs.bcps.org
Application: download files Word | PDF

Bel Air Elementary School – Allegany County
In spite of more than 41 percent of its students participating in free and reduced-price meals, Bel Air Elementary is a high achiever with 97 percent of its students proficient and above in both mathematics and reading. Parents donate more than 1,300 hours annually. Bel Air is a 2008 School of Distinction and has been recognized by its Chamber of Commerce, the County Commissioners, and the Board of Education. Its students have won prestigious awards such as the Carson Scholarship and the Young Poets Writing Competition. The school is proud of its many corporate partnerships and is a PDS School with Frostburg State University. Teacher attendance is exemplary at 97 percent and they have won awards such as Teacher of the Year finalists. Staff members also participate with students in numerous service programs and encourage colleagues through staff spirit awards.

Mt. Washington Elementary School – Baltimore City
With 45 percent of its students on free and reduced-price meals, Mt. Washington Elementary School has MSA proficiency and advanced scores of 91 percent in mathematics and 92 percent in reading and advanced scores have risen over the years from 19 percent to 40 percent in reading and from 29 percent to 36 percent in mathematics. The school partners with Johns Hopkins and is the only one in Maryland that provides its Center for Talented Youth Online Math during the school day as part of regular math instruction. Fifty of its highest achieving students are enrolled in this program and Mt. Washington will be featured on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360. Parents provide a great deal including instructional lessons along with fundraising efforts such as one which built an outdoor classroom with an amphitheater. Mt. Washington is also the 2010 Baltimore Basketball League Elementary School Champion. Future plans include an expansion to include grades 6 through 8.

Lime Kiln Middle School – Howard County
Lime Kiln Middle School, a high achieving school, excels with more than 94 percent of its students proficient and above in mathematics and 96 percent proficient and above in reading. It is a designated Green School by the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education and won the Maryland Junior Envirothon Competition for five out of six years. With a special grant, it was also able to build a Learning Legacy Trail on school grounds. Lime Kiln is proud of its award-winning teachers including the Agnes Meyer Teacher of the Year for 2009 and the 2010 Maryland Art Education Teacher of the Year. Lime Kiln’s student debate teams have received numerous awards. The school also established a successful peer buddy program with the adjoining Cedar Lane School which serves profoundly disabled students.

Oklahoma Road Middle School – Carroll County
At Oklahoma Road Middle School, a Maryland Green School, 91 percent of the students are proficient and above in mathematics and 96 percent are proficient and above in reading. In fact, 67 percent of the student body earned Honor Roll status. Student participation in after-school programs is exceptional. Students are officers in the Carroll County Student Government Association and are also service oriented, sponsoring numerous programs such as the Harvest for the Hungry Food Drive, the American Red Cross Blood Drive, and “Bundles for Babies,” a drive for the Carroll Hospital Center. Teachers are highly qualified with five having received National Board Certification. One third of the staff participates in a Teacher/Student Mentoring Program funded through a grant from the Carroll Education Foundation.

Severna Park High School - Anne Arundel County
With more than 99 percent of its students proficient and above in mathematics and more than 95 percent in English, Severna Park High School is one of Maryland’s top high schools. More than 63 percent of its students are on the Honor Roll and 91 percent of the graduating seniors have taken at least one Advanced Placement (AP) or Honors course as well as the exams. Seven seniors won “Scholarships for Scholars” last year and 15 students were Commended for National Merit Awards with one National Semi-Finalist. The school is also dedicated to the arts and known for its 21 years of producing an all-student “Rock N’ Roll Revival,”which plays to sellout audiences. Athletics is also important and there are 450 athletes participating in fall and spring sports and 300 in winter sports. The school touts 83 State Championships in its 51 year history. Severna Park High also has an award winning newspaper and yearbook.

Towson High School Public Law and Policy – Baltimore County
Towson High School ranked 334 in Newsweek’s 2010 list of “America’s Best High Schools.” Its students are more than 98 percent proficient in mathematics and 99 percent proficient in English. In addition, 17 percent of the seniors rank in the top five percent in the state of Maryland and more than 76 percent of Towson High’s students take the SAT. This past year, more than nine million dollars in grants and scholarships were awarded to Towson’s graduating seniors. Towson had seven Merit finalists and 26 National Commended Students in addition to three National Achievement Scholarship Finalists, one National Hispanic Recognition Scholar, 38 Maryland Distinguished Scholars in Academic and Visual Arts, and 68 seniors who were Advanced Placement Scholars. In music, students are members of the All-County Honors Band and art students have been recognized at the state and national levels. Towson High employs eight National Board Certified Teachers.

Contact Information
Dr. Darla Strouse, Executive Director
Maryland Blue Ribbon Schools Program
Partnerships and Recognition Programs
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  410-767-0370
Fax:  410-333-2226
Email:  dstrouse@msde.state.md.us
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