Montgomery Blair High School

51 University Blvd E
Silver Spring, MD 20901
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
8/
10
Top 30%
5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Montgomery Blair High School serves 3,083 students in grades 9-12.
Montgomery Blair High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 79% (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 44% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 63% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Montgomery Blair High School's student population of 3,083 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 185 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students3,083 students
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Total Classroom Teachers185 teachers
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School Comparison

Montgomery Blair High School is ranked within the top 30% 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 Montgomery Blair High School is 0.76, which is more 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
#303 out of 1359 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
79%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
44%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
15%
7%
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Hispanic
34%
17%
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Black
24%
34%
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White
22%
37%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
5%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.760.72
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Graduation Rate
87%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
29%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMontgomery County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Montgomery Blair High School is Northwood High School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Eastern Middle School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Pine Crest Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Silver Spring Pine Crest Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 52% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 3-5 | 468 students
    0.4 miles
    201 Woodmoor Dr
    Silver Spring, MD 20901
    (240) 740-1970
    0.4 3-5 468
  • Silver Spring Eastern Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 42% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 971 students
    0.8 miles
    300 University Blvd East
    Silver Spring, MD 20901
    (301) 650-6650
    0.8 6-8 971
  • Silver Spring Highland View Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 397 students
    1.0 miles
    9010 Providence Ave
    Silver Spring, MD 20901
    (240) 740-1990
    1 K-5 397
  • Silver Spring Forest Knolls Elementary School Math: 49% | Reading: 44%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 734 students
    1.1 miles
    10830 Eastwood Ave
    Silver Spring, MD 20901
    (240) 740-1640
    1.1 PK-5 734
  • Silver Spring Northwood High School Math: 66% | Reading: 29%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,731 student
    1.2 miles
    919 University Blvd W
    Silver Spring, MD 20901
    (301) 649-8088
    1.2 9-12 1,731

School Reviews

5  
As a freshmen at Montgomery Blair, I notice that most of the programs there are phenominal. The music and other extra curricular activities are amazing. They take trips to New York and they actualy take trips unlike my past schools. Blair has won between 25 and 50 athletic awards from lacross to football. I am unsure about the level of parent involvement but of you send your children to Blair just be sure to let the know that the teachers don't play around.
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