Award Year: 2016

Hereford High School

17301 York Road
Parkton, MD, 21120-9757

(410) 887-1905

Mr. L. Joseph Jira, Principal at time of Nomination

Baltimore County Public Schools

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Hereford's Mission is to provide a safe, rigorous, student-centered environment that continually challenges students, faculty, and staff to improve and develop the skills, knowledge, and values necessary for students to graduate as 21st century global learners.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 4%
  • White: 89%
  • Hispanic: 3%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Two or more races: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Hereford High School Students - Hereford High School Proud!

Hereford High School Students - Hereford High School Proud!

Hereford High School is a comprehensive public high school that opened in 1909. It is the northernmost school in Baltimore County, enrolling 1,200 students in grades 9-12 from the Pennsylvania line south to Cockeysville, MD, and to the eastern Harford County line and west to Carroll County. Hereford High School offers students a rigorous and engaging learning environment that empowers them to develop the necessary skills, knowledge, and values to become productive global citizens. One of the programs that makes Hereford High School unique is its Agriscience program. The goal of this program is to provide students of Baltimore County Public Schools an opportunity to develop real world skills through experiential and academically rigorous learning experiences while promoting the importance of agriculture in the progress of modern society. To ensure successful educational experiences for every student, Hereford's staff is focused on quality and committed to excellence in all areas of student growth. Approximately 91% of the graduating class attends college and more than 90% of students participate in at least one extracurricular activity. On average, about 60% of Hereford's students are enrolled in one or more AP courses throughout their four years in high school. But the greatest attribute of Hereford High School is the strong support of the parents and members of the community who continue to work with the school's administration and teachers to ensure success for all students.