Top 10 Best Frederick County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 72 public schools serving 46,733 students in Frederick County, MD (there are 35 private schools, serving 4,032 private students). 92% of all K-12 students in Frederick County, MD are educated in public schools (compared to the MD state average of 86%).
The top ranked public schools in Frederick County, MD are Urbana High School, Linganore High School and Oakdale High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Frederick County, MD public schools have an average math proficiency score of 27% (versus the Maryland public school average of 19%), and reading proficiency score of 43% (versus the 36% statewide average). Schools in Frederick County have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of Maryland public schools.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the Maryland public school average of 66% (majority Black).

Best Frederick County Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Urbana High School
(Math: 85% | Reading: 90%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
3471 Campus Dr
Ijamsville, MD 21754
(240) 236-7600
Grades: 9-12
| 1,929 students
Rank: #22.
Linganore High School
(Math: 87% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
12013 Old Annapolis Rd
Frederick, MD 21701
(240) 566-9700
Grades: 9-12
| 1,519 students
Rank: #33.
Oakdale High School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
5850 Eaglehead Drive
Ijamsville, MD 21754
(240) 566-9400
Grades: 9-12
| 1,465 students
Rank: #44.
Middletown High School
(Math: 74% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
200 Schoolhouse Dr
Middletown, MD 21769
(240) 236-7400
Grades: 9-12
| 1,096 students
Rank: #55.
Brunswick High School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
101 Cummings Dr
Brunswick, MD 21716
(240) 236-8600
Grades: 9-12
| 848 students
Rank: #66.
Tuscarora High School
(Math: 58% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5312 Ballenger Creek Pk
Frederick, MD 21703
(240) 236-6400
Grades: 9-12
| 1,682 students
Rank: #77.
Walkersville High School
(Math: 62% | Reading: 72%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
81 W Frederick Street
Walkersville, MD 21793
(240) 236-7200
Grades: 9-12
| 1,249 students
Rank: #88.
Catoctin High School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
14745 Sabillasville Rd
Thurmont, MD 21788
(240) 236-8100
Grades: 9-12
| 745 students
Rank: #99.
Gov. Thomas Johnson High School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 62%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1501 N Market St
Frederick, MD 21701
(240) 236-8200
Grades: 9-12
| 1,841 students
Rank: #1010.
Frederick High School
(Math: 42% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
650 Carroll Pky
Frederick, MD 21701
(240) 236-7000
Grades: 9-12
| 1,659 students
Rank: #1111.
Urbana Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: 47% | Reading: 52%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3554 Urbana Pike
Frederick, MD 21704
(240) 236-2200
Grades: PK-5
| 653 students
Rank: #1212.
Urbana Middle School
(Math: 35% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3511 Pontius Ct
Ijamsville, MD 21754
(240) 566-9200
Grades: 6-8
| 1,034 students
Rank: #1313.
Centerville Elementary School
(Math: 43% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3601 Carriage Hill Dr
Frederick, MD 21704
(240) 566-0100
Grades: K-5
| 447 students
Rank: #1414.
Sugarloaf Elementary School
(Math: 46% | Reading: 45%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3400 Stone Barn Drive
Frederick, MD 21704
(240) 566-0500
Grades: K-5
| 732 students
Rank: #1515.
Frederick County Virtual
Alternative School
1799 Schifferstadt Blvd
Frederick, MD 21701
(240) 236-8450
Grades: Inquire with school
| 0 students
Rank: #1616.
Oakdale Elementary School
(Math: 39% | Reading: 43%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5830 Oakdale School Road
Ijamsville, MD 21754
(240) 236-3300
Grades: K-5
| 923 students
Rank: #1717.
Frederick Classical Charter
Charter School
(Math: 31% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
8445 Spires Way Suite Cc
Frederick, MD 21701
(240) 236-1200
Grades: K-8
| 372 students
Rank: #1818.
