Walter Johnson High School is a high school in Bethesda, Maryland. It is in Montgomery County. It has 2289 students and 125 teachers and serves grades 9-12.
This school received an overall grade of A+. Compared to other state schools Walter Johnson High School scores are significantly above average. The school ranks 5 for high schools in Montgomery County and 13 in the state, when compared to similar schools.
The school data used in our grading is collected by the U.S. Department of Education and state boards of education. Grades for safety, academics and learning environment are calculated with these data. The overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. Our methodology page has details on our grading system.
Standardized test results and SAT participation, among other data points, are used to calculate the academic score for a high school. For academics, Walter Johnson High School performs above average when compared to other high schools in Maryland and earned the grade of A for this measure.
To evaluate the learning environment at a school we look at a variety of factors such as teacher certifications, experience and chronic absenteeism. For learning environment, Walter Johnson High School performs slightly above average when compared to other high schools in Maryland and earned the grade of B+ for this measure.
A school’s safety score is calculated by inspecting data such as a suspension rates and physical altercations. Walter Johnson High School earned a grade of A+ for safety. For this measure, this school is significantly above average when compared to other high schools in Maryland.
The demographics of the student body at Walter Johnson High School are summarized below. A school’s demographics play no part in determining its score.
A+ School - Only the top 5% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A+ School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent the top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.
Below are high schools nearest to Walter Johnson High School. Use the table to compare The School Review’s grades for each of the nearby schools. To get a full list of schools in Bethesda, visit the Bethesda, Maryland schools page.
|School||Overall Grade||Academic Results||Learning Enviroment||School Safety|
|1||Winston Churchill High School||A+||A+||B-||A+|
|2||Walt Whitman High School||A+||A+||B+||A+|
|3||Albert Einstein High School||B||C+||B||A+|
|4||Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School||A||A||A-||A+|
|5||Richard Montgomery High School||A-||A-||B||A+|
At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.
We rank high schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of high schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics using indicators of college readiness and likelihood of future college enrollment. These measures include the percent of students enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate course and the percent of students taking the SAT or ACT. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, and chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.