Frederick Douglass High School

  • Frederick Douglass High School serves 882 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 58% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 29% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Maryland state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 62%.

Top Placements

Frederick Douglass High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

  • Frederick Douglass High School's student population of 882 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 57 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students882 students
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Total Classroom Teachers57 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Frederick Douglass High School's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Frederick Douglass High School is 0.20, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MD)
Overall School Rank#148 out of 1,367 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
41%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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Asian
n/a
6%
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Hispanic
7%
16%
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Black
89%
34%
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White
1%
38%
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.200.72
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Graduation Rate
96%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePrince George's County Public s School District

Sports

Total Sports Offered19 sports
SportsBaseball, 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: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) 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.

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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)
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