Kenwood High School (Maryland)

Kenwood High School is a Baltimore County public high school located in Essex, Maryland.

Kenwood High School
Kenwood High School Sign.jpg
501 Stemmers Run Road

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United States
Coordinates39°19′33″N 76°27′44″W / 39.32583°N 76.46222°W / 39.32583; -76.46222Coordinates: 39°19′33″N 76°27′44″W / 39.32583°N 76.46222°W / 39.32583; -76.46222
TypePublic high school
MottoKnowledge, Honor, Service
Established1931; 89 years ago (1931)
School districtBaltimore County Public Schools
PrincipalBrian Powell
Teaching staff102.5 (FTE) (2016–17)[1]
Enrollment1,619 (2016–17)[1]
Student to teacher ratio15.80:1 (2016–17)[1]
School colour(s)     Blue
NewspaperTrue Blue News

About the SchoolEdit

Kenwood has been educating students since 1931. The school was originally housed at 6700 Kenwood Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21237, which is now Golden Ring Middle School. The school was relocated to a larger building at 501 Stemmers Run Road, which is less than a mile away from Eastern Technical High School. The school borders the school districts of Overlea High School, Perry Hall High School, Chesapeake High School, and Dundalk High School.[2]

Magnet ProgramsEdit

While the school provides a standard diploma to graduates, there are also "Magnet programs," which are, "theme-oriented courses of study that provide students with in-depth experiences in a specialized area of interest." Kenwood features two "magnets": International Baccalaureate and Sports Science Academy.

The "IB" program is recognized in more than 100 countries, welcoming students to a world of academic leadership and international opportunities. The courses offered in this program are competitive and challenging and encourage creative and critical thinking skills. The IB Program is unique in that it prepares students to take exit exams their senior year to earn college credit.

"SSA" provides students with the opportunity to pursue an interdisciplinary curriculum that investigates careers in the sports, health, and fitness fields, including Sports Medicine, Sports Education, Sports Business, Sports Marketing and Sports Communications

The school is also backwards with the front of the school facing the schoolyard.


For the 2016–17 school year, Kenwood had 1,619 students. The enrollment was 47% White, 39% Black, 7% Hispanic, 4% two or more races, 2% Asian , and less than 1% Pacific Islander and Native American.[1]


The school is known for repeated success in wrestling, baseball, track and field, boys and girls soccer and competitive cheerleading (County,Regional Champions and State Champions).

The school has several state championships:

  • 1956 - Boys' Cross Country[3]
  • 1958 - Boys' Cross Country
  • 1962 - Boys' Cross Country
  • 1964 - Boys' Track and Field[4]
  • 1967 - Boys' Cross Country
  • 1975 - Football
  • 1978 - Baseball
  • 2003 - Boys soccer 4A state champions

Notable alumniEdit

Image galleryEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Search for Public Schools - Kenwood High IB and Sports Science (240012000412)". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved September 26, 2019.
  2. ^ "Baltimore County Public Schools, High School Boundaries, 2019-2020 School Year" (PDF). Baltimore County Public Schools. Retrieved September 26, 2019.
  3. ^ MPSSAA Archived March 8, 2005, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ MPSSAA Archived March 8, 2005, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Kelly, Jacques (May 7, 2010). "Baltimore actress returns home for 'After All'". The Baltimore Sun.

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