School Details

William H. Farquhar Middle School

16915 Batchellors Forest Rd, Olney, MD 20832
(301) 924-3100
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 635 students 16 students/teacher (MD avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

86%
79%
77%
93%
89%
84%

Maryland School Assessment (MSA)

In 2011-2012 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Montgomery County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
80%
73%
97%
91%
85%

Maryland School Assessment (MSA)

In 2011-2012 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Montgomery County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
75%
67%
94%
88%
81%
84%
78%
71%

Maryland School Assessment (MSA)

In 2011-2012 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Montgomery County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

William H. Farquhar Middle School is a public middle school in Silver Spring. 635 children attend William H. Farquhar Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 2% of the William H. Farquhar Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 12% of the 635 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at William H. Farquhar Middle School is 16:1. St. Peter's School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 49% 39%
Multiracial 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 22% 23%
Asian/Pacific Islander 16% 15%
Asian 13% %
Hispanic 11% 22%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 12% 27%
Limited English proficiency 2% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Farquhar is a wonderful school. Caring teachers and the best Principal around. We were new when my son started 6th grade here and he loves it. I love it too and am thrilled we picked this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    the teachers are awesome the lunch food stinks. but other than that it is ok

  • (6 years ago)

    My son loved his middle school years at this school. I feel like he was extremely prepared for high school. Students well behaved and respectful. The new principal is excellent. Parent involvement is high. My only complaint would be the overcontrolling PTA. I joined and listed my name on several things I was willing to volunteer for. I was never called. The same people want to control everything. Better ideas for fundraising needed. Overall however excellent school and teachers.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am very satisfied with the quality. My child fells like she was in a private school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I absolutely love this school. There is a great academic skills great teachers specially Mr. Green in 6th grade he has wonderful teaching skills.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love Mr. Murphy. He is the bes principal i ever had in my whole entire life. Excellent principal!

  • (6 years ago)

    Excellent principal and teachers. All are up-to-date on academics and dealing with the kids especially in todays society. A++

  • (9 years ago)

    From 2002-2005 the school has improved because of the new administrative team and new creative staff. The parents are more involved with decision making and students are supported in many of their classes. The music department is very strong and there are many opportunities for all students in the school's after-school activities program.

See all reviews on GreatSchools

Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

Nearby

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools