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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Montgomery County Public Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Rockville, MD. It has 159,010 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 50% of students are at least proficient in math and 49% in reading.
About Montgomery County Public Schools...
Address
850 Hungerford Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
Telephone
(301) 309-6277

Montgomery County Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
50%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1240
10,581 responses
Average ACT
28
3,411 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
159,010
Free or Reduced Lunch
0.7%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$81,840
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$2,499,433,000
Expenses Per Student
$17,192/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    2%

Montgomery County Public Schools Reviews

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The supports for students with disabilities are excellent! Overall, the academics are also fantastic. There are a few teachers here and there who are not great but generally speaking the teachers are top-notch. The focus on sports and popularity is overdone, in my opinion. It would be great if academic achievement was celebrated as much as cheerleading and sports achievement.
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My sister and I have been very fortunate to receive our education from MCPS! The teachers in our county truly care about our students and help us if we are falling behind. MCPS has always done a good job making the student population feel safe. I went to Clarksburg High School. During my time there, the school experienced multiple deaths of students. The school came back and offered counseling if we needed it and support. I have been very blessed to have gone to school in Montgomery County.
Montgomery County Schools is undeniably a very impressive school district. I am satisfied with my education and the resources provided. The teachers are helpful, the students are engaged, and there are endless extracurricular opportunities. There are resources for students that need extra help and are demanding courses for those who seek a challenge. However, there are issues throughout the county that the school board fails to address efficiently. For example, parents will be notified about hate-related incidents in the schools, but no clear action can be seen to improve the situation. There is an air of stress among students in this county who are often pressured to attend premier universities and focus on test scores above all else. Finally, there have been issues in recent years of grade inflation, because the county has made it A's an overly achievable goal for its students. Overall, students will receive exemplary educations at MCPS and will graduate prepared for the future.