Watkins Mill High School

Watkins Mill High School serves 1,449 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the MD average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 59%.
Watkins Mill High School operates within the Montgomery County School District.
Montgomery County School District's 91% graduation rate is higher than the MD state average of 87%.

School Overview

The student population of 1449 students has declined by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 92 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,449 students
Watkins Mill High School Total Students (1990-2014)
Gender % Watkins Mill High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 92 teachers
Watkins Mill High School Total Teachers (1990-2014)
Students by Grade Watkins Mill High School Student 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 0.71 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 16:1 15:1
Watkins Mill High School Student Teacher Ratio (1992-2014)
Asian
9%
6%
Watkins Mill High School Asian Students (1990-2014)
Hispanic
36%
14%
Watkins Mill High School Black Students (1990-2014)
Black
38%
35%
Watkins Mill High School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
13%
41%
Watkins Mill High School White Students (1990-2014)
Two or more races
4%
4%
Watkins Mill High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
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 (1990-2014)
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%
38%
Watkins Mill High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2014)
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%
6%
Watkins Mill High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Montgomery County School District's student population of 151,295 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 91% has increased from 87% over five years.
The revenue/student of $18,981 is higher than the state average of $14,280. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $18,200 is higher than the state average of $14,036. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Montgomery County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
207
26
Number of Students Managed 151,295 15,824
Montgomery County School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 91% 87%
Montgomery County School District Graduation Rate (1995-2014)
District Total Revenue $2,690 MM $243 MM
Montgomery County School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $2,579 MM $239 MM
Montgomery County School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $18,981 $14,280
Montgomery County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $18,200 $14,036
Montgomery County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby Public 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
    Grades: PK-5 | 605 students
    0.8 miles
    10631 Stedwick Rd
    Montgomery VillageMD 20886
    (301)840-7187
    0.8PK-5605
  • Montgomery VillageMontgomery Village Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 647 students
    0.9 miles
    19300 Watkins Mill Rd
    Montgomery VillageMD 20886
    (301)840-4660
    0.96-8647
  • GermantownCaptain James E. Daly Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 601 students
    1.1 miles
    20301 Brandermill Dr
    GermantownMD 20876
    (301)353-0939
    1.1PK-5601
  • Montgomery VillageWatkins Mill Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 636 students
    1.1 miles
    19001 Watkins Mill Rd
    Montgomery VillageMD 20886
    (301)840-7181
    1.1PK-5636
  • GaithersburgWhetstone Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 712 students
    1.2 miles
    19201 Thomas Farm Rd
    GaithersburgMD 20879
    (301)840-7191
    1.2PK-5712

School Reviews

5.0  7/1/2007
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.
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