Winston Churchill High School

11300 Gainsborough Rd
Potomac, MD 20854
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Winston Churchill High School serves 2,212 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 1%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 84% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 20%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 82% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 66% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,212 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 55%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 97% (Top 10% in MD)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 84% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 82% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Winston Churchill High School's student population of 2,212 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 125 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
2,212 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
125 teachers
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School Rankings

Winston Churchill High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,343 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Winston Churchill High School is 0.69, which is less 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
This School
State Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank
#15 out of 1343 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
84%
20%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
82%
36%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
31%
7%
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Hispanic
8%
21%
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Black
10%
33%
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White
45%
34%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MD.
Diversity Score
0.69
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Graduation Rate
97%
87%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
5%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
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 Winston Churchill High School's ranking?
Winston Churchill High School is ranked #15 out of 1,343 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in Maryland.
What schools are Winston Churchill High School often compared to?
Winston Churchill High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Walter Johnson High School, Thomas S. Wootton High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
84% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 20% MD state average), while 82% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 36% MD state average).
What is the graduation rate of Winston Churchill High School?
The graduation rate of Winston Churchill High School is 97%, which is higher than the Maryland state average of 87%.
How many students attend Winston Churchill High School?
2,212 students attend Winston Churchill High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
45% of Winston Churchill High School students are White, 31% of students are Asian, 10% of students are Black, 8% of students are Hispanic, and 6% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Winston Churchill High School?
Winston Churchill High School has a student ration of 18:1, which is higher than the Maryland state average of 14:1.
What grades does Winston Churchill High School offer ?
Winston Churchill High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Winston Churchill High School part of?
Winston Churchill High School is part of Montgomery County Public Schools School District.

School Reviews

5   10/24/2009
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!
- Posted by Student/Alumni - dashi

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,212 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 55%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 97% (Top 10%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 84% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 82% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

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