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 57%.
Damascus High School operates within the Montgomery County Public s 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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 75 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,308 students
Damascus High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 75 teachers
Damascus High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Damascus High School 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 less 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 17:1 14:1
Damascus High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
4%
6%
Damascus High School Asian (1989-2012)
Hispanic
12%
11%
Damascus High School Hispanic (1989-2012)
Black
8%
37%
Damascus High School Black (1989-2012)
White
68%
43%
Damascus High School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Damascus High School Sch Ethnicity Damascus High School Sta Ethnicity
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 0.68
Damascus High 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.
9%
35%
Damascus High 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.
2%
7%
Damascus High 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.
The district's graduation rate of 89% has decreased from 98% 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
Montgomery County Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2011)
Graduation Rate 89% 85%
Montgomery County Public s School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $2,508 MM $244 MM
Montgomery County Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $2,252 MM $238 MM
District Revenue / Student $18,007 $14,580
Montgomery County Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $16,170 $14,228
Montgomery County Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
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 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 Students Grades
  • Damascus Damascus Elementary School
    10201 Bethesda Church Rd
    Damascus , MD , 20872
    (301)253-7080
    0.2  mi  |  306  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Damascus John T. Baker Middle School
    25400 Oak Dr
    Damascus , MD , 20872
    (301)253-7010
    0.7  mi  |  837  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Damascus Clearspring Elementary School
    Magnet School
    9930 Moyer Rd
    Damascus , MD , 20872
    (301)253-7004
    Magnet School
    1.1  mi  |  622  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Damascus Lois P. Rockwell Elementary School
    24555 Cutsail Dr
    Damascus , MD , 20872
    (301)253-7088
    1.8  mi  |  441  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Gaithersburg Woodfield Elementary School
    24200 Woodfield Rd
    Gaithersburg , MD , 20882
    (301)253-7085
    2.1  mi  |  338  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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Montgomery County, MD public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.36, which is lower than the Maryland average of 0.68. The most diverse school district in Montgomery County is Montgomery County Public Schools School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Maryland or national school diversity statistics.