Western Heights Middle School

  • Western Heights Middle School serves 812 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.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 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 62%.

School Overview

  • Western Heights Middle School's student population of 812 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 46 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students812 students
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Total Classroom Teachers46 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Western Heights Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Western Heights Middle School is 0.64, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MD)
Overall School Rank#1049 out of 1,367 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
41%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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Asian
2%
6%
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Hispanic
9%
16%
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Black
19%
34%
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White
55%
38%
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Two or more races
15%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis 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 Score0.640.41
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWashingtion County Public s School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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