There has been the locking of bathrooms to avoid students skipping in them during the day. It was here I found passion for the arts thanks to dedicated teachers and peers. Most of the teachers are good, especially for upperclassmen. As a senior as QOHS, I can say that being a student there is so much fun. There has been the locking of bathrooms to avoid students skipping in them during the day. 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 . The district serves the city of Montgomery and surrounding Montgomery County. Montgomery County is home to 226,659 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau. Currently, I am a student at Albert Einstein High School. This school allowed students to thrive and have the opportunity to grow with the assistance of the community. (Saluda) Information, academics, schools, school board information, and news. Montgomery County Public Schools is a school district in Maryland that served 148,780 K-12 students during the 2013-2014 school year. It’s been a wonderful learning experience attending Paint Branch. The global ecology program has been so much fun! It's a really great school, especially for the arts since we have both visual and performing arts programs here! The security guards are nice. MCPS has worked to ensure that all schools have a fully staffed building services team, according to Doug Hollis, executive director under the MCPS chief operating officer. These meals are also available to all youth in the community under 18 years of age. As someone who wants to major in Fashion in the future for example, this school is one of the few that actually has that program for students. 21st Century Initiative; Achievement for All 5 Year Strategic Plan; Elementary School Boundary Study; Graduation Matters Missoula Initiative; Graduation Matters Missoula Student Wellness Council Nothing hands on. Overall, great experience. #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. There is a wide variety and the opportunity to start new clubs if there isn't one already available. All in all, Montgomery County’s 25 high schools fared well on their report cards. 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. I want people who are or want to attend Wheaton High School to know that Wheaton is the school for you! Moreover, Northwest High School encourages students to excel in their studies by offering Advanced Placement as well as honor courses. 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. 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. Those in the bottom six percent are listed as "failing." We have an amazingly involved PTSA that advocates for staff and students. I believe Sherwood has a very welcoming and friendly atmosphere that helps promote learning. There are great opportunities both academically, athletically and socially. Calendar; Documents; Frequently Asked Questions; Links; AASL - Learning; Standards and Program Guidelines; Alabama's School Library Media Plan; Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School … I felt at home because the school is so diverse and I joined African clubs. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, and high school ratings. 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). It's also a great environment to study. Maryland Middle School Rankings Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Maryland State Department of Education did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. 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. The only downside about Watkins Mill is that there are a few students who can be disrespectful, or not take school seriously enough. I think this is one of the great opportunities this school provides for its students. Parent: Our family has been at Bullis for 9 years now, our child started in the 3rd grade. 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). I definitely made friends who had the same passions as me. Academically, it is definitely challenging and you get what you give. Northwest High School is an excellent public school located in Germantown, Maryland. Lastly, Clarksburg needs to improve on their communication in regards to sending information to students, apart from that I think it's a good school and I'll recommend it a 9/10.Read 626 Reviews, Senior: My time at Wheaton was amazing. Poolesville High. One can learn how to sew, create their own designs, and even participate in the school's fashion show! They do not have any non academic classes, such as a car class or wood working class. I think this is one of the great opportunities this school provides for its students. The staff are amazing and very dedicated, I truly had a great lot of teachers throughout my four years. This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title Montgomery County Public Schools. 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! Combined, these schools had a value about half that of the county jail.[2]. Mostly a sports-focused school, I was able to find refuge in the art rooms where I knew me and my friends could be ourselves. Extracurriculars are very well run (drama, yearbook, literary mag) but the music/band department lost some great teachers since we started. We have an amazingly involved PTSA that advocates for staff and students. 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!Read 416 Reviews, Senior: Northwest High School is an excellent public school located in Germantown, Maryland. For more information including meal pick up locations and times, please visit the Meal Information webpage. If the school year is disrupted by emergencies and schools are closed three or more days, dates in 2020 identified as possible make-up instructional days include: June 16-22, April 6, April 7 and January 27. 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. In the mid-1910s the county operated forty-seven schools for 3,020 White children. While it might be effective for that, it's disrupting class time for students who are trying to use the bathroom between classes quickly so they don't miss lessons. The staff who supported me are who really made it possible and I'll never forget that. Clarksville-Montgomery County School System’s nearly 5,100 employees serve over 36,000 students. Windows in every classroom. Sherwood's educators have helped me maintain my 4.0 GPA and helped me score fives on AP exams. Damascus high school is what helped me become the woman I am today. 