Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland)
|Montgomery County Public Schools|
850 Hungerford Drive|
Rockville, Maryland, 20850
|Type||Public / suburban school district|
|Superintendent||Dr. Jack R. Smith|
|Students and staff|
Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is a public school district that serves Montgomery County, Maryland. With 206 schools, it is the largest school district in Maryland and the 14th largest in the United States. As of the 2017–2018 school year, the district had 13,094 teachers serving 161,546 students at 205 schools. In 2010, MCPS was awarded a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The county spends approximately half of its annual budget to its public school system. The Montgomery County Public Schools had an approved annual budget of $2.517 billion for the 2018 fiscal year, a 2.6% increase from the 2017 annual budget of $2.46 billion. The Board of Education includes a student member who has full voting rights, except in certain cases. The superintendent of schools is Dr. Jack R. Smith.
Until 1860, private schools existed in Montgomery County for those who could afford an education. Montgomery County Public Schools was established in 1860 for white children. The school system got off to a shaky start—the Civil War caused local schools to be disabled, vandalized and closed. Depredations by both Union and Confederate armies caused schools to close in 1862 and they didn't reopen until 1864.
In 1872, the Maryland State Assembly appropriated state money so there could be schools for children of color and the county established a segregated school system.
In 1892, Rockville High School opened; it later was named Richard Montgomery High School. The high school is the oldest in the county. The first class of 12 seniors graduated in 1897.
In the 1900s, the school budget started to see the effects of suburban growth. In 1908, there were 6,483 students and a budget of $76,000. The school system saw even more growth in 1912 after the U.S. Congress passed a "non-resident" law that excluded Montgomery County school children from enrolling in Washington, D.C., schools, which were known for their higher quality. By 1921, the school budget had grown to more than $316,000.
Edwin W. Broome, who was superintendent 1916–1953, combined one-room schoolhouses into multi-room operations at the beginning of his tenure, reducing the number of schools from 108 to 66 by 1949. At that point, school enrollment was over 22,000. When Broome took the job, there were five high schools, all upcounty. He built two secondary schools for Silver Spring and two for Bethesda, and also pushed high schools to add the 12th grade.
In the early 1950s, elementary students of color attended one of four elementary schools—Linden, Ken-Gar, Takoma Park, and River Road—all of which were considered substandard. Older students of color attended Lincoln Junior High School and Carver High School in Rockville. Montgomery County was the one of the first seven counties in Maryland to desegregate its public schools, which it did in September 1955 following the ruling by the United States Supreme Court that ordered desegregation of all schools in the nation. Montgomery County completed desegregation of its schools in 1960–1961.
In 1961, the school system had 85,000 students and a $70 million budget, and had become the largest system in the Washington suburbs.
Enrollment topped out around 126,000 in the mid-1970s and dropped to below 100,000 in 1980, causing some schools to close. Enrollment continued to decline through the mid-1980s. However, with more than 96,000 students and 13,000 staff members in 155 schools in 1986, the school system was still one of the 20 largest in the nation. Enrollment was back over 100,000 by 1990.
Dr. Paul L. Vance became the county's first black superintendent in 1991, when there were 107,000 students and 174 schools. When he left in 1999, MCPS had 129,000 students in 185 schools. Over the next 10 years, enrollment grew to more than 150,000.
The Smondrowski amendment
On November 11, 2014, the Board approved an amendment introduced by Rebecca Smondrowski to modify the school calendar to delete all references to religious holidays such as Christmas, Easter, Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah. The amendment was in response to requests by an interfaith organization called Equality for Eid which asked that the listing for the Muslim holiday Eid Al-Adha be listed alongside Yom Kippur, which occurred on the same day.
The Smondrowski amendment received both national and international attention. Criticism of the amendment came from a variety of sources, including Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett, and Congressman John Delaney.
The MCPS student population has continued to grow over the years. The district saw a record enrollment at the start of the 2017-2018 school year.
Graduates from the class of 2018 earned $364.4 million in college scholarships, an increase of more than $14 million over the previous year.
In April 2018, College Board and Project Lead the Way awarded more than 3,000 students in the U.S. for their accomplishments in the 2016-2017 academic year. Compared to other school districts, MCPS had the most students who’d earned the AP + PLTW Student Achievements, followed by districts in Illinois and Texas and Howard County Public Schools in Maryland. Wheaton High School, which focuses on project-based learning, had the second-most students with the achievement, behind Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Illinois.