Oakdale Middle School
(Math: 24% | Reading: 58%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5810 Oakdale School Road
Ijamsville, MD 21754
(240) 236-5500
Grades: 6-8
| 953 students
Rank: #1919.
Kemptown Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3456 Kemptown Church Rd
Monrovia, MD 21770
(240) 236-3500
Grades: K-5
| 374 students
Rank: #2020.
New Market Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: 37% | Reading: 39%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
93 W Main St
New Market, MD 21774
(240) 236-1300
Grades: PK-5
| 574 students
Rank: #2121.
Windsor Knolls Middle School
(Math: 23% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
11150 Windsor Rd
Ijamsville, MD 21754
(240) 236-5000
Grades: 6-8
| 719 students
Rank: #2222.
Monocacy Valley Montessori
Charter School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
217 Dill Ave
Frederick, MD 21701
(240) 236-6100
Grades: PK-8
| 297 students
Rank: #2323.
Mount Airy Elementary School
(Math: 34% | Reading: 37%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
405 North Main Street
Mount Airy, MD 21771
(410) 751-3540
Grades: 3-5
| 435 students
Rank: #2424.
Mount Airy Middle School
(Math: 24% | Reading: 47%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
102 Watersville Road
Mount Airy, MD 21771
(410) 751-3554
Grades: 6-8
| 728 students
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Myersville Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
429 Main Street
Myersville, MD 21773
(240) 236-1900
Grades: K-5
| 387 students
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Wolfsville Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
12520 Wolfsville Rd
Myersville, MD 21773
(240) 236-2250
Grades: K-5
| 140 students
Rank: #2727.
Middletown Elementary School
(Math: 34% | Reading: 36%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
201 E Green St
Middletown, MD 21769
(240) 236-1100
Grades: 3-5
| 434 students
Rank: #2828.
New Market Middle School
(Math: 18% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
125 W Main St
New Market, MD 21774
(240) 236-4600
Grades: 6-8
| 661 students
Rank: #2929.
Deer Crossing Elementary School
(Math: 34% | Reading: 35%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
10601 Finn Dr
New Market, MD 21774
(240) 236-5900
Grades: K-5
| 464 students
Rank: #3030.
Middletown Middle School
(Math: 19% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
100 Martha Mason St
Middletown, MD 21769
(240) 236-4200
Grades: 6-8
| 807 students
Rank: #3131.
Heather Ridge
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1445 Taney Ave
Frederick, MD 21702
(240) 236-8000
Grades: 7-12
| 29 students
Rank: #3232.
Green Valley Elementary School
(Math: 27% | Reading: 35%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
11501 Fingerboard Rd
Monrovia, MD 21770
(240) 236-3400
Grades: K-5
| 688 students
Rank: #3333.
Parkway Elementary School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
300 Carroll Pky
Frederick, MD 21701
(240) 236-2600
Grades: PK-5
| 261 students
Rank: #3434.
Twin Ridge Elementary School
(Math: 27% | Reading: 32%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1106 Leafy Hollow Circle
Mount Airy, MD 21771
(240) 236-2300
Grades: PK-5
| 653 students
Rank: #3535.
Glade Elementary School
(Math: 24% | Reading: 35%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
9525 Glade Rd
Walkersville, MD 21793
(240) 236-2100
Grades: PK-5
| 554 students
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Frederick County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
1445 Taney Ave
Frederick, MD 21702
(240) 236-8000
Grades: 7-8
| 14 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Frederick County, MD?
The top ranked public schools in Frederick County, MD include Urbana High School, Linganore High School and Oakdale High School.
How many public schools are located in Frederick County, MD?
72 public schools are located in Frederick County, MD.
What percentage of students in Frederick County, MD go to public school?
92% of all K-12 students in Frederick County, MD are educated in public schools (compared to the MD state average of 86%).
What is the racial composition of students in Frederick County, MD?
Frederick County, MD public schools minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the Maryland public schools average of 66% (majority Black).

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