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. The staff and administrators care a lot about the students and strive for each individual to do well while feeling comfortable in their surroundings. Students are pretty friendly and there is quite a bit of diversity at the school though there could be more embracing of this. While it might be effective for that, it's disrupting class time for students who are trying to use the bathroom between classes quickly so they don't miss lessons. I definitely made friends who had the same passions as me. There is a little too much emphasis on test scores and grades though between students. After that, I was able to strive. Part of Montgomery County Public Schools, the school is within the census-designated place of Glenmont, although it has a Silver Spring mailing address. Carver Elementary School, Montgomery, Peter Crump Elementary School, Montgomery, Fitzpatrick Elementary School, Montgomery, Forest Avenue Academic Magnet, Montgomery, Highland Avenue Elementary School, Montgomery, Highland Gardens Elementary School, Montgomery, Jim W. Wilson Jr. [4], On August 18, 2018, one of the three buildings that make up the campus of Booker T. Washington Magnet High School burned down. I participated in many wootton sports, and while not every sport has an amazing record, the coaches are dedicated and care and some sports (golf, tennis hockey, and others) consistently win counties and states! RHS is a haven with teachers who really care. Furthermore, I have had an incredible experience in the Academy of Health Professions program offered at Sherwood. 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 also really love the IB program; the teachers are great and I actually feel challenged in school. They also don't have Italian; They have Spanish, French, Arabic, and (maybe) Chinese. There are also pianos all over school for no significant reason, and you can often hear someone playing one. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, and high school ratings. As for clubs, I didn't participate much but I have friends/siblings who did and loved it. My daughter graduated from Richard Montgomery and she got an excellent education! If you really want to pursue the arts, I definitely recommend this school! 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. To conclude, if you are an 8th grader reading this I highly implore you to come to Springbrook you won't regret you're decision especially because it's an Ib league school! Poolesville, MD. 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. I liked john f Kennedy because it is a diverse 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!Read 343 Reviews, Senior: Magruder has been a thrilling experience. Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith takes questions from reporters at a news conference on Thursday, March 5, 2020. After that, I was able to strive. If I were to say something negative, it is that Sherwood seems to have a predominantly white student population. Overall, my experience at Magruder High School was memorable. 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. 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. Kennedy's early history is that of an experimental, innovative school, with no school bells, broad lesson plans, innovative class subjects, pass-fail grading, an eight-period day with one free period during the day. My experience at Sherwood High School has been, overall, very good. There are also pianos all over school for no significant reason, and you can often hear someone playing one. Springbrook does a really good job of preparing kids for the SAT's. Montgomery Public Schools is located in Montgomery County, Alabama. The teachers are great, I have amazing grades so I can't really complain. [5] It initially enrolled students in 7th through 10th grades,[6] but by the fall of 1966 changed to the now-standard 9th through 12th grade format, graduating its first full 12th grade class in the spring of 1967.Kennedy's early history is that of an experimental, innovative school, with no school bells, broad lesson plans, innovative class subjects, pass-fail grading, an eight-period day with one free period during the dayRead 344 Reviews. It's a really great school, especially for the arts since we have both visual and performing arts programs here! They also have child development, a computer science pathway, great art programs and teachers, and so much more. In 2017 the state took over a number of failing schools in the system. … MCPS High School Rankings. 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. Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is a public school district that serves Montgomery County, Maryland. There really is a place for everyone. I am so happy I did. Despite the great food service, the meals served during lunch tend to lack variety and tastefulness. On Dec. 3, the county school board unanimously approved that in … I believe I could never regret our decision! I think the only thing about our school that needs to change is that this recent year there has been a lot of restrictions placed on students that aren't needed. Although as a high school, I was overwhelmed and fell into a deep Depression. RHS is a haven with teachers who really care. Moreover, Northwest High School encourages students to excel in their studies by offering Advanced Placement as well as honor courses. I am so happy I did. I was supposed to enroll in a neighboring high school, but county lines were readjusted where I lived and this resulted in me unexpectedly going to Damascus. Lots of great school spirit as well! Most students and teachers I know think that fighting is not as common as those news sources implied. I think Sherwood's athletics program allows for a lot of great school spirit and camaraderie between students. 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. 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. A+!Read 407 Reviews, Senior: Overall, this high school is excellent when it comes to arts and humanities. I participated in PLTW which has allowed me to feel more prepared for my future than ever. Montgomery Public Schools is a school district headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama, United States. This high school promotes diversity and inclusion, as nearly three quarters of the student population is composed of minorities. Exclude schools that offer grades higher than the selected grade. 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.Read 569 Reviews, Senior: My experience at Sherwood High School has been, overall, very good. My time at Wootton was great. In my experience it's a close-knit community where most people know each other. The county spends approximately half of its annua… 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. Part of Montgomery County Public Schools, the school is within the census-designated place of Glenmont, although it has a Silver Spring mailing address. The building is breath-taking, not to mention how you meet new colleagues and staff every day who only make the school experience better. There also seems to be an insect problem and asbestos in the ceilings, but everyone's pretty much used to that.Read 310 Reviews, Freshman: I transferred to Winston Churchill High School the start of freshman year, one month into the new semester. 