MCPS Boundary Study

MCPS Boundary Study

As you may have heard, MCPS has embarked on a boundary to study “how existing school and cluster boundaries support or impede the effective use of school facilities¬†.” You can read all the MCPS information on this topic here. This document details the regulations they are using for the MCPS boundary study.

Over a 20-year period, student enrollment at MCPS has increased by more than 30,000 students. This growth has propelled MCPS into one of the largest and most diverse districts in the nation. Unfortunately, facility construction has not been able to keep pace with this significant growth.

External consultants from WXY, working on behalf of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), have launched the first phase of the Districtwide Boundary Analysis, an initiative designed to provide a comprehensive assessment of MCPS boundaries. WXY will analyze various data points, such as school facility utilization and capacity, student demographics, school assignment and travel patterns.

This comprehensive study is different from the boundary study that will need to be done in our area with Woodward High School opens.

Because school boundaries have impacts beyond where a child attends school, FOWF is letting you know about this study, in case you haven’t heard about it already.

MCPS is holding a series of public meetings on this topic, one of them at WJ High School.

Multiple Regional Open Meetings across the County – RSVP for one of the meetings

Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Gaithersburg High School
101 Education Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Julius West Middle School
651 Great Falls Rd, Rockville, MD 20850

Saturday, December 14, 2019, 10:00am – 12:00pm
White Oak Middle School
12201 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20904

Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 7:00pm- 9:00pm
Walter Johnson High School
6400 Rock Spring Drive, Bethesda, MD 20814

Saturday, January 11, 2020, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Blair High School
51 University Blvd E, Silver Spring, MD 209010

Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Northwest High School
13501 Richter Farm Road, Germantown, MD 20874

Virtual Public Meeting (Dates and Locations Coming Soon)

Amy Ginsburg


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