Top 10 Best Montgomery County Public Middle Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 44 public middle schools serving 36,608 students in Montgomery County, MD. The top ranked public middle schools in Montgomery County, MD are Thomas W. Pyle Middle School, Cabin John Middle School and Robert Frost Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Montgomery County, MD public middle schools have an average math proficiency score of 23% (versus the Maryland public middle school average of 17%), and reading proficiency score of 51% (versus the 42% statewide average). Middle schools in Montgomery County have an average ranking of 7/10, which is in the top 50% of Maryland public middle schools.
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the Maryland public middle school average of 70% (majority Black).

Best Public Middle Schools in Montgomery County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Thomas W. Pyle Middle School
(Math: 51% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6311 Wilson Lane
Bethesda, MD 20817
(240) 740-3500
Grades: 6-8
| 1,312 students
Rank: #22.
Cabin John Middle School
(Math: 51% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
10701 Gainsborough Road
Potomac, MD 20854
(240) 406-1600
Grades: 6-8
| 1,030 students
Rank: #33.
Robert Frost Middle School
(Math: 45% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
9201 Scott Dr
Rockville, MD 20850
(301) 279-3949
Grades: 6-8
| 972 students
Rank: #44.
Herbert Hoover Middle School
Magnet School
(Math: 45% | Reading: 75%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
8810 Post Oak Rd
Potomac, MD 20854
(301) 968-3740
Grades: 6-8
| 1,002 students
Rank: #55.
North Bethesda Middle School
(Math: 46% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
8935 Bradmoor Dr
Bethesda, MD 20817
(240) 740-2100
Grades: 6-8
| 1,152 students
Rank: #66.
Takoma Park Middle School
Magnet School
(Math: 46% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
7611 Piney Branch Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(240) 740-5220
Grades: 6-8
| 1,129 students
Rank: #77.
Westland Middle School
Magnet School
(Math: 40% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5511 Massachusetts Ave
Bethesda, MD 20816
(301) 320-6515
Grades: 6-8
| 802 students
Rank: #88.
John H. Poole Middle School
(Math: 35% | Reading: 69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
17014 Tom Fox Ave
Poolesville, MD 20837
(240) 740-4200
Grades: 6-8
| 427 students
Rank: #99.
Stephen Knolls School
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
10731 St. Margaret's Way
Kensington, MD 20895
(240) 740-0050
Grades: PK-12
| 56 students
Rank: #1010.
Tilden Middle School
(Math: 34% | Reading: 58%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6300 Tilden Ln
Rockville, MD 20852
(240) 740-6700
Grades: 6-8
| 1,022 students
Rank: #1111.
Hallie Wells Middle School
(Math: 25% | Reading: 66%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
11701 Little Seneca Parkway
Clarksburg, MD 20871
(301) 284-4800
Grades: 6-8
| 971 students
Rank: #1212.
Lakelands Park Middle School
(Math: 29% | Reading: 59%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1200 Main St
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
(301) 670-1400
Grades: 6-8
| 1,074 students
Rank: #1313.
Silver Creek Middle School
(Math: 24% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3701 Saul Rd
Kensington, MD 20895
(240) 740-2200
Grades: 6-8
| 795 students
Rank: #1414.
Julius West Middle School
(Math: 30% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
651 Great Falls Rd
Rockville, MD 20850
(301) 337-3400
Grades: 6-8
| 1,352 students
Rank: #1515.
Kingsview Middle School
(Math: 29% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
18909 Kingsview Rd
Germantown, MD 20874
(240) 740-7130
Grades: 6-8
| 993 students
Rank: #1616.
William H. Farquhar Middle School
(Math: 22% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
17017 Batchellors Forest Rd
Olney, MD 20832
(240) 740-1200
Grades: 6-8
| 650 students
Rank: #1717.
Rosa M. Parks Middle School
(Math: 20% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
19200 Olney Mill Rd
Olney, MD 20832
(240) 740-3300
Grades: 6-8
| 836 students
Rank: #1818.
Ridgeview Middle School
(Math: 20% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
16600 Raven Rock Dr
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
(240) 740-3330
Grades: 6-8
| 772 students
Rank: #1919.
Eastern Middle School
Magnet School
(Math: 26% | Reading: 46%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
300 University Blvd East
Silver Spring, MD 20901
(240) 740-6280
Grades: 6-8
| 901 students
Rank: #2020.
