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Poolesville High School earns US News #1 ranking again!

Montgomery County continues to attract visitors and new residents to the region. And Poolesville is one of the top Montgomery County locations for homebuyers, particularly those with school-aged children. The exceptional school system was recognized recently as Poolesville High School earns US News #1 ranking again for “Best Public High School in Maryland”. The Montgomery County school has consistently placed high in this list.

And that’s no small feat, PHS was chosen for the #1 spot from a field of 263 high schools among 25 school districts throughout Maryland.

Why is Poolesville High School ranked #1 in Maryland?

Wonder why Poolesville High School earns US News #1 ranking consistently? 

The academics continue to show Poolesville’s commitment to excellence, demonstrated by these statistics:

  • 86%  of the students took at least one Advanced Placement (AP) exam.
  • 80% passed at least one AP exam.
  • 84% demonstrated a high level of reading proficiency.
  • 77% demonstrated a high level of science proficiency.
  • The graduation rate is at least 95%.

Overall, Poolesville High School received a near-perfect score of 99.21 by US News & World Report. They scrutinized so many factors that relate to a school’s academic excellence.

In addition to being rated tops among Best Public High Schools in Maryland, PHS was also included on the national ranking: 140th among 17,680 high schools in the entire country!

Other experts agree: Poolesville High School is A+

US News & World Report isn’t the only media to recognize the quality of PHS. Look at these other accolades for our local high school in Poolesville.

GreatSchools graded PHS a “10”, recognizing the school’s high performance in preparing their students for college, the high enrollment in advanced courses, exemplary test scores, availability of advanced courses (Advanced Placement, STEM, World Language), and large percentage of experienced teachers. 

Niche gave Poolesville High School an “A+” for an overall grade, citing excellence in Academics, Teachers, College Prep, Diversity, and Administration. These high marks earned Poolesville High School the following recognition from Niche:

The Washington Post concurs, rating Poolesville High School #1 for Best High School in Tri-State Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC.

More excellence to come

Already #1 on the list of Best Public High Schools in Maryland, Poolesville High School is getting even better. The high school was built originally in several phases, beginning in 1951. Over the years, the facilities have become somewhat outdated. A renovation and expansion is underway, readying the school for more students, facilities, programs, flexibility, and security.

  • The building will accommodate 1,500 students, with planned additions to have room for 300 more.
  • The school will be organized around 4 hubs, including learning communities, gathering, support spaces, and dining.
  • Outdoor spaces include secured outdoor learning, recreation, a furnished courtyard, covered dining terrace, and detached greenhouse.
  • Flexible classroom and laboratory spaces will allow the school to incorporate evolving programs.
  • Energy efficiency is a strong component of the expansion, which is aimed at becoming a Net Zero Energy ready building.

When all is said and done—with completion expected for January 2025—the project will have renovated 60,800 square feet and added 149,900 square feet of new construction.

Live well in Poolesville

The news that Poolesville High School earns US News #1 ranking again reinforces one of the many benefits of living here. Being an easy commute to DC and Bethesda, offering the natural beauty of open spaces and the close knit small town environment make living in Poolesville a popular choice.

Kettler Forlines Homes is providing an opportunity to make the most of it all. Our new community, Foxwood Crossing, is elevating your choice of new homes for sale in Poolesville to an even higher standard. This unique neighborhood will consist of only 5 luxury homes, spread across 13 acres. We chose to create larger yards rather than develop more homes within this space. The homesites range from 2.12 to 3.2 acres, and the area is encircled (and protected) by forest conservation land. These wooded acres provide a natural privacy barrier that residents will appreciate.

The floor plans for Foxwood Crossing provide a choice of exclusive home designs, including our popular single-level home, The Bradley I, a spacious ranch with 3,530 to 4,510 square feet of smartly positioned living space, with up to 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, and the option of a completely finished basement.

Kettler Forlines Homes also offers a carefully curated portfolio of multi-story floor plans for the luxury homes at Foxwood Crossing. From 5,190 to nearly 8,000 square feet, these designs provide the expansive spaces, exquisite details, and quality craftsmanship that comes from nearly half a century of building distinctive homes in Montgomery County. 

Explore the multigenerational living option

With the quality education provided here, Poolesville is a smart choice for families. If you’re closing in on sending your children to Poolesville High School and on to college, you might want to think about creating living spaces that work with multiple generations of adults.

Every Kettler Forlines Homes plan includes the option of adding a suite that is so feature-rich we call it a “family guest house” even though the space is connected to the home.

This multigenerational residence includes:

  • Separate, private entrance
  • Large bedroom with the option of adding a fireplace and wet bar
  • Living/dining area
  • Kitchenette
  • Full bath
  • Laundry closet

Your college student will love coming home and feeling independent while you can still watch over their wellbeing.

You might also be reaching the point where aging parents are ready to come live with you. The family guest house gives everyone the privacy, living space, and freedom they want and need.

Foxwood Crossing is already move-in ready.

Kettler Forlines Homes is already building in Foxwood Crossing. Our new homes for sale in Poolesville include a completed 7-bedroom estate home at 17225 Tom Fox Avenue on 3.2 acres and a 7-bedroom residence under construction at 17221 Tom Fox Avenue on 2.29 acres.

We invite you to learn more about the quality of life in Poolesville and Montgomery County, which must include a visit to Foxwood Crossing. Reach out to George Neill (301-807-8266) to schedule a personal tour of a one-of-a-kind neighborhood so you can make the smart choice for moving to Poolesville.

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