Frederick County Public Schools Get Good Marks On Md. School Report Cards

FCPS says local schools rank in the top third.

Frederick, Md (KM) Frederick County public schools did well on the State School Report Cards for the 2021 and 2022 academic year. . School System officials say local schools ranked in the top third in Maryland.

The Maryland School Report Cards which come from the State Department of Education measure each school for student performance in reading, math and science, academic growth, English language proficiency, chronic absenteeism, school climate and well-rounded curriculum. For high schools, the state also measures whether students are “on track” in ninth grade and graduation rates.

The rankings are determined using a five-star rating.  The results show  75-percent of Frederick County public schools are ranked at either four or five stars But no school ranks below three stars, say FCPS officials..

“Our students academic performance, on this and other measures, speaks to their perseverance and their commitment,” says Dr. Cheryl Dyson, Superintendent of Schools, in a statement. “While the data in this report card was collected last year, as a continuous improvement system, our teachers and administrators will fold it into the various measures we currently use to inform our instructional practices and school climate.”

The School System say the results will be used for school improvement efforts.

The Maryland State Department of Education has designed these reports card to meet federal requirements that help set standards for school accountability.

By Kevin McManus