High Point High School
Vision: High Point High School is a school of high standards, differentiated instruction, and engaging activities. Our diverse community of students will be academically and socially successful in order to become lifelong learners and productive citizens. This objective is a responsibility shared by the students, staff, parents, guardians, and community.
Mission: The unique, diverse student body, staff, parents, and community of High Point High School are dedicated to upholding a climate of high expectations, along with a shared vision of academic excellence. Our ultimate goal is to assist young people in acquiring the habits, skills, and knowledge that will enable them to become informed, productive members of society.
History (taken from wikipedia): Opened in 1954, High Point High School was originally going to be named Cherry Hill High School. However, after some thought, school officials decided to change the name to “High Point,” because of the school’s location on the highest point in Prince George’s County, Maryland. High Point’s student population has continuously been noted by the state of Maryland and the Washington, D.C. Metro area as one of great diversity. High Point is the most ethnically diverse high school in the state of Maryland and one of the most diverse in the country.
The school, serving children in grades 9 through 12, is part of the Prince George’s County Public Schools district system.
High Point serves a portion of the city of College Park, and several unincorporated areas, including Adelphi, Beltsville, Landover and Hyattsville.
High Point students come from middle schools throughout Prince George’s County. They hail predominately from Buck Lodge Middle School and Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School. Originally, the students were bussed as well from Beltsville Junior High school which is now known as Beltsville Elementary School.
Address: 3601 Powder Mill Rd, Beltsville, MD 20705
District: Prince George’s County Public Schools
Phone: (301) 572-6400
Lowest grade: Ninth grade
Website: High Point High School