What they lack: non academic classes and a variety of languages. All in all, Montgomery County’s 25 high schools fared well on their report cards. As long as you work hard, join organizations and keep your head on right, then you will have no problem! It is a lot smaller than other schools in the county so it was nice to get more one on one time with the teachers who really cared about how the students were doing mentally and academically. Despite the great food service, the meals served during lunch tend to lack variety and tastefulness. RHS is a haven with teachers who really care. The only downside about Watkins Mill is that there are a few students who can be disrespectful, or not take school seriously enough. The global ecology program has been so much fun! Therefore, the cafeteria should offer a greater selection of food choices, which would help minimize the number of students who pack lunch on a regular basis. We have an amazingly involved PTSA that advocates for staff and students. I felt at home because the school is so diverse and I joined African clubs. Students sometimes have resorted to going to entirely different floors to use the bathroom and end up missing a substantial amount of class time. However, even as a very average Wootton student, I can see how much prepared I was for college than my peers from other schools and counties. [4], On August 18, 2018, one of the three buildings that make up the campus of Booker T. Washington Magnet High School burned down. Call: 240-740-3000 | Spanish Hotline: 240-740-2845 E-mail: ASKMCPS@mcpsmd.org It provides students a variety of subjects to choose from such as Fashion Production or Illustration, Photography, Ceramics, Studio arts, Drawing and Design, etc. The building is breath-taking, not to mention how you meet new colleagues and staff every day who only make the school experience better. Wheaton High School was able to provide me with the serious help I needed. Size: 497 square miles; Population: 930,813 Schools. I think this is one of the great opportunities this school provides for its students. My daughter applied to eight universities and was accepted to seven. The staff and administrators care a lot about the students and strive for each individual to do well while feeling comfortable in their surroundings. One can learn how to sew, create their own designs, and even participate in the school's fashion show! My artistic talents were built upon in these rooms, and eventually recognized when Damascus provided opportunities for students to participate in art-related competitions and campaigns (such as the annual Johns Hopkins art show). Students sometimes have resorted to going to entirely different floors to use the bathroom and end up missing a substantial amount of class time.Read 406 Reviews, Senior: Seneca Valley Highschool, also known as SVHS, was an overall memorable experience with the assistance of the Seneca Valley community, staff, and classmates. This is a list of public schools in Montgomery County. (This is the kids' opinion, too.) Northwest High School is an excellent public school located in Germantown, Maryland. There are a lot of club opportunities that range from sports to charity to movie club. The county spends approximately half of its annua… The English department is flawless, and I can only think of 3 teachers (in 7 years) who haven't been great. The staff encouraged students to display the best version of themselves and be able to achieve this throughout their four years at SVHS. With 206 schools, it is the largest school district in the state of Maryland, and the 16th largest in the United States. The district serves the city of Montgomery and surrounding Montgomery County. Despite the great food service, the meals served during lunch tend to lack variety and tastefulness. As of Wednesday, September 9, 2020 all MCPS meals will be provided free of charge to all students. Read more on how this ranking was calculated. I personally love to go to football games and participate in the school spirit. Overall, the school's pride, and its pep rallies are amazing, the variety of subjects one can choose from is great, as well as the help they provide to ensure students are college ready is helpful as well. These meals are also available to all youth in the community under 18 years of age. Furthermore, I have had an incredible experience in the Academy of Health Professions program offered at Sherwood. I also really love the IB program; the teachers are great and I actually feel challenged in school. The administrators were receptive to parental input. I believe I could never regret our decision! The staff who supported me are who really made it possible and I'll never forget that.Read 325 Reviews, Parent: High school is never easy, but Billie Jean Bensen is phenomenal and the attitude of the administration trickles down to the staff and the students and makes for a great atmosphere at Rockville HS.Teachers at Rockville are the absolute best; I feel so fortunate that my kids have had so many wonderful teachers. Opening its doors in 1964,[4] Kennedy High School was originally going to be called East Wheaton High School, but due to President John F. Kennedy's assassination in November 1963, the school was renamed after him. The 411 students from BTW will be moved to the (currently closed) Hayneville Road Elementary School.[5]. #117 Best Public High Schools in Maryland, #123 Best Public High Schools in Maryland. I want people who are or want to attend Wheaton High School to know that Wheaton is the school for you!Read 219 Reviews, Alum: Damascus high school is what helped me become the woman I am today. overall good experience! The students are encouraged to provide input for change. For more information including meal pick up locations and times, please visit the Meal Information webpage. Most of the teachers are good, especially for upperclassmen. Never missing a football game has also made my high school career so much more enjoyable and exciting, given that we were 2018 Maryland State Champs! The staff are amazing and very dedicated, I truly had a great lot of teachers throughout my four years. The teachers were exceptional and compassionate. