Watkins Mill High School

  • Watkins Mill High School serves 1,524 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 65% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 42%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 63% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 44%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Watkins Mill High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 61%.
  • Watkins Mill High School operates within the Montgomery County School District.
  • Montgomery County School District's 90% graduation rate is higher than the Maryland state average of 88%.

Top Placements

Watkins Mill High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

  • Watkins Mill High School's student population of 1524 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 97 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,524 students
Watkins Mill High School Total Students (1992-2016)
Gender %Watkins Mill High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers97 teachers
Watkins Mill High School Total Teachers (1992-2016)
Students by GradeWatkins Mill High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Watkins Mill High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1367 schools in Maryland (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Watkins Mill High School is 0.69, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MD)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
42%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
44%
Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
Watkins Mill High School Student Teacher Ratio (1992-2016)
Asian
8%
6%
Watkins Mill High School Asian Students (1992-2016)
Hispanic
44%
15%
Watkins Mill High School Black Students (1992-2016)
Black
32%
34%
Watkins Mill High School Black Students (1992-2016)
White
12%
39%
Watkins Mill High School White Students (1992-2016)
Two or more races
4%
4%
Watkins Mill High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsWatkins Mill High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownMD All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.690.40
Watkins Mill High School Diversity Score (1992-2016)
Graduation Rate
89%
88%
Watkins Mill High School Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
45%
40%
Watkins Mill High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
Watkins Mill High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Watkins Mill High School is Montgomery County School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 25 school districts in Maryland (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Montgomery County School District's student population of 156,380 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 90% has increased from 87% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $18,081 is higher than the state average of $16,454. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $17,337 is higher than the state average of $16,634. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    School District NameMontgomery County School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    207
    28
    Number of Students Managed156,38017,941
    Montgomery County School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    52%
    42%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    51%
    44%
    District Graduation Rate
    90%
    88%
    District Total Revenue$2,690 MM$295 MM
    District Spending$2,579 MM$298 MM
    District Revenue / Student$18,081$16,454
    District Spending / Student$17,337$16,634
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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    School Reviews

      5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
    5  
    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
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    5  
    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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