Roberto W. Clemente Middle School
Magnet School
(Math: 22% | Reading: 48%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
18808 Waring Station Rd
Germantown, MD 20874
(301) 284-4750
Grades: 6-8
| 943 students
Rank: #2121.
Rocky Hill Middle School
(Math: 22% | Reading: 44%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
22401 Brick Haven Way
Clarksburg, MD 20871
(240) 740-6670
Grades: 6-8
| 999 students
Rank: #2222.
Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School
Magnet School
(Math: 18% | Reading: 48%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
13737 Wisteria Dr
Germantown, MD 20874
(240) 740-6350
Grades: 6-8
| 905 students
Rank: #2323.
John T. Baker Middle School
(Math: 18% | Reading: 47%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
25400 Oak Dr
Damascus, MD 20872
(240) 207-2440
Grades: 6-8
| 832 students
Rank: #2424.
Earle B. Wood Middle School
(Math: 17% | Reading: 45%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
14615 Bauer Dr
Rockville, MD 20853
(301) 460-2150
Grades: 6-8
| 1,036 students
Rank: #2525.
Redland Middle School
(Math: 15% | Reading: 47%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
6505 Muncaster Mill Rd
Derwood, MD 20855
(240) 740-0900
Grades: 6-8
| 614 students
Rank: #2626.
Silver Spring International Middle School
Magnet School
(Math: 13% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
313 Wayne Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(240) 740-2750
Grades: 6-8
| 1,157 students
Rank: #2727.
Sligo Middle School
(Math: 16% | Reading: 44%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1401 Dennis Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20902
(301) 287-8890
Grades: 6-8
| 718 students
Rank: #2828.
Shady Grove Middle School
(Math: 11% | Reading: 44%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
8100 Midcounty Hgwy
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
(240) 740-1440
Grades: 6-8
| 524 students
Rank: #2929.
Parkland Middle School
Magnet School
(Math: 11% | Reading: 41%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4610 West Frankfort Dr
Rockville, MD 20853
(240) 740-6800
Grades: 6-8
| 1,157 students
Rank: #3030.
John L Gildner Regional Inst For Children & Adol
Special Education School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: 20-29%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
15000 Broschart Rd
Rockville, MD 20850
(301) 251-6900
Grades: 5-12
| 102 students
Rank: #31 - 3231. - 32.
Briggs Chaney Middle School
(Math: 11% | Reading: 34%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1901 Rainbow Dr
Silver Spring, MD 20905
(301) 288-8300
Grades: 6-8
| 943 students
Rank: #31 - 3231. - 32.
Newport Mill Middle School
(Math: 11% | Reading: 34%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
11311 Newport Mill Rd
Kensington, MD 20895
(301) 929-2244
Grades: 6-8
| 647 students
Rank: #33 - 3433. - 34.
Longview School
Special Education School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
13900 Bromfield Rd
Germantown, MD 20874
(301) 601-4830
Grades: K-12
| 65 students
Rank: #33 - 3433. - 34.
Rock Terrace School
Special Education School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
11400 Marcliff Rd
Rockville, MD 20852
(240) 740-4650
Grades: 6-12
| 78 students
Rank: #3535.
Benjamin Banneker Middle School
(Math: 7% | Reading: 34%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
14800 Perrywood Dr
Burtonsville, MD 20866
(240) 740-6250
Grades: 6-8
| 856 students
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Montgomery County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
3015 Upton Drive
Kensington, MD 20895
(301) 929-2505
Grades: PK-K
| 99 students
850 Hungerford Dr
Rockville, MD 20850
(240) 453-2490
Grades: 12
| 3 students
Mark Twain School (Closed 2009)
Special Education School
14501 Avery Rd
Rockville, MD 20853
(301) 279-4900
Grades: 7-12
| 93 students
850 Hungerford Dr Cesc Rm 167
Rockville, MD 20850
(301) 517-5005
Grades: K-2
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public middle schools in Montgomery County, MD?
The top ranked public middle schools in Montgomery County, MD include Thomas W. Pyle Middle School, Cabin John Middle School and Robert Frost Middle School. Montgomery County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Maryland.
How many public middle schools are located in Montgomery County, MD?
44 public middle schools are located in Montgomery County, MD.
What is the racial composition of students in Montgomery County, MD?
Montgomery County, MD public middle schools minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the Maryland public middle schools average of 70% (majority Black).

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