A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Address
17501 Willard Rd
Poolesville, MD 20837
Telephone
(301) 972-7900

Poolesville High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools 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
1370
183 responses
Average ACT
32
87 responses
AP Enrollment
63%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
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
B+
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
10%
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
$16,800/ year
National
$11,890
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

228 reviews
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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.
Review Poolesville High School
As a student in the Global Ecology Studies Porgam, a magnet program at the school, I was able to learn about my world both in the classroom with wonderful instructors and interesting projects but also explore the outdoors through numerous field trips in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and D.C.
Poolesville High School is an amazing high school that offers rigorous courses taught by top-notch faculty. The small student population creates a welcoming atmosphere and allows close relationships to be formed both with other students and teachers. Poolesville promotes a safe and comfortable environment where students are encouraged to stay get involved and seek help when needed.