About LHS

Lansdowne High School is located in the southwest corner of Baltimore County with Baltimore City, Anne Arundel and Howard Counties as our neighbors.  Currently home to 1345 students, the comprehensive high school has three academies which allow for students to explore a variety of academic course offerings as well as an ESOL center for students residing in southwest Baltimore County.  We currently maintain strong partnerships with The Maryland Food Bank, CCBC-Catonsville’s TRIO Upward Bound Program, Villa Maria, First Financial Credit Union of Maryland, UMBC’s TRIO Talent Search Program and Towson University’s “MentHer” Program.  We continue to seek partnerships with community members and organizations in am effort to provide our students and their families with various wrap around services and access to community supports. 

Our student body is both racially and culturally diverse.  Our student population is 29% white, 25% Black, 4% Asian and 6% Multi-Race.   Thirty-three percent of our student body is Hispanic, and our students and their families represent 20 different countries.

Lansdowne High a comprehensive high school offering students a variety of academic opportunities to meet MSDE graduation requirements as well as a magnet school offering three different academy options for students who reside on the west side of Baltimore County.  

  • Our Academy of Health and Human Services affords students with the opportunity to explore ProStart, Teacher Academy of Maryland (new in 2022-23), Army JROTC, Carpentry Careers and Electrical Careers (the only program in BCPS). 
  • Our Academy of Science affords students with the opportunity to explore courses in our Project Lead the Way: Biomedical Science program.
  • Our Academy of Arts and Communication affords students with opportunities for advanced study of dance, instrumental music, vocal music, theatre, visual arts and mass communications.

Besides the experiences in our Academies, students have the opportunity to take courses in Computer Science; Business and Accounting; French and Spanish; Career, Research and Development; AVID and Advanced Technology.  We currently offer 12 Advanced Placement courses and are working to increase enrollment in these courses.   We continue to build our World Language program and create opportunities for our students to earn the Seal of Biliteracy before leaving High School.  Our 9th graders participate in our Freshman Foundations program, the goal of which is to support them in the transition into high school academically and socially. 

Lansdowne High School proudly offers three Allied Sports programs (soccer, bocce and softball) which is an inclusive program modeled after the Special Olympics “Unified Sports” program.  It affords students with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in interscholastic sports along-side their non-disabled peers.  We also offer 19 different opportunities for student to participate on an interscholastic athletic team throughout the school year.  For students who are not interested in athletics, we offer over 20 clubs and activities for students to participate in.  This list of opportunities grows throughout each year to support students and their interests.