"I won't say that FDHS is the best high school in PG County, it's a pretty good school compared to some others. I visited with all 7 of my child's teachers during the parent-teacher conference on 11/11 and for the most part we had a a pretty good visit with my child teachers. Someone made the comment below that the school had a sanitary condition that needed to be address. This is TRUE and I did indeed notice this while walking around the school. I know my child is a well-behaved child and it showed when one of the teachers made the comment that he wish he had 10 of my child. So yes, we as parents need to make sure that our child is behaving properly. My child knows if I get a phone call from a teacher thats going to be a big issue! PARENTS CHECK ON YOUR CHILD!! CALL/EMAIL THEIR TEACHERS. DISRUPTIVE KIDS ARE HURTING OUR CLASSROOMS!!!!!"
"I am one of a student here at FDHS, and this school is good i wouldn't say GREAT PLACE but it a good place to learn at, and to be comfortable in the environment,but since the upcoming freshmen in 2011, things have been going out of control, food fights, fire alarm pulled, riots as part of the 2011 senior prank, but this school is still fun and will hold alot of memories as time fly by, i would also concluded that the school need more money to rebuild and improve their sanitary , theirs fly cockroaches i didn't even know they can fly everywhere and mice, this school need a exterminator and some money other then that THIS IS A GOOD SCHOOL, im glad that ill be leaving soon c/o 2013 :)"
"I have found FDHS to be a very interesting school, with very bright and intelligent students. The Administrators and some teachers are very helpful and approachable, however, the hiring of more experienced and educated teachers is the existing COUNTY problem. The REAL problem lies with the parental participation, because the child is now in HS, doesn't mean that WE, the PARENT can not continue to play a vital role in their lives. THEY ARE NOT GROWN, if they are then...WTH are they doing in HS?...do you see the problem??? If your child is disrespectful at home, guess what, YOUR child will be disrespectful at school. STOPING blaming the school and teachers! Grant it, some of the teachers (not all just SOME) at FDHS are the WORST, thats when YOU, as the parent, are suppose to be visible and let the teacher know to do her job as TEACHER, and you will do yours as PARENT!!! Come on PARENTS, lets raise UP and be Parent, and support our children and teachers!!! Let's stop the county from destroying our schools in PG County!! Cut OUT all the Politics is SCHOOL system, because it is DESTROYING our FUTURE!!!"
"I've spent much time here, getting involved. There are some really good kids and teachers here, but unfortunately the good is being overwhelmed by the 'not so good'. I caution any parent and child to avoid this school by any means necessary. If you are a military family moving to the area, make sure you do not purchase/rent in this school zone. If your child requires special education services, opt to homeschool her. The incompetence is painful. Also, professionalism is lacking here, from top to bottom, and you're better off at another high school or moving out of the county. This school should rename itself Croom Road HS until it is worthy to carry the name of Frederick Douglass. The best solution for this school is for it to become strictly a trade school or a child reform school for the county. And based on conversations with several past parents/graduates, the state should have taken this school over years ago."
"I think Frederick Douglass High School is one of if not the Best High School in this County. Mr. Saunders is an extremely warm and caring administrator. He is accessble to concerns and act upon those concerns in a timely manner. Sure student behavior is a problem throughout this County, but instead of complaining, how about spending more time at the school seeing what you can do to make it better. I agree that some of the teachers leave a lot to be desired, but what are you doing to help to send them out the door?????"