Frederick Douglass High School

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

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 789 students 14 students/teacher ( avg is )

Test Scores by grade


High School Assessments (HSA)

In 2012-2013 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.
  • This school in 2013
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About this school

Frederick Douglass High School is a public high school. 789 children attend Frederick Douglass High School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 0% of the Frederick Douglass High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 83% of the 789 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio 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% 86%
White, non-Hispanic 0.9% 8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 1%
Hispanic 0.5% 5%
Asian 0.4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83% 84%
Limited English proficiency 0% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Frederick Douglass is an amazing school. We miss Dr. Hurt but still moving forward. This will not affect the direction the school's going in. My child is apart of the early college program and have excelled in many ways from the program. It's good to hear my son share that his teachers are serious about him passing. Parents at Douglass stay involved with your child so they can benefit from the amazing programs at Douglass.

  • (1 year ago)

    I'm a student that attended this school and graduated in 2011. What so ever I've never had a problem out of my teachers the staff nor the principle. I disagree with what a teacher said about students wouldn't come to school due to the weather. My class and the under class men always attended school on the regularly. We know that want to achieve something in life so we went to school in order to get where wanna be. I am now a senior at Morgan state university majoring in Fashion Construction. Me attending and graduating from Frederick Douglass have me a lot of inspiration to continue and further my education.

  • (1 year ago)

    My school improves a lot in terms of climate and students achievement compared to previous years. School facilities improves a lot and teachers has all the materials to use for instruction. Computers overhead projectors SMART board and other manipulative. Students are actively attending seminars and college symposiums for their Early College program.

  • (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.

  • (7 years ago)

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

  • (7 years ago)

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

  • (7 years ago)

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

  • (7 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)

  • (7 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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