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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Francis Scott Key High School is an above average, public school located in Union Bridge, MD. It has 954 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 88% of students are at least proficient in math and 35% in reading.
Address
3825 Bark Hill Rd
Union Bridge, MD 21791
Telephone
(410) 751-3320
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Francis Scott Key High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
35%
Percent Proficient - Math
88%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1150
157 responses
Average ACT
26
14 responses
AP Enrollment
44%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$90,510
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,131
National
$949
Median Home Value
$328,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 42 responses
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  • Homecoming Week
    31%
  • Spirit Week
    21%
  • Last Day Fun Day
    12%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Pep rallies
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    7%
  • Cookies and Cocoa
    5%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
954
Free or Reduced Lunch
22%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,009
Teachers in First/Second Year
17%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$14,033/ year
National
$12,239
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.26 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.26 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.26 responses
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Francis Scott Key High School Reviews

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Key is a very involved High school that has always encouraged me and my fellow classmates to be prepared for colleges and our futures.Teachers are always willing to help and guide students in the classroom and are very accommodating towards our needs outside regular hours. Parents are almost overwhelmingly kept up to date of school activities and fundraisers through our school website and emails given out every day.Though we aren't all that successful in our sports, coaches and the parents manage to keep everyone involved and maintain a mostly positive atmosphere throughout all sports. Overall Francis Scott Key High School is a memorable and loving place that allows students the opportunities to be better prepared for the road ahead and still maintain a pleasant atmosphere.
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As I am finishing my final year at Francis Scott Key high school, I look back at the many great memories which I have made. The teachers were exceptional, as they were extremely effective in communicating course content to us and teaching. My teachers weren't easy by any stretch, however they taught well and effectively. One thing I would like to change is funding. Francis Scott Key High School is in a very rural environment, where cornfields surround the school. With this setting, as well as the fact there are a small number of students, would make it hard to increase funding. It is well out of my control, though I believe with some more money, their could be intense renovation and take the potential for all students to a new level. More technology would help others learn more effectively and efficiently. Again, I know this is a lofty wish, I just think the benefits would be extraordinary.
FSK has grown a lot in academic and athletic achievements. The school has a low population, but that has helped the students by allowing them to have more of a direct relationship with their teachers. For the most part, everyone knows each other so they are all able to connect and be more school spirited. Personally, making the transition of Century to FSK was so easy because everyone was so accepting of me and it was so easy to connect with the teams. Everything we do whether it is a team sport, a spirit event, or a club, has been oriented to make every student or member feel involved. The only suggestion that one would possibly make to this school would be that dress code and disciplinary actions must be taken into action more seriously. Other than that, all of the towns that make up the FSK population have really linked as if they were on big community.