Frederick County Public School

Find Frederick County Maryland public schools, including charter schools, k-12, elementary, middle, and high schools. Public schools provide information on tuition, school rankings, school enrollment, education, curriculum, classes, records, and teacher-student ratios.


Ballenger Creek Elementary School 5250 Kingsbrook Drive Frederick MD 21703 240-236-2500


Ballenger Creek Middle School 5525 Ballenger Creek Pike Frederick MD 21703 240-236-5700

Brunswick Elementary School 400 Central Avenue Brunswick MD 21716 240-236-2900

Brunswick High School 101 Cummings Drive Brunswick MD 21716 240-236-8600

Brunswick Middle School 301 Cummings Drive Brunswick MD 21716 240-236-5400

Carroll Manor Elementary School 5624 Adamstown Road Adamstown MD 21710 240-236-3800

Catoctin High School 14745 Sabillasville Road Thurmont MD 21788 240-236-8100

Centerville Elementary School 3601 Carriage Hill Drive Frederick MD 21704 240-566-0100

Crestwood Middle School 7100 Foxcroft Drive Frederick MD 21703 240-566-9000

Deer Crossing Elementary 10601 Finn Drive New Market MD 21774 240-236-5900

Emmitsburg Elementary School 300 South Seton Avenue Emmitsburg MD 21727 240-236-1750

Frederick County Career & Technology Center 7922 Opossumtown Pike Frederick MD 21702 240-236-8500

Frederick County Evening High School 1799 Schifferstadt Boulevard Frederick MD 21701 240-236-8450

Frederick County School District: Urbana High School 3471 Campus Drive Ijamsville MD 21754 240-236-7600

Frederick High School 650 Carroll Parkway Frederick MD 21701 240-236-7000

Glade Elementary School 9525 Glade Road Walkersville MD 21793 240-236-2100

Governor Thomas Johnson High School 1501 North Market Street Frederick MD 21701 240-236-8200

Governor Thomas Johnson Middle School 1799 Schifferstadt Boulevard Frederick MD 21701 240-236-4900

Green Valley Elementary School 11501 Fingerboard Road Monrovia MD 21770 240-236-3400

Heather Ridge School 1445 Taney Avenue Frederick MD 21702 240-236-8000

About Frederick County Public Schools

Frederick County Public Schools are tuition-free, publicly funded schools that are legally required to accept and provide an education to all children from Kindergarten age through Grade 12 in Frederick County, MD. Each of the fifty state constitutions includes a requirement for the provision of a Public School system, and each state, including Maryland, also has a compulsory education law that requires school-age children to attend school.

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Frederick County School District

Frederick County Public Schools operate within school districts which are separate entities responsible for administering Public Schools. Frederick County school districts are led by boards or commissions who set policy for the district and appoint a Superintendent of Schools. Board and commission members may be elected by voters within the district, or in some cases may be appointed by the legislative body that serves the Frederick County district. While the Maryland State impose frameworks and some minimum requirements for length of school year, teacher qualifications, curriculum and other elements of public education, the Frederick County school district has significant latitude within these frameworks and the authority to manage the day-to-day operation of Public Schools.

Types of Frederick County Public Schools

Frederick County Public Schools are largely organized into three groups, each serving different grade levels. Frederick County Elementary Schools typically serve students from Pre-K, Kindergarten or Grade 1 through Grade 5 or Grade 6. While all Public School districts begin Primary School by Grade 1, not all offer Kindergarten or Pre-K grades. Frederick County Middle Schools cover Grades 6 or 7 through Grade 8. Frederick County High Schools covers Grades 9 through 12. In small school districts, all grades may be served in one school. The completion of Grade 12 is generally considered to indicate student readiness for post-secondary education.

Specialized Public Schools in Frederick County

Many Public School districts offer alternatives to traditional Public School structures, including Charter Schools and Magnet Schools. Frederick County Charter Schools are Public Schools initiated by a parent or community group or organization to serve a special population or to provide special curricula or instructional practices. They are formed by a special charter or agreement with the school district that grants them additional flexibility in how they operate. Frederick County Magnet Schools are Public Schools that offer a specialized theme or subject emphasis, such as science and technology, international and cultural studies, or the arts.