Watkins Mill High School serves 1,597 students in grades 9-12.
Watkins Mill High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20% (which is equal to the Maryland state average of 20%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 51% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Maryland state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 66% (majority Black and Hispanic).
Quick Stats (2023)
- School Type: Magnet School
- Grades: 9-12
- Enrollment: 1,597 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
- Minority Enrollment: 94%
- Graduation Rate: 81% (Btm 50% in MD)
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 30%
- Math Proficiency: 20% (Top 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 51% (Top 20%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education
Watkins Mill High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:
Most improved public schools
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Watkins Mill High School's student population of 1,597 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 114 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
(offers virtual instruction)
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Watkins Mill High School is ranked within the top 30% 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 Watkins Mill High School is 0.62, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank
#344 out of 1343 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Watkins Mill High School's ranking?
Watkins Mill High School is ranked #344 out of 1,343 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in Maryland.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
20% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 20% MD state average), while 51% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 36% MD state average).
What is the graduation rate of Watkins Mill High School?
The graduation rate of Watkins Mill High School is 81%, which is lower than the Maryland state average of 86%.
How many students attend Watkins Mill High School?
1,597 students attend Watkins Mill High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
55% of Watkins Mill High School students are Hispanic, 26% of students are Black, 10% of students are Asian, 6% of students are White, and 3% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Watkins Mill High School?
Watkins Mill High School has a student ration of 14:1, which is equal to the Maryland state average of 14:1.
What grades does Watkins Mill High School offer ?
Watkins Mill High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Watkins Mill High School part of?
Watkins Mill High School is part of Montgomery County Public Schools School District.
Watkins mill is a very good school and also helps Train non- English speakers into becoming great English speakers and talented learners. And They Offer Great Opportunities for students and create a great educational background for all students
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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