Frederick County Public Schools


The Frederick County Public Schools district in Maryland consists of 67 schools, including 42 elementary schools, 13 middle schools, 11 high schools, and 1 alternative school, serving students from diverse backgrounds across the region.

The district is home to several standout schools, such as Urbana High School, which is ranked 13th out of 127 Maryland high schools and has the highest 10th grade English Language Arts proficiency rate among the high schools. Urbana Middle School is ranked 4th out of 322 Maryland middle schools, while Sugarloaf Elementary, Centerville Elementary, and Deer Crossing Elementary are among the top-performing elementary schools in the state.

However, the district also faces some challenges, as there are significant performance disparities between schools, particularly along socioeconomic and racial lines. Schools with higher free and reduced lunch rates and more diverse student populations tend to have lower test scores compared to their more affluent counterparts. Addressing these inequities and ensuring equitable access to resources and high-quality teaching staff could be key priorities for the district moving forward.

District Detail

 191 South East Street
Frederick, MD 21701

 (301) 644-5000

SchoolDigger Rank:
7th of 24 Maryland districts

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Grades served: PK, KG-12
Students: 46,899

Primary Schools: 42
Middle Schools: 13
High Schools: 11
Alternative Schools: 1

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Maryland State Department of Education.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.

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