Table: Montgomery County, Md., School Performance on State Tests

This table shows Montgomery County, Maryland’s high schools risk-adjusted performance index values.

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This table shows Montgomery County, Md., the high schools' risk-adjusted performance index values, along with the state test performance index explained above and the percentage of students who are economically disadvantaged (the latter is a measure of student poverty representing the percent of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch).

This table is sorted by risk-adjusted performance index, highest to lowest. You'll notice that some high schools came close to being greater than 1.0, the value needed to pass Step 1, but only one high school in Montgomery County­­—Montgomery Blair High School­­—actually met the Step 1 criterion.

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Montgomery County Maryland High Schools Current Medal Status-America's Best High Schools 2010 State Test Performance Index - All Students Economically Disadvantaged Students (% of Total Enrollment) Risk-Adjusted Performance Index
Montgomery Blair High School Silver 111.9 32.1 1.37
Albert Einstein High Not Recognized 98.8 37.8 0.94
Walt Whitman High School Honorable Mention 135.2 2.4 0.93
John F. Kennedy High Not Recognized 98.3 37.5 0.89
Wheaton High Not Recognized 83.6 51.0 0.85
Thomas S. Wootton High School Honorable Mention 130.7 4.8 0.81
Winston Churchill High School Honorable Mention 132.2 3.1 0.80
Richard Montgomery High School Honorable Mention 117.4 17.3 0.79
Quince Orchard High Not Recognized 114.8 17.9 0.67
Seneca Valley High Not Recognized 106.2 25.2 0.61
Walter Johnson High School Honorable Mention 123.8 6.9 0.53
Gaithersburg High Not Recognized 100.3 29.0 0.49
Rockville High Not Recognized 108.3 21.0 0.48
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High Not Recognized 119.3 9.2 0.40
Poolesville High Not Recognized 124.4 4.0 0.39
Watkins Mill High Not Recognized 91.5 35.6 0.37
Sherwood High Not Recognized 113.4 13.0 0.29
Damascus High Not Recognized 116.1 9.8 0.25
Colonel Zadok Magruder High Not Recognized 104.4 21.0 0.24
Springbrook High Not Recognized 92.6 32.4 0.24
James Hubert Blake High Not Recognized 104.6 17.7 0.05
Northwest High Not Recognized 104.2 17.8 0.03
Northwood High School Not Recognized 86.9 32.9 -0.07
Paint Branch High Not Recognized 93.9 22.0 -0.32
Alternative Programs Not Recognized 60.9 49.8 -0.57
Gateway To College Program Not Recognized 100.0 9.3 -0.74
Regional Institute For Children & Adolescents Not Recognized 59.1 27.5 -2.04