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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Maurice J. McDonough High School is a public school located in Pomfret, MD. It has 859 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.
About Maurice J. McDonough High School...
Address
7165 Marshall Corner Rd
Pomfret, MD 20675
Telephone
(301) 934-2944
Website

Maurice J. McDonough High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1040
116 responses
Average ACT
21
41 responses
AP Enrollment
25%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    NG
  3. Cost of Living
    B
  4. Good for Families
    B-
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$98,272
National
$55,322
Median Rent
National
$949
Median Home Value
$251,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
58%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.26 responses
Poll
54%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 58 responses
Report
  • Athletic, drama, musical events
    26%
  • Homecoming
    21%
  • Student teacher basketball game
    14%
  • Talent Show
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    7%
  • Color guard
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
859
Free or Reduced Lunch
24%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.33 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,758
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.4%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.40 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.40 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.40 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$15,720/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.45 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.45 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.45 responses
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Maurice J. McDonough High School Reviews

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I transferred to this school my sophomore year due to re-zoning. At first I wanted nothing to do with any part of this school, but the students and teachers quickly changed my mind. I am now starting my senior year and could not be happier knowing this is where I am graduating. The staff here are incredible! I absolutely love my guidance counselor as he has helped me with a very difficult time in my life. My only complaint is that the staff could be a little more coordinated and knowledgeable about school wide events. This school overs so many opportunities for students to connect and succeed.
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I love it there! It's an amazing hands-on school. The teachers are very helpful, they can tell when someone isn't catching on or falls off. The students are respectful and distinguished, everyone is nice and has great personalities. Everyone gets along with everyone. There would be nothing that I change for I feel everything currently is working great for all staff and students.
Maurice J. McDonough has a really good community with in the school. This school shows a lot of school spirt in many ways. McDonough has always strived to very inclusive and diverse in the activities that they offer. As a result of this school being a smaller school there are a lot of distractions among other students. McDonough also focuses on rewarding the good instead of punishing the bad to encourage more good than bad. Overall this is a really good school, however my only concern being security.