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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
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Winston Churchill High School is a top rated, public school located in Potomac, MD. It has 2,227 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 94% of students are at least proficient in math and 66% in reading.

Winston Churchill High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
66%
Percent Proficient - Math
94%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1350
658 responses
Average ACT
30
372 responses
AP Enrollment
64%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$188,104
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,060
National
$949
Median Home Value
$896,300
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
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.39 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.39 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 110 responses
  • Lunch with my friends
    17%
  • Going to the football games in the fall
    16%
  • Homecoming
    15%
  • Blast show
    15%
  • Breaks
    12%
  • Spirit week where we dress crazy
    10%
  • AP Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,227
Free or Reduced Lunch
4%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.39 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.39 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.39 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$83,917
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.6%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.51 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.51 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.51 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
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.52 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.52 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.52 responses
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I transferred to Winston Churchill High School the start of freshman year, one month into the new semester. Of course, anyone would be intimidated, but I found myself amongst one of the nicest communities and welcomed by faculties and students alike. It didn't take me long to find where I belonged in the school; I joined the theatre department not long after I started school and was thoroughly elated to find it memorable and most importantly, professional. I definitely made friends who had the same passions as me. The academics kept me challenged and constantly improving, which is always a good thing, and I love the diversity that this school has compared to my last one, where we can all learn a little something from our peers and connect with them. Overall, Winston Churchill has made an excellent first impression on me and will no doubt keep surprising me in the years to come, and I look forward to those years. It's a great school!
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It’s an excellent school in terms of academics, variety of classes, sports, and clubs. The school facilities are fantastic! Cons: It’s not a welcoming environment for new students plus it feels like the student tends to be just a number because of the size of the student body. The office staff, Counselors office staff and the register were not too friendly. Our counselor was nice and very helpful with all college stuff.
Churchill is a very competitive environment with many determined and persistent people. The "standard" is to take multiple APs every year except for freshman year and it can be very stressful. Most of the teachers are pretty good, especially the history department! They are reasonable and genuinely try to help you as much as they can. The spirit is pretty absent, and attendance at sporting events is low but the overall culture of Churchill is much like a private school.