Every high school offers courses linked to a variety of careers. A program implemented at Magruder High School in 2018-2019 will allow students to get a head start on careers in aviation. 
List of schools
Point maps for all Montgomery County public schools referenced by elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and for each of the school clusters are published by Connected Communities Newswire.
|School name||City or community||Opening date||Students||FTE teachers||Student / staff ratio||Low grade||High grade||Old and existing square footage||Current and proposed square footage||Specialty|
|Arcola Elementary School||Wheaton||2007||467||40.4||9.1||Prekindergarten||5th grade||85,469|
|Ashburton Elementary School||Bethesda||1957||910||42.7||9.9||Prekindergarten||5th grade||65,363||81,143|
|Bannockburn Elementary School||Bethesda||1957||349||23.6||12.5||Kindergarten||5th grade||54,234|
|Beall Elementary School||Rockville||1954||647||41.4||12.4||Prekindergarten||5th grade||79,477|
|Bel Pre Elementary School||Silver Spring||1968||477||42.6||9.0||Prekindergarten||2nd grade||52,163||59,031|
|Bells Mill Elementary School||Potomac||1968||403||26.0||13.0||Prekindergarten||5th grade||37,871||76,100|
|Belmont Elementary School||Olney||1974||383||25.1||12.5||Kindergarten||5th grade||49,279|
|Bethesda Elementary School||Bethesda||1952||504||33.2||11.0||Kindergarten||5th grade||45,428||62,557|
|Beverly Farms Elementary School||Potomac||1965||588||36.5||13.0||Kindergarten||5th grade||58,397|
|Bradley Hills Elementary School||Bethesda||1951||456||28.1||13.7||Kindergarten||5th grade||36,919||42,368|
|Broad Acres Elementary School||Silver Spring||1952||485||44.0||9.1||Prekindergarten||5th grade||66,693||88,922|
|Brooke Grove Elementary School||Olney||1990||403||30.9||9.3||Kindergarten||5th grade||72,582|
|Brookhaven Elementary School||Rockville||1961||385||41.1||7.1||Prekindergarten||5th grade||53,261||60,399|
|Brown Station Elementary School||Gaithersburg||1969||397||30.7||10.2||Prekindergarten||5th grade||58,338|
|Burning Tree Elementary School||Bethesda||1958||496||33.2||10.5||Kindergarten||5th grade||60,848||68,119|
|Burnt Mills Elementary School||Silver Spring||1964||364||29.7||9.3||Prekindergarten||5th grade||57,318||Partial Spanish Dual Language Immersion Program (grades K–5)|
|Burtonsville Elementary School||Burtonsville||1952||626||38.8||13.9||Kindergarten||5th grade||71,349|
|Candlewood Elementary School||Rockville||1968||330||22.7||12.4||Kindergarten||5th grade||48,543|
|Cannon Road Elementary School||Silver Spring||1967||402||33.0||8.4||Prekindergarten||5th grade||44,839|
|Captain James E. Daly, Jr. Elementary School||Germantown||1989||558||45.3||9.8||Prekindergarten||5th grade||78,210|
|Carderock Springs Elementary School||Bethesda||1966||299||18.8||12.8||Kindergarten||5th grade||32,639||55,783|
|Cashell Elementary School||Rockville||1969||284||21.1||9.6||Kindergarten||5th grade||42,860||56,300|
|Cedar Grove Elementary School||Germantown||1960||555||35.7||13.8||Kindergarten||5th grade||57,037|
|Chevy Chase Elementary School||Chevy Chase||1936||446||30.3||11.8||3rd grade||6th grade||61,037||70,976||Center Magnet Program for the Highly Gifted (grades 4–5); Math, Science, and Computer Technology Program|
|Clarksburg Elementary School||Clarksburg||1952||309||23.7||10.3||Kindergarten||5th grade||54,983|
|Clearspring Elementary School||Damascus||1988||626||40.5||12.0||Prekindergarten||5th grade||77,535||Center Magnet Program for the Highly Gifted (grades 4–5)|
|Clopper Mill Elementary School||Germantown||1986||424||41.2||7.5||Prekindergarten||5th grade||64,851|
|Cloverly Elementary School||Silver Spring||1961||514||35.4||10.1||Prekindergarten||5th grade||55,965||61,508|
|Cold Spring Elementary School||Potomac||1972||392||24.0||14.1||Kindergarten||5th grade||46,296||Center Magnet Program for the Highly Gifted (grades 4–5)|
