Walter Johnson High

Public 9-12

 6400 Rock Spring Dr
       Bethesda, MD  20817-1991


(240) 740-6900

District: Montgomery County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
18th of 127 Maryland High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,036 Help


Feeder schools for Walter Johnson High:

Elementary:    Ashburton Elementary
    Farmland Elementary
    Garrett Park Elementary
    Kensington Parkwood Elementary
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Middle:    North Bethesda Middle
    Tilden Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  18.5 Help
Number of students:  2,942

Racial breakdown:

White:
49.6%
Hispanic:
18.3%
African American:
12.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  18.4% Help


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Compare Details Walter Johnson High ranks better than 85.8% of high schools in Maryland. It also ranks 5th among 12 ranked high schools in the Montgomery County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 67.54. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Walter Johnson High is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (49.6%), Hispanic (18.3%), African American (12.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 18.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Walter Johnson High is 18.5, which is the highest among 27 high schools in the Montgomery County Public Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Walter Johnson High is $14,036. 25 high schools in the Montgomery County Public Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Walter Johnson High was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Walter Johnson High 18th of 127 Maryland public high schools. (See Walter Johnson High in the ranking list.)

Montgomery County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Montgomery County Public Schools 6th of 24 Maryland school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Walter Johnson High

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Rank History for all students at Walter Johnson High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 56.35 40th 201 80.1%
2005 75.34 14th 204 93.1%
2006 72.29 39th 204 80.9%
2007 73.49 36th 209 82.8%
2008 79.91 30th 214 86.0%
2009 78.55 35th 213 83.6%
2010 81.81 26th 220 88.2%
2011 76.64 37th 183 79.8%
2012 77.60 37th 187 80.2%
2013 78.54 34th 185 81.6%
2014 79.96 37th 231 84.0%
2015 84.28 6th 233 97.4%
2016 73.50 29th 233 87.6%
2017 79.39 16th 180 91.1%
2018 76.68 19th 197 90.4%
2019 74.37 23rd 138 83.3%
2021 83.48 6th 32 81.3%
2022 75.68 13th 225 94.2%
2023 67.54 18th 127 85.8%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Walter Johnson High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 82.47 3rd 11 72.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Walter Johnson High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 49.68 2nd 3 33.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Walter Johnson High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 82.97 6th 31 80.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Walter Johnson High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 84.09 6th 35 82.9%
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Rank History for Asian students at Walter Johnson High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 71.35 7th 25 72.0%
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Rank History for African American students at Walter Johnson High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 90.21 3rd 14 78.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Walter Johnson High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 60.17 4th 9 55.6%
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Rank History for White students at Walter Johnson High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 84.24 9th 40 77.5%
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Data source: test scores: Maryland State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Walter Johnson High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 1117 110 176 125 5 n/a n/a 0 1533
1990 1010 107 159 116 5 n/a n/a -7 1390
1991 873 113 166 135 4 n/a n/a 0 1291
1992 834 106 155 125 4 n/a n/a 0 1224
1993 840 108 149 128 3 n/a n/a 0 1228
1994 887 97 137 141 2 n/a n/a 0 1264
1995 981 98 153 178 4 n/a n/a 0 1414
1996 981 98 153 178 4 n/a n/a 0 1414
1997 1038 104 164 160 7 n/a n/a 0 1473
1998 1044 118 186 168 9 n/a n/a 0 1525
1999 1114 124 208 162 5 n/a n/a 0 1613
2000 1125 132 209 172 2 n/a n/a 0 1640
2001 1113 137 219 182 3 n/a n/a 0 1654
2002 1245 129 246 208 3 n/a n/a 0 1831
2003 1245 129 246 208 3 n/a n/a 0 1831
2004 1255 144 249 227 3 n/a n/a 0 1878
2005 1290 182 253 246 2 n/a n/a 0 1973
2006 1298 210 252 220 3 n/a n/a 0 1983
2007 1230 202 269 255 3 n/a n/a 0 1959
2008 1236 178 282 259 5 n/a n/a 0 1960
2009 1247 190 290 266 10 n/a n/a 0 2003
2010 1238 202 310 299 11 n/a n/a 0 2060
2011 1179 163 297 402 4 1 104 0 2150
2012 1223 191 299 404 4 2 114 0 2237
2013 1262 173 305 387 4 3 110 0 2244
2014 1257 185 296 379 4 2 114 0 2237
2015 1270 213 277 369 4 2 127 0 2262
2016 1279 222 253 393 8 1 133 0 2289
2017 1278 224 272 424 7 2 138 0 2345
2018 1344 244 301 439 8 0 139 0 2475
2019 1388 266 316 457 6 0 154 0 2587
2020 1431 291 380 471 9 0 165 0 2747
2021 1454 322 386 476 8 6 163 5 2820
2022 1442 355 369 508 4 5 180 7 2870
2023 1459 378 359 537 7 5 186 11 2942

