Western Heights Middle School

  • Western Heights Middle School serves 860 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 21% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 34% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • 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 bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 63% (majority Black).

School Overview

  • Western Heights Middle School's student population of 860 students has grown by 20% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 46 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students860 students
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Total Classroom Teachers46 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Western Heights Middle 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 Western Heights Middle School is 0.64, 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#925 out of 1359 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
21%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
34%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:115:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
11%
17%
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Black
19%
34%
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White
55%
37%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
13%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Western Heights Middle School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MD.
Diversity Score0.640.72
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Eligible for Free Lunch
50%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWashingtion County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Western Heights Middle School is Marshall Street School (0.2 miles away)
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