|Grades Offered||Grades 9-12|
|Total Students||1,378 students|
|Gender %||47% Male / 53%Female|
|Total Classroom Teachers||79 teachers|
|Students by Grade|
|School District Name||Baltimore County Public s School District|
|Number of Schools
|Number of Students Managed||181,547||17,449|
|District Total Revenue||$1,483 MM||$244 MM|
|District Spending||$1,365 MM||$238 MM|
|District Revenue / Student||$2,906,771||$14,580|
|District Spending / Student||$2,676,325||$14,228|
|School Statewide Testing||View Education Department Test Scores|
- 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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- School Location Miles Students Grades
Monkton Hereford Middle School
712 Corbett Rd
Monkton , MD , 21111
Sparks Sparks Elementary School
601 Belfast Rd
Sparks , MD , 21152
Freeland Prettyboy Elementary School
Freeland , MD , 21053
Parkton Seventh District Elementary School
20300 York Rd
Parkton , MD , 21120
Upperco Fifth District Elementary School
3725 Mount Carmel Rd
Upperco , MD , 21155
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