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 Walter Johnson High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1533 85.5 17.9 n/a
1990 1390 79.8 17.4 1.9
1991 1291 71.0 18.1 2.1
1992 1224 63.7 19.2 3.8
1993 1228 71.7 17.1 3.7
1994 1264 69.6 18.2 5.1
1995 1414 85.9 16.5 4.4
1996 1414 85.9 16.5 4.4
1997 1473 89.2 16.5 5
1998 1525 90.1 16.9 5.2
1999 1613 90.2 17.9 8.2
2000 1640 99.1 16.5 5.7
2001 1654 104.5 15.8 3.9
2002 1831 101.1 18.1 4.1
2003 1831 101.1 18.1 4.1
2004 1878 107.6 17.5 4.8
2005 1973 117.0 16.9 4.7
2006 1983 116.0 17.1 5.6
2007 1959 117.9 16.6 5.5
2008 1960 121.7 16.1 6.4
2009 2003 122.3 16.4 5.8
2010 2060 121.3 16.9 8
2011 2150 126.7 16.9 7.1
2012 2237 124.1 18.0 7.7
2013 2244 131.4 17.0 7.8
2014 2237 130.2 17.1 7.8
2015 2262 131.0 17.2 6.9
2016 2289 125.0 18.3 7.1
2017 2345 131.4 17.8 7.1
2018 2475 134.6 18.3 7.7
2019 2587 140.4 18.4 7.5
2020 2747 146.2 18.7 7.8
2021 2820 149.7 18.8 10.5
2022 2870 153.9 18.6 12.7
2023 2942 158.3 18.5 18.4

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Walter Johnson High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1533 85.5 17.9 n/a
1990 1390 79.8 17.4 1.9
1991 1291 71.0 18.1 2.1
1992 1224 63.7 19.2 3.8
1993 1228 71.7 17.1 3.7
1994 1264 69.6 18.2 5.1
1995 1414 85.9 16.5 4.4
1996 1414 85.9 16.5 4.4
1997 1473 89.2 16.5 5
1998 1525 90.1 16.9 5.2
1999 1613 90.2 17.9 8.2
2000 1640 99.1 16.5 5.7
2001 1654 104.5 15.8 3.9
2002 1831 101.1 18.1 4.1
2003 1831 101.1 18.1 4.1
2004 1878 107.6 17.5 4.8
2005 1973 117.0 16.9 4.7
2006 1983 116.0 17.1 5.6
2007 1959 117.9 16.6 5.5
2008 1960 121.7 16.1 6.4
2009 2003 122.3 16.4 5.8
2010 2060 121.3 16.9 8
2011 2150 126.7 16.9 7.1
2012 2237 124.1 18.0 7.7
2013 2244 131.4 17.0 7.8
2014 2237 130.2 17.1 7.8
2015 2262 131.0 17.2 6.9
2016 2289 125.0 18.3 7.1
2017 2345 131.4 17.8 7.1
2018 2475 134.6 18.3 7.7
2019 2587 140.4 18.4 7.5
2020 2747 146.2 18.7 7.8
2021 2820 149.7 18.8 10.5
2022 2870 153.9 18.6 12.7
2023 2942 158.3 18.5 18.4

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Walter Johnson High

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $420 (3.1%) $12,988 (96.9%) $13,409
2020 $296 (2.2%) $12,973 (97.8%) $13,269
2021 $705 (5.0%) $13,331 (95.0%) $14,036

Data source: Maryland Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Walter Johnson High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 23rd of 138 High schoolsRanks 18th of 127 High schools
 2.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students25872942
 13.7%
African American266378
 42.1%
American Indian67
 16.7%
Asian316359
 13.6%
Hispanic457537
 17.5%
Pacific Islander05
White13881459
 5.1%
Two or More Races154186
 20.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients7.5%18.4%
 10.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Walter Johnson High

Students at Walter Johnson High are 50% White, 18% Hispanic, 13% African American, 12% Asian, 6% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 2,942 students attended Walter Johnson High.

Walter Johnson High ranks 18th of 127 Maryland high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Walter Johnson High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Ashburton Elementary
Elementary : Farmland Elementary
Elementary : Garrett Park Elementary
Elementary : Kensington Parkwood Elementary
Elementary : Luxmanor Elementary
Elementary : Wyngate Elementary
Middle : North Bethesda Middle
Middle : Tilden Middle


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