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Reviews from schools in Frederick County Public Schools
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Parent / Guardian
November 11, 2021
My daughter is attending and about to be pulled. I actually have video of her she took while being bullied by the known school bully who physically and verbally assaults students daily with no... More
Review for Walkersville Middle
Parent / Guardian
November 07, 2021
Urbana middle school is good because the teachers are Nice and kind and A lot of homework and my kids are Learning Really good and I’m proud of the school and the students are nice to and this is... More
Review for Urbana Middle
Other (school staff, family member, recent alum, etc)
October 26, 2021
Eh, it was okay. Fairly clean. Barely any bullying. 90% of funding went to the football team. Good AP program. Ocassional pathetic attempts at school spirit. Clubs are a joke.
Review for Walkersville High