Damascus High School

  • Damascus High School serves 1,271 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 80% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 58% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Damascus High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 63%.

Top Placements

Damascus High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

  • Damascus High School's student population of 1,271 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 76 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,271 students
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Total Classroom Teachers76 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Damascus High School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,359 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Damascus High School is 0.63, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MD)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#133 out of 1359 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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Asian
9%
7%
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Hispanic
19%
17%
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Black
12%
34%
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White
56%
37%
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Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Damascus High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MD.
Diversity Score0.630.72
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Graduation Rate
94%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
10%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMontgomery County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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