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, and high school ratings. My experience at Clarksburg is a really fun and memorable one because I moved to the US 2 years ago and the Clarksburg community was really welcoming and accommodating. The teachers are great, I have amazing grades so I can't really complain. Academically, it is definitely challenging and you get what you give. As a senior as QOHS, I can say that being a student there is so much fun. They do great work with/for teens, and it's a tough age. For the 2017–2018 school year, the district had 13,094 teachers, 86.4 percent of whom had a master’s degree or equivalent, serving 161,936 students at its 205 schools. Moreover, Northwest High School encourages students to excel in their studies by offering Advanced Placement as well as honor courses. For these reasons, I rate my school a 9/10.Read 717 Reviews, Senior: As a senior as QOHS, I can say that being a student there is so much fun. There is a little too much emphasis on test scores and grades though between students. Of course, anyone would be intimidated, but I found myself amongst one of the nicest communities and welcomed by faculties and students alike. It was here I found passion for the arts thanks to dedicated teachers and peers. There are great opportunities both academically, athletically and socially. overall good experience!Read 425 Reviews, Junior: My family and I moved counties withing Maryland for my brother and me to have the opportunity to attend Montgomery Blair High School in Montgomery County, Silver Spring. Students are pretty friendly and there is quite a bit of diversity at the school though there could be more embracing of this. Most students and teachers I know think that fighting is not as common as those news sources implied. Part of Montgomery County Public Schools, the school is within the census-designated place of Glenmont, although it has a Silver Spring mailing address. In fact, about 70 percent of the high schools earned four or five stars. The school building itself seems pretty old and poorly made. The current Superintendent of Montgomery Public Schools is Dr. Ann Roy Moore. As long as you have a goal in mind as to what you want to achieve during your time here, and you discuss it with your counselor, you could accomplish some great things in this school! Had I not gone to Damascus, I would have never taken a step out of my comfort zone and entered one of these competitions. The 2021 Best Public High Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. If you really want to pursue the arts, I definitely recommend this school!Read 500 Reviews, Senior: The staff are amazing and very dedicated, I truly had a great lot of teachers throughout my four years. A+!Read 407 Reviews, Senior: Overall, this high school is excellent when it comes to arts and humanities. Poolesville High. As for clubs, I didn't participate much but I have friends/siblings who did and loved it. The teachers are great, I have amazing grades so I can't really complain. Montgomery County health officials said Friday that all nonpublic schools must remain closed for in-person instruction through Oct. 1, 2020. There is never a dull moment between sporting events, pep rallies, and of course education. It’s been a wonderful learning experience attending Paint Branch. Extracurriculars are very well run (drama, yearbook, literary mag) but the music/band department lost some great teachers since we started.Rockville is the smallest high school in the district, so it has fewer course choices than most, and sometimes they combine classes which can be frustrating. I definitely made friends who had the same passions as me. When I look back at my high school experience I will have lots of wonderful memories thanks to the community that Whitman provided for me. Most of the teachers are good, especially for upperclassmen. Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is a public school district that serves Montgomery County, Maryland. I think this is one of the great opportunities this school provides for its students. The security guards are nice. My daughter applied to eight universities and was accepted to seven. As of early 2018, eleven local schools were included in this category: School district in Montgomery, Alabama, United States, Loveless Academic Magnet Program High School, Baldwin Arts and Academics Magnet Middle School, Montgomery, "State plans takeover of MPS after failing schools list grows", "Montgomery's failing school principals to get raises, contract extensions", "Early Morning Fire Destroys Part of Montgomery Magnet School", "Failing Alabama public schools: 75 on newest list, most are high schools", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Montgomery_Public_Schools&oldid=946080269, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Fews Alternative Secondary School, Montgomery, Patterson Academy of Creative Education, Montgomery, Montgomery Technical Education Center (M.T.E.C), Capitol Heights Junior High School, Montgomery, Johnnie R. Carr Junior High School, Montgomery, Walter T. McKee Junior High School, Montgomery, Bear Exploration Center School, Montgomery, Wynton M. Blount Elementary School, Montgomery, Brewbaker Intermediate School, Montgomery, G.W. Overall, Walt Whitman gave me a really rewarding high school experience and I am proud to say that I definitely feel prepared for college next year. I feel like my school experience could have been different if there was a greater amount of diversity in my environment. (This is the kids' opinion, too.) High school is never easy, but Billie Jean Bensen is phenomenal and the attitude of the administration trickles down to the staff and the students and makes for a great atmosphere at Rockville HS. I have met some incredible people, I have had wonderful teachers, and I feel like I have learned a lot in all of my classes. Niche requires Javascript to work correctly. There are fights at our school just like there are fights at any other school. And the career counselor needed to retire easily 10 years ago. The staff here from the teachers to the security guards are all really friendly and helpful. This school allowed students to thrive and have the opportunity to grow with the assistance of the community. Springbrook does a really good job of preparing kids for the SAT's. As long as you work hard, join organizations and keep your head on right, then you will have no problem!Read 399 Reviews, Sophomore: I am a current 10th grader at Northwood High School and it is a great school so far. One thing I'd like to see changed, though, would be improved infrastructure. My time at Wootton was great. #8 Best Public Elementary Schools in Montgomery County Parent : This school has teachers that are generally high quality, and a principal that cares about what is going on in her school. The school has very nice architecture. So, we have experienced all three divisions: Lower, Middle, and