Award Year: 2013

Boonsboro High School

10 Campus Avenue
Boonsboro, MD, 21713-1108

(301) 766-8022

Peggy Pugh, Principal at time of Nomination

Washington County Public Schools

School Website


At Boonsboro High School, we “empower students today for tomorrow” by collaborating and providing each student with the knowledge, skills, and processes for global success.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 3%
  • White: 89%
  • Hispanic: 3%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 4%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %

The rural town of Boonsboro, Maryland is nestled at the foot of South Mountain and is proud to be part of the highest ranked educational state in America. This economically diverse school community accounts for one-third of the land mass in Washington County. According to the 2010 US Census Bureau, 80% of the population of Boonsboro earned high school diplomas and only 13% hold a Bachelor’s Degree or greater. Approximately 24% of the students qualify as economically disadvantaged.

BHS works diligently with its students and families to promote education and post-secondary planning as a priority, ensuring that students have choice and opportunity for success after high school. Parents, teachers, staff, and school leadership expect students to demonstrate academic excellence, while offering support and requiring accountability. Students strive to meet those high expectations, challenging each other to achieve.

BHS has a rich history of traditions that involve mutual support between the school and the community. The students volunteer at local businesses, such as the Antietam Battlefield and local eateries, and they support the faith-based community in food drives and charity work. Students are also heavily involved in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, which provide authentic opportunities for students to apply the knowledge and skills attained in the classroom. Over one-third of the student body participates in the Boonsboro athletic program.

Foremost, BHS is a place where the faculty and students make the most out of each opportunity they are given. It is place where the very nature of the community, filled with a rich agricultural and hard-working spirit, dominates all facets of life. It is with this spirit that the Boonsboro High School Warriors demonstrate their excellence.