Maurice J. Mcdonough High School

  • Maurice J. Mcdonough High School serves 907 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70-74% (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 20-24% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Maurice J. Mcdonough High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 63% (majority Black).

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School Overview

  • Maurice J. Mcdonough High School's student population of 907 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 64 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students907 students
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Total Classroom Teachers64 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Maurice J. Mcdonough High School is ranked within the top 50% 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 Maurice J. Mcdonough High School is 0.67, 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#615 out of 1359 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)70-74%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)20-24%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
12%
17%
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Black
45%
34%
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White
34%
37%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
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Diversity Score0.670.72
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Graduation Rate
86%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCharles County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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