8000 Croom Rd
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Frederick Douglass High School serves 1,115 students in grades 9-12.
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 top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 22% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 66% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,115 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 93% (Top 50% in MD)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 22% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

School Overview

Frederick Douglass High School's student population of 1,115 students has grown by 26% over five school years.
The teacher population of 64 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,115 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
64 teachers
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School Rankings

Frederick Douglass High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,354 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Frederick Douglass High School is 0.21, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank
#786 out of 1354 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
22%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
7%
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Hispanic
6%
20%
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Black
89%
34%
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White
2%
34%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.21
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Graduation Rate
93%
86%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
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Sports

Total Sports Offered
19 sports
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Dance, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Volley Ball, Winter Track, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Anime Club, Belle Couture Modeling Club, Debate Team, Drama Club, French Club, IB Ambassadors Club, Japan Exchange Program, Leo Club, Mock Trial, Multicultural Club, National Honor Society, Photography Club, Student Government Association
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

School Notes

  • Frederick Douglass High School is an International Baccalaureate World School, offering a Middle Years Programme and a Diploma Programme.  Students who receive an IB Diploma can be granted a significant amount of college credit depending on the university they attend along with being well prepared for success in college and in careers in the global market.  FDHS is the most successful IB Diploma Programme in the Prince George's County Public Schools system, with 44% of DP students receiving IB Diplomas in 2016.  FDHS also boasts a graduation rate of 92.6%.  There are also great extra curricular activities and sports programs at FDHS.  Students can participate on the Debate or Mock Trial teams, international travel through the Japan exchange program and World Language trips or focus on community service in the Leo or IB Ambassadors clubs.  The football team won the Maryland State Championship in 2014, as well as the basketball, soccer and volleyball teams earning county division titles.

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

22% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 38% MD state average), while 45% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% MD state average).

What is the graduation rate of Frederick Douglass High School?

The graduation rate of Frederick Douglass High School is 93%, which is higher than the Maryland state average of 86%.

How many students attend Frederick Douglass High School?

1,115 students attend Frederick Douglass High School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

89% of Frederick Douglass High School students are Black, 6% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are White.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Frederick Douglass High School?

Frederick Douglass High School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the Maryland state average of 14:1.

What grades does Frederick Douglass High School offer ?

Frederick Douglass High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).

School Reviews

5   5/9/2022
This school is fantastic. It has amazing academic opportunities, such as dissection and lab experiments. There are also a lot of extracurricular activities available and their art classes are great. The teachers are helpful and genuinely seem to care about their students. Plus, there are metal detectors as a safety precaution. It is one of the best schools that I have ever been to.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - SW
5   8/22/2011
Did you know that the FDHS class of 2011 earned over $3 million in scholarships? Nine FDHS fall sports teams touted a cumulative GPA of 2.95, 45 FDHS fall student- athletes earned at least a 3.25 GPA and were recognized by the State, and the 2011 FDHS Valedictorian was named a PG County student of the week. By the way, FDHS consistently meets or exceeds the Adequate Yearly Progress measurement as defined by the US Government's No Child Left Behind Act. That accomplishment puts FDHS in a very small group of PG County public high schools. The aforementioned statistics are just a snippet of the good things that are going on at Douglass. Good things that have become the norm despite the luke warm parental involvement. Are there issues at Douglass? Yes. Can those issues be resolved? Yes! I am the current FDHS PTSA President, FDHS Parent, and a proponent of Public Education. I've found experienced teachers, caring administrators, and competent staff at Douglass. I am asking each of you to use your energies to "become the change you want to see" at Douglass. Join us in making Douglass the award winning school it is destined to be! (parents4fdhs@yahoo.com)
- Posted by Parent - paren

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,115 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 93% (Top 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 22% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

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