Frederick High School

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Frederick High School
Frederick High School Original Main Entrance
Frederick High School
"Enter To Learn, Go Forth To Serve"
Address
650 Carroll Parkway Frederick
Frederick, MD, Maryland, 21701
United States
Coordinates 39°25′00″N 77°25′34″W / 39.4167°N 77.4260°W / 39.4167; -77.4260Coordinates: 39°25′00″N 77°25′34″W / 39.4167°N 77.4260°W / 39.4167; -77.4260
Information
Type Public high school
Established 1891
School district Frederick County Public Schools
Principal Kathy Campagnoli
Vice principal David Franceschina
Mary Jacques
Drew Kibler
Aaron Phillips
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,386
Campus Small City
Campus size 12 acres (49,000 m2)
School colour(s) Black and Gold (Vegas Gold)
Slogan SABRE Nation
Athletics conference MVAL Piedmont Conference
Nickname Cadets
Rival Thomas Johnson High School, Tuscarora High School
Newspaper The High Flyer
Yearbook The Last Word
Website

Frederick High School (FHS) is a four-year public high school in Frederick, MD, Frederick County, Maryland, United States. A National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, Frederick High is the oldest school in Frederick County , the school’s diverse population reflects its surrounding dynamic community. Frederick High School began in 1891 with girls and boys attending school in different buildings and matriculation occurring after three years. The current facility opened in 1939.[1][2] The school serves the city of Frederick along with Governor Thomas Johnson High School and Tuscarora High School.

Current Building and School Replacement[edit]

The Board of Education has identified the modernization of older schools as a priority in the capital improvement program. A recent facility assessment study evaluated the physical condition of Frederick County Schools, as well as the ability to provide the current required curriculum. Frederick High was ranked highest in priority for high schools needing a complete renovation/modernization.

The school is located at 650 Carroll Parkway in historic downtown Frederick City. It is just north of Maryland Route 144, east of U.S. 15, south of West 2nd Street, and east of West College Terrace. Frederick High School was initially constructed in 1939 with additions in 1955, 1967, 1977 and 1980. Approximately one third of the building was renovated in 1977. While a few systemic improvements have been made to the school such as roof repairs, no other significant renovations have occurred in this building in almost 35 years. The building has 204,694 square feet (19,016.7 m2) of space located on 12 acres (4.9 ha) of land.[3]

In the summer of 2012 a feasibility study was begun to explore options to renovate FHS. The Board of Education unanimously voted to allow students to remain in the current 1939 building while constructing a new school on the Frederick campus. The first step in the modernization of Frederick High was to perform a feasibility study. The purpose of the feasibility study was to identify school facility renovation/modernization needs and the cost of meeting those needs.

The study was completed in December 2012 and in February 2013, the Board of Education approved Option Number 5 to construct a new facility on the existing site that will be located on the existing parking lot to the west of the existing building. Students will remain in the current building while the new building is constructed. Option 5 received approval from the Designees of the Interagency Committee on School Construction in February 2011.

Assuming that funding is available, it is anticipated that the project will go to bid in the spring of 2015 with construction starting in July 2015. The new school is expected to open in the fall 2017. Demolition of the old building and final site work will follow, with project completion by fall 2018. The budget of the renovation is $70,232,100.

Students[edit]

Approximately 90% of students attend four-year college, business, technical schools or community college. Frederick High's SAT scores continue to outdistance the average of those in the state of Maryland and the nation. Frederick High School's graduation rate has been steady over the past 12 years. In 2007 the school graduated 92.75%, the highest rate since 1993 when it reached 93.35%, up from a low of 90.65% in 2004. The AP participation rate at Frederick High is 40 percent. The student body makeup is 51 percent male and 49 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 62 percent.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Fredrick's demographic breakdown is as follows:[5]

Ethnicity  % of population
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian 8%
African American 28%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0.1%
Hispanic 19%
White 38%
Two or More Races 7%
Total Minority Enrollment 62%

Population[edit]

The school's population had been steadily rising until 2003 when Tuscarora High School opened in southern Frederick.[6]

Student population
1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
1,697 1,752 1,782 1,795 1,799 1,811 1,738 1,782 1,870 1,950 1,957 1,541 1,403 1,240 1,320 1,335 1,346 1,343 1,348 1,386

Notable alumni[edit]

Sports[edit]

State Champions[7]

  • 2011 - Girls' Basketball
  • 2011 - Girls' Swimming
  • 2010 - Unified Track & Field
  • 2010 - Girls' Swimming
  • 2009 - Baseball
  • 1996 - Girls' Indoor Track
  • 1996 - Girls' Track & Field
  • 1995 - Girls' Cross Country
  • 1989 - Girls' Cross Country
  • 1986 - Boys' Track & Field
  • 1983 - Girls' Indoor Track
  • 1983 - Girls' Track & Field
  • 1982 - Boys' Basketball
  • 1982 - Girls' Indoor Track
  • 1982 - Girls' Track & Field
  • 1981 - Boys' Cross Country B
  • 1981 - Girls' Indoor Track
  • 1981 - Girls' Track & Field
  • 1980 - Girls' Indoor Track
  • 1980 - Girls' Track & Field
  • 1979 - Girls' Track & Field
  • 1978 - Boys' Basketball
  • 1974 - Boys' Basketball
  • 1972 - Boy's Golf
  • 1970 - Boys' Track & Field
  • 1969 - Football
  • 1969 - Boys' Track & Field
  • 1968 - Boys' Track & Field
  • 1967 - Boys' Basketball
  • 1967 - Boys' Track & Field
  • 1962 - Boys' Track & Field
  • 1957 - Boys' Basketball
  • 1952 - Football
  • 1917 - Football
  • 1915 - Football

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