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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Col. Zadok Magruder High School is a highly rated, public school located in Rockville, MD. It has 1,550 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.
Address
5939 Muncaster Mill Rd
Rockville, MD 20855
Telephone
(301) 840-4600
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Col. Zadok Magruder High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
43%
Percent Proficient - Math
80%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1200
214 responses
Average ACT
26
55 responses
AP Enrollment
34%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$103,178
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,693
National
$949
Median Home Value
$467,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
62%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 89 responses
Report
  • Battle of the classes
    19%
  • Spirit Week
    19%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Talent Show
    10%
  • Volleyball, basketball events
    9%
  • Drama Productions
    9%
  • Say Yes To The Prom
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,550
Free or Reduced Lunch
34%
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$81,840
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.1%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$17,192/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.35 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.35 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.35 responses
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Col. Zadok Magruder High School Reviews

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Magruder High School is an amazing school for exploring the kind of person you want to be. There are a ton of different clubs to choose from and there is support to be found in every single one of them. As far as teachers go, you get the occasional dud but overall my teachers were passionate about their subject and went above and beyond to ensure understanding in the classroom. The facilities are a little rundown, especially bathrooms and sports areas, as it is an old school, but the technology available is up to date and useful. If you are a potential Magruder Colonel reading this I wish you best of luck and to be sure to get involved, this is a great school for school spirit!
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I spent 4 years at Col. Zadok Magruder High School and it was an average high school experience. The facilities was not the best and the school is fairly old when a lot of other schools in the county have received renovations. The teachers were hit and miss, as some teachers really wanted to connect with their students when others do not care at all and do the same thing every year. The social environment is alright but the teachers and administration don’t support school spirit as much as they should. Some classes are very badly proportioned, with almost 30 students when other classes barely have 10 people. I am glad to move on from this school and i won’t come back when my friends from other schools truly relished their high school experience.
Some things that I liked about Magruder high school were the teachers who worked there. When I was a freshman, I was able to met a lot new friends who I stayed friends with all though high school. This high school was a great experience for me, from the positive atmosphere, to the after school programs. I was surprised by how many after school clubs and sports there were offered to me. The coaches were always encouraging and always helped in anyway that they could. Even though Magruder does offer a large variety of classes to take from engineering to business. They were missing the one class that I really wanted to take. That class was American Sign Language. My freshman year was the first year that they didn't have that class available to students. I was highly disappointed, since I really enjoy ASL and want to make it my major in the future. I would overall recommend Magruder to anyone that likes diversity and a variety of classes.