Watkins Mill High School

Watkins Mill High School serves 1,458 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the MD average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 57%.
Watkins Mill 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 1458 students has declined by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 94 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,458 students
Watkins Mill High School Total Students (1990-2013)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 94 teachers
Students by Grade Watkins Mill High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.73 is more than the state average of 0.38. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MD) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 14:1
Asian
10%
6%
Hispanic
34%
11%
Black
36%
37%
White
13%
43%
All Ethnic Groups Watkins Mill High School Sch Ethnicity Watkins Mill 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.
0.73 0.38
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.
37%
35%
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%
7%
Watkins Mill High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

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
28
Number of Students Managed 148,171 16,752
Montgomery County Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
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
Montgomery County Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
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: 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 Students Grades
  • Montgomery VillageStedwick Elementary School
    10631 Stedwick Rd
    Montgomery VillageMD 20886
    (301)840-7187
    0.8 mi | 602 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Montgomery VillageMontgomery Village Middle School
    19300 Watkins Mill Rd
    Montgomery VillageMD 20886
    (301)840-4660
    0.9 mi | 628 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • GermantownCaptain James E. Daly Elementary School
    20301 Brandermill Dr
    GermantownMD 20876
    (301)353-0939
    1.1 mi | 566 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Montgomery VillageWatkins Mill Elementary School
    19001 Watkins Mill Rd
    Montgomery VillageMD 20886
    (301)840-7181
    1.1 mi | 574 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • GaithersburgWhetstone Elementary School
    19201 Thomas Farm Rd
    GaithersburgMD 20879
    (301)840-7191
    1.2 mi | 683 students | Gr. PK-5                      

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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Did You Know?
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 0.60, which is higher than the Maryland average of 0.38. The most diverse school district in Montgomery County is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Maryland or national school diversity statistics.