Winston Churchill High School

11300 Gainsborough Rd
Potomac, MD 20854
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 5%
5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Winston Churchill High School serves 2,123 students in grades 9-12.
Winston Churchill High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 94% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 66% (which is higher 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 50% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 63% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

Winston Churchill High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

Winston Churchill High School's student population of 2,123 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 119 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Awards Blue Ribbon School (2007)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,123 students
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Total Classroom Teachers119 teachers
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School Comparison

Winston Churchill High School is ranked within the top 5% 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 Winston Churchill High School is 0.66, 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
#38 out of 1359 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
94%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
66%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
28%
7%
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Hispanic
8%
17%
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Black
9%
34%
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White
50%
37%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.660.72
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Graduation Rate
96%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
3%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMontgomery County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Winston Churchill High School is Thomas S. Wootton High School (2.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Herbert Hoover Middle School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Potomac Herbert Hoover Middle School Math: 79% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,006 student
    0.4 miles
    8810 Post Oak Rd
    Potomac, MD 20854
    (301) 469-1010
    0.4 6-8 1,006
  • Potomac Beverly Farms Elementary School Math: 72% | Reading: 74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: K-5 | 574 students
    0.7 miles
    8501 Post Oak Road
    Potomac, MD 20854
    (240) 740-0200
    0.7 K-5 574
  • Potomac Bells Mill Elementary School Math: 73% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: PK-5 | 609 students
    0.8 miles
    8225 Bells Mill Rd
    Potomac, MD 20854
    (301) 740-0480
    0.8 PK-5 609
  • Potomac Ritchie Park Elementary School Math: 58% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-5 | 540 students
    1.3 miles
    1514 Dunster Rd
    Potomac, MD 20854
    (301) 279-8475
    1.3 K-5 540
  • Potomac Cold Spring Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 87% | Reading: 88%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Grades: PK-5 | 327 students
    1.4 miles
    9201 Falls Chapel Way
    Potomac, MD 20854
    (301) 279-8480
    1.4 PK-5 327

School Reviews

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The quality of academic programs at Winston Churchill High School is terrific. The teachers make sure you fully understand the concept and help you understand it when you don't. The extracurricular activities are amazing and thrilling to do. I really reccommend this school to anyone who is interested. It is a fantastic school, and kids will love the education, the teachers, the students, the available courses, and many other things!
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