Freedom High School (Woodbridge, Virginia)

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Coordinates: 38°37′17.27″N 77°17′15.88″W / 38.6214639°N 77.2877444°W / 38.6214639; -77.2877444

Freedom High School
Address
15201 Neabsco Mills Road
Woodbridge, Virginia 22191
Information
Type Public
Motto Where TEACHERS are LEADERS and STUDENTS are SCHOLARS.
Founded 2004
School district Prince William County Public Schools
School number (703) 583-1405
Principal Inez S. Bryant
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,940
Color(s)      Black
     Gold
Team name Eagles
Website

Freedom High School is a public high school established in 2004. It is located in Woodbridge in unincorporated Prince William County, Virginia, United States, and is part of Prince William County Public Schools. The school is located on 15201 Neabsco Mills Road.

Freedom High School is home to a 9/11 memorial in the shape of a sundial.

In May 2007, Newsweek Magazine ranked Freedom 1148th in the nation on its annual list of "Best High Schools in America."

Another Freedom High School is located in adjoining Loudoun County, Virginia which shares the same mascot and colors.

Geography[edit]

Freedom High School is located at 38°37′17″N 77°17′15″W / 38.62139°N 77.28750°W / 38.62139; -77.28750 (38.621389° N, -77.2875° W).

9/11 Dedication[edit]

Freedom High School held its dedication ceremony on September 11, 2004. On that date, Freedom High School also dedicated its memorial to the Prince William County victims of the events of September 11, 2001. As a permanent part of the high school, there is a 62-foot-diameter (19 m) sundial dedicated to them. The names of the Prince William County victims are inscribed on the bricks around the sundial. Four brass plates are placed on the face of the sundial to mark the times when the four airliners struck the North and South Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and the field in Pennsylvania.

Schedule[edit]

FHS' schedule revolves around a blocked schedule which consists of "even" and "odd" days. On "even" days classes are held for periods 1, 2, 4, & 6 and on "odd" days classes are held for periods 1, 3, 5, & 7. The date does not determine whether it is an even or an odd day.

Sports teams and student groups[edit]

Freedom offers many opportunities for students to participate in various sports teams and student groups to support their academics and challenge them to learn and grow outside the classroom. Such activities include:

Freedom is mostly known for its boys basketball which have won regionals for the past three years.

Sports teams[edit]

  • Baseball
  • Boys Basketball varsity
  • Boys Freshman Basketball
  • Boys JV Basketball
  • Boys Soccer
  • Boys Tennis
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Freshman Cheerleading
  • Girls Basketball
  • Girls JV Basketball
  • Girls Soccer
  • Girls Softball
  • Girls Tennis
  • JV Cheerleading
  • Lacrosse
  • Swim Team
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student groups[edit]

  • Anime Club
  • Book Club
  • Career Center
  • Class of 2014
  • Class of 2015
  • Class of 2016
  • Class of 2017
  • Drama Club
  • Ecology
  • Envirothon Team
  • FBLA
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Forensics
  • Freedom Model United Nations Society
  • Future Educators Association
  • Horticulture
  • Key Club
  • MLK Oratory Competition
  • National Honor Society
  • Oceanography & Aquarium
  • Peer Mediation
  • SCA
  • Science Club
  • Spanish Club
  • Soul Squad Marching Band
  • Soulful Strut Color Guard & Majorettes

Demographics[edit]

The following information was provided by PWCS.edu's School Data Profiles found on their website.

In the 2012-2013 school year, Freedom's student body was:

  • 70% Black/African American
  • 29.0% Hispanic
  • 9.0% White
  • 6.2% Asian
  • 5.7% Two or More Races
  • 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan
  • 0.3% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

Test scores[edit]

Freedom High School is a fully accredited high school based on its performance on the Virginia SOL (Standards of Learning) tests by the Virginia Department of Education for the 2006-2007 school year.

According the to 2012 Virginia Department of Education State Accreditation and Federal Status Report, Freedom High School has a Provisionally Accredited High School status due to Graduation Rate.

Freedom High School has a continuing pledge to raising the bar on its SOL scores.

Athletics[edit]

The school's mascot is the Eagles and its sports teams currently play in the AAA Cardinal District of the AAA Northwest Region.

See also[edit]

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