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Student Population = 2,300 


  • 2,000 newspapers distributed every TWO weeks = 16 total issues per year = FIVE issues more than any other MCPS high school
  • Newspaper wins national awards annually, including the Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Medal – newspaper is highly respected and widely read by students, school staff and parents
  • Newspaper sent to every other MCPS high school


  • Wealthy, Attentive, High-Achieving STUDENT Population
  • Free and Reduced Meals Rate = 5.5% 

(among lowest in MCPS, wealth indicator)

  • Attendance Rate = greater than 95%
  • Dropout Rate = less than 5%
  • Graduation Rate = greater than 95%
  • Suspension Rate = less than 3%


  • Wealthy, Highly Educated PARENT Population
  • 78% have higher than a high school degree, 31% have graduate or professional degree
  • 37% have income over $100,000




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