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Richard Montgomery High School

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Posted September 5, 2012

This is an amazing school. Throughout middle school, I had headgear and glasses, everyone made fun of me, and I absolutely hated it. But, then I got into the IB program at RM. Never have I been part of such a wonderful peer group, or had such amazing teachers as I do here. Everyone is kind and motivated-- the only peer pressure I've experienced is 100% positive. There is a club for EVERYONE. No matter what you're interests are, I'm sure you can find friends here. And don't even get me started on the teachers! I hated school. Flat out hated it. But here, learning isn't just memorization. It's an enlightening and inspiring process. The teachers here are the teachers that train other teachers how to teach IB, because they truly are some of the best in the country. ESPECIALLY Ms. FInn. I'm so happy I came to this school. It completely changed my life.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 4, 2011

My son graduated from RM in 2011. He had a great experience and was involved in a lot of extracurricular activities. The student body is very diverse and there are lots of clubs and cover a broad range of interests.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

We are very happy with RMHS for our child. They have excellent teachers and counsellors who take time to talk to the parents and understand the child's concern and give appropriate suggestions which would best help the improve the performance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2009

We have been very pleased with RM. The school functions well, the teachers are excellent, and the new building is fantastic. The education my kids have received is top notch, the PTSA get parents very involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2008

It seems to me that a lot of people think RM is great, but I have to say that is not ture. There are some good people in the school, but the leadership of the school does not have enough ability to manage RM. They basically just keep the school running. They do not have any visions for the future. The new building does not even have a courtyard. The school does not have a lot of spirit and hardly gives studnents any inspritions. Perheps it's because Crassco put toomuch energy into his 'side business'. I'm glad he got fired because of it. I hope the new principal will bring something new into RM,such as honesty, a more friendly atomosphere and insprition into the most historical public school in the county.(Carrasco's the former principal of RMHS)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2008

AMAZING SCHOOL! The teachers are really encouraging, helpful, and supportive. Also, many different paths are available including IB, MYP, Honors, AP, etc. Overall, great learning evnvironment especially with the new upgrades.


Posted December 18, 2006

I am currently a junior at RMHS, and I think it is overall a pretty good school. My teachers have always been very supportive of me and open to my questions. There is a little hostility between the teachers and administration, but it doesn't hamper education at all. The school is very safe, with the school's security officers and at least one armed police officer on campus during the day, and Montgomery County PD headquarters only about 4 blocks away. Parents are heavily involved via the PTA, and there are more than enough extracurricular activities, so no one should have trouble finding a club/sport they're interested in. The only very negative thing about the school is the building. Ceilings leak, paint peels, and some bathrooms are missing a toilet or two, among other problems. However, the new RM should open in time for school to start there in August 2007.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 17, 2006

I have been thrilled with the caliber of the instructors at RM. My sons were given a top-quality education by teachers who love what they do and recognize students who exhibit strong morals and value education. RM far-surpassed my expectations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2006

The teachers here are truly extraordinary. These people are extremely dedicated to their students in and out of the classroom. The students are bright, motivated and bring their quirky interests to the drama club, to the literary magazine, and to a variety of student-run organizations on campus. A significant proportion of graduating seniors enter top universities in the fall but there is a good deal of academic competition and stress in the life of a Richard Montgomery student--you should keep this in mind particularly if your child is considering the IB Program.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2005

Richard Montgomery High School has empowered my son. The building might be in need of upgrades ( an new school is being built at this time) but it is what goes on inside that matters. It is an excellent school where students learn to excel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2005

The teachers overall are average with a few who are the worst I have ever had. The building is falling apart and the tennis court is broken, the field goal post sunk into the ground. There was mold in my french classroom. The quality of the building is abhorrent and not an acceptable learning environment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 22, 2004

The IB program is fantastic! Truly a unique experience with teachers who care about their students and go the extra mile. The non-IB classes are not bad as well.
—Submitted by a former student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Algebra

The state average for Algebra was 84% in 2013.

468 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

493 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
English II

The state average for English II was 83% in 2013.

507 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland High School Assessments (HSA) to test students in English 2, Algebra, and Biology upon completion of each course. The HSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. Students are required to pass the tests in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 32% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 26% 6%
Hispanic 22% 12%
Black 15% 35%
Two or more races 5% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

Visual arts
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Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • French
  • Spanish

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  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Transportation options
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  • Gym
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  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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250 Richard Montgomery Dr
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: (301) 610-8000

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