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Pocomoke High School

Pocomoke High School (PHS), a Maryland Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, located near the Cyprus lined Pocomoke River, is a small rural school that enjoys unprecedented support and pride from the surrounding community. PHS students excel in academics and in extracurricular activities. The faculty and staff of Pocomoke High School endeavor to prepare all students to compete intellectually and vocationally in an ever-changing global society. While the school shares a community-wide mission statement with the Pocomoke City Schools, many students are more familiar with the school's motto: "Always honor the Warrior Code: Courage, Achievement, Perseverance, and Scholarship."

The students at Pocomoke High School consistently demonstrate some of the highest attendance rates in the county. A large percentage of the student body qualify for the WeXL Scholastic Recognition banquet, held each May, honoring students who exhibit outstanding academic achievements. The school is very proud of the MCJROTC program, sponsored by the United States Government, providing extensive leadership training to students.

School Profile

Mission Statement

Pocomoke High School, an enthusiastic rural learning partnership of parents, educators, and community agencies, empowers all students to meet rigorous academic standards and to develop into responsible, involved life-long learners who can excel in their endeavors, contribute positively to their society, and fulfill their personal dreams.

School Highlights and Awards

Pocomoke High School has earned the following highlights and awards: 2016 State Champions in Boys Basketball, 1999 Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, 1998 Governor's Green School, the Bayside Conference Sportsmanship Award, 2015 State Champions in Girls Field Hockey, accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools through 2018, 2009 State Champions in Girls Softball, MCJROTC Honors School 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009, and PBIS Silver School. The Class of 2015 was offered 1.3 million dollars in merit-based scholarships and awards. 2017 Maryland High School Principal of the Year

School Based Clubs and Programs

Pocomoke High School offers the following school based clubs and programs: Drama Club, Foreign Language Club, Future Educators of America Club, Young Professionals Club, FCCLA Club, Key Club, Legal Intern, Students Against Destructive Decisions Club (SADD), National Honor Society (NHS), Show Choir, Student Council, Junior Red Cross Club, Summer Learning Academy, After School Learning Academy, Positive Behavior Interventions and Support Program (PBIS), Freshman Warrior Day, Annual Career Fair, MCJROTC.

Athletic Programs

Pocomoke High School offers the following athletic programs: Fall: JV/Varsity Soccer, JV/Varsity Field Hockey, JV/Varsity Volleyball, Golf, Cross Country; Winter: JV/Varsity Boys Basketball, JV/Varsity Girls Basketball, Cheerleading, Swimming; Spring: JV/Varsity Baseball, JV/Varsity Softball, Tennis, Track

Parent Involvement Opportunities

Pocomoke High School encourages parental involvement through Band Boosters, Parent Volunteers (Band Front, Marching Band, Guidance Department), School Improvement Advisory Committee, FCCLA Blood Drives



Dr. Annette Wallace

Assistant Principals

Mr. Kennis Austin and Mrs. Jenifer Rayne

Guidance Counselors

Ms. Jessi Bova and Mr. Derrick Fooks


1817 Old Virginia Rd
Pocomoke, MD 21851







Grade 9 through Grade 12

School Day

Begins at 8:00 AM; Ends at 2:46PM


360 students


37 Teachers, 4 Educational Assistants, 3 Food Service Workers, 1 Nurse, 3 Secretaries, 1 Media Specialist, 6 Custodians, 1 School Test Coordinator, 1 Technology Coach, 1 Athletic Trainer

School Built



1966, 1984, 2011

Total Size


Portable Classrooms



32.5 acres

Teacher to Student Ratio