Damascus High School

  • Damascus High School serves 1,209 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 91% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 42%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 89% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 44%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Damascus High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 61%.

Top Placements

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

  • Category Attribute
  • Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 5%)
  • Math Proficiency Highest math proficiency (Top 10%)
  • Reading Language/Arts Proficiency Highest reading language/arts proficiency (Top 5%)
  • Community Size Largest student body (number of students) (Top 10%)

School Overview

  • Damascus High School's student population of 1,209 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 71 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,209 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Damascus High School
Total Classroom Teachers71 teachers
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Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Damascus High School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Damascus High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,367 schools in Maryland (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Damascus High School is 0.59, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MD)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
91%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Damascus High School and the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
89%
44%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Damascus High School and the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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Asian
6%
6%
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Hispanic
18%
15%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Damascus High School and the percentage of Hispanic students in Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
10%
34%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Damascus High School and the percentage of Black students in Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
61%
39%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Damascus High School and the percentage of White students in Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
5%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Damascus High School and the percentage of students of two or more races in Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Damascus High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in MD.
Diversity Score0.590.40
This chart display the diversity score of Damascus High School and the average diversity score of Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Graduation Rate
92%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
12%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Damascus High School and the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Damascus High School and the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMontgomery County School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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