|College Gardens Elementary School||Rockville||1967||835||10.9||13.5||Kindergarten||5th grade||43,405||96,986||Partial Chinese Immersion Program; Primary Years Programme|
|Cresthaven Elementary School||Silver Spring||1962||334||23.9||11.1||3rd grade||5th grade||46,490|
|Damascus Elementary School||Damascus||1934||279||22.8||8.5||Kindergarten||5th grade||53,239|
|Darnestown Elementary School||Gaithersburg||1954||376||25.5||12.3||Kindergarten||5th grade||37,685|
|Derwood Elementary School||Rockville||Proposed 2012||N/A||N/A||N/A||Kindergarten||5th grade||N/A||Proposed break off of over-capacitated College Gardens Elementary School|
|Diamond Elementary School||Gaithersburg||1975||483||36.2||9.8||Kindergarten||5th grade||64,950|
|Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School||Silver Spring||1991||422||35.5||8.3||Prekindergarten||5th grade||69,235||73,975||Center Magnet Program for the Highly Gifted (grades 4–5)|
|Dr. Sally K. Ride Elementary School||Germantown||1994||550||41.8||9.7||Prekindergarten||5th grade||74,084||78,686|
|Dufief Elementary School||Gaithersburg||1975||433||30.3||10.2||Prekindergarten||5th grade||59,013|
|East Silver Spring Elementary School||Silver Spring||1929||227||25.3||6.9||Prekindergarten||2nd grade||78,052||57,684||Math and Science Program|
|Fairland Elementary School||Silver Spring||1992||548||40.7||10.6||Prekindergarten||5th grade||62,078||66,817|
|Fallsmead Elementary School||Rockville||1974||492||32.0||12.5||Kindergarten||5th grade||50,850||67,472|
|Farmland Elementary School||Rockville||1963||615||38.3||14.4||Kindergarten||5th grade||44,343||70,006|
|Fields Road Elementary School||Gaithersburg||1973||420||29.5||11.1||Prekindergarten||5th grade||47,140||72,302|
|Flora Singer Elementary School||Silver Spring||2012||677||66.7||13.0||Prekindergarten||5th grade||47,140||72,302|
|Flower Hill Elementary School||Gaithersburg||1985||451||37.4||9.3||Prekindergarten||5th grade||58,770|
|Flower Valley Elementary School||Rockville||1967||440||31.5||10.4||Kindergarten||5th grade||45,051||61,567|
|Forest Knolls Elementary School||Silver Spring||1960||547||45.4||9.4||Prekindergarten||5th grade||68,700||89,564||Communications Arts Program|
|Fox Chapel Elementary School||Germantown||1974||570||41.7||11.2||Prekindergarten||5th grade||56,518||Center Magnet Program for the Highly Gifted (grades 4–5)|
|Gaithersburg Elementary School||Gaithersburg||1947||493||45.8||7.8||Prekindergarten||5th grade||60,908||94,468|
|Galway Elementary School||Silver Spring||1967||744||54.8||10.7||Prekindergarten||5th grade||67,452||101,083|
|Garrett Park Elementary School||Garrett Park||1948||471||29.7||13.3||Kindergarten||5th grade||41,175||54,035|
|Georgian Forest Elementary School||Silver Spring||1961||495||40.9||9.3||Prekindergarten||5th grade||58,197|
|Germantown Elementary School||Germantown||1935||285||23.8||8.1||Kindergarten||5th grade||57,668|
|Glen Haven Elementary School||Silver Spring||1950||523||44.3||9.3||Prekindergarten||5th grade||49,522||85,845|
|Glenallan Elementary School||Silver Spring||1966||374||33.1||8.9||Prekindergarten||5th grade||47,614|
|Goshen Elementary School||Gaithersburg||1988||613||40.7||11.8||Prekindergarten||5th grade||76,740|
|Great Seneca Creek Elementary School||Germantown||2006||723||44.1||13.4||Prekindergarten||5th grade||82,511|
|Greencastle Elementary School||Silver Spring||1988||604||44.9||11.1||Prekindergarten||5th grade||78,275|
|Greenwood Elementary School||Brookeville||1970||581||31.7||15.2||Kindergarten||5th grade||45,186||64,609|
|Harmony Hills Elementary School||Silver Spring||1957||542||44.4||10.0||Prekindergarten||5th grade||50,231||63,107|
|Highland Elementary School||Silver Spring||1950||456||46.9||7.8||Prekindergarten||5th grade||84,138|
|Highland View Elementary School||Silver Spring||1953||320||31.9||8.5||Prekindergarten||5th grade||41,980||Interdisciplinary Instructions and Research Skills Program|
|Jackson Road Elementary School||Silver Spring||1959||587||45.8||9.3||Prekindergarten||5th grade||65,279|
