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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Montgomery Blair High School is a top rated, public school located in Silver Spring, MD. It has 2,882 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 87% of students are at least proficient in math and 81% in reading.
Address
51 University Blvd E
Silver Spring, MD 20901
Telephone
(301) 649-2800
Website

Montgomery Blair High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
81%
Percent Proficient - Math
87%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1280
728 responses
Average ACT
30
171 responses
AP Enrollment
40%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    C+
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$117,925
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,017
National
$949
Median Home Value
$430,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.59 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.59 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 190 responses
Report
  • Prom/Homecoming
    18%
  • After Prom
    14%
  • Homecoming football games
    14%
  • Sankofa & other theater performances
    13%
  • Puzzlepalooza
    12%
  • Senior Night for varsity sports
    10%
  • Culture Night
    7%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,882
Free or Reduced Lunch
36%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.67 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.67 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.67 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$78,471
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.3%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.95 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.95 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.95 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$17,685/ year
National
$12,239
96%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.100 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.100 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.100 responses
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Has excellent teachers with many intriguing courses available! The Math, Science, and Computer Science Magnet program offers many unique courses such as artificial intelligence, thermodynamics, political statistics, marine biology and lots more! The other programs offered include the CAP program for humanities along with academies that focus on key career paths.
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My experience at Montgomery Blair High school was good overall! I think some of the staff show that they don't want to be there, but some of them are very enthusiastic about their job as well. Academically, the school is great and has many opportunities to offer their students. The school is very diverse, and has a lot of different types of people so no one should ever feel alone. They do a great job in getting students ready for college.
There's a lot great with the school. The main subject noticeable here is the diversity in the school population is immense and friendly relationships are everywhere. Nothing is hard because help is always available, even when the school is closed!