Mount Hebron High School

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Mount Hebron High School
Mt Hebron High School.jpg
9440 Route 99
Ellicott City, MD 21042

United States
Type Public high school
Motto Home of the Vikings
Established 1965
Principal Joelle Miller
Faculty Approx 120
Enrollment 1,411 [1]
Color(s) Black and Gold          
Mascot Viking
Rivals Centennial High School, Marriotts Ridge High School

Mount Hebron High School is a public high school located in Ellicott City, Maryland. It is part of the Howard County Public School System.

About the school[edit]

Mt. Hebron opened in 1965 as a junior high school. When Patapsco Middle School opened nearby in 1969, Mt. Hebron was converted into a high school. [2] Mt. Hebron was ranked 671st in Newsweek magazine's "America's Best High Schools" listing in 2006 and was ranked 598th in 2007.[1] It has a 92.4% graduation rate and its latest renovations were completed in 2011. [2]

Mount Hebron High School is named after the nearby 21,252 acre slave plantation and manor. Mt. Hebron is a stone home built by Col John Worthington Dorsey for his son Thomas Beale Dorsey in 1808. [3]


Mt. Hebron High School is located in suburban Howard County, approximately 10 miles west of Baltimore. It is at the intersection of St. Johns Lane and Route 99, Old Frederick Road, just west of U.S. 29 and north of I-70.


The Mt. Hebron boys' soccer team won back-to-back 2A state championships in 1999 and 2000, and the 3A championship in 2006.[4]:52,53

The boys' cross country team won the Class C Maryland State Championship in 1969 and the 2A championship in 2008.[4]:12

The volleyball team won the 2A state championship three years running (1990, 1991, and 1992) and the 3A championship in 1995.[4]:55

Between 1992 and 2007 the girls' lacrosse team won the state championship every year except 1996, winning 2A in 1992 and 1993; 4A in 1994, 1995, and 1997; 2A in 1998 and 1999; and 3A in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007.[5]:10,11 The boys' team won the 2A championship in 1991 and 1999 and the 3A championship in 2002 and 2006.[5]:14

The boys' track and field team won the 3A state championship in 2013.[5]:54

Daniel Carroll won the State Championships 2A polevault in both Indoor Track and Outdoor Track in 1989-1990.[5]:2,3

The girls' basketball team won the C state championship in 1980; the B championship in 1986, 1987, and 1988; and the 2A championship in 1990, 1991, and 2008.[6]:5 The boys' team won the B championship in 1984.[6]:12

The lancer drill/dance team won the Division 1 Maryland state champions in the high kick division at the MAPDA competition in 2009.[citation needed] The dance team has also received first place in the National Music Festival competition with superior ratings every year since 2005.[citation needed] In 2012, the lancer drill/dance team won the state championship MAPDA Competition in Division 1 Short Pom, High Kick and Total Package categories.[citation needed]


Mt. Hebron's National Economics Challenge team won the Maryland state championship in 2010, 2011, 2014, and 2017.[citation needed] The 2010 and 2011 teams went on to the national semi-final competition and the 2010 team competed in the national finals in Manhattan.[citation needed]


Student population[7]
2008 1,418
2007 1,427
2006 1,450
2005 1,612
2004 1,574
2003 1,553
2002 1,595
2001 1,483
2000 1,346
1999 1,266
1998 1,214
1997 1,246
1996 1,291
1995 1,290
1994 1,268
1993 1,228


  • Walter M. Jackson 1965-1967
  • James R. McCrumb 1967-1987
  • Edgar Markley 1987-1993
  • Sylvia Pattillo 1993-1995
  • Adrianne Kaufman 1995-2001
  • Veronica Bohn 2001-2006
  • David Brown 2006-2008
  • Scott Ruehl 2008-2015
  • Drew Cockley 2015-2017
  • Joelle Miller 2017-present

Notable alumni[edit]

Racism incident and protest[edit]

In February 2016, a student attending the school published a racist video to the internet, in which he ranted against the Black Lives Matter movement, saying "who the (expletive) cares about some black man who dies? They're an inferior race, OK?" He also claimed that Abraham Lincoln was "a traitor to the white race."[8] In response to this, about 150 students staged a protest to show their opposition to the racist attitudes expressed in the video.[9]


  1. ^ America's Best High Schools, Newsweek
  2. ^ "Mt. Hebron High School Profile" (PDF). Howard County Public School System. 2012–13. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Howard County Historical Society. Howard County. p. 84. 
  4. ^ a b c "2015 MPSSAA Fall Record Book" (PDF). Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association. Retrieved 13 November 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c d "2016 MPSSAA Spring Record Book" (PDF). Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association. Retrieved 13 November 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "2015–16 MPSSAA Winter Record Book" (PDF). Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association. Retrieved 13 November 2016. 
  7. ^ Maryland State Department of Education
  8. ^ Lettis, George (3 February 2016). "Howard County students stage walkout over racist video". WBAL-TV. Hearst Stations Inc. Retrieved 4 February 2016. 
  9. ^ St. George, Donna (2 February 2016). "Md. students walk out after viral video slams Black Lives Matter movement". The Washington Post. Retrieved 4 February 2016. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°17′57″N 76°50′25″W / 39.2992°N 76.8404°W / 39.2992; -76.8404