Maurice J. McDonough High School is located in Pomfret, MD and is one of 8 high schools in Charles County Public Schools School District. It is a public school that serves 1256 students in grades 9-12.
Maurice J. McDonough High School did not make AYP in 2011. Under No Child Left Behind, a school makes Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if it achieves the minimum levels of improvement determined by the state of Maryland in terms of student performance and other accountability measures. See Maurice J. McDonough High School's test results to learn more about school performance.
I currently go to mcdonough and think its a great school once you get comfortable. Sometimes the kids can be loud and distracting and the teachers will punish you for 1 or 2 people, but alot of schools do that. Also another draw back is that the halls are extremely crowded and the social aspect is kind of complicated. If your planning on moving here from a different area (like i moved here from pg) people tend to act different i guess you can say mature and everyone has their little clicks formed which made it really hard for me in 9th grade but i evntually started to blend. Some of the students who go there constantly say how much they hate mcdonough and how small it is blah blah blah so school spirit is a big thing that needs to be handle. Aside from that myteachers are geniuses! Like seriously my biology know everything about everything you can ask him any question. He has the greatest stories and my math teacher is hilarious. The teachers are (for the most part) interesting knowledgable individuals
by a Current Student
on Nov 12, 2011
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In 2011, Maurice J. McDonough High School had 25% of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch programs. Maryland had 40% of eligible students for free or reduced price lunch programs. Eligibility for the National School Lunch Program is based on family income levels.
Student Ethnicity (2011)
Two or More Races
American Indian/Alaskan Native
Charles County Public Schools District Spending
The Charles County Public Schools spends $12,299 per pupil in current expenditures. The district spends 57% on instruction, 38% on support services, 5% on other elementary and secondary expenditures. More about Charles County Public Schools District
In 2011, Maurice J. McDonough High School had 19 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Maryland average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
The Maryland High School Assessment program (HSA) includes annual tests used to measure a student's mastery of the state's grade-level academic standards.
Which Grades and Subjects?
High School students are assessed upon completion of courses in English 2, Algebra, Biology, and Government.
How is it Scored?
Students receive a scaled score for each test. Passing scores for the HSA are 412 for Algebra, 400 for Biology, 394 for Government and 396 for English 2. The percentage of students to score at or above the proficient level are shown here. Starting with the class of 2009, students must pass all tests to graduate.
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