Montgomery County schools is working with polling firm Gallup to measure hope, engagement and well-being among students. Educators and experts say that students who possess these social and emotional qualities do better in school and are more likely to do well in college and their future careers.

Montgomery County students took the Gallup Student Poll for the first time in October 2012, with school officials aiming to use results from the coming school year to measure trends for the first time.

Here is a look at the most and least hopeful schools based on data from 2012. The Gallup poll measures hope on a 1-5 scale, with five being the highest.

More detailed individual student results — including data on engagement and well-being — are available here.

Most Hopeful Schools

Bannockburn Elementary School

Westover Elementary School

Ritchie Park Elementary School

Cannon Road Elementary School

Highland Elementary School

Bethesda Elementary School

Glenallan Elementary School

Cold Spring Elementary School

Belmont Elementary School

Sherwood Elementary School

Least hopeful schools

Washington Grove Elementary School

Viers Mill Elementary School

Lake Seneca Elementary School

John F. Kennedy High School

Einstein High School

Arcola Elementary School

Harmony Hills Elementary School

Northwood High School

Candlewood Elementary School

Springbrook High School

Most Hopeful Middle Schools

Robert Frost Middle School

Thomas W. Pyle Middle School

Takoma Park Middle School

Herbert Hoover Middle School

Westland Middle School

Lakelands Park Middle School

Cabin John Middle School

William H. Farquhar Middle School

John T. Baker Middle School

Rocky Hill Middle School

Least Hopeful Middle Schools

Loiederman Middle School

Montgomery Village Middle School

Sligo Middle School

Newport Mill Middle School

Francis Scott Key Middle School

Forest Oak Middle School

Argyle Middle School

Julius West Middle School

White Oak Middle School

Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School

Most Hopeful High Schools

Churchill High School

Wootton High School

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School

Whitman High School

Quince Orchard High School

Montgomery Blair High School

Poolesville High School

Walter Johnson High School

Sherwood High School

Northwest High School

Least Hopeful High Schools

John F. Kennedy High School

Einstein High School

Northwood High School

Springbrook High School

Watkins Mill High School

Magruder High School

Gaithersburg High School

Seneca Valley High School

Rockville High School

Clarksburg High School

Paint Branch High School