Thomas Edison High School of Technology

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Thomas Edison High School of Technology
12501 Dalewood Dr.
Silver Spring, Maryland
United States
Coordinates 39°3′39″N 77°4′4″W / 39.06083°N 77.06778°W / 39.06083; -77.06778Coordinates: 39°3′39″N 77°4′4″W / 39.06083°N 77.06778°W / 39.06083; -77.06778
Type Public secondary vocational
Motto Experience Success
Established 1981
School district Montgomery County Public Schools
Principal Shawn Krasa
Grades 10–12
Enrollment 576 (2016-2017)
Campus Suburban

Thomas Edison High School of Technology (often referred to as Thomas Edison or Edison) is a public vocational/technical high school located in Wheaton, an unincorporated section of Montgomery County, Maryland, United States. It is located next to Wheaton High School.

Edison is a member of the Downcounty Consortium.[1] The school is unique compared to other Montgomery County Public Schools. All programs consist of an academic base, industry competency requirements, employability skill development and career/college planning components, as well as opportunities for leadership development. Thomas Edison registers all students who are enrolled in the career and technical student organization, SkillsUSA.

typically, students spend half of their day at Thomas Edison, and the other half at their home school. Thomas Edison offers two sessions: the morning session from 8:05 AM to 10:35 AM, and the afternoon session from 11:20 am to 1:50 pm.

Thomas Edison is also the headquarters for the Montgomery County Students Trades Foundations Office.


Thomas Edison offers nineteen programs for students to choose from. Courses take one, two or three years to complete, depending on the curriculum.

One year programs[edit]

  • Academy of Hospitality and Tourism
  • Foundations of Building and Construction
  • Nail Technology
  • Network Operations

Two year programs[edit]

  • Academy of Health Professions
  • Automotive Body Repair Technology
  • Automotive Technology
  • Carpentry
  • Construction Electricity
  • Foundations of Automotive Technology
  • Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning
  • Masonry
  • Plumbing
  • Principles of Architecture & CAD Technologies
  • Print Technologies & Digital Graphics
  • Restaurant Management

Three year programs[edit]

  • Cosmetology

Student body[edit]

For the 2016-2017 school year, Thomas Edison has a total of 576 enrolled students, 70.3% male and 29.7% female. The student body is 62.0% Hispanic, 18.8% African American, 12.7% White, and 5.0% or less in each of the following: Asian; American Indian or Alaskan Native; Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander; and two or more (multiple) races.[1]


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