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Encyclopedia > Springbrook High School
Springbrook High School
Motto "We Expect, We Believe, We Achieve"
Established 1960
Type Public secondary
Principal Michael Durso
Students 2,300
Grades 9-12
Location 201 Valleybrook Drive,
Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
Oversight Montgomery County Public Schools
Campus Suburban
Colors Columbia Blue and Navy Blue
Mascot Blue Devil
Yearbook Trident
Newspaper Blueprint
Website www.mcps.k12.md.us/schools/springbrookhs

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Springbrook High School is a public high school located in Silver Spring, an unincorporated community in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States, between the Colesville and White Oak communities. For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ... Not to be confused with Silver Springs. ... Montgomery County of the U.S. state of Maryland is situated just north of Washington, D.C. and Southwest of Baltimore. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Largest metro area Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 101 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N... Colesville is a census-designated place and an unincorporated area located in Montgomery County, Maryland in the USA. Geography As an unincorporated area, Colesvilles boundaries are not officially defined. ...


Springbrook is a member of Montgomery County's Northeast Consortium, a program comprised of Springbrook, James Hubert Blake and Paint Branch High Schools that allows students from Ashton, Burnt Mills, Burtonsville, Calverton, Cloverly, Colesville, Fairland, Spencerville, Southern Olney, and White Oak to choose between the three schools. A group of High Schools in northeast Montgomery County composed of James Hubert Blake High School, Paint Branch High School and Springbrook High School. ... James Hubert Blake High School is a secondary school located in Silver Spring, an unincorporated section of Montgomery County, Maryland, United States. ... Paint Branch High School is a high school located in Burtonsville, an unincorporated section of Montgomery County, Maryland. ... Burtonsville is a census-designated place and an unincorporated area in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States. ... Calverton is an unincorporated area located on the boundary between Montgomery and Prince Georges Counties, Maryland. ... White Oak is a census-designated place and an unincorporated area located in Montgomery County, Maryland. ...


Founded in 1960, and named after the upper Northwest Branch spring-fed tributary that runs next to its property, Springbrook High School has traditionally been viewed as a strong alternative to the expensive land values associated with Upcounty schools. Springbrook was renovated in the early 1990's and reopened in 1994. Today, the school holds about 2000 students.

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A Nationally Ranked Public High School

Newsweek magazine's annual high school rankings have consistently recognized Springbrook as one of the nation's best. In Newsweek's 2007 rankings, Springbrook placed 164 out of the top 1,258 public high schools in the United States. Newsweek's list of top public schools were selected from over 27,000 public high schools nationwide. Only six of the 23 public high schools in Montgomery County, Maryland, were rated ahead of Springbrook in the 2007 rankings. Springbrook draws its students from Montgomery County's Northeast Consortium, a population that is also served by two other public high schools, Paint Branch and Blake, which Newsweek ranked 488 and 790 respectively.


Academic Programs

The rigorous International Baccalaureate (or IB) curriculum is a signature program offering at Springbrook. In addition, Springbrook offers a comprehensive Advanced Placement (or AP) program, as well as a specialized technology program called Information Technology in a Global Society. The school has 16 computer labs, 14 white people and contains 900 computers, translating into a computer for every 2.3 students. Springbrook's computer science program is among the oldest in the state and includes courses in Java, C++, Digital Art, IT Management, LAN and Computer Maintenance, and Web Design. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into International Baccalaureate Organization. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into International Baccalaureate Organization. ... The Advanced Placement Program is a program that offers college level courses at high schools across the United States and Canada. ... The Advanced Placement Program is a program that offers college level courses at high schools across the United States and Canada. ...


Diversity and Scholarship

Springbrook prides itself both in its diversity and in high academic achievement. Springbrook's students are drawn from an extremely broad range of racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds. With roots in 84 nations, Springbrook students enjoy engaging with and learning about different cultures on a daily basis. Springbook's tremendous diversity is reflected in the school's Hall of Nations and celebrated in an annual Heritage Talent Show.


