Winston Churchill High

Summary:

Winston Churchill High is a public high school located in Potomac, Maryland, serving 2,234 students in grades 9-12. The school is part of the Montgomery County Public Schools district, which is ranked 6th out of 24 districts in Maryland and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Winston Churchill High consistently ranks among the top high schools in Maryland, with rankings ranging from 1st to 17th out of over 100 schools in recent years. The school's students perform exceptionally well on standardized tests, with 67.9% of 10th-grade students and 67.9% of all students proficient or better in MCAP/English Language Arts in 2022-2023, significantly higher than the Montgomery County and Maryland averages. However, the school's performance in MCAP/Mathematics is relatively lower, with only 22.7% of students proficient or better, compared to the district and state averages. The school has a diverse student population, with a higher percentage of Asian (31.74%) and White (42.88%) students compared to nearby schools like Bethesda-Chevy Chase High and Walt Whitman High.

Winston Churchill High has a relatively low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, at 10.38% in the 2022-2023 school year, significantly lower than the nearby schools. The school's spending per student has increased over the years, reaching $15,013 in the 2020-2021 school year, which is higher than the spending at some of the nearby schools like Rockville High. However, the school has a higher student-teacher ratio of 18.4 in the 2022-2023 school year, compared to some of the neighboring schools.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 11300 Gainsborough Rd
       Potomac, MD  20854-3799


(240) 740-5400

District: Montgomery County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
17th of 127 Maryland High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,013 Help


Feeder schools for Winston Churchill High:

Elementary:    Bells Mill Elementary
    Beverly Farms Elementary
    Potomac Elementary
    Seven Locks Elementary
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Middle:    Cabin John Middle
    Herbert Hoover Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  18.4 Help
Number of students:  2,234

Racial breakdown:

White:
42.9%
Asian:
31.7%
African American:
10.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  10.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Winston Churchill High ranks better than 86.6% of high schools in Maryland. It also ranks 4th 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 68.17. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (42.9%), Asian (31.7%), African American (10%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 10.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Winston Churchill High is 18.4. 24 high schools in the Montgomery County Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Winston Churchill High is $15,013. 19 high schools in the Montgomery County Public Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Winston Churchill High was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Winston Churchill High 17th of 127 Maryland public high schools. (See Winston Churchill 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 Winston Churchill High

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Rank History for all students at Winston Churchill High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 61.60 14th 201 93.0%
2005 83.96 5th 204 97.5%
2006 83.87 6th 204 97.1%
2007 82.23 9th 209 95.7%
2008 84.63 7th 214 96.7%
2009 84.58 5th 213 97.7%
2010 85.23 11th 220 95.0%
2011 85.73 12th 183 93.4%
2012 79.63 30th 187 84.0%
2013 81.10 27th 185 85.4%
2014 80.10 33rd 231 85.7%
2015 83.98 7th 233 97.0%
2016 85.92 6th 233 97.4%
2017 86.30 8th 180 95.6%
2018 84.88 11th 197 94.4%
2019 78.19 17th 138 87.7%
2021 94.55 1st 32 96.9%
2022 86.02 5th 225 97.8%
2023 68.17 17th 127 86.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Winston Churchill High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 94.08 1st 31 96.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Winston Churchill High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 94.55 1st 35 97.1%
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Rank History for White students at Winston Churchill High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 90.98 1st 40 97.5%
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Data source: test scores: Maryland State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

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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Data source: Maryland State Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Winston Churchill High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 1017 48 200 71 2 n/a n/a 0 1338
1990 1118 74 292 72 2 n/a n/a -1 1557
1991 1070 69 295 76 1 n/a n/a 0 1511
1992 1062 81 309 76 1 n/a n/a 0 1529
1993 1049 95 334 70 1 n/a n/a 0 1549
1994 1038 95 319 69 1 n/a n/a 0 1522
1995 1039 91 321 72 1 n/a n/a 0 1524
1996 1039 91 321 72 1 n/a n/a 0 1524
1997 1110 89 344 77 1 n/a n/a 0 1621
1998 1114 100 342 69 0 n/a n/a 0 1625
1999 1177 90 346 63 2 n/a n/a 0 1678
2000 1212 87 355 71 3 n/a n/a 0 1728
2001 1206 94 386 85 2 n/a n/a 0 1773
2002 1315 112 462 87 4 n/a n/a 0 1980
2003 1315 112 462 87 4 n/a n/a 0 1980
2004 1376 125 477 98 2 n/a n/a 0 2078
2005 1400 140 446 104 3 n/a n/a 0 2093
2006 1433 141 446 123 3 n/a n/a 0 2146
2007 1423 153 476 123 3 n/a n/a 0 2178
2008 1377 146 469 106 3 n/a n/a 0 2101
2009 1343 139 513 113 2 n/a n/a 0 2110
2010 1329 142 497 116 3 n/a n/a 0 2087
2011 1268 160 450 152 0 1 82 0 2113
2012 1240 151 455 165 1 0 73 0 2085
2013 1209 166 462 168 2 0 85 0 2092
2014 1177 187 462 175 3 0 89 0 2093
2015 1113 158 463 177 3 0 83 0 1997
2016 1156 175 486 173 2 0 101 0 2093
2017 1120 168 520 172 2 0 106 0 2088
2018 1062 184 589 172 1 0 115 0 2123
2019 1081 205 637 178 3 1 122 0 2227
2020 1063 212 687 178 5 1 128 0 2274
2021 1016 226 688 178 4 1 132 0 2245
2022 988 223 687 181 3 2 125 3 2212
2023 958 224 709 200 2 1 132 8 2234

