FCPS Performance Ranked in Maryland’s Top Quartile for 2018-2019

Most earned four or five stars, on a scale of one to five.

Frederick, MD – Maryland School Report Cards for the 2018-2019 school year were released, ranking Frederick County Public Schools’ overall performance in the top quartile in the state.

The ratings for each school are calculated by measuring their performance in reading and math, academic growth, English language proficiency, chronic absenteeism, and well-rounded curriculum.

The points are converted to a five-point scale with most Frederick schools earning four or five stars.

“We did not receive any star ratings below a three,” Daryl Boffman of FCPS Public affairs said. “[We are] one of two counties in the state that had four high schools in the 90th to 99th percentile.”

Frederick County’s public elementary schools earned the highest percent of points for School Quality and Student Success in the state, and middle school rank was increased by two positions over the previous year’s report card.

Frederick County recorded a 94.9% 2018 Attendance Rate and a 92.49% 2018 Graduation Rate

Boffman said the report cards will help staff identify points for improvement within the district.

“Part of the benefit of this reporting [is it] allows us to dive deeper into the individual students,” Boffman said “As well as the subgroups and so forth.”

The report cards meet federal requirements to set standards for school accountability which are legislated in the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Specific star ratings and more information related to the Maryland School Report Cards can be found at

By Timothy Young