|Jones Lane Elementary School||Gaithersburg||1987||498||34.9||11.7||Kindergarten||5th grade||60,679|
|Judith A. Resnik Elementary School||Gaithersburg||1991||546||42.3||9.8||Prekindergarten||5th grade||78,547|
|Kemp Mill Elementary School||Silver Spring||1960||441||34.9||10.6||Prekindergarten||5th grade||48,740||68,222||Spanish Dual Language Immersion Program (Grades K-5)|
|Kensington-Parkwood Elementary School||Kensington||1952||554||34.3||12.9||Kindergarten||5th grade||35,131||77,136|
|King Farm Elementary School||Rockville||Proposed 2012||N/A||N/A||N/A||Kindergarten||5th grade||N/A||Proposed break off of over-capacitated College Gardens Elementary School|
|Lake Seneca Elementary School||Germantown||1985||372||33.7||7.8||Prekindergarten||5th grade||58,770|
|Lakewood Elementary School||Rockville||1968||700||36.6||14.6||Kindergarten||5th grade||43,504||77,526|
|Laytonsville Elementary School||Gaithersburg||1951||479||30.4||11.3||Kindergarten||5th grade||56,162||64,160|
|Little Bennett Elementary School||Clarksburg||2006||826||51.0||14.4||Kindergarten||5th grade||82,511|
|Lois P. Rockwell Elementary School||Damascus||1992||393||31.5||8.9||Prekindergarten||5th grade||70,412||75,520|
|Lucy V. Barnsley Elementary School||Rockville||1965||597||38.9||12.0||Kindergarten||5th grade||72,024||Center Magnet Program for the Highly Gifted (grades 4–5)|
|Luxmanor Elementary School||Rockville||1966||370||28.8||10.8||Kindergarten||5th grade||41,432||59,433|
|Maryvale Elementary School||Rockville||1969||604||45.5||9.5||Prekindergarten||5th grade||92,050||Total French Immersion Magnet Program (grades K–5)|
|Meadow Hall Elementary School||Rockville||1956||344||29.3||8.6||Kindergarten||5th grade||53,878||60,500|
|Mill Creek Towne Elementary School||Rockville||1966||444||34.2||9.7||Prekindergarten||5th grade||61,789||67,465|
|Monocacy Elementary School||Dickerson||1961||191||16.3||8.6||Kindergarten||5th grade||42,482|
|Montgomery Knolls Elementary School||Silver Spring||1952||408||38.0||7.9||Prekindergarten||2nd grade||57,231||Computer Technology Program|
|New Hampshire Estates Elementary School||Silver Spring||1988||385||36.0||7.9||Prekindergarten||2nd grade||29,169||70,540||Primary Reading/Language Arts Program|
|Roscoe Nix Elementary School||Silver Spring||2006||415||40.3||8.8||Prekindergarten||2nd grade||88,351|
|North Chevy Chase Elementary School||Chevy Chase||1953||356||24.0||11.9||3rd grade||6th grade||42,035||Math, Science, Computer Science Program|
|Oak View Elementary School||Silver Spring||1949||283||23.0||9.3||3rd grade||5th grade||46,349||57,560||Reading/Language Arts Program, HGC Program (grades 4–5)|
|Oakland Terrace Elementary School||Silver Spring||1950||734||55.9||11.3||Kindergarten||5th grade||70,812||79,145|
|Olney Elementary School||Olney||1954||575||33.5||14.4||Prekindergarten||5th grade||68,755|
|Pine Crest Elementary School||Silver Spring||1941||357||25.4||11.0||Prekindergarten||5th grade||41,287||53,778||Center Magnet Program for the Highly Gifted (grades 4–5), Computer Technology Program (grades 3–5)|
|Piney Branch Elementary School||Takoma Park||1971||479||35.1||11.0||3rd grade||5th grade||99,706||Gifted and Talented Magnet Program|
|Poolesville Elementary School||Poolesville||1960||381||22.8||13.7||Prekindergarten||5th grade||64,803|
|Potomac Elementary School||Potomac||1949||557||33.6||14.3||Kindergarten||5th grade||57,713||Partial Chinese Immersion Program|
|Rachel Carson Elementary School||Gaithersburg||1990||1067||51.9||13.0||Prekindergarten||5th grade||78,547|
|Ritchie Park Elementary School||Rockville||1966||466||29.8||13.1||Kindergarten||5th grade||58,500|
|Rock Creek Forest Elementary School||Chevy Chase||1950||507||35.4||11.8||Kindergarten||5th grade||54,522||Total Spanish Immersion Magnet Program|
|Rock Creek Valley Elementary School||Rockville||1964||394||35.9||7.7||Prekindergarten||5th grade||62,998||76,692|
