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Watkins Mill High School

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Type  Public
Grades  9–12
Campus  Suburban
Newspaper  The Current
Established  1989
Enrollment  1449 (2013-14)
Phone  +1 301-284-4400
Colors  Blue, Orange
School district  Montgomery County Public Schools
Address  10301 Apple Ridge Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20886, USA
District  Montgomery County Public Schools
Similar  Montgom Blair High School, Our Lady Of Good Counsel, The Avalon School, Bullis School, Georgeto Preparato School

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


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 vice principals are Charles Feamster, Cary Dimmick, and Kiera Bodden. 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.


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


  • African American: 37.5%
  • Hispanic: 36%
  • Non-Hispanic White: 12.6%
  • Asian: 9.6%
  • American Indian/Alaska native: <5%
  • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific islander: <5%
  • Services

  • Students receiving free and reduced-price meals (FARMS): 50.1%
  • English for speakers of other languages (ESOL): 9.1%
  • Students receiving special education services: 12.9%
  • Sports

    Watkins Mill High School offers the following sports:

    The school mascot is Wally the Wolverine.

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

    Notable alumni

  • Justin Carter (born 1987) basketball player for Maccabi Kiryat Gat of the Israeli Premier League
  • Paul Rabil attended Watkins Mill during his freshman year.
  • References

    Watkins Mill High School Wikipedia

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