Poolesville High School

  • Poolesville High School serves 1,183 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 95% (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 72% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Poolesville High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 63%.

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School Overview

  • Poolesville High School's student population of 1,183 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 65 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,183 students
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Total Classroom Teachers65 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Poolesville High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,359 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Poolesville High School is 0.64, 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 School Rank (16-17)#14 out of 1359 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
95%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
31%
7%
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Hispanic
8%
17%
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Black
5%
34%
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White
51%
37%
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Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Poolesville High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MD.
Diversity Score0.640.72
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Graduation Rate
98%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
5%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
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

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School Reviews

  4.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
4  
This is an amazing school. It is diverse and academically focused, but not a pressure cooker school. Students and staff are supportive of one another. Very few issues in this school. The only minor drawback in my opinion is that the school building is very old. Great teachers, rigorous programs, a good cohort of students, mix of race, SES and gender. Small-town feel, very welcoming local population. Even though the drive to the school is long (40 minutes), it is a lovely drive across bucolic settings.
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5  
Small town atmosphere. Dedicated teachers who actually fight to get assigned to PHS. Very little trouble in the school. Very few disruptive minorities. I highly recommend this school.
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