|Rock View Elementary School||Kensington||1955||546||43.1||9.3||Prekindergarten||5th grade||58,261||69,589|
|Rolling Terrace Elementary School||Takoma Park||1988||636||51.8||10.5||Prekindergarten||5th grade||31,110||88,835||Partial Spanish Immersion Magnet Program (grades K–5)|
|Ronald A. McNair Elementary School||Germantown||1990||731||45.5||13.4||Prekindergarten||5th grade||78,275|
|Rosemary Hills Elementary School||Silver Spring||1956||629||39.9||11.4||Prekindergarten||2nd grade||70,541||Primary Program in Math, Science, and Computer Science|
|Rosemont Elementary School||Gaithersburg||1965||470||41.8||8.2||Prekindergarten||5th grade||54,950||88,764|
|S. Christa McAuliffe Elementary School||Germantown||1987||570||42.4||11.2||Prekindergarten||5th grade||77,240|
|Sargent Shriver Elementary School||Aspen Hill||1954||632||55.4||9.9||Prekindergarten||5th grade||49,192||91,628|
|Sequoyah Elementary School||Derwood||1990||407||34.3||9.6||Prekindergarten||5th grade||72,582|
|Seven Locks Elementary School||Bethesda||1964||279||18.5||12.5||Kindergarten||5th grade||29,190|
|Sherwood Elementary School||Sandy Spring||1977||470||33.2||10.4||Prekindergarten||5th grade||60,064|
|Sligo Creek Elementary School||Silver Spring||1934||615||47.5||10.6||Kindergarten||5th grade||305,825||98,799||Total French Immersion Magnet Program|
|Somerset Elementary School||Somerset||1949||397||26.0||12.5||Kindergarten||5th grade||42,514||80,122|
|South Lake Elementary School||Gaithersburg||1972||607||47.6||10.7||Prekindergarten||5th grade||50,246||83,038|
|Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary School||Germantown||2001||948||56.1||14.5||Kindergarten||5th grade||81,991||90,718|
|Stedwick Elementary School||Montgomery Village||1974||591||43.4||11.3||Prekindergarten||5th grade||84,335||108,514|
|Stone Mill Elementary School||North Potomac||1988||608||40.5||11.1||Prekindergarten||5th grade||78,617|
|Stonegate Elementary School||Silver Spring||1971||441||27.9||12.2||Kindergarten||5th grade||44,966||52,003|
|Strathmore Elementary School||Silver Spring||1970||398||28.7||10.1||3rd grade||5th grade||52,451||59,286|
|Strawberry Knoll Elementary School||Gaithersburg||1988||528||46.5||7.4||Prekindergarten||5th grade||78,723|
|Summit Hall Elementary School||Gaithersburg||1971||461||38.5||9.7||Prekindergarten||5th grade||64,618|
|Takoma Park Elementary School||Takoma Park||1979||750||34.6||10.3||Prekindergarten||3rd grade||50,933||Primary Gifted and Talented Magnet Program (grades 1–2)|
|Thurgood Marshall Elementary School||Gaithersburg||1993||523||34.7||11.3||Prekindergarten||5th grade||73,059||77,798|
|Travilah Elementary School||North Potomac||1960||441||26.0||14.0||Kindergarten||5th grade||50,588||65,378|
|Twinbrook Elementary School||Rockville||1952||532||44.5||9.6||Prekindergarten||5th grade||77,818||79,818|
|Viers Mill Elementary School||Silver Spring||1950||504||47.3||8.0||Prekindergarten||5th grade||70,470||86,978|
|Washington Grove Elementary School||Gaithersburg||1956||370||36.6||8.3||Prekindergarten||5th grade||50,526||90,927|
|Waters Landing Elementary School||Germantown||1988||632||45.8||11.2||Kindergarten||5th grade||77,560|
|Watkins Mill Elementary School||Montgomery Village||1970||524||41.6||10.0||Prekindergarten||5th grade||44,510||80,923|
|Wayside Elementary School||Potomac||1969||595||35.8||13.1||Kindergarten||5th grade||57,749||77,175|
|Weller Road Elementary School||Silver Spring||1953||532||44.2||10.0||Prekindergarten||5th grade||55,191||76,296|
|Westbrook Elementary School||Bethesda||1939||379||26.5||11.0||Pre-Kindergarten||5th grade||46,822|
|Westover Elementary School||Silver Spring||1964||262||20.4||8.4||Kindergarten||5th grade||39,432||54,645|
|Wheaton Woods Elementary School||Rockville||1952||421||37.1||9.6||Prekindergarten||5th grade||66,763|
|Whetstone Elementary School||Gaithersburg||1968||601||49.3||9.1||Prekindergarten||5th grade||76,657|
