Whetstone Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 19201 Thomas Farm Rd
       Gaithersburg, MD  20879-2018


(240) 740-1060

District: Montgomery County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
540th of 853 Maryland Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,401 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  11.9
Number of students:  742

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
56.1%
African American:
25.7%
Asian:
8.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  70.2%

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Compare Details Whetstone Elementary ranks worse than 63.3% of elementary schools in Maryland. It also ranks 111th among 128 ranked elementary schools in the Montgomery County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 30.88. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (56.1%), African American (25.7%), Asian (8.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 70.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Whetstone Elementary is 11.9, which is the 25th best among 128 elementary schools in the Montgomery County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Whetstone Elementary is $18,401, which is the 28th highest among 128 elementary schools in the Montgomery County Public Schools District.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Whetstone Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Whetstone Elementary 540th of 853 Maryland public elementary schools. (See Whetstone Elementary 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 Whetstone Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 58.80 396th 803 50.7%
2005 52.02 427th 805 47.0%
2006 53.13 417th 804 48.1%
2007 60.61 356th 818 56.5%
2008 53.66 439th 838 47.6%
2009 48.14 509th 850 40.1%
2010 50.91 488th 855 42.9%
2011 29.65 661st 853 22.5%
2012 44.33 546th 857 36.3%
2013 27.20 675th 847 20.3%
2014 30.64 670th 867 22.7%
2015 27.62 600th 859 30.2%
2016 41.82 460th 845 45.6%
2017 35.44 513th 847 39.4%
2018 24.08 623rd 857 27.3%
2019 30.88 540th 853 36.7%

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

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by a parent
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Open Quote When a child (A KINDERGARTNER) gets kicked in the face and loses two front teeth and they can't get their story together. THERE IS A PROBLEM. Where is the supervision??? Whether it was an accident or not. Apparently they were ruff housing around??(when is ruff housing permitted at school?) Then they say the aid that was suppose to be there when the incident occurred is gone for the day. If they had adequate adult supervision,LIKE ALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS USUALLY HAVE, then it might not have occurred. So now my son is going to be facing issues with his self esteem and who knows what else because this school can't control their students behavior during "lunch/recess.". My son also has speech problems and now no front teeth to practice saying hard syllables. In which the vice principle responded "I didn't talk until I was 7." No offense but do I really care what you did as a child. My son isn't you. I can't wait to move and take my son out of this school.NO SUPERVISION IS REQUIRED AT THIS SCHOOL APPARENTLY, and I truly feel like they blew off taking responsibility for THEIR negligence. Close Quote


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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Open Quote Whetstone Elementary is a great school. This year 2014 third grade has excellent teachers. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Whetstone Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 479 87 34 38 1 n/a n/a 0 639
1990 476 116 29 46 3 n/a n/a -4 666
1991 447 123 35 47 1 n/a n/a 0 653
1992 449 138 37 62 2 n/a n/a 0 688
1993 448 154 35 47 2 n/a n/a 0 686
1994 453 168 33 49 4 n/a n/a 0 707
1995 394 158 58 74 6 n/a n/a 0 690
1996 394 158 58 74 6 n/a n/a 0 690
1997 281 154 47 74 2 n/a n/a 0 558
1998 241 169 44 103 3 n/a n/a 0 560
1999 231 214 48 114 3 n/a n/a 0 610
2000 200 202 56 132 3 n/a n/a 0 593
2001 209 196 54 130 1 n/a n/a 0 590
2002 168 201 61 188 0 n/a n/a 0 618
2003 168 201 61 188 0 n/a n/a 0 618
2004 166 221 61 202 2 n/a n/a 0 652
2005 131 198 62 205 1 n/a n/a 0 597
2006 117 188 62 209 2 n/a n/a 0 578
2007 114 209 65 243 6 n/a n/a 0 637
2008 110 174 73 223 6 n/a n/a 0 586
2009 113 201 73 208 6 n/a n/a 0 601
2010 105 194 65 251 3 n/a n/a 0 618
2011 108 175 53 275 1 1 26 0 639
2012 95 182 65 316 0 1 24 0 683
2013 100 193 59 334 1 0 21 0 708
2014 90 187 60 349 1 0 25 0 712
2015 86 200 60 380 1 0 29 0 756
2016 74 205 65 414 1 0 29 0 788
2017 60 212 67 413 1 0 27 0 780
2018 61 227 68 409 1 0 24 0 790
2019 47 186 63 435 2 0 18 0 751
2020 48 191 62 416 3 0 22 0 742

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

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Whetstone Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 639 30.0 21.3 n/a
1990 666 32.7 20.3 14.9
1991 653 31.7 20.5 15.5
1992 688 31.6 21.7 18
1993 686 33.5 20.5 18.1
1994 707 35.2 20.1 23.5
1995 690 32.1 21.5 23.9
1996 690 32.1 21.5 23.9
1997 558 28.6 19.5 25.6
1998 560 31.9 17.6 26.6
1999 610 31.9 19.1 39.5
2000 593 36.0 16.5 41.1
2001 590 35.4 16.7 39
2002 618 41.9 14.7 44.2
2003 618 41.9 14.7 44.2
2004 652 44.9 14.5 45.7
2005 597 45.0 13.3 45.9
2006 578 48.0 12.0 39.8
2007 637 48.7 13.1 49.6
2008 586 47.2 12.4 47.6
2009 601 47.5 12.7 51.4
2010 618 47.7 12.9 55.8
2011 639 49.2 12.9 55.9
2012 683 51.1 13.3 58.6
2013 708 53.3 13.2 62.6
2014 712 55.9 12.7 61.9
2015 756 56.0 13.5 65.5
2016 788 57.0 13.8 60.9
2017 780 59.9 13.0 n/a
2018 790 59.6 13.2 61.6
2019 751 56.2 13.3 62.7
2020 742 62.1 11.9 70.2

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

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Student/Teacher Ratio Whetstone Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 639 30.0 21.3 n/a
1990 666 32.7 20.3 14.9
1991 653 31.7 20.5 15.5
1992 688 31.6 21.7 18
1993 686 33.5 20.5 18.1
1994 707 35.2 20.1 23.5
1995 690 32.1 21.5 23.9
1996 690 32.1 21.5 23.9
1997 558 28.6 19.5 25.6
1998 560 31.9 17.6 26.6
1999 610 31.9 19.1 39.5
2000 593 36.0 16.5 41.1
2001 590 35.4 16.7 39
2002 618 41.9 14.7 44.2
2003 618 41.9 14.7 44.2
2004 652 44.9 14.5 45.7
2005 597 45.0 13.3 45.9
2006 578 48.0 12.0 39.8
2007 637 48.7 13.1 49.6
2008 586 47.2 12.4 47.6
2009 601 47.5 12.7 51.4
2010 618 47.7 12.9 55.8
2011 639 49.2 12.9 55.9
2012 683 51.1 13.3 58.6
2013 708 53.3 13.2 62.6
2014 712 55.9 12.7 61.9
2015 756 56.0 13.5 65.5
2016 788 57.0 13.8 60.9
2017 780 59.9 13.0 n/a
2018 790 59.6 13.2 61.6
2019 751 56.2 13.3 62.7
2020 742 62.1 11.9 70.2

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 Whetstone Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $601 (3.5%) $16,721 (96.5%) $17,322
2020 $1,798 (9.8%) $16,603 (90.2%) $18,401

Data source: Maryland Department of Education




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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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