Freedom High School (Loudoun County, Virginia)

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Freedom High School
Address
Freedom High School is located in Northern Virginia
Freedom High School
Freedom High School
Freedom High School is located in Virginia
Freedom High School
Freedom High School
Freedom High School is located in the United States
Freedom High School
Freedom High School
25450 Riding Center Drive

,
20152

United States
Coordinates38°54′50″N 77°32′06″W / 38.9139°N 77.535°W / 38.9139; -77.535Coordinates: 38°54′50″N 77°32′06″W / 38.9139°N 77.535°W / 38.9139; -77.535
Information
School typePublic, High School
Founded2005; 14 years ago (2005)
School districtLoudoun County Public Schools
PrincipalDoug Fulton
Teaching staff129.35 (FTE) (2016–17)[1]
Grades912[1]
Enrollment2,076 (2018–19)[2]
Student to teacher ratio13.2 (2016–17)[1]
LanguageAmerican English
CampusSuburban[1]
Color(s)     Black
     Vegas Gold[3]
Athletics conferenceVHSL Class 5, Region 5C, Potomac District[3]
MascotEagle
RivalsChampe High[4]
YearbookAquila
Communities servedSouth Riding
Feeder schoolsLittle River Elementary, Hutchison Farm Elementary, Liberty Elementary, Cardinal Ridge Elementary, J Michael Lunsford Middle School
Website

Freedom High School, also known as Freedom-South Riding, is a public high school in South Riding, an unincorporated community in Loudoun County, Virginia, United States 25 miles west of Washington, D.C.. The school is part of Loudoun County Public Schools.

History[edit]

Freedom opened in 2005, drawing its students from Broad Run High School, Loudoun County High School, and a small portion of Stone Bridge High School.[5]

Overcrowding[edit]

Before the 2011-2012 school year the decision was made to hold part of the freshman classes at the then nearby middle school feeder, Mercer Middle School. The enrollment at Freedom had risen to over 2,000 students (note: the building capacity is 1,600). Because of the new middle school opening of J. Michael Lunsford this was possible. Since then, John Champe High School has opened to alleviate the overcrowding. Prior to the start of the 2015-2016 school year, the school was expanded by nearly 13,000 square feet.[6]

Academics[edit]

Freedom has earned several annual Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) awards, which, since 2007, recognize advanced learning and achievement and are awarded by the Governor of Virginia and the Virginia Department of Education.[7]

Virginia Index of Performance Awards[7]
Award Year(s) Earned
Governor's Excellence Award
Board of Education Excellence Award 2009, 2018
Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Award[a] 2008, 2010, 2015, 2017, 2019

Fine arts[edit]

Freedom High School had a theatre program and a chorus..[citation needed]

Freedom High School also has a band and orchestra,[citation needed] Each group performs three times a year. Freedom did not have a marching band in its first year, however one was organized for the 2006-2007 school year. In its short history, the band program also organized a successful winter drumline and color guard.[citation needed]

2010 Freedom Marching Band Season Accomplishments: USSBA Northern Virginia Regional, September 25, 2010 - First place overall in group 5A Best Overall Effect, Visual Performance, Percussion, and Color Guard[citation needed]

2009 Freedom Marching Band Season Accomplishments USSBA Northern Virginia Regional, Herndon High School, September 26, 2009[citation needed] - 3rd place overall in group 4A - 1st place percussion

USSBA Blue Ridge Showcase, James Wood High School, October 17, 2009[citation needed] - 1st place overall in group 4 - High Overall Effect - High Music

2014 Freedom Drumline Season Accomplishments:

Atlantic Indoor Association Circuit Championships at Freedom High School, March 29, 2014 - 4th Place Overall in PSO[citation needed]

WGI World Championships at Dayton, Ohio, April 10–12, 2014 -7th Place Overall in PSA[citation needed]

2011 Freedom Drumline Season Accomplishments: Atlantic Indoor Association Regional Contest at Broad Run High School, February 12, 2011 - 3rd Place Overall in PSO[citation needed]

Atlantic Indoor Association Regional Contest at Potomac Falls High School, February 19, 2011 - 2nd Place Overall in PSO

2010 Freedom Drumline Season Accomplishments: Atlantic Indoor Association Circuit Championships, Chesapeake, VA, March 27–28, 2010 - 2nd Place Overall and the AIA PSA Silver Medalists with a finals score of 90.488 - 1st Place Visual

