Watkins Mill High School

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Watkins Mill High School
Address
10301 Apple Ridge Road

,
20879

United States
Coordinates 39°11′1″N77°12′58″W / 39.18361°N 77.21611°W / 39.18361; -77.21611 Coordinates: 39°11′1″N77°12′58″W / 39.18361°N 77.21611°W / 39.18361; -77.21611
Information
Type Public
Established1989
School district Montgomery County Public Schools
PrincipalCarol Goddard
Grades9–12
Enrollment1,660 [1]  (2016–17)
Campus Suburban
Color(s)     Blue
     Orange
Nickname Wolverines
NewspaperThe Current
Website

Watkins Mill High School is located in Gaithersburg, an incorporated city in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Gaithersburg, Maryland City in Maryland, United States

Gaithersburg, officially the City of Gaithersburg, is a city in Montgomery County, Maryland. At the time of the 2010 U.S. Census, Gaithersburg had a population of 59,933, making it the fourth largest incorporated city in the state, behind Baltimore, Frederick, and Rockville. Gaithersburg is located to the northwest of Washington, D.C., and is considered a suburb and a primary city within the Washington–Arlington–Alexandria, DC–VA–MD–WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. Gaithersburg was incorporated as a town in 1878 and as a city in 1968.

Montgomery County, Maryland County in Maryland

Montgomery County is the most populous county in the U.S. state of Maryland, located adjacent to Washington, D.C. As of the 2010 census, the county's population was 971,777, increasing by 8.3% to an estimated 1,052,567 in 2018. The county seat and largest municipality is Rockville, although the census-designated place of Germantown is the most populous place. Montgomery County is included in the Washington–Arlington–Alexandria, DC–VA–MD–WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, which in turn forms part of the Baltimore–Washington Combined Statistical Area. Most of the county's residents live in unincorporated locales, of which the most built up are Silver Spring and Bethesda, although the incorporated cities of Rockville and Gaithersburg are also large population centers, as are many smaller but significant places.

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The school is named after the Watkins family, who owned a mill on the property. The school's colors are orange and blue. Watkins Mill is home to such programs as the International Baccalaureate Program, PLTW, and Academy of Finance. Watkins Mill is part of the Montgomery County Public Schools system. The principal is Carol Goddard. [2] The school opened in 1989 at 269,706 ft² with a 28,140 ft² addition in 1994 and a 3,733 ft² in 1999 with 300 ft² of renovation. The school now encompasses 301,579 ft².

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is a public school district that serves Montgomery County, Maryland. With 206 schools, it is the largest school district in the state of Maryland, and the 14th largest in the United States. For the 2017–2018 school year, the district had 13,094 teachers, 86.4 percent of whom had a master’s degree or equivalent, serving 161,936 students at its 205 schools. In 2010, MCPS was awarded a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The county spends approximately half of its annual budget on its public school system. The Board of Education includes a student member who has full voting rights, except in certain cases. The superintendent of schools is Dr. Jack R. Smith.

Demographics

According to the Montgomery County Public Schools regulatory accountability report, the demographic breakdown of students is: [1]

Ethnicity

Services

Sports

Watkins Mill High School offers the following sports: [3]

The school mascot is Wally the Wolverine.

In 2011, Watkins Mill won the 3A Maryland boys state soccer title. [4]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Watkins Mill High School - #545" (PDF). Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  2. "About Us" . Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  3. Watkins Mill High School Wolverines Montgomery Village MD - Home Page
  4. "2014 MPSSAA Fall Record Book" (PDF). MPSSAA. p. 51. Retrieved 11 June 2014.