Linganore High School

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Linganore High School
Linganore High School logo.png
12013 Old Annapolis Road


United States
Coordinates39°25′58″N 77°14′49″W / 39.43278°N 77.24694°W / 39.43278; -77.24694Coordinates: 39°25′58″N 77°14′49″W / 39.43278°N 77.24694°W / 39.43278; -77.24694
School districtFrederick County Public Schools (Maryland)
PrincipalNancy Doll
Enrollment1,386 (2016-17)[1]
Color(s)Red and black         
SloganWorking Together, Providing Opportunities for Excellence

Linganore High School is an American high school in Frederick County, Maryland. It serves the eastern portion of Frederick County.[2] The school's mascot is the Lancer and its colors are red and black.[3]


Opened in 1962, Linganore High School Junior-Senior High School was built to serve the eastern section of Frederick County, including New Market, Libertytown, Mount Pleasant, Kemptown, Johnsville, Monrovia and Bartonsville. The first class graduated in 1963. For nearly 20 years, Linganore served students in grades 7–12. Eventually middle schools were opened to serve students in grades 6–8 and Linganore then became Linganore High School, educating students in grades 9–12. In its lifetime, the original school building had three additions, first in 1972 and again in 1983 and 1985.

The original building closed in June 2008 and was demolished for a new Linganore High School to be built on the site. During the two years the replacement building was being constructed, Linganore High School operated as the first school in the building that is now Oakdale High School. The project cost approximately $73 million, including demolition of the original building and furnishing of the new building. The architect for the new Linganore was Grimm + Parker. Oak Construction was the builder.

The new Linganore High School was dedicated on August 12, 2010, and opened for the first day of the 2010–2011 school year on August 23, 2010. The new Linganore building was built for 1,600 students,[4] which triggered a redistricting of students in Frederick County.[citation needed]

The new building includes many contemporary construction features. Light and motion sensors are used to control lights in classrooms, offices, common areas, and hallways to reduce energy use. Permeable paving on some exterior walkways reduces rainfall runoff. A magnetic chiller, part of the air conditioning system, is the next generation of lower-maintenance systems. The new Linganore High School has many skylights and windows, so fewer lights have to be used and more natural light can be directed indoors. Eight full-size computer labs, some of which are tiered, provide opportunities for students to use software and online resources for research and classroom activities. Additional subject-specific labs provide opportunities to use specialized software. Interactive electronic "Promethean Boards" were installed in nearly all classrooms; they serve as projectors for computers and can be used in a chalk-chalkboard manner.[5] When it was built, it was the most state-of-the-art school in Frederick County.


Linganore is noted for its wide selection of Advanced Placement (AP) courses, as well as a high pass rate for those who choose to take AP exams.[6] A course guide for Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) can be found at[7] The school offers AM and PM Career and Technology Center classes.[8] Project Lead the Way and college-level technology courses are offered at LHS.

In 2014, Linganore graduates were awarded $11.4 million in scholarship money.[9] In 2015, graduates gained $7.5 million in scholarships.


Linganore is home to many sports teams, many of which have won state championships.[10]

Sport State championships won
Boys' basketball
Girls' basketball 1992, 1996, 1997
Cheerleading 2017[11]
Boys' cross country 1967, 1993, 1996, 2017[12]
Girls' cross country 1993, 1994, 1995
Field hockey 1980, 1993
Football 1989, 1991, 1995, 2003, 2009,[13] 2017[14]
Girls' lacrosse
Boys' lacrosse 2011,[15] 2016[16]
Girls' soccer 2017[17]
Boys' soccer 1998
Swimming 2005, 2006, 2008
Boys' track 2011
Girls' track 1980, 1981, 1988, 1989, 1994, 1996
Boys' indoor track 2017
Girls' indoor track 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1995, 2006
Ice hockey

Student life[edit]

Linganore High School Marching Band[edit]

The award-winning Linganore High School “Lancer” Marching Band is from Frederick, Maryland, and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012. Recent honors include the 2006, 2009, 2010 and 2013 USBands Maryland State Championship, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 TOB Chapter 5 Championship, Philadelphia and New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parades, Walt Disney World’s Main Street Parade, National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, Maryland Governor’s Inaugural Parade, and Norfolk Parade of Nations.

The performing arts program has won over a dozen Maryland state championships in percussion ensemble, indoor guard, marching band, and music technology.[18] In 2015, the band performed in Washington, D.C. at the National World War II memorial to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of the war. Speakers included Commander Jack Raquepau and Elinor Otto, known as the last "Rosie the Riveter."[19]


The school paper is The Lance,[20] distributed to students free of charge.

The Talisman, Linganore's yearbook, is published by the members of the publications class. The school has every Tailsman in the school's archives in the library, along with scrapbooks alumni have donated.

Beginning in 2013, Linganore converted its morning announcements into a student-run broadcast show. Episodes of The Morning Announcements[21] are roughly five minutes long, up to 15 minutes if there is a special event, like student government elections.

Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps[edit]

In 2015, the United States Department of the Navy moved the Linganore High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) unit to Governor Thomas Johnson High School. The program was at Linganore between 2003 and 2015 but was moved to be in a central location due to low enrollment.[22]


These demographics are not current. The numbers represented are from the 2012-2013 school year.[23]

  • White: 1,434
  • African American: 30
  • Native American: 12
  • Asian: 23
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: fewer than 10
  • Hispanic: 90
  • Two or more races: 68[23]

Notable alumni[edit]


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  3. ^ "New chapter begins for Linganore High Class of 2015". The Frederick News-Post. Retrieved November 25, 2015.
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  5. ^ "Promethean World - Interactive Education Technology for Schools". Retrieved November 25, 2015.
  6. ^ "Linganore High School FCPS profile site "70.8% of LHS students who took Advanced Placement (AP) exams achieved scores high enough for college credit; 43% of LHS eligible students participated"". Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  7. ^ "". Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  8. ^ "The Career and Technology Center is leading the way in career and college readiness. - Career and Technology Center". Retrieved December 18, 2017.
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  13. ^ "Linganore Football Wins 3A State Championship 12/8". December 8, 2009. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  14. ^, Greg Swatek. "Sixth is sensational: Lancers rally twice to claim 6th state championship". Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  15. ^ "2011 High School Champions: Linganore (Md.) wins MPSSAA 4A/3A title". Retrieved December 18, 2017.
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  19. ^ "November 2015: Vol. 7, No. 4 | Insider". Retrieved November 25, 2015.
  20. ^ "The Lance". Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  21. ^ "Linganore High School". Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  22. ^ "FCPS Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps Unit Moves to Governor Thomas Johnson High School | WFMD". WFMD. Retrieved November 25, 2015.
  23. ^ a b ""FCPS website" Linganore Demographics". Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  24. ^ "Women's Basketball Coaching Staff". UNC-Charlotte. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
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