Damascus High School

  • Damascus High School serves 1,248 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the MD average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 60%.
  • Damascus 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 84%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1248 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 77 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,248 students
Damascus High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Damascus High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 77 teachers
Damascus High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Damascus High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.56 is more than the state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MD) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 15:1
Damascus High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
Asian
5%
6%
Damascus High School Asian Students (1991-2015)
Hispanic
17%
15%
Damascus High School Black Students (1991-2015)
Black
11%
34%
Damascus High School Black Students (1991-2015)
White
63%
40%
Damascus High School White Students (1991-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Damascus High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
4%
4%
Damascus High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Damascus High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown MD All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.56 0.40
Damascus High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
12%
39%
Damascus High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2015)
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.
3%
6%
Damascus High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Montgomery County School District's student population of 153,776 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 91% has decreased from 98% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $18,767 is higher than the state average of $13,687. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $17,685 is higher than the state average of $13,479. The district spending/student has grown by 9% over four years.
School District Name Montgomery County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
206
28
Number of Students Managed 153,776 17,887
Montgomery County School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 91% 84%
Montgomery County School District Graduation Rate (1994-2010)
District Total Revenue $2,839 MM $245 MM
Montgomery County School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $2,676 MM $241 MM
Montgomery County School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $18,767 $13,687
Montgomery County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $17,685 $13,479
Montgomery County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • DamascusDamascus Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 302 students
    0.2 miles
    10201 Bethesda Church Rd
    DamascusMD 20872
    (301)253-7080
    0.2PK-5302
  • DamascusJohn T. Baker Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 776 students
    0.7 miles
    25400 Oak Dr
    DamascusMD 20872
    (301)253-7010
    0.76-8776
  • DamascusClearspring Elementary SchoolMagnet School
    Grades: PK-5 | 626 students
    1.1 miles
    9930 Moyer Rd
    DamascusMD 20872
    (301)253-7004
    1.1PK-5626
  • DamascusLois P. Rockwell Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 454 students
    1.8 miles
    24555 Cutsail Dr
    DamascusMD 20872
    (301)253-7088
    1.8PK-5454
  • GaithersburgWoodfield Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 298 students
    2.1 miles
    24200 Woodfield Rd
    GaithersburgMD 20882
    (301)253-7085
    2.1PK-5298

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