Watkins Mill High School

Watkins Mill High School serves 1,424 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the MD average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 58%.
Watkins Mill 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 1424 students has declined by 16% over five years.
The teacher population of 96 teachers has declined by 16% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,424 students
Watkins Mill High School Total Students (1990-2013)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 96 teachers
Watkins Mill High School Total Teachers (1990-2013)
Students by Grade Watkins Mill High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.71 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 15:1 14:1
Watkins Mill High School Student Teacher Ratio (1990-2013)
Asian
10%
6%
Watkins Mill High School Asian Students (1990-2013)
Hispanic
35%
12%
Watkins Mill High School Black Students (1990-2013)
Black
38%
36%
Watkins Mill High School Black Students (1990-2013)
White
14%
42%
Watkins Mill High School White Students (1990-2013)
Two or more races
3%
3%
Watkins Mill High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Watkins Mill 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.
0.71 0.39
Watkins Mill High School Diversity Score (1990-2013)
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.
41%
36%
Watkins Mill High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2013)
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.
9%
6%
Watkins Mill High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

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
Montgomery County School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 89% 85%
Montgomery County School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $2,508 MM $244 MM
Montgomery County School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $2,252 MM $238 MM
Montgomery County School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $18,007 $14,580
Montgomery County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $16,170 $14,228
Montgomery County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
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 Seneca Valley High School (2.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Montgomery Village Middle School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Stedwick Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Montgomery VillageStedwick Elementary School
    10631 Stedwick Rd
    Montgomery VillageMD 20886
    (301)840-7187
    0.8 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 594 students                      
  • Montgomery VillageMontgomery Village Middle School
    19300 Watkins Mill Rd
    Montgomery VillageMD 20886
    (301)840-4660
    0.9 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 600 students                      
  • GermantownCaptain James E. Daly Elementary School
    20301 Brandermill Dr
    GermantownMD 20876
    (301)353-0939
    1.1 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 594 students                      
  • Montgomery VillageWatkins Mill Elementary School
    19001 Watkins Mill Rd
    Montgomery VillageMD 20886
    (301)840-7181
    1.1 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 648 students                      
  • GaithersburgWhetstone Elementary School
    19201 Thomas Farm Rd
    GaithersburgMD 20879
    (301)840-7191
    1.2 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 708 students                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended July 01, 2007 - As a student who just graduated from Watkins Mill HS I'd have to say it has vastly improved since I was a freshman. The majority of classes are run well and there's a wide selection of courses with many great teachers. The extracurricular activities cover every possible interest and just aren't used as much as they could due to laziness of the student population. Although the school isn't in the top 10 in the county it has greatly improved in the 4 years our Principal, Mr. Cahall, was there. The teachers all work with the students as much as possible and the administrators stay on top of a student that begins to slip. Being as though it is a fairly new school, 17 years, there aren't many issues with the building. Watkins Mill is a very diverse community that will ready your students for life after high school. - Posted by Student/Alumni

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