Watkins Mill High School

  • Watkins Mill High School serves 1,660 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 54% (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 22% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Watkins Mill High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Maryland state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 63% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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School Overview

  • Watkins Mill High School's student population of 1,660 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 113 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,660 students
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Total Classroom Teachers113 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Watkins Mill High School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Watkins Mill 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#744 out of 1359 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
54%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
22%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
American Indian
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n/a
Asian
8%
7%
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Hispanic
50%
17%
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Black
30%
34%
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White
8%
37%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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Diversity Score0.650.72
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Graduation Rate
79%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
42%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
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

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  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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