School Information

Bernard Quesada

Assistant Principal(s):
Kelly Kirby
Jason Lininger

Facility Opened: 1969
Additions/Renovations: 1994, 2000

School Capacity: 1,135
(Does not include portable classrooms)

2017-2018 School Year State-Reported Student Data
(based on September 30 enrollment)

Total Enrollment: 783

Race/Ethnicity (%):
American Indian/Alaskan Native: *
Asian: 0.0
Black/African American: *
Hispanic/Latino: 4.2%
Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander:
White: 89.0%
2+ Races: 1.5%

Students Receiving Special Services (%):
Free/Reduced Price Meals: 20.0%
English Language Learners: *
Special Education: 12.0%
Title I: N

'*' 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:

2016 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 applicability.

CATOCTIN HIGH SCHOOL is surrounded by rolling farmland in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is a true community school, where students, staff, parents and business partners feel at home, especially each September when the campus showcases the rich agricultural heritage and craftsmanship that have thrived here for generations. Parents are actively involved so that students meet or exceed academic standards and accept responsibility for their conduct, character and achievement. Challenging academic programs complement our emphasis on personal growth to guarantee students’ successful transition to post-secondary endeavors.

Recently renovated, CHS boasts some of the finest academic, technological and athletic facilities in Frederick County. With a new greenhouse, we are positioned to implement an Environmental Science Academy that also reaches into our primary and middle schools. Our staffs, combined with trained student-service learners, plan to capitalize on partnerships with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and local environmental groups to make the most of Maryland's natural resources and prepare our students for related careers.

Our dedicated and highly skilled staff members take pride in our students' many accomplishments. Teaching and learning is serious business, but we share fun and laughter along the way! We look forward to working together each day as we bring our school's mission to life and enhance the academic, social, emotional, and physical well-being of our fine students.

Schools in Catoctin's Feeder Area

Elementary Schools:
Thurmont Primary

Middle Schools:
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