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About This School

Linganore High School is a public high school in New Market. 1,658 children attend Linganore High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 0.3% of the Linganore High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 7% of the 1,658 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Linganore High School is 18:1. Oakdale High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

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

    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 86% 74%
Hispanic 5% 8%
Multiracial 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 12%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 5%
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.06% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 7% 18%
Limited English proficiency 0.3% 4%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    This school has a great engineering program allowing you to take college level courses and earn credit for upper level engineering courses through the PLTW program. They have an excellent athletics program and outstanding support from the parents and community.

  • (3 years ago)

    Please do not judge the school's academics based on all the misspelled words in the comments below. Linganore has a very long and proud tradition in the county. This year we celebrated the rebirth of the school as the old school was finally torn down and a new state of the art building was constructed on the campus. The teachers are well educated in their subject matter and most of them care about the academic success of the students as well as positive character development. I am a proud Lancer parent and highly recommend the school and community.

  • (3 years ago)

    My two sons have gone to Linganore. The elder one just graduated. I live now in California. It was great to be back for his graduation. I used to live in the area and substitute teach throughout the school district. I met many fine teachers there. Some were especially helpful to my sons and to me. I hear that new building is great. I expect my younger son to have a great final year next year. He has taken AP classes and I wish all the students the very best.

  • (3 years ago)

    My experience with the new LHS has not been a great one. There has been a lot of bullying and threatening going on there. There are clicks of kids who are mean. Injuries to students etc. Then again NO one will acknowledge this because we do not want to ruin the schools reputation! Especially the staff!

  • (3 years ago)

    im a student at lhs- a freashman and i havent had a bad expirience yet i play a highschool sport in all 3 seasons and i love my coaches and teachers i am taking an AP class next year as a sophmore and im very excited. LHS has the most school spirit ive ever seen... when i go to other schools no one is ever at the games but at linganore... if you arnt playing a game... you are whaching a game and cheering on the lancers. our football program is exeptional and i love it at linganore... and for the people who say we need a new building.... we got one and it is top notch technology with smart boards and new textbooks and equiptment. linganore is overall one of the best schools in the state... o doubt -in all aspects it is the place to be.

  • (3 years ago)

    i am happy to have my dogther in this high school because this school has a good rating

  • (4 years ago)

    Upside very good teachers and excellent band and sports programs. Downside small-town/small-minded school. Many of the kids don't aspire for much beyond Frederick because many parents don't either.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is fantastic. I am so greatful that my daughter has had the opportunity to attend such a wonderful school filled with excellent teachers and administrators. While the school is still in a transitional period you would never notice. The staff has always ensured that the transition from the old Liganore to the new Linganore 'at Oakdale' was smooth. While the music curriculum is outstanding in the FCPS system Linganore has the best!

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers are great in this school thus far; this is our first experience in public school system. My child was not registered until two weeks before the school started this fall. The counselors and administrators do not answer your emails or phone calls in a timely matter; nothing gets done in a timely matter. My child told me once; none of the administrators smile at students in the hall way and / nor interacts with them. I am so glad my child will not be going to LHS next fall because of re-districting. This school needs better leadership and better counselor organizational skills.

  • (4 years ago)

    My grandson goes to that school and some of his teachers are just great and very caring.

  • (4 years ago)

    Our kids are great and caring and our grades and test scores overall are good and our football team rocks!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is one of the best in the state. We just recieved a new building something that has been needed for years. Educationally I'm surprise at how much is offered there are so many course I wish I could take but there is only so much time in the year. The after school programs are incredible myself being a band and choir student. These teachers do so much for the students they really are making sacrafices for the students espcially with some of the administration there. The teachers even choose to send their own kids here I can name at least 5 teachers who have kids here. This truely is a community.

  • (6 years ago)

    LHS has been an exceptional school for my daughter. The building is ancient the facilities old but the quality of education is outstanding. The teachers have been attentive to my needs and concerns my daughter has had help available at every step the after-school programs are great (band athletics etc.). Parent involvement is high. On an additional note the students for the 2008 -09 school year will be in a brand new building while the current facility is demolished and rebuilt.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have a 9th grader and all I been so happy with the teachers and the administration. The genuinely care about the children. Go Lancer Band!!!

  • (9 years ago)

    Much imporvement is needed at Linganore High. The building is in desperate need of repair - it is in very poor condition and I have safety concerns. The school is overcrowded and has a poor student to teacher ratio - however not uncommon for this area. There is a petty crime problem (my child being a victim of theft on several occasions) that has not been delt with sufficiently. Courses offered are limited and often not available. I've not been satisfied with my interactions with some of the staff and teachers. I've found them to be in some cases unresponsive and inattentive to my concerns. Due to my career I've moved many times -of all the schools my children have attended I rate Linganore the lowest. In summary there appears to be a lack of leadership on the part of management and the County.

  • (9 years ago)

    LHS may have the oldest and most dilapidated building in the county and surrounding counties but what goes on educationally/academically on the inside far surpasses any school around. Approx. 22 AP classes knowledgeable staff and caring teachers that meet the needs of ALL students not just those who are college-bound. One must look behind the 'cover' of any book to see it's true worth.

  • (9 years ago)

    I was a student at Linganore in the 1990s. The school was in rough shape physically but the teachers I had were top-notch and I have no complaints whatsoever about the education I received there. The AP program in particular was remarkable. I count among my high school teachers three mentors two of whom did not teach AP subjects. The economic breakdown of the school's students was fairly diverse though the racial breakdown was overwhelmingly white -- a common problem at rural schools. I hear LHS is due to be demolished and rebuilt within this decade. Hopefully the quality of the new structure will match the quality of the teachers I remember.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am a student at Linganore High School and I love it! I have had a lot of great teachers and find most of my classes very interesting. All the staff members are friendly and teachers will go out of their way to help students. I would recommend it to anyone!

  • (10 years ago)

    My daughter is a freshmen. A recent Parent/Student night was an enlightening experience illustration of the dedication of both parents and teachers to Linganore High School. The auditorium and the enthusiasm were overflowing! This school offers 22 AP classes and all students are encouraged to pursue. 70% of the students (according to the Principal) continue in higher education. We come from a private school background and my reservations about this transition were completely alleviated!

  • (10 years ago)

    This is not a school I would send my children to especially if you want a child to grow up in a diverse multi-cultural climate. I must say that the teachers were very polite and had sufficient lesson plans. However due to the lack of leadership and a grasp on reality I would never in my life advise someone to send their children to this school. Bottom line these people were not capable of improving the future generations.

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