|William B. Gibbs, Jr. Elementary School||Germantown||2009||Kindergarten||5th grade||88,042|
|William Tyler Page Elementary School||Silver Spring||1965||387||29.8||10.5||Prekindergarten||5th grade||52,280||58,726|
|Wilson Wims Elementary School||Clarksburg||2014||Kindergarten||5th grade|
|Wood Acres Elementary School||Bethesda||1952||645||37.5||14.2||Kindergarten||5th grade||46,155||73,138|
|Woodfield Elementary School||Gaithersburg||1962||389||26.1||12.7||Kindergarten||5th grade||53,212|
|Woodlin Elementary School||Silver Spring||1945||442||32.9||10.6||Prekindergarten||5th grade||60,725|
|Wyngate Elementary School||Bethesda||1952||603||35.1||14.6||Kindergarten||5th grade||49,695||58,654|
All middle schools in Montgomery County range from 6th to 8th grade.
|School name||City or community||Cluster / consortia||Opening date||Students||FTE teachers||Student / staff ratio||Square footage||Special programs|
|A. Mario Loiederman Middle School||Silver Spring||Downcounty, Wheaton||1956||850||62.4||11.2||131,746||Magnet School for Creative & Performing Arts|
|Argyle Middle School||Silver Spring||Downcounty||1971||750||56.2||10.7||120,205||Magnet School for Digital Design and Development|
|Benjamin Banneker Middle School||Burtonsville||Northeast||1974||823||59.6||10.9||117,035|
|Briggs Chaney Middle School||Silver Spring||Northeast||1991||915||62.3||11.3||115,000|
|Cabin John Middle School||Potomac||Churchill, Wootton||1967||940||57.8||11.7||120,788|
|Colonel E. Brooke Lee Middle School||Silver Spring||Downcounty||1966||490||39.9||9.0||123,199||Spanish Dual-Language Program|
|Earle B. Wood Middle School||Rockville||Rockville||1965||847||59.8||10.8||152,588|
|Eastern Middle School||Silver Spring||Downcounty||1951||786||58.9||10.7||152,030||Humanities and Communication Magnet Program|
|Forest Oak Middle School||Gaithersburg||Gaithersburg||1999||847||62.3||10.3||132,259|
|Francis Scott Key Middle School||Silver Spring||Northeast||1966||828||56.4||11.9||147,424||Spanish Dual-Language Program, Middle Years Program|
|Gaithersburg Middle School||Gaithersburg||Gaithersburg||1960||671||52.9||9.0||157,694||French Immersion Program|
|Hallie Wells Middle School||Clarksburg||Clarksburg||2016||694||150,000|
|Herbert Hoover Middle School||Potomac||Churchill||1966||1012||69.1||11.6||135,342||Chinese Immersion Program|
|John Poole Middle School||Poolesville||Poolesville||1997||355||26.2||20.6||85,669|
|John T. Baker Middle School||Damascus||Damascus||1971||649||42.8||10.7||120,532|
|Julius West Middle School||Rockville||Richard Montgomery||1961||965||69.1||10.8||147,223||Middle Years Program|
|Kingsview Middle School||Germantown||Northwest||1997||895||57.0||12.5||140,398|
|Lakelands Park Middle School||Gaithersburg||Northwest, Quince Orchard||2005||854||60.4||10.5||153,588|
|Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School||Germantown||Seneca Valley||1996||577||45.0||10.0||135,867|
|Montgomery Village Middle School||Montgomery Village||Watkins Mill||1968||664||49.0||10.1||141,615||Middle Years Program|
|Neelsville Middle School||Germantown||Clarksburg, Watkins Mill||1981||888||61.6||11.4||124,337|
|Newport Mill Middle School||Kensington||Downcounty||1958||677||52.6||9.4||108,240||Middle Years Program|
|North Bethesda Middle School||Bethesda||Walter Johnson||1955||790||50.4||12.6||130,461|
|Parkland Middle School||Rockville||Downcounty||1963||858||66.2||10.2||151,169||Magnet School for Aerospace Technology and Advanced Mathematics|
|Redland Middle School||Rockville||Magruder||1971||606||45.4||10.7||112,297|
|Ridgeview Middle School||Gaithersburg||Quince Orchard||1975||695||48.8||11.4||136,379|
|Robert Frost Middle School||Rockville||Wootton||1971||1187||68.4||14.7||143,757|
|Roberto W. Clemente Middle School||Germantown||Northwest, Seneca Valley||1994||1158||74.8||12.3||148,246||Humanities and Communication Center; Mathematics, Science, and Computer Science Center|
|Rocky Hill Middle School||Clarksburg||Clarksburg||1995||1168||73.4||12.3||148,065|
