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James M. Bennett High School (JMB) was established in 1962 and is one of four high schools serving the needs of students in Wicomico County.  It is a comprehensive public senior high school with an enrollment of 1,400 in grades nine through twelve.  It is accredited by the Middle States Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges and the Maryland State Department of Education.  The professional staff of 110 teachers and assistants provides instruction to a diverse student body. JMB offers a broad program in inter-scholastic sports including varsity teams and equal opportunities for male and female students in numerous sports.  Other activities include Honor Societies, Student Government Association, two school publications, and numerous special interest groups.  The school also sponsors a concert band, marching band, and concert choir ensemble. 

Mission Statement:

It is the mission of the James M. Bennett High School community to create a safe and supportive educational environment that fosters the development of literate learners, innovative thinkers, and problem-solvers who are academically successful, aesthetically aware, and college and career ready.

Belief Statements:

1.    Student learning is the chief priority for the school.
2.    Each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs.
3.    Students learn best when they are actively engaged in the learning process.
4.    Cultural diversity can increase students’ understanding of different people and cultures.
5.    A safe and caring environment helps promote student learning.
6.    Curriculum and instructional practices should incorporate a variety of learning activities to accommodate differences in learning styles.
7.    All stakeholders share the responsibility for advancing the school’s mission.
8.    The commitment to continuous improvement is imperative if our school is going to enable students to become confident, self-directed, lifelong learners. 

Campus News

News Archive

Posted on 08/29/2016
Good evening JMB parents and guardians, This is Mr. Briggs, principal of Clipper nation, with a few reminders as all students will coming to school on Tuesday, August 30th: If you will be dropping off your JMB student in the morning, drivers should use both entry lanes to the school and pull as far forward as possible, and then kindly alternate as it merges to one lane.  READ MORE...
Posted on 08/08/2016
Is your child covered by a high-deductible employer plan? If you have to pay hundreds, or even thousands of dollars in order to meet your deductible, the K-12 Accident insurance plan can reimburse you for your children's eligible medical expenses as you continue to work toward meeting the deductible on your employer plan.   READ MORE...
Posted on 06/04/2016
Congratulations to the James M. Bennett Academic Team for their outstanding performance at the National Academic Championship in Washington, DC, this weekend. The team finished their preliminary matches with a record of 6-0, earning the number three seed going into the playoffs Sunday. After winning two nail-biting playoff games  READ MORE...
Posted on 05/06/2016
Please be advised that a pesticide application for the Memorial Garden has been scheduled for May 18, 2016. The application will be conducted after 3:30 PM. If you have any questions or concerns please contact facilities.  READ MORE...
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