Western Heights Middle

Public, Magnet 6-8

 1300 Marshall St
       Hagerstown, MD  21740-3509


(301) 766-8403

District: Washingtion County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
184th of 316 Maryland Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,441 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  18.3
Number of students:  1,001

Racial breakdown:

White:
48.1%
African American:
23.5%
Hispanic:
16.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  63.2%

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Compare Details Western Heights Middle ranks worse than 58.2% of middle schools in Maryland. It also ranks last among 7 ranked middle schools in the Washingtion County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 37.79. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Western Heights Middle has the largest middle school student body size in the Washingtion County Public Schools District. Student population at Western Heights Middle is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (48.1%), African American (23.5%), Hispanic (16%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 63.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Washingtion County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Western Heights Middle is 18.3, which is the highest among 7 middle schools in the Washingtion County Public Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Western Heights Middle is $11,441, which is the lowest among 7 middle schools in the Washingtion County Public Schools District!
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Western Heights Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Western Heights Middle 184th of 316 Maryland public middle schools. (See Western Heights Middle in the ranking list.)

Washingtion County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Washingtion County Public Schools 13th of 25 Maryland school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Western Heights Middle

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 61.83 101st 252 59.9%
2005 61.41 104th 255 59.2%
2006 63.93 86th 254 66.1%
2007 63.86 90th 264 65.9%
2008 29.28 224th 283 20.8%
2009 51.04 176th 301 41.5%
2010 39.86 223rd 324 31.2%
2011 35.95 214th 309 30.7%
2012 46.01 186th 314 40.8%
2013 46.92 176th 316 44.3%
2014 47.47 202nd 339 40.4%
2015 27.40 225th 315 28.6%
2016 29.33 222nd 314 29.3%
2017 42.44 180th 317 43.2%
2018 48.65 158th 328 51.8%
2019 37.79 184th 316 41.8%

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

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by a student
Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Open Quote This school is amazing. I have went here for two years and I am about to go to North Hagerstown High School and I am going to miss this school. All the teachers and all of the students are working rally hard to improve the school. I am really proud of WESTERN HEIGHTS MIDDLE SCHOOL. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Western Heights Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 398 16 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 414
1990 404 12 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 417
1991 433 12 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 446
1992 578 18 4 2 0 n/a n/a 0 602
1993 577 27 6 0 0 n/a n/a 0 610
1994 572 27 5 0 0 n/a n/a 0 604
1995 579 42 4 3 0 n/a n/a 0 628
1996 579 42 4 3 0 n/a n/a 0 628
1997 621 66 5 4 0 n/a n/a 0 696
1998 636 76 12 8 0 n/a n/a 0 732
1999 591 93 8 5 0 n/a n/a 0 697
2000 601 106 9 15 0 n/a n/a 0 731
2001 586 112 5 20 0 n/a n/a 0 723
2002 566 90 5 22 0 n/a n/a 0 683
2003 566 90 5 22 0 n/a n/a 0 683
2004 586 94 4 20 0 n/a n/a 0 704
2005 569 123 4 23 1 n/a n/a 0 720
2006 477 120 5 13 2 n/a n/a 0 617
2007 441 153 1 22 1 n/a n/a 0 618
2008 422 182 8 39 1 n/a n/a 0 652
2009 423 208 10 39 1 n/a n/a 0 681
2010 418 212 9 38 3 n/a n/a 0 680
2011 384 182 7 49 1 0 48 0 671
2012 383 180 4 55 2 0 68 0 692
2013 385 183 2 66 1 0 78 0 715
2014 403 177 4 60 2 1 90 0 737
2015 389 153 3 68 4 0 95 0 712
2016 407 147 8 63 3 0 112 0 740
2017 442 154 20 74 2 0 120 0 812
2018 469 165 21 90 1 0 114 0 860
2019 491 206 21 128 0 0 124 0 970
2020 481 235 19 160 0 0 106 0 1001

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 Western Heights Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 414 30.5 13.5 n/a
1990 417 30.0 13.9 35.3
1991 446 36.0 12.3 37.2
1992 602 37.5 16.0 32.2
1993 610 37.5 16.3 31.8
1994 604 37.0 16.3 36.9
1995 628 40.0 15.7 40.8
1996 628 40.0 15.7 40.8
1997 696 42.0 16.6 37.6
1998 732 45.0 16.3 33.7
1999 697 45.0 15.5 43.2
2000 731 49.0 14.9 46.4
2001 723 47.0 15.4 47.3
2002 683 50.0 13.7 48.3
2003 683 50.0 13.7 48.3
2004 704 51.0 13.8 52.6
2005 720 51.0 14.1 58.1
2006 617 45.0 13.7 59.5
2007 618 44.0 14.0 60.5
2008 652 49.0 13.3 63.2
2009 681 60.0 11.4 64.5
2010 680 62.0 10.9 62.9
2011 671 65.0 10.3 69.6
2012 692 52.0 13.3 65.8
2013 715 52.0 13.7 70.1
2014 737 51.0 14.4 67.3
2015 712 49.0 14.5 70.4
2016 740 48.0 15.4 65.5
2017 812 45.6 17.8 n/a
2018 860 45.6 18.8 57
2019 970 50.7 19.1 54.4
2020 1001 54.5 18.3 63.2

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Western Heights Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 414 30.5 13.5 n/a
1990 417 30.0 13.9 35.3
1991 446 36.0 12.3 37.2
1992 602 37.5 16.0 32.2
1993 610 37.5 16.3 31.8
1994 604 37.0 16.3 36.9
1995 628 40.0 15.7 40.8
1996 628 40.0 15.7 40.8
1997 696 42.0 16.6 37.6
1998 732 45.0 16.3 33.7
1999 697 45.0 15.5 43.2
2000 731 49.0 14.9 46.4
2001 723 47.0 15.4 47.3
2002 683 50.0 13.7 48.3
2003 683 50.0 13.7 48.3
2004 704 51.0 13.8 52.6
2005 720 51.0 14.1 58.1
2006 617 45.0 13.7 59.5
2007 618 44.0 14.0 60.5
2008 652 49.0 13.3 63.2
2009 681 60.0 11.4 64.5
2010 680 62.0 10.9 62.9
2011 671 65.0 10.3 69.6
2012 692 52.0 13.3 65.8
2013 715 52.0 13.7 70.1
2014 737 51.0 14.4 67.3
2015 712 49.0 14.5 70.4
2016 740 48.0 15.4 65.5
2017 812 45.6 17.8 n/a
2018 860 45.6 18.8 57
2019 970 50.7 19.1 54.4
2020 1001 54.5 18.3 63.2

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Western Heights Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $760 (6.6%) $10,680 (93.3%) $11,441

Data source: Maryland Department of Education




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