Upper School. After that, I was able to strive. One can learn how to sew, create their own designs, and even participate in the school's fashion show! Part of Montgomery County Public Schools, the school is within the census-designated place of Glenmont, although it has a Silver Spring mailing address. Although as a high school, I was overwhelmed and fell into a deep Depression. Overall, the school's pride, and its pep rallies are amazing, the variety of subjects one can choose from is great, as well as the help they provide to ensure students are college ready is helpful as well. Part of Montgomery County Public Schools, the school is within the census-designated place of Glenmont, although it has a Silver Spring mailing address. I had a very good experience at Watkins Mill High School, I did the IB Career Program while I was there, and it prepared me to conduct research, write essays and manage my time. They also have child development, a computer science pathway, great art programs and teachers, and so much more. Junior: There is definitely a rigorous academic culture in the magnet program and I'm so thankful to have met some of the most genuine, kind teachers I've ever had. I feel like my school experience could have been different if there was a greater amount of diversity in my environment.Read 329 Reviews, Senior: My experience at Clarksburg is a really fun and memorable one because I moved to the US 2 years ago and the Clarksburg community was really welcoming and accommodating. Read more on how this ranking was calculated. The food is ok, it could be better. I have had very little experience with the engineering department, but from what my friends say and what I have experienced, the Engineering coursework is not rigorous enough. The administrators were receptive to parental input. Record of Success: Read about the accomplishments of students, staff and the school district. They do great work with/for teens, and it's a tough age. My experience at Walt Whitman High School was relatively positive. They also don't have Italian; They have Spanish, French, Arabic, and (maybe) Chinese. Likewise, this school ensures college readiness by offering optional prep courses to students. My family and I moved counties withing Maryland for my brother and me to have the opportunity to attend Montgomery Blair High School in Montgomery County, Silver Spring. Parent involvement is ok but I wish it could be better, I know it annoyed my parents that I chose my entire schedule for the year without even consulting them, after all they’re the reason I’m at school anyways, I do think the school should be better about increasing parent involvement in academics, not as a punishment, but to supplement the student’s growth. Please. Windows in every classroom. They do not have any non academic classes, such as a car class or wood working class. It's a really great school, especially for the arts since we have both visual and performing arts programs here! When I look back at my high school experience I will have lots of wonderful memories thanks to the community that Whitman provided for me. For example, mine is coming up March 25th and I feel ready, not only because I was informed about at school but by visiting the college board. Course Credits – Students shall be enrolled in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and have earned a minimum of 22 credits that include the following (unless a pre-approved MCPS alternative is satisfied): >>> Maryland Graduation Requirements . My daughter is now in her freshman year and has transitioned well as she has a strong foundation. Schools page and Schools at a Glance: Detailed information about each school; MCPS At A Glance: Facts and figures about our school system as a whole. We are truly a large community owning our Blazer pride with over 3,200 students for over 80 years. School Contingency Calendar, 2019–2020. Contact Montgomery County Public Schools. There really is a place for everyone. RM is our zoned school but she tested into and was accepted into the IB programme. Teachers at Rockville are the absolute best; I feel so fortunate that my kids have had so many wonderful teachers. RainScapes for Schools is a voluntary program where educational projects like rain gardens and conservation landscapes can be implemented on Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) property with help from volunteers and support from the Department of Environmental Protection.These projects both reduce stormwater pollution and provide educational opportunities for students by strengthening … Overall, this high school is excellent when it comes to arts and humanities. Extracurriculars are very well run (drama, yearbook, literary mag) but the music/band department lost some great teachers since we started. My time at Wheaton was amazing. Many schools don't offer this program. Currently, I am a student at Albert Einstein High School. Some of the teachers could be better, especially in the math department, but overall I love going to school here and there's great school spirit during homecoming week and at pep rallies! [3] In April 2017, it was reported that the principals of the 27 failing schools were to receive ten-percent salary increases and three-year contract extensions. If I were to say something negative, it is that Sherwood seems to have a predominantly white student population. As for clubs, I didn't participate much but I have friends/siblings who did and loved it. From the wide range of extracurriculars to the vast diversity of the student body. Sherwood's educators have helped me maintain my 4.0 GPA and helped me score fives on AP exams. I am a current 10th grader at Northwood High School and it is a great school so far. There has been the locking of bathrooms to avoid students skipping in them during the day. However, one feature of this high school that could receive improvement is the cafeteria. Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland’s largest school system, will remain open after the state confirmed three county residents have tested positive for coronavirus. The building is breath-taking, not to mention how you meet new colleagues and staff every day who only make the school experience better. In my experience it's a close-knit community where most people know each other. Montgomery Public Schools is located in Montgomery County, Alabama. (Saluda) Information, academics, schools, school board information, and news. I was able to make new friends and actually find myself. 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