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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Washington County Public Schools is an above average, public school district located in Hagerstown, MD. It has 22,545 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 37% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.
About Washington County Public Schools...
Address
10435 Downsville Pike
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Telephone
(301) 766-2800
Website

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
37%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1170
1,028 responses
Average ACT
25
120 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
22,545
Free or Reduced Lunch
8.1%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,192
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$304,119,000
Expenses Per Student
$14,183/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$58,260
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$889
National
$949
Median Home Value
$205,300
National
$184,700

Washington County Public Schools Reviews

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The Washington County public schools push their students to take AP classes even if they're not ready to take those courses just to make the school look better on paper. The teachers are very political and the students views are often swayed by those teachers. The school district is not diverse in any way at all. The students lack an insight to any other culture than a white washed society. The teachers often do not care about the students and refuse to admit that they're teaching style is subpar and rather choose to blame the students for their lack of knowledge on ignorance. During the 2018 school year multiple students attempted suicide during the school day. These schools do not prepare their students for the future at all in exception to Tech High. Focus too much on their athletics and create a harmful culture for all those who do not participate in those sports.
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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.
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.