Gaithersburg Middle School

Gaithersburg Middle School serves 656 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the MD average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 57%.
Gaithersburg Middle School operates within the Montgomery County Public s School District.

Overview

The student population of 656 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 50 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 656 students
Gaithersburg Middle School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 50 teachers
Gaithersburg Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Gaithersburg Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.75 is more than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MD) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 14:1
Gaithersburg Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
7%
6%
Gaithersburg Middle School Asian (1989-2012)
Hispanic
32%
11%
Gaithersburg Middle School Hispanic (1989-2012)
Black
24%
37%
Gaithersburg Middle School Black (1989-2012)
White
29%
43%
Gaithersburg Middle School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.75 0.68
Gaithersburg Middle School Diversity Score (1989-2012)
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.
31%
35%
Gaithersburg Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2012)
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.
8%
7%
Gaithersburg Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 148,171 students has grown by 6% over five years.
School District Name Montgomery County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
203
29
Number of Students Managed 148,171 17,449
District Total Revenue $2,508 MM $244 MM
District Spending $2,252 MM $238 MM
District Revenue / Student $18,007 $14,580
District Spending / Student $16,170 $14,228
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Gaithersburg High School (0.7 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Forest Oak Middle School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Gaithersburg Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Gaithersburg Gaithersburg Elementary School
    35 North Summit Ave
    Gaithersburg , MD , 20877
    (301)840-7136
    0.6  mi  |  654  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Gaithersburg Summit Hall Elementary School
    101 West Deer Park Rd
    Gaithersburg , MD , 20877
    (301)840-7127
    0.7  mi  |  537  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Gaithersburg Washington Grove Elementary School
    8712 Oakmont St
    Gaithersburg , MD , 20877
    (301)840-7120
    0.7  mi  |  394  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Gaithersburg Forest Oak Middle School
    651 Saybrooke Oaks Blvd
    Gaithersburg , MD , 20877
    (301)670-8242
    0.7  mi  |  787  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Gaithersburg Gaithersburg High School
    314 South Frederick Ave
    Gaithersburg , MD , 20877
    (301)840-4700
    0.7  mi  |  2004  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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