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Montgomery Blair High School

12 reviews
51 University Boulevard East
Silver Spring, MD 20901
(301) 649-2800

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Montgomery Blair High School
Based on data from the 2016 school year

Community Reviews

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Of all the high schools in the Down County Consortium, Blair has the most balanced population in terms of socio-economic and ethnic/cultural identity, which makes for a more broadening educational experience. No one group predominates here, as is, unfortunately, the case at the other area high schools. The school's large size means that there is a niche for every kid and no matter how 'different' your child may be, s/he will find like-minded souls and activities they will enjoy. Teacher quality varies widely, even wildly at times, but by and large the staff is pretty high-quality and there are some truly outstanding educators to be found amidst the usual run of quixotic sadists who seem to take delight in creating artificial difficulties for kids, as if school weren't hard enough. Overall, I'd say that you get quite a lot of bang for your buck here, certainly as compared to shelling out $30K or more to send your kid to a private school!
Posted by a parent on 2/18/2017
This school is way too big, way too impersonal and unresponsive to student needs. I have found many teachers think grading work and entering on Ed-line is optional. The glorified magnet programs brutalize the students with massive amounts of homework that the administrators claim is an exaggeration; it is not. The principal is dynamic and competent, but the school is so big that she can't possibly exert the direct management that is needed to get many teachers to do their jobs.
Posted by a community member on 4/29/2016
Montgomery Blair High School is outstanding. Highly experienced teaching staff, great principal, wide range of challenging course work.
Posted by a parent on 5/2/2014
I am a current senior at MBHS and my experience at Blair is an unforgettable one! Blair is so diverse and you meet different people everyday. There are so many opportunities at Blair you just need to take advantage of it. Teachers are really good too, they always give u chances for help and you can come in if you don't understand something. Also, college planning help is really good as well, we have a career center, counselors, etc. Blair is a safe school and there is never a dull moment. We have days were people blast music and dance, we have kids to play guitar, sing, rap and people who Just chill in the library. BLAIR= DIVERSITY
Posted by a community member on 4/4/2014
My experience in the Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science Magnet Program was incredibly instrumental to my growth as a student and as a person. The teachers there inspired me to learn for the sake of learning - to be curious and ask questions. My math/science teachers from within the program and my AP teachers from outside the program were equally important in my education to be a student that thinks critically and communicates effectively.
Posted by a student on 8/9/2013

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Silver Spring schools - Montgomery Blair High School is located at 51 University Boulevard East, Silver Spring MD 20901. Montgomery Blair High School is in the Montgomery County Public Schools. Montgomery Blair High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9-12.

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