Principal's Corner

Emily with grad students 2017SPHS Admin at Graduation

SPHS Graduation 2017

Sparrows Point High School Administration at the Class of 2017 Graduation

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POINT PRIDE. Honor tradition. Instill Integrity. Exceed Expectations.

Mrs. Emily J. Caster, Principal

Dear students, parents and families,

As we close the 2016-17 school year, I’d like to extend my wishes for a wonderful summer. It has been another outstanding year at Sparrows Point High School, and our students have once again demonstrated their academic, civic and athletic excellence.

Our graduating class, once again, had one of the highest graduation rates for comprehensive high schools in Baltimore County. This year, for the first time, SPHS was recognized by the Washington Post, as one of the state and nation’s “Most Challenging High Schools.” Our students demonstrated gains in both their scores and participation on the PSAT, SAT and Advanced Placement classes and exams.

On the athletic field, our students celebrated with individual and team honors at the county, regional and state levels. Our vocal and instrumental music students excelled in performances and assessments, and performed a highly acclaimed version of Hairspray this spring. Many of our students took advantage of extra-curricular clubs and activities, building leadership skills and furthering the mission and vision of our school. Our SPECIES magnet program finishes another strong year, filled with rigorous coursework, experiential learning and campus projects dedicated to sustainability.

These are but just a few highlights of a stellar year at SPHS. Thank you to our teachers, staff, students and parents for their role in our dynamic learning community. 

Summer will still be a busy time here at The Point, please take a few moments to review the following information:

  • Summer office hours will be 8:00 am-3:00 pm during the summer. Should you need to see a specific staff member, please call ahead so we can best assist you.
  • The 2016 Maryland School Report Card has been posted on our school website for review.
  • English Department news: summer reading assignments for English 9GT, 10GT, AP11, and AP12 can be found on the English page of the school’s website.
  • Scheduling news for 17-18: ECAP/Dual Credit Contracts and copies of paid bills must be sent to Mrs. Jubb by July 15th in order to have your BCPS schedule adjusted for CCBC classes.  If you have a change in address or move out of zone, please contact the SPHS Counseling Office Secretary, Ms. Langis to update the information or prepare a withdraw packet.
  • Math Department news: All math students received the SPHS summer math work packet.  Students should work on it over the summer and have it ready for when they return in the fall.  This summer work will help all students prepare for any upcoming math class.  The packet is available now on the school website and answer key will be available at the end of the summer.
  • Orientation/Early Entry Day for incoming 9th grade students is Wednesday, August 30, more information to follow. Student volunteers in grades 10, 11 and 12 will be needed for this event, please email Mrs. Caster if you are available to be an Orientation Leader on August 30.
  • Students interested in joining the Principal’s Advisory Council for the 2017-18 school year, should email Mrs. Caster by August 11.
  • Drop in weight training will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays until August 9th, all athletes are invited to participate, with Varsity Football Coach Scott Murbach.

If you use Twitter, please follow us @SparrowsPointHS for important updates over the summer, including information on student parking, schedule changes and athletics. You can also visit our website at for additional information.

Have a pleasant and safe summer. I look forward to seeing you on September 5th, for the first day of school! 

Thank you,

Emily J. Caster


Sparrows Point High School