Established in 1950, James Wood High School serves students in grades 9 through 12 and is a part of Frederick County Public Schools. The school offers classes in social studies, science and math. It provides instruction in music, foreign language, and physical and special education. The school administers the English as a Second Language program. James Wood High School also offers guidance counseling and food services. The school organizes activities, such as football and baseball. It operates key, dance, varsity and Spanish clubs. The school provides opportunities to participate in student organizations, such as the Future Business Leaders of America and the Future Farmers of America. James Wood High School additionally manages a library.