51 University Blvd E
Silver Spring, MD 20901
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Montgomery Blair High School serves 3,220 students in grades 9-12.
Montgomery Blair High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 58% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 66% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Montgomery Blair High School's student population of 3,220 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 192 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
3,220 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
192 teachers
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School Rankings

Montgomery Blair High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,354 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Montgomery Blair High School is 0.75, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank
#243 out of 1354 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
13%
7%
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Hispanic
35%
20%
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Black
24%
34%
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White
24%
34%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.75
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Graduation Rate
86%
86%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Montgomery Blair High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Maryland by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5   1/3/2011
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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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 3,220 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 76%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 86% (Btm 50% in MD)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 58% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.75

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