|Rosa M. Parks Middle School||Olney||Sherwood||1992||891||51.6||13.8||130,374|
|Shady Grove Middle School||Gaithersburg||Magruder||1995||610||47.7||9.9||129,206|
|Silver Creek Middle School||Kensington||Bethesda-Chevy Chase||2017||560||163,000|
|Silver Spring International Middle School||Silver Spring||Downcounty||1934||752||61.8||9.8||152,731||French and Spanish Immersion Program, Middle Years Program|
|Sligo Middle School||Silver Spring||Downcounty||1959||581||52.8||8.1||149,527|
|Takoma Park Middle School||Takoma Park||Downcounty||1939||1080||56.4||12.1||137,348||Mathematics/Science/Computer Science Magnet Program|
|Thomas W. Pyle Middle School||Bethesda||Whitman||1962||1336||82.2||12.9||153,824|
|Tilden Middle School||Rockville||Walter Johnson||1967||744||56.6||9.6||135,150|
|Westland Middle School||Bethesda||Bethesda-Chevy Chase||1951||986||63.6||12.4||139,661||Spanish Immersion Program; Middle Years Program|
|White Oak Middle School||Silver Spring||Northeast||1962||639||50.0||10.2||140,990|
|William H. Farquhar Middle School||Olney||Northeast, Sherwood||1968||622||47.0||9.9||116,300|
Beginning in 1991 Tilden Middle School was housed in the former Charles W. Woodward High School building, and its previous building became used on a temporary basis by schools which were having new campuses built. Tilden is scheduled to be rebuilt in August 2019. 
Starting with seniors graduating in 2011, 75 student service learning hours are required to graduate. All high schools in Montgomery County range from 9th to 12th grade.
|School name||City||Opening date||Students||FTE teachers||Student / staff ratio||Square footage||Special programs|
|Albert Einstein High School||Kensington||1962||1551||116.5||9.8||276,462||International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, Visual Arts Center, Renaissance Academy, Visual and Performing Arts Academy, National Academy of Finance|
|Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School||Bethesda||1926||1830||105.4||14.4||308,215||International Baccalaureate Diploma and Middle Years Programme|
|Clarksburg High School||Clarksburg||2006||2168||108.8||12.2||309,216||Advanced Placement Power Scholars (APPS) Program, Capstone Project Signature Program|
|Colonel Zadok A. Magruder High School||Rockville||1970||1912||121.4||12.0||295,478||Academies of Teacher Education, Engineering (Project Lead the Way), Finance, and Arts and Humanities|
|Damascus High School||Damascus||1950||1412||87.6||12.5||235,986||National Academy of Information Technology (AOIT)|
|Gaithersburg High School||Gaithersburg||1904||2513||137.5||10.7||323,476||Academies of Finance; Arts and Communication; Science and Technology; Business Studies and; Leadership and Education; College Institute Program|
|James Hubert Blake High School||Silver Spring||1998||1785||108.6||13.2||297,125||Fine Arts and Humanities Signature Program|
|John F. Kennedy High School||Silver Spring||1964||1558||112.0||10.8||280,048||International Baccalaureate Program, Leadership Training Institute, Cambridge Academy, Academies of Sports Medicine and Management; Multimedia and Telecommunications; and Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Core|
|Montgomery Blair High School||Silver Spring||1935||2788||177.7||13.2||386,567||Math, Science, and Computer Science Magnet Program (Magnet); Communication Arts Magnet Program (CAP); Academies of: Entrepreneurship, Human Service Professions, International Studies and Law, Media Literacy, and Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics.|
|Northwest High School||Germantown||1998||2046||125.3||12.9||340,867||The Ulysses Signature Program, Academies of Biotechnology, and of Finance|
|Northwood High School||Silver Spring||1956||1,497||101.5||14.7||254,054||Academies of Technological and Environmental Systems Sciences; Politics, Advocacy, and Law; Humanities, Arts, and Media; Musical Theatre and Dance; Middle College at Northwood; and Early College Scholars Program|
