Damascus High School

Damascus High School serves 1,308 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the MD average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 58%.
Damascus High School operates within the Montgomery County School District.
The school district's 89% graduation rate is higher than the MD state average of 85%.

Overview

The student population of 1308 students has declined by 10% over five years.
The teacher population of 79 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,308 students
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 79 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.51 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 17:1 14:1
Asian
5%
6%
Hispanic
14%
12%
Black
9%
36%
White
68%
42%
Two or more races
4%
3%
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.
0.51 0.39
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.
10%
36%
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.
1%
6%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 150,433 students has grown by 9% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 89% has decreased from 98% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $18,007 is higher than the state average of $14,580. The district revenue/student has grown by 21% over four years.
The district spending/student of $16,170 is higher than the state average of $14,228. The district spending/student has grown by 12% over four years.
School District Name Montgomery County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
207
29
Number of Students Managed 150,433 15,634
Graduation Rate 89% 85%
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: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby 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
    10201 Bethesda Church Rd
    DamascusMD 20872
    (301)253-7080
    0.2 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 303 students                      
  • DamascusJohn T. Baker Middle School
    25400 Oak Dr
    DamascusMD 20872
    (301)253-7010
    0.7 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 794 students                      
  • DamascusClearspring Elementary School
    Magnet School
    9930 Moyer Rd
    DamascusMD 20872
    (301)253-7004
    Magnet School

    1.1 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 624 students                      
  • DamascusLois P. Rockwell Elementary School
    24555 Cutsail Dr
    DamascusMD 20872
    (301)253-7088
    1.8 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 449 students                      
  • GaithersburgWoodfield Elementary School
    24200 Woodfield Rd
    GaithersburgMD 20882
    (301)253-7085
    2.1 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 325 students                      

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