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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Richard Montgomery High School is a top rated, public school located in Rockville, MD. It has 2,483 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 90% of students are at least proficient in math and 63% in reading.

Richard Montgomery High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
90%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1330
740 responses
Average ACT
30
209 responses
AP Enrollment
42%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$105,376
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,909
National
$949
Median Home Value
$521,700
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
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.52 responses
Poll
87%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.52 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 214 responses
  • Spirit Week
    15%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Pep Rally
    12%
  • Sports
    11%
  • Graduation
    10%
  • School plays
    8%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,483
Free or Reduced Lunch
20%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.59 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.59 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.59 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$83,917
Teachers in First/Second Year
7%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.81 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.81 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.81 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$18,250/ year
National
$12,239
96%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.84 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.84 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.84 responses
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My daughter graduated from Richard Montgomery and she got an excellent education! RM is our zoned school but she tested into and was accepted into the IB programme. The teachers were exceptional and compassionate. The administrators were receptive to parental input. We have an amazingly involved PTSA that advocates for staff and students. My daughter applied to eight universities and was accepted to seven. My daughter is now in her freshman year and has transitioned well as she has a strong foundation. The school is diverse and there are extracurricular activities for almost any interest. The students are encouraged to provide input for change. Overall, it’s a great environment and my daughter really thrived
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Honestly, I think it's an amazing school because of its rigorous courses, friendly environment, and opportunities. It's a really diverse school so I meet people from all different backgrounds! My favorite part of it is the IB program. Though it has caused me a great amount of stress, it's allowed me to meet people from different middle schools (otherwise, if I weren't in the IB program, I would be stuck with the same kids I've been with for years--there is only one middle school that feeds into RMHS). Plus, these kids in the program are genuinely the most hardworking and real people I've met. One thing I'd like to see change is true implementation of the "no homework weekends." Many teachers try to go around it by assigning work to be due on Tuesday. As a member of the IB program, where I see so many kids struggling and persevering in their studies, I would appreciate true implementation of these stress-free weekends.
I have been a student at Richard Montgomery High School for almost three years and I love this school so much! It is so well-rounded, in terms of its diversity of academic courses, extracurriculars and students that attend the school. The school provides the IB Magnet courses, AP courses, Honors classes and on-level classes. Most of the teachers are very helpful, welcoming and always willing to offer extra aid and review. There are hundreds of extracurriculars available to the students, which are presented to the students at the club fair in the beginning of the year. Finally, the school spirit at RM is unmatched, with great participation during spirit weeks, sports games and every day, all the time.