Walt Whitman High School

7100 Whittier Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
9/
10
Top 20%
5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Walt Whitman High School serves 2,085 students in grades 9-12.
Walt Whitman High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
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 46% (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 33% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 63% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Walt Whitman High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

Walt Whitman High School's student population of 2,085 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 120 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,085 students
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Total Classroom Teachers120 teachers
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School Comparison

Walt Whitman High School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Walt Whitman High School is 0.52, 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
#222 out of 1359 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
95%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
46%
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
9%
17%
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Black
4%
34%
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White
67%
37%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
5%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.520.72
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Graduation Rate
97%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
2%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
1%
6%
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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 Walt Whitman High School is Bethesda-chevy Chase High School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Thomas W. Pyle Middle School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Bethesda Thomas W. Pyle Middle School Math: 79% | Reading: 76%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,485 student
    0.5 miles
    6311 Wilson Lane
    Bethesda, MD 20817
    (301) 320-6540
    0.5 6-8 1,485
  • Bethesda Seven Locks Elementary School Math: 83% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: K-5 | 405 students
    0.6 miles
    9500 Seven Locks Road
    Bethesda, MD 20817
    (240) 740-0940
    0.6 K-5 405
  • Bethesda Bannockburn Elementary School Math: 86% | Reading: 92%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Grades: PK-5 | 449 students
    0.8 miles
    6520 Dalroy Ln
    Bethesda, MD 20817
    (240) 740-1270
    0.8 PK-5 449
  • Bethesda Burning Tree Elementary School Math: 70% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: K-5 | 463 students
    1.0 miles
    7900 Beech Tree Rd
    Bethesda, MD 20817
    (240) 740-1750
    1 K-5 463
  • Bethesda Wood Acres Elementary School Math: 66% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-5 | 676 students
    1.0 miles
    5800 Cromwell Drive
    Bethesda, MD 20816
    (240) 740-1120
    1 PK-5 676

School Reviews

5  
I graduated from Whitman in 2011. I was a punk kid who hated school in general, but even then I can say the best thing about the school is the neighborhood it sits in. Anyone thinking of sending their kids here can rest assured that they will be able to get to and from school on foot with no issues.
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