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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
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Poolesville High School is a top rated, public, magnet school located in Poolesville, MD. It has 1,180 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.
Address
17501 Willard Rd
Poolesville, MD 20837
Telephone
(301) 972-7900
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Poolesville High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1390
358 responses
Average ACT
31
159 responses
AP Enrollment
65%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$154,107
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,851
National
$949
Median Home Value
$397,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
97%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.32 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.32 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 111 responses
Report
  • Pep rallies
    21%
  • Poolesville Day
    17%
  • Decorating homecoming hallways
    13%
  • Mr. and Ms. Poolesville
    13%
  • Teacher Performance at the end of a talent show
    12%
  • Spirit Week
    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
1,180
Free or Reduced Lunch
7%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.37 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.37 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.37 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$81,840
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.9%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.46 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.46 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.46 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$17,192/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.52 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.52 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.52 responses
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Poolesville High School Reviews

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The quality of overall educational experience was outstanding. PHS develops the whole student in academically and socially as well as prepares them for college. I am very pleased with the opportunities that my child had to excel, become a leader and provide service!
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Poolesville High school fosters a challenging academic environment for students who are driven and committed to exploring new ideas and perspectives. The magnet programs at the school offer opportunities for specialized academic interests in environmental science, math and computer science, the humanities and independent studies. The environment at Poolesville is competitive, but supportive. Teachers and other students are always willing to help. In addition to the incredible academics, there are a multitude of clubs, sports, and other extracurriculars that students can participate in. Despite all these wonderful qualities, the actual building and it’s facilities are in desperate need of renovation. However, I would recommend Poolesville High school to any student who wishes to challenge themselves and who wants a friendly, supportive, and intelligent group of people surrounding them.
Poolesville High School is a tight-knit community that brings in students from all over the county. The opportunity to meet students from various backgrounds was amazing. I got the opportunity to grow as a student and a person. The teachers care for me and want to see me succeed. I was able to join many clubs and extracurriculars because of the various opportunities Poolesville presents. I would like to see Poolesville became a bigger school in the future , so even more students can come. If you have the opportunity to come to Poolesville, do not hesitate!