Montgomery County is the largest and richest county in suburban Washington, DC and one of the nation’s five richest counties. Property taxes are near the highest in the country. So the schools are great, right? Wrong.
The 2021 Montgomery County, Maryland public schools Grade 3 English Language Arts (ELA) Proficiency scores are in, and they look like this:
According to the Census Bureau, Montgomery has per pupil spending of $16,697, ranking eighth highest among the country’s 100 largest school districts. That’s a hefty price to pay for failure.
Money can’t buy love or good public schools.