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Snow Hill High School

Located in the seventeenth century town of Snow Hill, Maryland, on the banks of the scenic Pocomoke River, Snow Hill High School is a small dynamic learning community that serves a diverse group of students in grades 9 through 12. A tradition of excellence is evidenced at Snow Hill High School through many of the school's activities and programs. For over one hundred years, the motto of the "Snow Hill Eagles" has been "Honor, Service and Efficiency." More recently, Snow Hill High School has adopted "Snow Hill High School - where eagles soar. A Tradition of Excellence" as its slogan. The instructional vision of our school is to provide our students with learning experiences that will empower them to graduate to be lifelong learners, to respect diversity, and to become productive members of their local and worldwide community.

Our students consistently demonstrate a high attendance rate and one of the lowest dropout rates in the State of Maryland. On the Maryland High School Assessments, the students at Snow Hill High School have performed as well or better than their peers across the state in the assessed areas of English, Algebra I, and Biology. Over 54% of the student body qualifies each year for recognition as WeXL Student Scholars through the WeXL Scholastic Recognition Program, which honors students for consistently earning honor roll status. Over 80% of our graduates continue their education in a two or four year institution of higher learning or through a specialized trade school or enter the military.  In all areas of our students' activities, Snow Hill High School enjoys a wealth of community support and involvement. Snow Hill High School is indeed a dynamic learning community and is committed to excellence in all areas of student performance.

School Profile

Mission Statement
The mission of Snow Hill High School, a small dynamic learning community, is to nurture and enhance the academic, social, physical and emotional potential in each of our students. As we inspire and facilitate active learning, we empower all students, as lifelong learners, to recognize and respect diversity and to become productive members of their local and worldwide community.

School Highlights and Awards 
The MCJROTC unit of SHHS has been recognized as a Naval Honor School for fifteen of the past 16 years. The graduating class of 2013 amassed in excess of $3.4 million in merit-based scholarship offers. Snow Hill High School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Secondary Schools through the Accreditation for Growth protocol. In 2010, Snow Hill High School was recognized by the Maryland State Department of Education for overall achievement and sub-group achievement on the 2009-2010 High School Assessments. Class of 2013 graduate Skylar Quelland was a National Merit Finalist. On nine Advanced Placement courses over his high school career, Skylar earned a score of 5 (best possible score) on all nine AP exams. This accomplishment earned him the recognition as a National Scholar by College Board. Since 2008, Snow Hill High School has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a Silver Award school in their Best High Schools study of public high schools in our nation. 2012-2013 marks the fourth year that SHHS has received this same recognition.

The Snow Hill High School Band maintains a reputation of pride and excellence. During the past 26 years, the band has performed in 126 competitive events against bands from eighteen different states and the District of Columbia. In this time, the band has received 121 first place awards, four second place awards, and one third place award.

The 2011 Girls Soccer team earned a 1A East Region Championship. The 2011 JROTC unit was named a Naval Honor School for the 14th time.

Special Programs
To meet the needs of our students, Snow Hill High School offers an array of special programs which include Comprehensive Curricular Programs for Preparation for the Scholastic Aptitude Test, a Pupil Service Team, Academic Support Program, and a Bridge Plan for Academic Validation completion program.

After School Programs
Snow Hill High School offers an After School Learning Academy and Summer Academy to all enrolled students. The After School and Summer Learning Academies provide students with academic assistance and enrichment opportunities.

Parent Involvement Opportunities
Snow Hill High School encourages parental involvement through the Band Boosters, Choral Boosters, JROTC Boosters, Athletic Boosters, School Improvement Advisory Committee (SIAC), Accreditation For Growth Strategic Action Planning Team, and various other school committees.

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Principal
Mr. Thomas A. Davis
Assistant Principals
Mrs. Kimberly Purvis and Extended School Administrator Mrs. Melissa Freistat
Guidance Counselors
Ms. Rose Zollinger
Mr. J. R. Ward
Address
305 South Church St.
Snow Hill, MD 21863
Phone
410-632-5270
Fax
410-632-5279
Website
Online News
"The Soaring Eagle" student newspaper www.shhseagle.com 
Grades
Grade 9 through Grade 12
School Day
Begins at 8:07 AM; Ends at 2:55 PM
Enrollment
350 students
Staff
34 Teachers, 5 Educational Assistants, 6 Food Services, 1 Nurse, 3 Secretaries, 1 Media Specialist, 4 Custodians
School Built
1957
Addition
1982
Total Size
70,657
Portable Classrooms
17
Site
18 acres
Teacher to Student Ratio
1:13

 

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