Frederick Douglass High School

  • Frederick Douglass High School serves 1,132 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 32% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 42%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 24% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 44%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Frederick Douglass High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
  • Frederick Douglass High School operates within the Baltimore City School District.
  • Baltimore City School District's 71% graduation rate is lower than the Maryland state average of 88%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Frederick Douglass High School's student population of 1132 students has grown by 50% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 64 teachers has grown by 42% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,132 students
Frederick Douglass High School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Frederick Douglass High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers64 teachers
Frederick Douglass High School Total Teachers (1989-2016)
Students by GradeFrederick Douglass High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Frederick Douglass High School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Frederick Douglass High School is 0.00, 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)
32%
42%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
44%
Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
Frederick Douglass High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2016)
Asian
n/a
6%
Frederick Douglass High School Asian Students (1993-2012)
Hispanic
n/a
15%
Frederick Douglass High School Black Students (2012-2013)
Black
100%
34%
Frederick Douglass High School Black Students (1991-2016)
White
n/a
39%
Frederick Douglass High School White Students (2002-2014)
All Ethnic GroupsFrederick Douglass High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownMD All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Scoren/a0.40
Frederick Douglass High School Diversity Score (1993-2015)
Graduation Rate
59%
88%
Frederick Douglass High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
40%
Frederick Douglass High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
Frederick Douglass High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2015)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Frederick Douglass High School is Baltimore City School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 25 school districts in Maryland (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Baltimore City School District's student population of 83,666 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 71% has increased from 66% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $15,902 in this district is less than the state average of $16,454. The district revenue/student has declined by 8% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $16,105 is less than the state average of $16,634. The district spending/student has declined by 6% over four school years.
    School District NameBaltimore City School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    180
    28
    Number of Students Managed83,66617,941
    Baltimore City School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    18%
    42%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    18%
    44%
    District Graduation Rate
    71%
    88%
    District Total Revenue$1,348 MM$295 MM
    District Spending$1,365 MM$298 MM
    District Revenue / Student$15,902$16,454
    District Spending / Student$16,105$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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