Walter Johnson High School

6400 Rock Spring Dr
Bethesda, MD 20814
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 5%
Walter Johnson High School serves 2,475 students in grades 9-12.
Walter Johnson 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 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 94% (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 66% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 41%) 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 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 63% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Walter Johnson High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

Walter Johnson High School's student population of 2,475 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 135 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,475 students
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Total Classroom Teachers135 teachers
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School Comparison

Walter Johnson 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 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Walter Johnson High School is 0.65, 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
#38 out of 1359 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
94%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
66%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
12%
7%
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Hispanic
18%
17%
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Black
10%
34%
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White
54%
37%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
6%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.650.72
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Graduation Rate
94%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
6%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
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 Walter Johnson High School is Winston Churchill High School (2.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Tilden Middle School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Ashburton Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Bethesda Ashburton Elementary School Math: 54% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-5 | 877 students
    0.5 miles
    6314 Lone Oak Dr
    Bethesda, MD 20817
    (240) 740-1300
    0.5 PK-5 877
  • Kensington Garrett Park Elementary School Math: 59% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-5 | 815 students
    0.9 miles
    4810 Oxford Street
    Kensington, MD 20895
    (240) 740-0700
    0.9 K-5 815
  • Rockville Tilden Middle School Math: 55% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 6-8 | 947 students
    0.9 miles
    11211 Old Georgetown Rd
    Rockville, MD 20852
    (301) 230-5930
    0.9 6-8 947
  • Potomac Cabin John Middle School Math: 71% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,005 student
    1.2 miles
    10701 Gainsborough Road
    Potomac, MD 20854
    (301) 469-1150
    1.2 6-8 1,005
  • Rockville Luxmanor Elementary School Math: 63% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-5 | 523 students
    1.2 miles
    6201 Tilden Ln
    Rockville, MD 20852
    (240) 740-0820
    1.2 PK-5 523

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