I have been in this school for 3 years. At first I felt satisfied but now I dislike getting up to come here. Counselors don't help and don't even pay attention to what the student wants. I ask for SSL hours and they don't give any info. I asked a teacher if I could be his AID and he said no and just
... Read more gave me an ugly attitude. Every time I come here I don't feel the encouragement from teachers to learn.. The academic programs are good but if a student don't feel good about themselves in their school then it's a burden to have to get up everyday to go somewhere where you feel left out. that is just my experience... Read less
Posted by a student on 02/01/13
Watkins Mill High School is on the upside. The principal, new for the 2010-2011 school year is a breath of fresh air. It's telling when the students are happy to see him at after school events. The sports teams are rallying this year with some exciting finishes. The offering of an IB program and
... Read more AP classes is also a draw. Very active booster club and PTSA. High marks for parent involvement. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/01/11
Initially thought this is an average school. Later changed my opinion on my continued interaction with teachers and school. There is a lot of improvement over by years. Teacher student ratio is good. Excellent teaching resources and facilities this school is having should build reputation for Engineering,
... Read more Science and Maths subjects. Experienced and friendly teachers are real assets. This is a hidden gem where hard working students can reap benefits out of personal attention and utilization of unexploited potential. Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/21/10
Love this school it has many activites and a very high level with great teacher i love this school i think this school is the best high school of mOntgomery County
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Posted by a parent on 08/20/10
My son is studying in this School. This School is average when compared to best Schools around. Maths and English are not good. Some Math teachers and some English Teachers are good and can be rated as 10. But some are poor and can be rated as 5. I do not know how the management could not see this.
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Posted by a parent on 03/24/10
I graduated last year. The best 4 years of my life (so far) were spent here. The teachers are phenominal, courses offered are rigourous and exciting, there is a tremendous feeling of spirit and it is a great place for a student to be more than a student. Its size and diversity discourage the formining
... Read more of Cliques and there are few problems between students. If you (parents) are afraid to send your children here it is because you don't have faith in their ability to make the right decisions, every school has its problems and I can guarantee you that the Mill has alot less than most others. This school offers unique opportunities in a truly unique enviroment. Read less
Posted by a student on 02/02/10
I think they have fantastic programs and opportunities at Watkins Mill!
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Posted by a parent on 12/12/09
I totally agree with you! There is no middle ground at watkins mill. You are either in an AP/ IB student, excelling, or you're on level student, struggling to pass an easy class.
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This school has made a significant turn for the worst this year. Many of the most motivated students have been moved to a new high school. The new principal rarely comes out of the office. I have one senior who is graduating (While the school has great teachers - it also has a very high drop out rate
... Read more and a very high % of seniors who don't really want to go to college.) While it is true there are a high % of students in AP, most should not be in AP, and it has dramatically changed the level of instruction. After this year, I'm moving my sophomore to a new school. Read less
* In 2011-2012 Maryland used the Maryland High School Assessments (HSA) to test students in English 2, Algebra, and Biology upon completion of each course. The HSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. Beginning with the class of 2009, students are required to pass the tests in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
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General, Soccer, Basketball, Cross Country, Baseball
ESL/Bilingual/ESOL, English / Language Arts
Social Studies / Social Sciences
Social Studies / Social Sc
Phys Ed, Business and Technology, Vocational Education, Health
Spanish, Foreign Language, French
Early Childhood Special Needs, Speech/Language Pathologists
Band, Orchestra, Music
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AP classes are college-level classes offered at the high school level. Once a student completes an AP class and passes a final comprehensive examination conducted by the College Board, the student earns college credit for the course. AP classes are specific and not to be confused with other higher-level classes such as honors classes.
"Extended day" programs where the school day is extended before and after school to accommodate working parents. These programs should not be confused with common after school clubs or athletic activities.
Gifted and Talented
A school system may identify 10% to 15% or more of its student population as gifted and talented. A brief description of each area of giftedness or talent as defined by the Office of Gifted and Talented:
general intellectual ability or talent - high intelligence test score (usually two standard deviations above the mean), and high levels of vocabulary, memory, abstract work knowledge and abstract reasoning;
specific academic aptitude or talent in one area such as mathematics or language arts;
creative and productive thinking, the ability to produce new ideas;
leadership ability, the ability to direct individuals or groups to a common decision or action;
visual and performing arts, special talents in visual art, music, dance, drama, or other related studies;
psychomotor ability, such as practical, spatial, mechanical, and physical skills.
Vocational and/or technical courses offered within a comprehensive school, usually a senior high school.
Special Education Classes
A school or program within a school that provides services and training to students with moderate to severe mental and/or physical disabilities.
Adult Education Classes
Programs offering GED or equivalent courses for adults within regular schools, whether classes are held during evening or daytime schedules.
English as Second Language
English language classes for students whose first language is not English.
Gaithersburg schools — Watkins Mill High School is located at 10301 Apple Ridge Rd, Gaithersburg MD 20886. 10301 Apple Ridge Rd is in the 20886 ZIP code in Gaithersburg, MD The school district for Watkins Mill High School is the Montgomery County Public Schools. Watkins Mill High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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