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
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Walter Johnson High School is an elite, public school located in Bethesda, MD. It has 2,262 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 96% of students are at least proficient in math and 93% in reading.
Address
6400 Rock Spring Dr
Bethesda, MD 20814
Telephone
(301) 803-7100

Walter Johnson High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
93%
Percent Proficient - Math
96%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1280
455 responses
Average ACT
30
151 responses
AP Enrollment
59%
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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.34 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.34 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 137 responses
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  • Pennies for Patients Month
    18%
  • Football Games
    15%
  • Homecoming Hallways
    15%
  • School plays and musicals
    15%
  • Culture Assemblies
    12%
  • Musical concerts
    8%
  • Spirit Weeks
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,262
Free or Reduced Lunch
7%
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.38 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.38 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.38 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.5%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.56 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.56 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.56 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
$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.57 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.57 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.57 responses
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I have two daughters that are currently attending Walter Johnson High School. Both are in the APEX and one plays a sport. We've been very impressed with the rigor of the APEX program and the overall quality of the teachers at Walter Johnson. The teachers tend to be very engaged in the subject they are teaching and interested in helping kids succeed. The downsides to the school are the very large class sizes - around 30 kids per class. In addition, I wish Montgomery County had a dress code.
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Walter Johnson is a very good school. We have a very diverse school with many different students, all very accepting of each other. The teachers and administration are in general very friendly and helpful. If you come in with a problem, they take the time to try and help you. Not to mention that there are so many different clubs and courses to take, its difficult to choose. However, the school is overcrowded. Going through the hallways to your next class can become a battle, weaving through tons of other students in hallways that are no longer wide enough. There are so many students, it's difficult to find time with the administration to get the help. Also, depending on the courses you take, there is a hard workload. Overall its a great school, but the competitiveness can be overwhelming and the growing student body makes accessing resources and getting to class more difficult.
This school is amazing because there are tons of different activities, sports, and clubs. It has experienced and knowledgeable teachers and faculty members that help create a wonderful school environment. Since it is so large, there are many different opportunities for students to grow in both extracurriculars and academics.