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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Col. Zadok Magruder High School is a highly rated, public school located in Rockville, MD. It has 1,609 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 80% of students are at least proficient in math and 43% in reading.

Col. Zadok Magruder High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
43%
Percent Proficient - Math
80%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1200
292 responses
Average ACT
26
77 responses
AP Enrollment
34%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$106,287
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,742
National
$949
Median Home Value
$476,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
72%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 104 responses
  • Battle of the classes
    19%
  • Spirit Week
    18%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Volleyball, basketball events
    11%
  • Drama Productions
    9%
  • Talent Show
    9%
  • Float
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,609
Free or Reduced Lunch
33%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$83,917
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.1%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$18,250/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
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Col. Zadok Magruder High School Reviews

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Magruder has been a thrilling experience. 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. The activities were fun and created a sense of togetherness, we did things like the battle of the classes, float, and powderpuff which really brought our classes together and created a friendly competition. We had fundraisers from selling baked goods to the mulch sale where students genuinely wanted to contribute too. We had really helpful programs like ACES that helped us figure out what we want in the future and how to work towards it. One thing I would say needs to improve is the building itself. 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. Overall, my experience at Magruder High School was memorable.
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Magruder High School offers options for all students attending, opening doors of opportunity for each young learner. For every will, there is a way - the high school provides courses and programs for all students, extraordinarily tending to the needs of advanced scholars in a unique PEAC Academy, and others seeking professional advancement in medical fields, military involvement, and aviation. Alongside a thriving drama program, and a widespread, well-managed, and talented sports programs, Magruder is an excellent school for students seeking self growth and personal exploration and provides outstanding opportunities through such clubs and programs.
As a student of Magruder High School, I can say that it is one of those school where not everyone is as motivated as you are, but if you find the right people, right activities, and right connections, then Magruder High School goes from a small public school founded during the 1970's to a welcoming and great environment to be a part of. Go Colonels!