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Linganore High School

Public | 9-12 | 1579 students

 

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Posted August 28, 2013

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2011

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2011

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2011

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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2011

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.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 28, 2010

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


Posted February 1, 2010

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2010

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

My grandson goes to that school, and some of his teachers are just great and very caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

Our kids are great and caring and our grades and test scores overall are good and our football team rocks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2008

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.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 19, 2008

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2008

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!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2005

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2005

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2004

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.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 23, 2004

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!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 8, 2004

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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

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.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Algebra

The state average for Algebra was 84% in 2013.

363 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

369 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>=95%
English II

The state average for English II was 83% in 2013.

372 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland High School Assessments (HSA) to test students in English 2, Algebra, and Biology upon completion of each course. The HSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. Students are required to pass the tests in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 87% 42%
Hispanic 5% 12%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Black 2% 35%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Music teacher(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab
Visual arts
  • Architecture

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
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School culture

Parent involvement
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  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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12013 Old Annapolis Rd
Frederick, MD 21701
Phone: (240) 566-9700

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