Oakdale High School (Maryland)

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Oakdale High School
5850 Eaglehead Drive, Ijamsville, MD 21754
Coordinates 39°23′42″N 77°18′36″W / 39.39500°N 77.31000°W / 39.39500; -77.31000Coordinates: 39°23′42″N 77°18′36″W / 39.39500°N 77.31000°W / 39.39500; -77.31000
Type Public
Established 2010
School district Frederick County Public Schools
Principal Donna L. Clabaugh
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,158[1]
Color(s) Black, Silver, White
Mascot Bears ("Oakie")

Oakdale High School is an American public high school located in Frederick County, Maryland, in Ijamsville, near the city of Frederick.


OHS Front Image
The main entrance of Oakdale High

The school's building was built in 2008 to temporarily hold Linganore High School while Linganore's original building was being renovated.[2] In 2010, the school opened as Oakdale High School with only ninth and tenth grade.[3] In the 2011-2012 school year, an eleventh grade was added, and finally, the next year, Oakdale had in its attendance all four grades.[3] The first senior class from Oakdale graduated in June 2013.

Oakdale's first semester in 2010 was rather dull, with little to no "school culture". Most students who had transferred from other schools complained about attending the school, referring to it pejoratively as "Oakjail". Some of the athletic teams lacked proper school uniforms, notably the marching band, who borrowed uniforms from Governor Thomas Johnson High School during its first year. Since then, the school has created a school newspaper called "The Paw Print",[4] a daily morning announcement program, and all athletic teams now wear proper uniforms. Oakdale's mascot is "Oakie" the Bear, who appears at the school's athletic events. After two years of athletic victories, many students who had transferred from other schools began to feel a sense of pride in attending Oakdale High.

Dr. Seaton, the school's first principal, said at an orientation that the school's rivals are Tuscarora High School, Linganore High School and Urbana High School. All three schools are all in Frederick County and are in close proximity to Oakdale, however, with little school history, a main rival cannot be determined yet.

For the 2013-2014 school year, Oakdale had a new administration consisting of Mr. Jeffrey Marker as principal, and Ms. Burcker and Mr. Caulfield as vice-principals.[3] This change was due to former administrators either being promoted to work in the FCPS Central Office in downtown Frederick,[5] or being transferred to positions in other schools.

For the 2016-2017 school year, Oakdale underwent another administration change, consisting of Mrs. Donna Clabaugh as principal, along with Ms. Baker, Mr. Chavez and Ms. Dorsey as the assistant principals. [6]

Notable Achievements[edit]

On September 25, 2010 the school's marching band won the first trophy ever to be won via any school activity. During its very first season, the Varsity Girls Soccer Team won the 1A State Championship against Mountain Ridge On November 20, 2010 at UMBC Stadium. The score was 2–1.

OHS Stadium Image
Oakdale High School's stadium.
Sport Championships Won
Boys Basketball
Girls Basketball
Boys Cross Country
Girls Cross Country
Field Hockey
Girls Soccer 1A State Champions - 2010[7]
Boys Soccer 2A State Champions - 2014[8]
3A State Champions - 2015[9]
Boys Track
Girls Track 2A State Champions - 2013[7]
2A State Champions - 2014[7]
2A State Champions - 2015[7]
Boys Indoor Track 2A State Champions - 2015[10]
Girls Indoor Track 2A State Champions - 2015[10]
Volleyball 2A State Champions - 2014[11]
2A State Champions - 2017[12]
Marching Band
Color Guard
Boys Swimming


  1. ^ "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Oakdale High School". Nces.ed.gov. Retrieved 2015-04-04. 
  2. ^ "Oakdale High construction spurs early nostalgia for Linganore". Web.archive.org. 2007-06-07. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved 2015-04-04. 
  3. ^ a b c "School Profile: Oakdale". Coldfusion02.fcps.org. Retrieved 2015-04-04. 
  4. ^ "Oakdale High School Newspaper". Oakdalepawprint.com. 2015-02-18. Retrieved 2015-04-04. 
  5. ^ "Oakdale High graduates first senior class - The Frederick News-Post : Schools". The Frederick News-Post. 2013-06-08. Retrieved 2015-04-04. 
  6. ^ http://coldfusion02.fcps.org/schoolProfiles/schProfile.cfm?schoolId=106
  7. ^ a b c d Oakdale High School. "Oakdale High School Championship History". Oakdaleathletics.org. Retrieved 2015-04-04. 
  8. ^ "Oakdale Boys Soccer Wins First State Title in School History - Your4State.com". Web.archive.org. 2014-11-16. Archived from the original on April 3, 2015. Retrieved 2015-04-04. 
  9. ^ "2015 Maryland High School Boys Soccer Playoff Brackets: MAA". maxpreps.com. 2015-11-19. Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  10. ^ a b Buchman, Randy. "Maryland Indoor Track State Championships: Oakdale Rules". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on March 16, 2015. Retrieved 2015-04-04. 
  11. ^ Buchman, Randy. "Maryland High School State Volleyball Championships". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on March 21, 2015. Retrieved 2015-04-04. 
  12. ^ Errigo, Michael (2017-11-18). "La Plata comes up short in Maryland 2A volleyball state championship game". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2017-12-01. 

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