Damascus High School

Damascus High School serves 1,231 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the MD average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 59%.
Damascus High School operates within the Montgomery County School District.
The school district's 91% graduation rate is higher than the MD state average of 87%.

School Overview

The student population of 1231 students has declined by 13% over five years.
The teacher population of 77 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,231 students
Damascus High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Damascus High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 77 teachers
Damascus High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Damascus High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.54 is more than the state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MD) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 15:1
Damascus High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
5%
6%
Damascus High School Asian Students (1989-2014)
Hispanic
16%
14%
Damascus High School Black Students (1989-2014)
Black
10%
35%
Damascus High School Black Students (1989-2014)
White
65%
41%
Damascus High School White Students (1989-2014)
Two or more races
4%
4%
Damascus High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Damascus High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown MD All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.54 0.39
Damascus High School Diversity Score (1989-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
12%
38%
Damascus High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
3%
6%
Damascus High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 151,295 students has grown by 8% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 91% has decreased from 98% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $18,981 is higher than the state average of $14,280. The district revenue/student has grown by 22% over four years.
The district spending/student of $18,200 is higher than the state average of $14,036. The district spending/student has grown by 20% over four years.
School District Name Montgomery County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
207
26
Number of Students Managed 151,295 15,824
Montgomery County School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 91% 87%
Montgomery County School District Graduation Rate (1994-2010)
District Total Revenue $2,690 MM $243 MM
Montgomery County School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $2,579 MM $239 MM
Montgomery County School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $18,981 $14,280
Montgomery County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $18,200 $14,036
Montgomery County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Clarksburg High School (4.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is John T. Baker Middle School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Damascus Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • DamascusDamascus Elementary School
    0.2 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 314 students10201 Bethesda Church Rd
    DamascusMD 20872
    (301)253-7080
    0.2KG-5314
  • DamascusJohn T. Baker Middle School
    0.7 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 813 students25400 Oak Dr
    DamascusMD 20872
    (301)253-7010
    0.76-8813
  • DamascusClearspring Elementary School
    Magnet School
    1.1 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 603 students9930 Moyer Rd
    DamascusMD 20872
    (301)253-7004
    1.1PK-5603
  • DamascusLois P. Rockwell Elementary School
    1.8 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 440 students24555 Cutsail Dr
    DamascusMD 20872
    (301)253-7088
    1.8PK-5440
  • GaithersburgWoodfield Elementary School
    2.1 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 328 students24200 Woodfield Rd
    GaithersburgMD 20882
    (301)253-7085
    2.1PK-5328

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