Francis Scott Key High School

  • Francis Scott Key High School serves 948 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 91% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 42%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 85% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 44%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Francis Scott Key High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 61%.
  • Francis Scott Key High School operates within the Carroll County School District.
  • Carroll County School District's 95% graduation rate is higher than the Maryland state average of 88%.

Top Placements

Francis Scott Key High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

  • Category Attribute
  • Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 10%)
  • Math Proficiency Highest math proficiency (Top 10%)
  • Reading Language/Arts Proficiency Highest reading language/arts proficiency (Top 5%)
  • Graduation Rate Highest graduation rate (Top 20%)
  • Community Size Largest student body (number of students) (Top 20%)

School Overview

  • Francis Scott Key High School's student population of 948 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 55 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students948 students
Francis Scott Key High School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Francis Scott Key High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers55 teachers
Francis Scott Key High School Total Teachers (1989-2016)
Students by GradeFrancis Scott Key High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Francis Scott Key High School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1367 schools in Maryland (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Francis Scott Key High School is 0.15, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MD)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
91%
42%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
85%
44%
Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
Francis Scott Key High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2016)
Asian
n/a
6%
Francis Scott Key High School Asian Students (1992-2014)
Hispanic
3%
15%
Francis Scott Key High School Black Students (1992-2016)
Black
4%
34%
Francis Scott Key High School Black Students (1989-2016)
White
92%
39%
Francis Scott Key High School White Students (1989-2016)
Two or more races
1%
4%
Francis Scott Key High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsFrancis Scott Key High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownMD All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.150.40
Francis Scott Key High School Diversity Score (1989-2016)
Graduation Rate
95%
88%
Francis Scott Key High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
18%
40%
Francis Scott Key High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
Francis Scott Key High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Francis Scott Key High School is Carroll County School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 25 school districts in Maryland (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Carroll County School District's student population of 25,322 students has decreased by 5% over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 95% has increased from 93% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $14,422 in this district is less than the state average of $16,454. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $14,081 is less than the state average of $16,634. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    School District NameCarroll County School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    46
    28
    Number of Students Managed25,32217,941
    Carroll County School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    62%
    42%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    55%
    44%
    District Graduation Rate
    95%
    88%
    District Total Revenue$385 MM$295 MM
    District Spending$376 MM$298 MM
    District Revenue / Student$14,422$16,454
    District Spending / Student$14,081$16,634
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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