Poolesville High School

17501 W Willard Rd
Poolesville, MD 20837
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 1%
Poolesville High School serves 1,272 students in grades 9-12.
Poolesville High School placed in the top 1% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 86% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 20%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 89% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 66% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,272 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 58%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥99% (Top 1% in MD)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 1%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 86% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 89% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Poolesville High School's student population of 1,272 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 64 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,272 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
64 teachers
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School Rankings

Poolesville High School is ranked within the top 1% of all 1,343 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Poolesville High School is 0.68, which is less 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank
#9 out of 1343 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
86%
20%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
89%
36%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
36%
7%
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Hispanic
10%
21%
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Black
6%
33%
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White
42%
34%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.68
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Graduation Rate
≥99%
87%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
6%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Poolesville High School's ranking?
Poolesville High School is ranked #9 out of 1,343 schools, which ranks it among the top 1% of public schools in Maryland.
What schools are Poolesville High School often compared to?
Poolesville High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Thomas S. Wootton High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
86% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 20% MD state average), while 89% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 36% MD state average).
What is the graduation rate of Poolesville High School?
The graduation rate of Poolesville High School is 99%, which is higher than the Maryland state average of 87%.
How many students attend Poolesville High School?
1,272 students attend Poolesville High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
42% of Poolesville High School students are White, 36% of students are Asian, 10% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Black, and 6% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Poolesville High School?
Poolesville High School has a student ration of 20:1, which is higher than the Maryland state average of 14:1.
What grades does Poolesville High School offer ?
Poolesville High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Poolesville High School part of?
Poolesville High School is part of Montgomery County Public Schools School District.

School Reviews

4   3/20/2020
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.
- Posted by Parent - PHS mom
5   9/29/2009
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.
- Posted by Parent - Jay21

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,272 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 58%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥99% (Top 1%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 1%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 86% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 89% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

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