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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Washington County Public Schools is an above average, public school district located in Hagerstown, MD. It has 22,303 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 39% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.
About Washington County Public Schools...
Address
10435 Downsville Pike
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Telephone
(301) 766-2800
Website

Washington County Public Schools Rankings

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  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
39%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1170
835 responses
Average ACT
25
101 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
22,303
Free or Reduced Lunch
48.6%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,486
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$304,119,000
Expenses Per Student
$14,319/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    4%

Washington County Public Schools Reviews

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This school district is pretty good. Very helpful in our education, and very persistent in trying to end our county’s very high teen pregnancy rate. The reason why I gave it 4 stars is that they are horrible about school cancellations during winter. 3 inches of snocat, School is on. High of 15 degrees, time for school! That’s my only complaint.
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My experience with Washington County Public Schools has been very positive. My teachers throughout elementary, middle and high school were very knowledgeable of the content they were teaching and created a positive atmosphere for students. There is a vast variety of elective courses at my high school. I particularly like the articulation agreement that our county has with our community college.
I've been a student in WCPS for four years, and I've seen the highs and lows for the schools out here in Hagerstown. The schools are good at fitting their student bases with the tools they need to succeed, which means there are different styles and more diverse teaching methods across the schools, but the all the students will graduate with the same knowledge and skill sets. The only difference is the development of those skill sets among the students.