Watkins Mill High School

  • Watkins Mill High School serves 1,494 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the MD average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 60%.
  • Watkins Mill High School operates within the Montgomery County School District.
  • Montgomery County School District's 91% graduation rate is higher than the MD state average of 84%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1494 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 100 teachers has grown by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,494 students
Watkins Mill High School Total Students (1991-2015)
Gender % Watkins Mill High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 100 teachers
Watkins Mill High School Total Teachers (1991-2015)
Students by Grade Watkins Mill High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.69 is more than the state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MD) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 15:1
Watkins Mill High School Student Teacher Ratio (1993-2015)
Asian
9%
6%
Watkins Mill High School Asian Students (1991-2015)
Hispanic
41%
15%
Watkins Mill High School Black Students (1991-2015)
Black
35%
34%
Watkins Mill High School Black Students (1991-2015)
White
11%
40%
Watkins Mill High School White Students (1991-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Watkins Mill High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
4%
4%
Watkins Mill High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Watkins Mill High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown MD All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.69 0.40
Watkins Mill High School Diversity Score (1991-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
45%
39%
Watkins Mill High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
6%
Watkins Mill High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Montgomery County School District's student population of 153,776 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 91% has decreased from 98% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $18,767 is higher than the state average of $13,687. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $17,685 is higher than the state average of $13,479. The district spending/student has grown by 9% over four years.
School District Name Montgomery County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
206
28
Number of Students Managed 153,776 17,887
Montgomery County School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 91% 84%
Montgomery County School District Graduation Rate (1994-2010)
District Total Revenue $2,839 MM $245 MM
Montgomery County School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $2,676 MM $241 MM
Montgomery County School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $18,767 $13,687
Montgomery County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $17,685 $13,479
Montgomery County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Montgomery VillageStedwick Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 577 students
    0.8 miles
    10631 Stedwick Rd
    Montgomery VillageMD 20886
    (301)840-7187
    0.8PK-5577
  • Montgomery VillageMontgomery Village Middle School
    Grades: 6-9 | 662 students
    0.9 miles
    19300 Watkins Mill Rd
    Montgomery VillageMD 20886
    (301)840-4660
    0.96-9662
  • GermantownCaptain James E. Daly Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 591 students
    1.1 miles
    20301 Brandermill Dr
    GermantownMD 20876
    (301)353-0939
    1.1PK-5591
  • Montgomery VillageWatkins Mill Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 638 students
    1.1 miles
    19001 Watkins Mill Rd
    Montgomery VillageMD 20886
    (301)840-7181
    1.1PK-6638
  • GaithersburgWhetstone Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 756 students
    1.2 miles
    19201 Thomas Farm Rd
    GaithersburgMD 20879
    (301)840-7191
    1.2PK-5756

School Reviews

5  7/1/2007
As a student who just graduated from Watkins Mill HS I'd have to say it has vastly improved since I was a freshman. The majority of classes are run well and there's a wide selection of courses with many great teachers. The extracurricular activities cover every possible interest and just aren't used as much as they could due to laziness of the student population. Although the school isn't in the top 10 in the county it has greatly improved in the 4 years our Principal, Mr. Cahall, was there. The teachers all work with the students as much as possible and the administrators stay on top of a student that begins to slip. Being as though it is a fairly new school, 17 years, there aren't many issues with the building. Watkins Mill is a very diverse community that will ready your students for life after high school.
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