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

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
93%
Percent Proficient - Math
96%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1380
195 responses
Average ACT
32
94 responses
AP Enrollment
63%

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.21 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 73 responses
Report
  • Pep rallies
    23%
  • Poolesville Day
    22%
  • Mr. and Ms. Poolesville
    16%
  • Decorating homecoming hallways
    12%
  • Teacher Performance at the end of a talent show
    12%
  • Pennies for Patients Month
    7%
  • 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.26 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.4%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 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.41 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.41 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.41 responses

Poolesville High School Reviews

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Love the magnet programs. Lots of rigorous classes and APs offered, great for preparing you for college!
Review Poolesville High School
I liked Poolesville because it was a magnet school, so you were able to meet new friends. The school has so much spirit. During spirit week everyone pretty much dresses up for the designated days. The bleachers are always full no matter what sporting event. The teachers are also available and helpful when needed. If they are unsure how to help they always find someone who can lead the student in the right direction.
Great teachers! Good Classes. However, it is a very old building, so does not have the best facilities. But the students are nice, everyone is involved. it is a very close knit community.