Walt Whitman High

Public 9-12

 7100 Whittier Blvd
       Bethesda, MD  20817-6199


(240) 740-4800

District: Montgomery County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
2nd of 138 Maryland High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,129 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  17.8
Number of students:  2,039

Racial breakdown:

White:
67.0%
Asian:
13.9%
Hispanic:
8.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  2.3%

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Compare Details Walt Whitman High ranks better than 98.6% of high schools in Maryland. It also ranks first among 16 ranked high schools in the Montgomery County Public Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 89.09. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (67%), Asian (13.9%), Hispanic (8.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 2.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Montgomery County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Walt Whitman High is 17.8. 17 high schools in the Montgomery County Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Walt Whitman High is $14,129. 16 high schools in the Montgomery County Public Schools District spend more per student.
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Walt Whitman High:

SchoolDigger ranks Walt Whitman High 2nd of 138 Maryland public high schools. (See Walt Whitman High in the ranking list.)

Montgomery County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Montgomery County Public Schools 8th of 25 Maryland school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Walt Whitman High

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 63.60 5th 201 97.5%
2005 86.96 3rd 204 98.5%
2006 83.58 7th 204 96.6%
2007 84.73 4th 209 98.1%
2008 83.28 13th 214 93.9%
2009 83.95 8th 213 96.2%
2010 84.29 14th 220 93.6%
2011 85.16 15th 183 91.8%
2012 81.68 19th 187 89.8%
2013 82.37 24th 185 87.0%
2014 80.51 26th 231 88.7%
2015 70.36 38th 233 83.7%
2016 60.66 80th 233 65.7%
2019 89.09 2nd 138 98.6%

Data source: test scores: Maryland State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Open Quote Superb education for my two sons. Well known by colleges. Good peer groups Close Quote



Enrollment information for Walt Whitman High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 1129 62 246 101 2 n/a n/a 0 1540
1990 1015 66 230 97 2 n/a n/a -4 1406
1991 973 57 232 94 1 n/a n/a 0 1357
1992 946 62 245 106 1 n/a n/a 0 1360
1993 949 59 262 104 0 n/a n/a 0 1374
1994 973 57 277 103 4 n/a n/a 0 1414
1995 1149 59 264 117 3 n/a n/a 0 1592
1996 1149 59 264 117 3 n/a n/a 0 1592
1997 1153 58 290 113 3 n/a n/a 0 1617
1998 1170 58 312 120 4 n/a n/a 0 1664
1999 1200 62 306 103 4 n/a n/a 0 1675
2000 1278 55 300 95 3 n/a n/a 0 1731
2001 1335 62 281 87 3 n/a n/a 0 1768
2002 1480 64 247 100 3 n/a n/a 0 1894
2003 1480 64 247 100 3 n/a n/a 0 1894
2004 1462 75 233 104 2 n/a n/a 0 1876
2005 1491 67 235 103 1 n/a n/a 0 1897
2006 1443 70 240 115 1 n/a n/a 0 1869
2007 1424 68 256 137 1 n/a n/a 0 1886
2008 1438 72 228 126 2 n/a n/a 0 1866
2009 1394 82 241 125 2 n/a n/a 0 1844
2010 1465 93 241 141 1 n/a n/a 0 1941
2011 1403 79 230 164 2 1 72 0 1951
2012 1357 75 236 175 1 1 83 0 1928
2013 1338 68 235 168 0 2 98 0 1909
2014 1347 63 236 172 2 0 101 0 1921
2015 1322 68 232 171 3 0 106 0 1902
2016 1365 62 260 184 6 1 99 0 1977
2017 1387 73 293 198 6 2 96 0 2055
2018 1392 86 316 182 3 2 104 0 2085
2019 1438 75 295 169 2 1 118 0 2098
2020 1366 80 284 179 3 1 126 0 2039

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Walt Whitman High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1540 86.5 17.8 n/a
1990 1406 83.0 16.9 0.4
1991 1357 77.8 17.4 0.3
1992 1360 76.4 17.8 1
1993 1374 74.0 18.6 1
1994 1414 77.4 18.3 1.6
1995 1592 88.4 18.0 1.9
1996 1592 88.4 18.0 1.9
1997 1617 88.5 18.3 1.8
1998 1664 88.8 18.7 1.9
1999 1675 88.8 18.9 2.1
2000 1731 99.7 17.4 1.7
2001 1768 101.6 17.4 1.8
2002 1894 107.6 17.6 1.7
2003 1894 107.6 17.6 1.7
2004 1876 106.3 17.6 1.9
2005 1897 105.0 18.1 1.5
2006 1869 106.0 17.6 1.6
2007 1886 111.7 16.9 1.5
2008 1866 110.4 16.9 1.9
2009 1844 109.5 16.8 2.1
2010 1941 108.2 17.9 2.7
2011 1951 113.8 17.1 1.9
2012 1928 114.2 16.8 2.5
2013 1909 115.4 16.5 2.9
2014 1921 112.3 17.1 2.4
2015 1902 113.0 16.8 2.5
2016 1977 112.0 17.6 2.2
2017 2055 118.8 17.2 n/a
2018 2085 120.0 17.3 2.4
2019 2098 123.6 16.9 1.9
2020 2039 114.4 17.8 2.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Walt Whitman High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1540 86.5 17.8 n/a
1990 1406 83.0 16.9 0.4
1991 1357 77.8 17.4 0.3
1992 1360 76.4 17.8 1
1993 1374 74.0 18.6 1
1994 1414 77.4 18.3 1.6
1995 1592 88.4 18.0 1.9
1996 1592 88.4 18.0 1.9
1997 1617 88.5 18.3 1.8
1998 1664 88.8 18.7 1.9
1999 1675 88.8 18.9 2.1
2000 1731 99.7 17.4 1.7
2001 1768 101.6 17.4 1.8
2002 1894 107.6 17.6 1.7
2003 1894 107.6 17.6 1.7
2004 1876 106.3 17.6 1.9
2005 1897 105.0 18.1 1.5
2006 1869 106.0 17.6 1.6
2007 1886 111.7 16.9 1.5
2008 1866 110.4 16.9 1.9
2009 1844 109.5 16.8 2.1
2010 1941 108.2 17.9 2.7
2011 1951 113.8 17.1 1.9
2012 1928 114.2 16.8 2.5
2013 1909 115.4 16.5 2.9
2014 1921 112.3 17.1 2.4
2015 1902 113.0 16.8 2.5
2016 1977 112.0 17.6 2.2
2017 2055 118.8 17.2 n/a
2018 2085 120.0 17.3 2.4
2019 2098 123.6 16.9 1.9
2020 2039 114.4 17.8 2.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Walt Whitman High

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $538 (3.8%) $13,515 (96.2%) $14,053
2020 $523 (3.7%) $13,606 (96.3%) $14,129

Data source: Maryland Department of Education




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