Best Public Schools in Gaithersburg, MD


The city of Gaithersburg, Maryland is home to 29 schools that are part of the Montgomery County Public Schools district, which is ranked 6th out of 24 districts in the state. The schools serve a diverse student population, ranging from 21 elementary schools to 5 middle schools and 3 high schools.

Several standout schools emerge from the data, including Rachel Carson Elementary, which ranks 28th out of 855 Maryland elementary schools and has a 5-star rating, as well as Diamond Elementary and Woodfield Elementary, which also have 5-star ratings and exceptional test scores. The top-performing middle school is Lakelands Park Middle, which ranks 60th in Maryland and has a 4-star rating.

However, the data also reveals stark differences in academic performance across the district, with some schools struggling to have even 30% of students proficient in core subjects. There is a clear correlation between socioeconomic status, as measured by free/reduced lunch rates, and student achievement. While the exceptional elementary schools demonstrate that high-quality education is possible, the district faces challenges in ensuring equitable outcomes for all students in Gaithersburg.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Maryland State Department of Education.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.

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