Western Heights Middle School

1300 Marshall St
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Western Heights Middle School serves 942 students in grades 6-8.
Western Heights Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 20%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 66% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 942 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 57%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MD
  • Math Proficiency
    : 6% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Western Heights Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

Western Heights Middle School's student population of 942 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 59 teachers has grown by 15% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
942 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
59 teachers
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School Rankings

Western Heights Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Western Heights Middle School is 0.71, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank
#862 out of 1343 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
6%
20%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
36%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
17%
21%
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Black
25%
33%
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White
43%
34%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
13%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.71
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
61%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
4%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Western Heights Middle School's ranking?
Western Heights Middle School is ranked #862 out of 1,343 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Maryland.
What schools are Western Heights Middle School often compared to?
Western Heights Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Northern Middle School, Springfield Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
6% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 20% MD state average), while 30% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 36% MD state average).
How many students attend Western Heights Middle School?
942 students attend Western Heights Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
43% of Western Heights Middle School students are White, 25% of students are Black, 17% of students are Hispanic, 13% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Western Heights Middle School?
Western Heights Middle School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Maryland state average of 14:1.
What grades does Western Heights Middle School offer ?
Western Heights Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Western Heights Middle School part of?
Western Heights Middle School is part of Washington County Public Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 942 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 57%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 6% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

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