William H. Farquhar Middle School

17017 Batchellors Forest Rd
Olney, MD 20832
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 50%
Serving 650 students in grades 6-8, William H. Farquhar Middle School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 20%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 53% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 36%).
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 66% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 650 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 64%
  • : Top 50% in MD
  • : 15% (Top 50%)
  • : 53% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

William H. Farquhar Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

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School Overview

William H. Farquhar Middle School's student population of 650 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 44 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
650 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
44 teachers
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School Rankings

William H. Farquhar Middle School ranks within the top 50% of all 1,343 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of William H. Farquhar Middle School is 0.76, which is more 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
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State Level (MD)
#411 out of 1343 schools
(Top 50%)
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15%
20%
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53%
36%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
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Asian
12%
7%
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Hispanic
18%
21%
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Black
26%
33%
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White
36%
34%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
5%
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0.76
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
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 William H. Farquhar Middle School's ranking?
William H. Farquhar Middle School is ranked #411 out of 1,343 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Maryland.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
15% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 20% MD state average), while 53% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 36% MD state average).
How many students attend William H. Farquhar Middle School?
650 students attend William H. Farquhar Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
36% of William H. Farquhar Middle School students are White, 26% of students are Black, 18% of students are Hispanic, 12% of students are Asian, and 8% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of William H. Farquhar Middle School?
William H. Farquhar Middle School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Maryland state average of 14:1.
What grades does William H. Farquhar Middle School offer ?
William H. Farquhar Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is William H. Farquhar Middle School part of?
William H. Farquhar Middle School is part of Montgomery County Public Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 650 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 64%
  • : Top 50%
  • : 15% (Top 50%)
  • : 53% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

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