School Details

Frederick Douglass High School

2301 Gwynns Falls Pky, Baltimore, MD 21217
(410) 396-7821

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 924 students 14 students/teacher (MD avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


High School Assessments (HSA)

In 2011-2012 Maryland used the Maryland High School Assessments (HSA) to test students in English 2, Algebra, and Biology upon completion of each course. The HSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. Beginning with the class of 2009, students are required to pass the tests in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
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% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Frederick Douglass High School is a public high school in Baltimore. 924 students attend Frederick Douglass High School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 0% of the Frederick Douglass High School students have "limited English proficiency." 83% of the 924 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Frederick Douglass High School is 14:1. Coppin Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish


  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 98% 88%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 8%
Asian 0.4% %
Hispanic 0.3% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83% 73%
Limited English proficiency 0% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is in turn around. Dr. Hurt is pushing education first. This is my sons first year and the best is yet to come with Frederick Douglass. It's good to know that faith is not about what you see and hear. This school is one of the greatest school's in Baltimore City. I'm a new parent making a difference in the school my child attends.

  • (3 years ago)

    Dr. Antonio Hurt is a lousy uncaring direspectful principle. Parent you are better off getting assistance from other staff members. Very unprofessional he is.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school has actually got much better with academic success they are moving to a high level of excellence.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school kids are immature and have no self respect or respect. The teachers try but the kids are just unacceptably rude.

  • (6 years ago)

    The school is turning a new leaf but the administrators need to support the teachers!

  • (6 years ago)

    Very good sch. Staff are very caring. They have strong interest in their students. The Head (Mr. Montgomery) is very active within the school. Programs are plentiful. Janet Jones(grandparent)

  • (6 years ago)

    What a wonderful school! The Principal is great and the staff are willing and ready to assist! I love the new Frederick Douglass High School! Anita A. Brown

  • (8 years ago)

    The school needs more academic programs like they had in the pass and present

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(based on 12 ratings & reviews)

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