Damascus school information

IndexDamascusMarylandNational
Average Test Scores54%41%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:116:116:1
Total public schools51,16379,221
Total private schools167424,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1127,963
The Damascus, MD educational system consists of 5 public schools, 1 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Damascus public schools have average test scores of 54% which is 29% higher than than the Maryland average and 9% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Damascus public schools is 16:1, compared to 16:1 in Maryland and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 91.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 90.6% have completed high school, 47.5% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 4.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Damascus are 9% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 5 public schools in Damascus.
  • 91.0% of people in Damascus have completed 8th grade.
  • 90.6% of people in Damascus have completed high school.
  • 47.5% of people in Damascus have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Damascus

IndexDamascusMarylandNational
Completed 8th grade91.0%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school90.6%86.5%83.0%
Completed some college74.4%64.2%59.4%
Completed associate degree54.3%44.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors47.5%38.4%30.3%
Completed masters19.8%17.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.0%5.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.4%2.5%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Damascus (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
North Potomac, MD24,14876%53%
Urbana, MD10,87274%50%
Linganore, MD9,39570%43%
Eldersburg, MD31,89270%42%
Ashton-Sandy Spring, MD6,02469%40%
Damascus, MD15,55454%9%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Adelphi, MD15,55417%66%
Susanville, CA15,55532%35%
Pacific Grove, CA15,54661%25%
Brunswick, ME15,56449%1%
La Marque, TX15,56753%8%
Damascus, MD15,55454%9%
Source: The Damascus, MD education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.