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 Winston Churchill High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1338 76.8 17.4 n/a
1990 1557 81.0 19.2 0.6
1991 1511 76.7 19.7 1.1
1992 1529 74.2 20.6 1.3
1993 1549 76.0 20.4 1.3
1994 1522 78.9 19.3 1.7
1995 1524 81.8 18.6 1.8
1996 1524 81.8 18.6 1.8
1997 1621 83.0 19.5 1.6
1998 1625 87.1 18.7 1.2
1999 1678 87.2 19.2 2
2000 1728 96.3 17.9 1.6
2001 1773 99.9 17.7 1.3
2002 1980 103.7 19.1 1.8
2003 1980 103.7 19.1 1.8
2004 2078 111.5 18.6 2.4
2005 2093 113.0 18.5 2.5
2006 2146 116.0 18.5 2.8
2007 2178 124.4 17.5 3
2008 2101 119.3 17.6 2.8
2009 2110 116.3 18.1 2.4
2010 2087 112.4 18.5 4.1
2011 2113 111.0 19.0 3.9
2012 2085 117.5 17.7 4.4
2013 2092 119.3 17.5 4.7
2014 2093 118.0 17.7 5.3
2015 1997 118.0 16.9 4.7
2016 2093 118.0 17.7 4
2017 2088 117.2 17.8 3.9
2018 2123 118.9 17.8 3.7
2019 2227 125.3 17.7 3.5
2020 2274 126.5 17.9 4.3
2021 2245 128.6 17.4 5.1
2022 2212 124.5 17.7 6.5
2023 2234 120.9 18.4 10.4

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 Winston Churchill High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1338 76.8 17.4 n/a
1990 1557 81.0 19.2 0.6
1991 1511 76.7 19.7 1.1
1992 1529 74.2 20.6 1.3
1993 1549 76.0 20.4 1.3
1994 1522 78.9 19.3 1.7
1995 1524 81.8 18.6 1.8
1996 1524 81.8 18.6 1.8
1997 1621 83.0 19.5 1.6
1998 1625 87.1 18.7 1.2
1999 1678 87.2 19.2 2
2000 1728 96.3 17.9 1.6
2001 1773 99.9 17.7 1.3
2002 1980 103.7 19.1 1.8
2003 1980 103.7 19.1 1.8
2004 2078 111.5 18.6 2.4
2005 2093 113.0 18.5 2.5
2006 2146 116.0 18.5 2.8
2007 2178 124.4 17.5 3
2008 2101 119.3 17.6 2.8
2009 2110 116.3 18.1 2.4
2010 2087 112.4 18.5 4.1
2011 2113 111.0 19.0 3.9
2012 2085 117.5 17.7 4.4
2013 2092 119.3 17.5 4.7
2014 2093 118.0 17.7 5.3
2015 1997 118.0 16.9 4.7
2016 2093 118.0 17.7 4
2017 2088 117.2 17.8 3.9
2018 2123 118.9 17.8 3.7
2019 2227 125.3 17.7 3.5
2020 2274 126.5 17.9 4.3
2021 2245 128.6 17.4 5.1
2022 2212 124.5 17.7 6.5
2023 2234 120.9 18.4 10.4

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Winston Churchill High

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $467 (3.4%) $13,165 (96.6%) $13,632
2020 $519 (3.7%) $13,538 (96.3%) $14,057
2021 $821 (5.5%) $14,193 (94.5%) $15,013

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Winston Churchill High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 17th of 138 High schoolsRanks 17th of 127 High schools
 1.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students22272234
 0.3%
African American205224
 9.3%
American Indian32
 33.3%
Asian637709
 11.3%
Hispanic178200
 12.4%
Pacific Islander11
White1081958
 11.4%
Two or More Races122132
 8.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients3.5%10.4%
 6.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Winston Churchill High

In the 2022-23 school year, 2,234 students attended Winston Churchill High.

Winston Churchill High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Bells Mill Elementary
Elementary : Beverly Farms Elementary
Elementary : Potomac Elementary
Elementary : Seven Locks Elementary
Elementary : Wayside Elementary
Middle : Cabin John Middle
Middle : Herbert Hoover Middle

Winston Churchill High ranks 17th of 127 Maryland high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Winston Churchill High are 43% White, 32% Asian, 10% African American, 9% Hispanic, 6% Two or more races.


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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.

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