Atlantic Indoor Association Regional Contest, C.D. Hylton High School, March 20, 2010 - 1st Place Overall in PSA

Atlantic Indoor Association Regional Contest, Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology, March 13, 2010 - 1st Place Overall in PSA with a score of 86.05 - 1st Place Visual - 1st Place General Effect

Atlantic Indoor Association Regional Contest, Mills Godwin High School, March 6, 2010 - 1st Place Overall in PSA with a score of 81.20 - 1st Place Visual - 1st Place General Effect

2011 Freedom Winterguard Season Accomplishments - Freedom Winterguard AA Win at TJHS: Broken Hallelujah

Atlantic Indoor Association Regional Contest, Broad Run High School, February 12, 2011 - 1st place overall in CGSRA - Reclassified to CGSA3.

Atlantic Indoor Association Regional Contest, Potomac Falls High School, February 19, 2011 - 1st place overall in CGSA3 - Reclassified to CGSA2.

2010 Freedom Winterguard Season Accomplishments Atlantic Indoor Association Circuit Championships, Chesapeake, VA, March 27–28, 2010 - 1st place overall and the 2010 AIA CGSN Gold Medalists with a finals score of 83.45 - Took all captions.

Atlantic Indoor Association Regional Contest, C.D. Hylton High School, March 20, 2010 - 1st place overall in CGSN with a score of 72.1 - Won equipment, movement, and visual captions

Atlantic Indoor Association Regional Contest, Mills Godwin High School, March 6, 2010 - 1st place overall in CGSN with a score of 62.5

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2016–17 school year, Freedom was 0.4% American Indian/Alaska Native, 27.9% Asian, 6.4% Black, 9.0% Hispanic, 0.2% Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander, 50.5% White, and 5.6% multi-racial.[1]

Athletics[edit]

Freedom is a member of the Virginia High School League (Class 5, Region 5C, Potomac District)[3] and competes as the Eagles in these varsity sports and activities:[8]

  • Boys: baseball, basketball, crew, cross country, football, lacrosse, track & field, soccer, swimming, tennis
  • Girls: basketball, cheer, field hockey, gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, volleyball
  • Co-ed: golf
  • Unified Sports: basketball, track & field
Virginia state championships

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ From 2008–2012, the VIP Board of Education Distinguished Achievement Award was known as the Competence to Excellence Award.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Search for Public Schools - Freedom High (510225002447)". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved June 20, 2019.
  2. ^ "LCPS Cluster Enrollment 2018" (PDF). Retrieved June 17, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "VHSL Member Directory Report". VHSL. June 19, 2019. Retrieved June 20, 2019 – via drive.google.com.
  4. ^ "Freedom clamps down on Champe in rivalry showdown". Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  5. ^ "Middle & High School Attendance Zones 2000-2013" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on May 16, 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  6. ^ "Construction". loudoun.k12.va.us.
  7. ^ a b "VDOE :: Statistics & Reports :: Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) Program". www.doe.virginia.gov. Virginia Department of Education. Retrieved June 3, 2019.
  8. ^ "Freedom (South Riding)". Virginia High School League. Retrieved June 20, 2019 – via potomacdistrictva.org.
  9. ^ Brooks, Matt (April 13, 2010). "Freedom-South Riding coach Eldredge resigns". The Washington Post. Retrieved June 20, 2019.
  10. ^ Rufner, Jason S. (January 11, 2019). "Freedom hopes strong start leads to stronger finish". Loudoun Times-Mirror. Retrieved June 20, 2019 – via www.loudountimes.com.
  11. ^ a b "Virginia High School League 2017-18 VHSL Champions". Virginia High School League. October 4, 2018. Retrieved June 20, 2019 – via drive.google.com.
  12. ^ Karron, Julia (February 16, 2019). "Freedom-South Riding, Robinson claim VHSL gymnastics team titles". The Washington Post. Retrieved June 20, 2019.
  13. ^ "Virginia High School League 2015-16 VHSL Champions". Virginia High School League. September 20, 2016. Retrieved June 20, 2019 – via drive.google.com.
  14. ^ a b "Freedom rings again as Eagles net repeat championship". Loudoun Times-Mirror. June 12, 2019. Retrieved June 20, 2019 – via www.loudountimes.com.

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