Hereford High School

Hereford High School serves 1,378 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the MD average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 57%.
Hereford High School operates within the Baltimore County Public s School District.
The school district's 81% graduation rate is lower than the MD state average of 85%.

Overview

The student population of 1378 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 79 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,378 students
Hereford High School Total Students (1988-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 79 teachers
Hereford High School Total Classroom Teachers (1988-2012)
Students by Grade Hereford High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MD) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 14:1
Hereford High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1988-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
6%
Hereford High School Asian (1989-2012)
Hispanic
2%
11%
Hereford High School Hispanic (1992-2012)
Black
2%
37%
Hereford High School Black (1989-2012)
White
91%
43%
Hereford High School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Hereford High School Sch Ethnicity Hereford High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.17 0.68
Hereford High School Diversity Score (1989-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
35%
Hereford High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
1%
7%
Hereford High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 181,547 students has grown by 35497% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 95% over five years.
School District Name Baltimore County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
171
29
Number of Students Managed 181,547 17,449
Baltimore County Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 81% 85%
Baltimore County Public s School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $1,483 MM $244 MM
Baltimore County Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $1,365 MM $238 MM
Baltimore County Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $2,906,771 $14,580
Baltimore County Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $2,676,325 $14,228
Baltimore County Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

School Notes:

  • Hereford High School is a four-year public high school located in the rural northern Baltimore County town of Parkton, Maryland, USA, as part of the Baltimore County Public Schools. The school was established in 1954.
  • Busing is used to transport Hereford students, who live the school's district, called the Hereford Zone. The Hereford Zone covers 233 square miles and makes up over a third of Baltimore County by area.
  • This school has the only agriscience program in the county.
  • History: Agricultural High School opened in Sparks, Maryland in 1909 and had its first graduating class in 1912. The name was changed to Sparks High School around 1920, and it was converted into an elementary school in 1953. Hereford High School was established in Parkton, Maryland to replace Sparks High School in 1954.
  • Sports: The mascot of Hereford is the bull, due to the region's rich agrarian history. The women's teams are called "Lady Bulls".
  • The school has won many state athletic championships including 13 since the year 2000:Men's Cross Country: 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978; Women's Cross Country: 1978, 1979, 1980, 2004, 2005; Field Hockey: 1979, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2006; Football: 1997, 2001, 2002; Men's Indoor Track: 1980; Men's Lacrosse: 1977, 1982, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2003; Women's Lacrosse: 2001, 2002, 2003; Men's Soccer: 1987, 1988, 1989; Women's Soccer: 2000; Volleyball: 1975, 1979; Wrestling: 1970.
  • The Hereford High School varsity football team (the "Bulls") is well known throughout the state of Maryland. The Bulls have won three state titles in recent years (1997, 2001, 2002). Much of this success is attributed to coach Steve Turnbaugh.
  • In May 2006, Hereford High School initiated a controversial appeal of a ruling in the Class 2A state championship in girls' track. The initial ruling had upheld the victory of Alison Smith in the 1600-meter race, denying a claim that Paralympic medalist Tatyana McFadden, a wheelchair athlete, had assisted team-mate Smith by pacing her. The consequential disqualification of McFadden and Smith by the Jury of Appeals of the State Games Committee cost defending champion Atholton High School the title.
  • Notable alumni: Matthew McKeig, a 1992 graduate of Hereford High School, and United States Army soldier who guarded the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery for 1,121 shifts, exceeding a decade-old record of 1,119.
  • The school was in the news when two alumni, Lance Cpl. Norman W. Anderson III and Marine Cpl. Joshua D. Snyder, were killed in Iraq in just over a month in 2005.
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Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Dulaney High School (10 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Hereford Middle School (2.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sparks Elementary School (3.7 miles away)
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