|Paint Branch High School||Burtonsville||1969||1849||110.8||12.9||340,000||Academies of Science and Media, Finance, Medical Careers; Gilder-Lehrman American History Scholars Program|
|Poolesville High School||Poolesville||1953||1150||72.4||13.1||165,056||Math, Science, and Computer Science Magnet Program; Global Ecology House; Humanities House; Academy for Teacher Education; Engineering Academy (Project Lead the Way)|
|Quince Orchard High School||Gaithersburg||1988||1996||118.8||11.0||284,912||Advanced Study in Arts and Academics Signature Program|
|Richard Montgomery High School||Rockville||1892||2049||125.0||13.0||311,500||International Baccalaureate Magnet Diploma and Middle Years Program|
|Rockville High School||Rockville||1968||1220||81.5||10.7||316,973||Journalism Academy, International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, Engineering Academy (Project Lead the Way)|
|Seneca Valley High School||Germantown||1974||1342||90.8||10.8||251,278||Center for the Study of Law, Science, and Ethics; Academies of Art and Media Studies, Technology, Science, Business and Finance, Human Services, and Teacher Education; Cambridge International Examination Program|
|Sherwood High School||Sandy Spring||1906||2094||127.7||12.9||333,154||International Studies Program, Academy of Hospitality and Tourism|
|Springbrook High School||Silver Spring||1960||1791||118.1||11.7||305,006||International Baccalaureate Diploma and Middle Years Program, Academy of Information Technology (AOIT)|
|Thomas Sprigg Wootton High School||Rockville||1970||2414||140.6||13.7||295,620||Academy of Information Technology, STARS, Humanities Signature Program, College Institute Program, DNA Academy|
|Walt Whitman High School||Bethesda||1962||1941||114.0||13.4||261,295||Engineering Academy (Project Lead the Way), Academy for Teacher Education|
|Walter Johnson High School||Bethesda||1956||2060||126.9||12.4||365,138||APEX Scholars Program and ACES Scholars Program|
|Watkins Mill High School||Gaithersburg||1989||1537||119.0||9.6||301,579||International Baccalaureate Program, National Academy of Finance|
|Wheaton High School||Silver Spring||1954||1219||95.1||10.0||258,117||Biomedical and Engineering (Project Lead the Way) magnet programs; Academies of Biosciences and Medicine; Engineering (Project Lead the Way); Information Technology; Global and Cultural Studies.|
|Winston Churchill High School||Potomac||1964||2087||118.5||13.5||322,078||The Academies of Mathematics, Technology, and Science; International Studies; and Creative and Performing Arts|
Former high schools include Charles W. Woodward High School (closed 1987) and Robert E. Peary (closed 1984).
Alternative high schools
Thomas Edison High School of Technology is just another place for advanced career technical education at the secondary level. Students from all areas of Montgomery County are eligible to attend.
|School name||City||Opening date||Students||FTE teachers||Student / staff ratio||Special programs|
|Thomas Edison High School Of Technology||Silver Spring||1981||612||29.4||17.8||Students Engaged in Pathways to Achievement (SEPA)|
Special education schools
|School name||City||Students||FTE teachers||Student / staff ratio||Low grade||High grade||Special programs|
|Alternative Programs||Rockville||217||40.2||4.7||6th grade||12th grade||Special Education|
|Carl Sandburg Center School||Rockville||102||19.5||2.0||Kindergarten||6th grade||Special Education|
|Longview School||Germantown||50||13.1||1.3||Prekindergarten||12th grade||Special Education|
|Regional Institute For Children & Adolescents||Rockville||108||28.5||2.1||4th grade||12th grade||Special Education|
|Rock Terrace School||Rockville||111||20.8||2.3||6th grade||12th grade||Special Education|
|Stephen Knolls School||Kensington||88||21.0||1.4||Prekindergarten||12th grade||Special Education|
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