Damascus High School

25921 Ridge Rd
Damascus, MD 20872
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 10%
Damascus High School serves 1,271 students in grades 9-12.
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 2017-18 school year.
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.
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% (majority Black).

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 grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 76 teachers has grown by 7% 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 2017-18 school year.
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 Testing Rank
#133 out of 1359 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
80%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
58%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
9%
7%
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Hispanic
19%
17%
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Black
11%
34%
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White
56%
37%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
5%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.630.72
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Graduation Rate
90%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
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

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Damascus 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)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Damascus Damascus Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 331 students
    0.2 miles
    10201 Bethesda Church Rd
    Damascus, MD 20872
    (301) 253-7080
    0.2 K-5 331
  • Damascus John T. Baker Middle School Math: 40% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 872 students
    0.7 miles
    25400 Oak Dr
    Damascus, MD 20872
    (240) 207-2440
    0.7 6-8 872
  • Damascus Clearspring Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 65% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: PK-5 | 663 students
    1.1 miles
    9930 Moyer Rd
    Damascus, MD 20872
    (301) 253-7004
    1.1 PK-5 663
  • Damascus Lois P. Rockwell Elementary School Math: 61% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-5 | 470 students
    1.8 miles
    24555 Cutsail Dr
    Damascus, MD 20872
    (301) 253-7088
    1.8 PK-5 470
  • Gaithersburg Woodfield Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-5 | 331 students
    2.1 miles
    24200 Woodfield Rd
    Gaithersburg, MD 20882
    (240) 207-2550
    2.1 PK-5 331

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