Montgomery County Public School Details

By Soumitra Mondal, Gaea News Network
Tuesday, July 27, 2010

New York ( - Montgomery County Public School is a school district that serves Montgomery county, Maryland, USA. It is the largest school district in Maryland. They does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability and/or in age in its activities, programs or employment practice by Title VI, Title IX and Section 504.

In this year too, the schools have scored well above average in Maryland School Assessments. According to the Public schools official 88.4% of all elementary schools proficient or higher on maths in the Assessments while 90.5 performed likewise on the reading test. At the middle school level, 78.8% scored proficient or higher on maths with 89% going on that level on reading. Out of 131 elementary schools in Montgomery County 103 met the testing targets. 22 county’s middle schools out of 38 met their targets too.

County school officials were glad to observe that the achievement gap between black and white students continues to narrow. Similar development was observed in Hispanic and white students.

But the matter of concern is that the percentage of third graders who scored high or proficient dropped from 88.9 to 87.4. That was the largest decline of any grade and subject measured by the exams, which test third-through eighth-grade students in reading and maths. The things worsened as the scores for two other groups also dropped.

The disparity between county averages and scores were greatest at Neelsville Middle and Forest Oak Middle in eighth grade maths. Both the mentioned schools are on the state watch list of the schools in need of improvement.

Parkland Middle in Rockville, a county school has managed to score enough to come off the state list of schools needing improvement.

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