19201 Thomas Farm Rd
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Whetstone Elementary School serves 790 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Whetstone Elementary 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 31% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 31% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than 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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Whetstone Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

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School Overview

Whetstone Elementary School's student population of 790 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 60 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
790 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
60 teachers
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School Rankings

Whetstone Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,354 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Whetstone Elementary 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 Data
This School
State Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank
#846 out of 1354 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
8%
7%
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Hispanic
52%
17%
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Black
29%
34%
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White
8%
37%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
51%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
5%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 790 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 92%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MD
  • Math Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.64 (Top 30%)

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