A
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
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Montgomery County Public Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Rockville, MD. It has 154,434 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 46% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.
Address
850 Hungerford Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
Telephone
(301) 279-3391

Montgomery County Public Schools Rankings

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  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
46%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1230
7,306 responses
Average ACT
28
2,386 responses
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Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
154,434
Free or Reduced Lunch
35%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$78,471
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$2,499,433,000
Expenses Per Student
$17,685/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    2%

Montgomery County Public Schools Reviews

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Everything was great at these schools. Teachers were great. Students were great. Just everything. I made amazing friends while attending Montgomery County Schools. They are very big on sports, so expect to be at the games and have a good time. There are many clubs to join like theatre, yearbook, photography, and more; there's always activities to do during lunch and after school. The schools are very diverse; you'll see students of all nationalities walking around the halls. You'll even see some foreign exchange students!
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I've lived in Montgomery County my whole life and have gone to elementary, middle school, and high school school within the county public schools. I've enjoyed all my years and feel very confident about my transition in to college. I know renovations are in the near future for my high school, but one thing I would change is the condition of the schools. Many are very old--some are new, clean, and big--including the schools I went to. This didn't inhibit my growth as a student, but a nicer school would have been a more encouraging environment. At my high school the faculty and resources are amazing and I feel that I have everything I need to excel. The school system looks out for all students, providing all levels of academics courses. The diversity throughout the county ranges from all races, social classes, backgrounds, etc. The county is very diverse and we take pride in it!
Montgomery County Public schools have served me well from K-12.
I have learned so much from the system. Teachers were dedicated and put in effort to make sure that every student was understanding the material and not falling behind (without slowing down the entire class).

If I could change one thing, it would have to be the starting times. Kids are waking up too early. I know first hand that it is hard to retain knowledge in the earlier classes.

One other thing I would change (bring back) is showering after gym class. They would only give us 10 minutes to change clothes! This resulted in kids not participating because they didn't want to get sweaty. The kids that didn't care smelt pretty gross, and this could contribute to sicknesses in the school.

Overall the system has helped me a great deal in my knowledge.

*ps teach kids about student loans and how to do their taxes :)