School Information

Dr. David Franceschina

Assistant Principal(s):
Carrie Artis
Sheri Murphy
Aaron Phillips

Facility Opened: 2017

School Capacity: 1,603
(Does not include portable classrooms)

2018-2019 School Year State-Reported Student Data
(based on September 30 enrollment)

Total Enrollment: 1,407

Race/Ethnicity (%):
American Indian/Alaskan Native: *
Asian: 7.60%
Black/African American: 24.50%
Hispanic/Latino: 36.70%
Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander: *
White: 25.50%
2+ Races: 5.40%

Students Receiving Special Services (%):
Free/Reduced Price Meals: 40.40%
English Language Learners: 18.30%
Special Education: 7.30%
Title I:

'*' indicates no students or fewer than 10 students in category, or '*' indicates the percentage for the category is either ≤5 or ≥95 and the corresponding counts have been suppressed by MSDE.

Additional Data Reporting Sources:

2017 Maryland School Performance Data provides a summary of state-reported school performance data. Due to lagged data reporting, the report may include performance data for the prior school year.

The Maryland Report Card provides information on enrollment, demographics, attendance, state assessments, and other supporting data based on school level.

Frederick High is the oldest school in Frederick County. Located in a beautiful setting adjacent to the City of Frederick's Baker Park, the school's diverse population reflects its surrounding dynamic community.

Frederick High School's tradition of excellence began in 1891 with girls and boys attending school in different buildings and matriculation occurring after three years. The current facility opened in 2017 as a state-of-the-art 21st century learning center serving over 1400 students.

Our SAT scores continue to outpace the average of those in the state of Maryland and the nation. Frederick High School is proud of our Advanced Placement record in which over 75% of our students taking the AP exams earn college credit via their scores. Students also have the opportunity to earn college credit through our Dual Enrollment courses with Frederick Community College.

Frederick High students take an active role in their education, benefiting from our Linking Youth to New Experiences (LYNX) approach. Through LYNX, students develop a personalized "Student Success Plan" guided by LYNX Advocates and may select a flexible schedule, earn course credit by demonstrated mastery, participate in experiential learning with local business and community partners, and engage in innovative learning strategies in a competency-based learning environment. (

Students participate in over 50 clubs and activities, the Student Government Association, and membership on the School Improvement Team. Our community, staff and students value the richness of diversity of our school. We continue to take pride in our competitive teams both athletically and academically.

Our school motto is the basis for our school's vision: "Enter to Learn, Go Forth to Serve."

Schools in Frederick's Feeder Area

Elementary Schools:
Butterfly Ridge
Orchard Grove

Middle Schools:
West Frederick
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