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Frederick County is a county located in the western part of the U.S. state of Maryland, bordering the southern border of Pennsylvania and the northeastern border of Virginia. It is a part of the Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan Area, and is often recognized as part of Western Maryland. The county is home to Catoctin Mountain Park (encompassing the presidential retreat Camp David) and to the U.S. Army’s Fort Detrick. The county seat is Frederick, which was home to several celebrated historical figures like Francis Scott Key, Thomas Johnson (governor), Roger B. Taney and Barbara Fritchie. The county (and the county seat) may have been named for Frederick Calvert, 6th Baron Baltimore.
Frederick County Public Schools has 63 schools and serves grades pre-kindergarten through 12. Enrollment increased by 4,000 in the last decade. Projected 2009-10 enrollment: 40,064 students. Of FCPS’ 5,452 employees, 2,904 are teachers. FCPS’ dropout rate is among the lowest in Maryland, while our graduation rate is among the highest. Our students consistently surpass state and national averages on the College Board SAT.
Eight Frederick County high schools ranked in the nation’s top 6% in encouraging students to take challenging Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate tests, according to Newsweek’s 2009 Challenge Index. They are, in rank order: Middletown, Linganore, Urbana, Walkersville, Frederick, Catoctin, Brunswick and Governor Thomas Johnson High. The index is designed to identify schools that challenge average students.
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