Watkins Mill High School

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Watkins Mill High School
10301 Apple Ridge Road
Gaithersburg, Maryland, 20879
United States
Coordinates 39°11′1″N 77°12′58″W / 39.18361°N 77.21611°W / 39.18361; -77.21611Coordinates: 39°11′1″N 77°12′58″W / 39.18361°N 77.21611°W / 39.18361; -77.21611
Type Public
Established 1989
School district Montgomery County Public Schools
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1449 (2013-14)
Campus Suburban
Color(s)      Blue
Nickname Wolverines
Rival Clarksburg
Newspaper The Current

Watkins Mill High School is located in Gaithersburg, an incorporated city in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States.

The school is named after the Watkins family who owned a mill on the property. The school's colors are orange and blue. Watkins Mill is home to such programs as the International Baccalaureate Program and Academy of Finance. Watkins Mill is part of the Montgomery County Public Schools system. The vice principals are Charles Feamster, Cary Dimmick, and Kiera Bodden. The school opened in 1989 at 269,706 ft² with a 28,140 ft² addition in 1994 and a 3,733 ft² in 1999 with 300 ft² of renovation. The school now encompasses 301,579 ft².


According to the Montgomery County Public Schools regulatory accountability report, the demographic breakdown of students is:[1]


  • African American: 37.5%
  • Hispanic: 36%
  • White: 12.6%
  • Asian: 9.6%
  • American Indian/Alaska native: <5%
  • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific islander: <5%


  • Students receiving free and reduced-price meals (FARMS): 50.1%
  • English for speakers of other languages (ESOL): 9.1%
  • Students receiving special education services: 12.9%


Watkins Mill High School offers the following sports:[2]

  • Baseball (boys)
  • Basketball (boys & girls)
  • Bocce (coed)
  • Cheerleading (coed)
  • Cross Country (boys & girls)
  • Field Hockey (girls)
  • Football (boys)
  • Golf (coed)
  • Indoor Track (boys & girls)
  • Lacrosse (boys & girls)
  • Poms (girls)
  • Soccer (boys & girls)
  • Softball (girls)
  • Swim & Dive (boys & girls)
  • Tennis (boys & girls)
  • Track & Field (boys & girls)
  • Volleyball (boys & girls)(boys & girls)
  • Wrestling (boys)

The school mascot is Wally the Wolverine.

In 2011, Watkins Mill won the 3A Maryland boys state soccer title.[3]

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