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For the 2021 school year, there are 207 public schools serving 161,546 students in Montgomery County, MD. Montgomery County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Maryland.
The top ranked public schools in Montgomery County, MD are Bannockburn Elementary School, Thomas S. Wootton High School and Walt Whitman High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Montgomery County, MD public schools have an average math proficiency score of 48% (versus the Maryland public school average of 38%), and reading proficiency score of 55% (versus the 46% statewide average). Schools in Montgomery County have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of Maryland public schools.
Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the Maryland public school average of 63% (majority Black).

Best Montgomery County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Bannockburn Elementary School Math: 89% | Reading: 91%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    6520 Dalroy Ln
    Bethesda, MD 20817
    (240) 740-1270

    Grades: PK-5 | 449 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Thomas S. Wootton High School Math: 87% | Reading: 91%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    2100 Wootton Pkwy
    Rockville, MD 20850
    (301) 279-8550

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,134 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Walt Whitman High School Math: 86% | Reading: 91%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    7100 Whittier Blvd
    Bethesda, MD 20817
    (301) 320-6600

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,085 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Cold Spring Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 90% | Reading: 87%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    9201 Falls Chapel Way
    Potomac, MD 20854
    (301) 279-8480

    Grades: PK-5 | 327 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Poolesville High School Magnet School
    Math: 84% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    17501 Willard Rd
    Poolesville, MD 20837
    (301) 972-7900

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,183 student
  • Rank: #6-76.-7.
    Travilah Elementary School Math: 82% | Reading: 87%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    13801 Dufief Mill Rd
    Gaithersburg, MD 20878
    (301) 840-7153

    Grades: PK-5 | 399 students
  • Rank: #6-76.-7.
    Wayside Elementary School Math: 86% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    10011 Glen Rd
    Potomac, MD 20854
    (301) 279-8484

    Grades: PK-5 | 548 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Winston Churchill High School Math: 84% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    11300 Gainsborough Rd
    Potomac, MD 20854
    (301) 469-1200

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,123 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Potomac Elementary School Math: 85% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    10311 River Rd
    Potomac, MD 20854
    (301) 469-1042

    Grades: K-5 | 444 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Walter Johnson High School Math: 78% | Reading: 87%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    6400 Rock Spring Dr
    Bethesda, MD 20814
    (301) 803-7100

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,475 students
  • Rank: #11-1211.- 12.
    Thomas W. Pyle Middle School Math: 82% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    6311 Wilson Lane
    Bethesda, MD 20817
    (301) 320-6540

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,485 student
  • Rank: #11-1211.- 12.
    Westbrook Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    5110 Allan Ter
    Bethesda, MD 20816
    (240) 740-1040

    Grades: PK-5 | 380 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Carderock Springs Elementary School Math: 81% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    7401 Persimmon Tree Lane
    Bethesda, MD 20817
    (240) 740-0540

    Grades: K-5 | 393 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Stone Mill Elementary School Math: 78% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    14323 Stonebridge View Dr
    Gaithersburg, MD 20878
    (301) 279-4975

    Grades: PK-5 | 601 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Seven Locks Elementary School Math: 78% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    9500 Seven Locks Road
    Bethesda, MD 20817
    (240) 740-0940

    Grades: K-5 | 405 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Mcps Transitions School Special Education School
    Math: ≥80% | Reading: ≥80%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    11721 Kemp Mill Rd
    Silver Spring, MD 20902
    (301) 649-8008

    Grades: 12 | 56 students
  • Rank: #17-1817.- 18.
    Bradley Hills Elementary School Math: 80% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    8701 Hartsdale Ave
    Bethesda, MD 20817
    (240) 204-5210

    Grades: K-5 | 630 students
  • Rank: #17-1817.- 18.
    Herbert Hoover Middle School Math: 76% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    8810 Post Oak Rd
    Potomac, MD 20854
    (301) 469-1010

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,006 student
  • Rank: #1919.
    Bethesda-chevy Chase High School Math: 76% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    4301 East-west Hwy
    Bethesda, MD 20814
    (240) 740-0400

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,102 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    Chevy Chase Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 77% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    4015 Rosemary St
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815
    (301) 657-4994

    Grades: 3-5 | 423 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Wyngate Elementary School Math: 76% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    9300 Wadsworth Dr
    Bethesda, MD 20817
    (240) 740-1080

    Grades: PK-5 | 738 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Beverly Farms Elementary School Math: 78% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    8501 Post Oak Road
    Potomac, MD 20854
    (240) 740-0200

    Grades: K-5 | 574 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Robert Frost Middle School Math: 73% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    9201 Scott Dr
    Rockville, MD 20850
    (301) 279-3949

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,083 student
  • Rank: #2424.
    Cabin John Middle School Math: 74% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    10701 Gainsborough Road
    Potomac, MD 20854
    (301) 469-1150

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,005 student
  • Rank: #2525.
    Burning Tree Elementary School Math: 73% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    7900 Beech Tree Rd
    Bethesda, MD 20817
    (240) 740-1750

    Grades: K-5 | 463 students
  • Rank: #2626.
    Lakewood Elementary School Math: 79% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    2534 Lindley Terrace
    Rockville, MD 20850
    (301) 279-8465

    Grades: K-5 | 519 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    Diamond Elementary School Math: 75% | Reading: 76%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    4 Marquis Dr
    Gaithersburg, MD 20878
    (240) 740-2120

    Grades: K-5 | 738 students
  • Rank: #28-2928.- 29.
    Belmont Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    19528 Olney Mill Rd
    Olney, MD 20832
    (301) 924-3140

    Grades: K-5 | 320 students
  • Rank: #28-2928.- 29.
    Kensington Parkwood Elementary School Math: 74% | Reading: 76%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    4710 Saul Rd
    Kensington, MD 20895
    (301) 571-6949

    Grades: K-5 | 657 students
  • Rank: #3030.
    Richard Montgomery High School Magnet School
    Math: 74% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    250 Richard Montgomery Dr
    Rockville, MD 20852
    (301) 610-8000

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,428 students
  • Rank: #3131.
    Damascus High School Math: 74% | Reading: 74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    25921 Ridge Rd
    Damascus, MD 20872
    (240) 207-2400

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,271 student
  • Rank: #3232.
    Bells Mill Elementary School Math: 71% | Reading: 76%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    8225 Bells Mill Rd
    Potomac, MD 20854
    (301) 740-0480

    Grades: PK-5 | 609 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary School Math: 72% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    13902 Bromfield Rd
    Germantown, MD 20874
    (301) 601-4350

    Grades: PK-5 | 771 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    Westland Middle School Math: 68% | Reading: 74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    5511 Massachusetts Ave
    Bethesda, MD 20816
    (301) 320-6515

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,037 student
  • Rank: #3535.
    Fallsmead Elementary School Math: 73% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1800 Greenplace Ter
    Rockville, MD 20850
    (301) 279-4984

    Grades: K-5 | 558 students
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