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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  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 1,185 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.

Poolesville High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1400
468 responses
Average ACT
32
176 responses
AP Enrollment
65%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Median Household Income
$170,093
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,786
National
$949
Median Home Value
$445,400
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.36 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.36 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 132 responses
  • Pep rallies
    20%
  • Poolesville Day
    16%
  • Decorating homecoming hallways
    12%
  • Mr. and Ms. Poolesville
    12%
  • Teacher Performance at the end of a talent show
    10%
  • Football Games
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    8%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,185
Free or Reduced Lunch
7%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.41 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.41 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.41 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$83,917
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.9%
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.50 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.50 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.50 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$18,250/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.56 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.56 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.56 responses
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There is definitely a rigorous academic culture in the magnet program and I'm so thankful to have met some of the most genuine, kind teachers I've ever had. The global ecology program has been so much fun! In my experience it's a close-knit community where most people know each other. One thing I'd like to see changed, though, would be improved infrastructure. The school building itself seems pretty old and poorly made. There also seems to be an insect problem and asbestos in the ceilings, but everyone's pretty much used to that.
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I love poolesville high school for many reasons. Our diverse and rigorous magnet programs complemented with our large variety of clubs and sports make a fantastic educational experience. Our school spirit is unwavering and the student body loves to get involved whether it is with Student Government Association events such as Spirit Day or normal athletic games such as our football or soccer games. Though our school may not feel too segregated by grade level, it can seem segregated by magnet programs which is a shame and hopefully might be something that will change in the future. And of course, a few renovations to some dilapidated parts to our school would be appreciated!
Super unique, diverse, and memorable high school experience. Excellent school spirit and culture. The magnet programs can get pretty rigorous, which really helps prepare you for college. The only thing that really bothered me going there was how run down and dirty the building is. Problems with asbestos, plumbing, mold, etc. The school is basically crumbling before your eyes, but going there we joked that it just added to the character!