About South High
South Hagerstown High School
SHHS is located in scenic Western Maryland.
Our school has about 1300 students in grades
9-12 and operates on a 4 period day / semester schedule.
South Hagerstown High School
1101 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740
Athletic Director 1
Business Manager 1
Total Staff: 147
Calendar: Six-period day, two semesters for Non-HSA courses
|Main School Number||301-766-8369|
|Fax Number Main Office||301-766-8474|
|Business Manager - Mr. Hedges||301-766-8382|
|Asst. Principal - Grade 11 / Ms. McCoy||301-766-8373|
|Asst. Principal - Grade 10 & 12 / Mr. Shirk||301-766-8473|
|Asst Principal - Grade 9 / Mr. McCarty||301-766-8372|
|Counseling Center Fax||301-766-8388|
|Special Education Office||301-766-8370|
|Athletic Director - Mr. Tesla||301-766-8377|
|Food Service Manager||301-766-8378|
- Grades: 9 - 12
- Enrollment: 1,292 (9/30/13)
- State Rated Capacity: 1,209
- Date of Construction: 1956
- Latest Renovation: 2001
- Age of Building: 57 years
- Size of Building: 163,959 sq. feet
Future plans for 2014 graduating class
|College 64%||Specialized Training Schools 2%|
Two-year college -43%
|Four-Year college 23%||Employment 21%|
The grading system uses percentage grades which are converted to a grade point value. Courses are weighted according to their level of difficulty.
Courses with accelerated credit:
|Honors French III|
|Honors French IV|
|Honors Spanish III|
|Honors Spanish IV|
|English Language & Composition||Spanish Language|
|English Literature & Composition||Statistics|
|Environmental Science||U.S. History|
|French Language||World History|
|Human Geography|| |
Grades achieved in all courses taken from freshman through senior year are included in the calculation of class rank.
|4 English||1 Physical Education||6 Elective Credits|
|4 Math||1 Technology Education|| |
|3 Science||1 Health/Life Skills|| |
|3 Social Studies||1 Fine Art|| |
- 75 Student Service Learning Hours - Check Daily Bulletin for service opportunities
- Pass all HSA tests or earn a minimum comosite score of 1602 on the Maryland State High School Assessments in Algebra, Bilogy, English, and Government.
- College or career completer program
SHHS History: A Look Back
South Hagerstown High School opened its doors in the fall of 1956. Buildings for Washington County's newest (in 1956) education facility were planned by Washington, D.C. architects McLeod & Ferrara, and they were built by Norman S. Early and Son of Hagerstown. The architectural design of the school won first place in a national competition that year. The school was dedicated to the service of youth and the community.
The first principal was Carl R. Beer. The successive principals were Richard T. Whisner, Donald Zilch, Walter Galbraith, John Peckyno, Richard Martin, Michael Shockey, Richard Akers, Dr. Timothy Dawson, Mr. Jakoby. More than 18,000 students have graduated from South High.
The student body have always been called the Rebels, originally named because of the school being in the south end of town. Green and white have remained the school colors - green standing for truth and white for purity.
In October of 1998 ground was broken for the South High renovation project.
The administration and staff continue to be respected throughout the county for their dedication and desire to help and guide the young people who pass through SHHS.
Visit the SHHS Alumni Organization web page.
Rebels' Fight Song.... Dixie
|Are you from South High?|
I say from South High.
Where the fields of green grass beckon to me.
I'm glad to see you
Tell me how be you?
And the friends I'm longing to see.
Well, if you're from the best high school then Yes-siree
You're the very one that I am longing to see.
Are you from South High?
I say from South High
'Cuz I'm from South High, too!
Alma mater of the valleyAt thy magic founts of learning
May in us your spirit rule
God we pray to watch above you
Ever to protect our school.
Noble dreams to us you give
We thy students do adore you
May your fame forever live.