A+
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
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
17501 Willard Rd
Poolesville, MD 20837
Telephone
(301) 972-7900

Poolesville High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
93%
Percent Proficient - Math
96%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1380
213 responses
Average ACT
31
103 responses
AP Enrollment
63%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
87%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 79 responses
Report
  • Pep rallies
    23%
  • Poolesville Day
    20%
  • Mr. and Ms. Poolesville
    15%
  • Decorating homecoming hallways
    13%
  • Teacher Performance at the end of a talent show
    13%
  • Pennies for Patients Month
    6%
  • Football Games
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,225
Free or Reduced Lunch
7%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.4%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$17,685/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.43 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.43 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.43 responses
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Poolesville High School Reviews

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Poolesville High School is considered the #1 school in Maryland for a reason. The education I have received there will help me be well-prepared for college. The rigorous competition between students because of its magnet programs helped me become smarter. The only aspect that I do not like about this school is that it is one of the , if not the, oldest school building in Montgomery County. It was built over 50 years ago, and has not been renovated in approximately 30. The paint is chipping, there is mold behind the sports photos in the gym hallway, the halls tend to get cramped when trying to maneuver through. Although the building needs some serious renovation, I would not trade my education there for anything.
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Poolesville is a great school that encourages students to enroll in challenging courses, join a variety of clubs and be part of a magnet program focused on a specific area. The teachers there are very supportive of their students and are willing to help. It is very easy to join clubs and even start a new one. There are three different magnet programs which give students unique opportunities such as conducting research and going on field trips for a hands on learning experience.
Love the magnet programs. Lots of rigorous classes and APs offered, great for preparing you for college!