Against this backdrop of great social and cultural diversity, Springbook's IB, AP, and Honors programs have consistently produced outstanding scholars. Members of Springbrook's graduating classes of 2004-06 have gone on to attend the world's leading universities, including American, Amherst, Brown, Carnegie Mellon, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Davidson, Duke, Georgetown, George Washington, Hampton, Johns Hopkins, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Morehouse, New York University, Northwestern, Oxford, Princeton, Rutgers, Stanford, Yale, and the Universities of Massachusetts, Chicago, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Toronto, Virginia, and Wisconsin-Madison. See complete college destinations of Springbrook classes of 2007, 2006, 2005, and 2004. Amherst College is a private liberal arts college in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA. It is the third oldest college in Massachusetts. ... Brown University is a private university located in Providence, Rhode Island. ... Carnegie Mellon University is a private research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Cornell redirects here. ... Dartmouth College is a private, coeducational university located in Hanover, New Hampshire, USA. Incorporated as Trustees of Dartmouth College,[6][7] it is a member of the Ivy League and one of the nine colonial colleges founded before the American Revolution. ... Davidson College is a private liberal arts college for 1,700 students in Davidson, North Carolina, USA. Both the town and college were named for Brigadier General William Lee Davidson, a Revolutionary War commander. ... Duke University is a private coeducational research university located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. ... Georgetown University is an elite private research university located in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., United States. ... The George Washington University (GW), is a private, coeducational university located in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The school was founded in 1821 as The Columbian College in the District of Columbia by Baptist ministers using funds bequeathed by George Washington. ... Hampton University (formerly Hampton Institute) is an American University located in Hampton, Virginia. ... The Johns Hopkins University, founded in 1876, is a private institution of higher learning located in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. ... “MIT” redirects here. ... Morehouse College is a private, four-year, all-male, historically black liberal arts college in Atlanta, Georgia. ... New York University (NYU) is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university in New York City. ... Northwestern University (NU) is a selective private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university with campuses located in Evanston, Illinois and downtown Chicago, Illinois. ... The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford in England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... Princeton University is a private coeducational research university located in Princeton, New Jersey. ... “Rutgers” redirects here. ... Stanford redirects here. ... Yale redirects here. ... The center of the UMass Amherst campus. ... For other uses, see University of Chicago (disambiguation). ... The University of Delaware (UD) is the largest university in the U.S. state of Delaware. ... A Corner of Main Quad The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC, U of I, or simply Illinois), is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious campus in the University of Illinois system. ... The University of Maryland, College Park (also known as UM, UMD, or UMCP) is a public university located in the city of College Park, in Prince Georges County, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C., in the United States. ... The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (U of M, UM or simply Michigan) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Michigan, and one of the foremost universities in the United States. ... The University of North Carolina is a seventeen campus system which includes all sixteen public four-year universities in North Carolina, United States and one public residential high school. ... This article is about the private Ivy League university in Philadelphia. ... The University of Toronto (U of T) is a public research university in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... The University of Virginia (also called U.Va. ... University of Wisconsin redirects here. ...


The Washington Post publishes a Challenge Index based on statistical analysis of academic rigor and achievement among high schools in the Washington DC metropolitan area (covering school districts in Maryland, Northern Virginia, and the District of Columbia). In the December 2006 Challenge Index, Springbrook ranked 7 out of 23 high schools in Montgomery County, and 26 among 185 high schools in the metro area; and placed well ahead of its traditional peer schools (and athletic rivals), Blair (a science magnet school, ranked 33 in the metro area), Paint Branch (62), and Blake (94). ... The Challenge Index is a method for the statistical ranking of top public high schools in the United States by Washington Post columnist Jay Matthews. ... Flag Seal Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location Location of Washington, D.C., with regard to the surrounding states of Maryland and Virginia. ...


Clubs, Activities and Sports

Springbrook boasts 55 active clubs and activities, including the Blueprint Newspaper [led by Editor-in-Chief Josh Cantor, Senior Sports Editor Eddie Strumfels, Scott "Butt" Wiley and super staff writer Kyle Epstein], Trident Yearbook [Also run by Cantor and Wiley], and Musings Literary Magazine, all of which are regular winners of Columbia Scholastic Press Association Medals.


Springbrook Athletics are also equally strong. The Blue Devils have won a total of 17 State Championships since 1964 including 7 State Football Championships between 1979 and 1989. In 2003-04, a recent notably successful sports season for Springbrook, the school's combined varsity teams compiled a total of 175 wins, which greatly exceeded their 120 losses.


The most recent of Springbrook's athletic achievements include a Field Hockey team that earned a State Championship in 2003 and was a State finalist in 2005. In addition, the Gymnastics team won the State title in 2003, and the Boys Basketball team was a State finalist in 2003-2004. In other recent years, the Girls Basketball and Boys Cross Country teams have won Regional titles, and the Boys Lacrosse, Boys Tennis, Track & Field, and Swim & Dive teams were Divisional champions.


Notable Alumni

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Springbrook High School - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (409 words)
Springbrook High School is a Montgomery County, Maryland public secondary school located in the city of Silver Spring, Maryland between the Colesville and White Oak communities.
Springbrook is a member of Montgomery County's Northeast Consortium, a program between Springbrook, Blake and Paint Branch High Schools allowing students from Burtonsville and Southern Olney to Calverton, White Oak and Burnt Mills to chose between the three schools.
Springbrook was renovated in the early 1990's and reopened in 1993.
Students, and Challenges, Converge (1117 words)
In Maryland, educators and high school freshmen face an additional challenge: The Class of 2009 will be the first required to pass statewide exams in algebra, biology, government and English to graduate.
Glen Burnie is one of three high schools in the county that did not demonstrate "adequate yearly progress" under No Child Left Behind because of the performance of special education students.
Schools that fail to make adequate progress for several years in a row face consequences, the most drastic of which include being taken over by the state.
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