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About This School

Watkins Mill Elementary School is a public elementary school in Montgomery Village. 592 children attend Watkins Mill Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 29% of the Watkins Mill Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 58% of the 592 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Watkins Mill Elementary School is 14:1. Stedwick Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 8% 39%
Multiracial 7% %
Hispanic 39% 22%
Black, non-Hispanic 35% 23%
Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 15%
Asian 11% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58% 27%
Limited English proficiency 29% 12%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    This is my daughters first year at this school and i hate it... My kids have gone to multiple schools throughout montgomery county and this is by far my least favorite.. The office staff and her teacher do not know how communicate with parents

  • (9 months ago)

    My daughter went to this school and she enjoyed it. We also met with teachers time to time and we got good feedback from teachers.

  • (1 year ago)

    Watkins Mill Elementary is a great school. The staff are caring and have always been responsive to any questions or concerns that I have had. The PTA has become more active in the last few years and with a little more parent involvement could be very successful.

  • (2 years ago)

    My child had a great K experience but when she got to 1st grade it just seemed like her teacher did not really want to be there. Very disappointing. The school leadership also leaves a lot to be desired.

  • (3 years ago)

    My child went to Watkins Mill Elementary and she loved it. We have moved all over the local area and have had school with in walking distance and I wouldnt take her out of the school because i have notice the great education that she has resived thanks to the great teachers there that made a diffrefrence. There might have been a few downs but they make sure everything gets better as soon as possible.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is over burdened the majority of the community is not involved with their children or the school. A lot of the teachers care but can't possibly handle all of the issues the kids have. This school is a sad example of what happens when parents aren't involved in their childrens education.

  • (3 years ago)

    Most of the teachers in the school should retire.They are not intrested in making a difference in the community.They seem tired and burnt out. THIS IS A TITLE 1 SCHOOL!!

  • (4 years ago)

    I love Watkins Mill Elementary School because the staff love our children and treat them with respect and encourage them to learn.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love how they have the NO KIDS LEFT BEHIND program. It's wonderful how they try to get the parents and children involved as much as possible.

  • (7 years ago)

    My child attended Watkins Mill for two years. There are serious safety issues that arise from the majority of unsupervised lower economic status children. We moved out of the school district due to these issues.

  • (9 years ago)

    My child goes to Watkins Mill Elementary School and really loves it. She had a kindergarten teacher last year that was extremely knowledgable firm and kind. They participated in many field trips (Zoo Pumpkin Patch Children's Museum etc.) This year her 1st grade teacher is just as good. We are really pleased with the leadership of the principal and the education provided especially in the area of reading. WMES won a reading award last year. They strongly encourage parent participation and make parents feel very welcome. My daughter has now started participating in Bar-T after school and loves it there too. The director is extremely professional and is very aware of the children's needs. I would say WMES is the best. We love it.

  • (10 years ago)

    Our children have attended Watkins Mill since kindergarten and we wouldn't put them in any other school. There is a real community feeling about Watkins Mill and a sense that everyone there is looking out for our children. The caliber of the teachers is very high and the school deserves praise for the level of education our children are receiving.

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