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. RM is our zoned school but she tested into and was accepted into the IB programme. From the wide range of extracurriculars to the vast diversity of the student body. Record of Success: Read about the accomplishments of students, staff and the school district. I've volunteered often and like what I see. The IB/AP program is good. There is a wide variety and the opportunity to start new clubs if there isn't one already available. Of course, anyone would be intimidated, but I found myself amongst one of the nicest communities and welcomed by faculties and students alike. I believe the size of the school and the number of students don't go well together, it's very packed to the point where it gets difficult to get around. Go vikes!Read 229 Reviews, Senior: Amazing teachers and staff. One thing I'd like to see changed, though, would be improved infrastructure. Amazing teachers and staff. Overall, it’s a great environment and my daughter really thrived. I was able to make new friends and actually find myself. Lots of great school spirit as well! Windows in every classroom. QO has a great technology program called Project Lead The Way (PLTW) that allows students to take a five-course pathway associated with different types of engineering in order to prepare for their future. 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. The building is nice and the negative attention we've gotten from misguided news sources is not true at all. 2010-11 total: 200 ; Elementary (preK-5): 131; Middle (6-8): 38 The staff here from the teachers to the security guards are all really friendly and helpful. I think the school needs to strengthen security especially since there's a lot of fights and controversies. One can learn how to sew, create their own designs, and even participate in the school's fashion show! Statewide testing ranks the schools in Alabama. One thing I would say needs to improve is the building itself. 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. Springbrook for me so far is a great school it has helped me in many ways, more than I can count. They also don't have Italian; They have Spanish, French, Arabic, and (maybe) Chinese. My daughter applied to eight universities and was accepted to seven. Teachers at Rockville are the absolute best; I feel so fortunate that my kids have had so many wonderful teachers. Students sometimes have resorted to going to entirely different floors to use the bathroom and end up missing a substantial amount of class time. We had really helpful programs like ACES that helped us figure out what we want in the future and how to work towards it. The coursework is rigorous, and the teachers are very encouraging. The legislation includes a request to “maintain and expand” Montgomery County’s $3 million School Resource Officer (SRO) program, which places police in … The food is ok, it could be better. Niche requires Javascript to work correctly. Read more on how this ranking was calculated. There is never a dull moment between sporting events, pep rallies, and of course education. This high school promotes diversity and inclusion, as nearly three quarters of the student population is composed of minorities. Schools & Facilities Montgomery County. Wheaton High School was able to provide me with the serious help I needed. Springbrook does a really good job of preparing kids for the SAT's. The English department is flawless, and I can only think of 3 teachers (in 7 years) who haven't been great. The administrators were receptive to parental input. It didn't take me long to find where I belonged in the school; I joined the theatre department not long after I started school and was thoroughly elated to find it memorable and most importantly, professional. There are a variety of sports, clubs, and musical cohorts that students can engage in at Northwest. I am currently in its Dual Enrollment Program MC squared where I will earn 60 college credits by the end of it which equates to an Associates degree. SVHS has strict core values of responsibility, integrity, and determination that allowed students to be able to succeed in the future. Most students and teachers I know think that fighting is not as common as those news sources implied. I was able to acquire a CNA license before graduating high school! Overall, great experience.Read 503 Reviews, Senior: From what I've seen it is very inclusive overall. The academics kept me challenged and constantly improving, which is always a good thing, and I love the diversity that this school has compared to my last one, where we can all learn a little something from our peers and connect with them. So, we have experienced all three divisions: Lower, Middle, and Upper School. These schools were funded by the county and had only enough desks for about a third of the students. My daughter is now in her freshman year and has transitioned well as she has a strong foundation. I believe I could never regret our decision! I am a current 10th grader at Northwood High School and it is a great school so far. The entire district is accredited by AdvancED and also has two International Baccalaureate programs: Macmillan International Academy (Elementary) and Johnnie Carr Middle School. Two other MPS schools (BTW Magnet High School and Brewbaker Technology Magnet High School) were named in the top ten best Alabama high schools list, and George Washington Carver High School was also recognized as a top high school on the list. The IB/AP program is good. Please. It provides students a variety of subjects to choose from such as Fashion Production or Illustration, Photography, Ceramics, Studio arts, Drawing and Design, etc. Montgomery County Public Schools. The district's graduation rate improved from 86.1 percent during the 2009-2010 school year to 88.3 percent during the 2012-2013 school year. Elementary School, Montgomery, MacMillan International Academy @McKee, Montgomery, Martin Luther King Elementary School, Montgomery, Morningview Elementary School, Montgomery, Thelma Smiley Morris Elementary School, Montgomery, Vaughn Road Elementary School, Montgomery, Wares Ferry Elementary School, Montgomery, This page was last edited on 17 March 2020, at 23:07. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article. I was supposed to enroll in a neighboring high school, but county lines were readjusted where I lived and this resulted in me unexpectedly going to Damascus. 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. My daughter applied to eight universities and was accepted to seven. And the career counselor needed to retire easily 10 years ago. Overall, it’s a great environment and my daughter really thrivedRead 550 Reviews, Senior: My experience at Walt Whitman High School was relatively positive. The coursework is rigorous, and the teachers are very encouraging. There is never a dull moment between sporting events, pep rallies, and of course education. In my experience it's a close-knit community where most people know each other.

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