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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
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  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Montgomery County Public Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Rockville, MD. It has 156,380 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 51% in reading.
Address
850 Hungerford Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
Telephone
(301) 309-6277

Montgomery County Public Schools Rankings

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  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
51%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1230
8,067 responses
Average ACT
28
2,640 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
156,380
Free or Reduced Lunch
34.8%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$78,471
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.4%

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 was born and raised in this school system and hope to become a teacher in it! While there are many different things that I believe our countries education system needs to change, Montgomery County usually seems to be leading the charge in figuring out how to fix things. That does mean that they figure out some things just don't work the way they want them to (such as curriculum 2.0), but the county is continually evolving and improving to be the best it can be for its students.
I have been a high school math teacher in MCPS since 2003. I also taught in California public k-12, college, and university for 11 years. Our three sons go to MCPS schools. We’re very pleased with the high quality of education that they have been receiving from elementary, middle, and to high schools! Great schools with great teachers and staff!