In the 1970s, nearby Severna Park High School was beginning to become overcrowded and was the only high school that served students on the Broadneck Peninsula at the time. In attempt to solve overcrowding at Severna Park, Anne Arundel County Public Schools built Broadneck High School, which opened in January, 1982 for students in grade 10, and had a total of 310 students. The first principal was Lawrence E. Knight. In 1984, the school chose its mascot as the Bruins and its colors as maroon, grey and white, and the football stadium was named in honor of principal Lawrence E. Knight. In 1987, Broadneck began to experience overcrowding, and as a result, portable classrooms were added to the side of the school. An auditorium was also added to the school, a gravel pit was added near the softball fields to build more room for student parking, and Broadneck Athletics were added to the Anne Arundel County league. A fire also occurred in the English Department, resulting in the hospitalization of a teacher. Broadneck also became a smoke free school in 1987. In 1996, a large construction/expansion project began on the school building to allow room to add 9th graders to the school and in 1998 the project was finished and Broadneck opened its doors to its first freshman class. In 2010, a two story wing was added to the building.
In 1988: The Cost of Living Yearly Inflation Rate: 4.08% Year End Close Dow Jones: 2168 Year End Interest Rate Fed Reserve: 10.50% Average Cost of new house: $91,600.00 Average Income per year: $24,450.00 Average Monthly Rent: $420.00 Average Price for new car: $10,400.00 1 gallon of gas: 91 cents Movie Ticket: $3.50 US Postage Stamp: 24 cents Dozen Eggs: 65 cents
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