White Flint sites remain in contention for new elementary school

White Flint sites remain in contention for new elementary school

From Bethesda Beat

Montgomery County Public Schools is studying where to open another elementary school in about six years to relieve crowding in the Walter Johnson and Bethesda-Chevy Chase high school clusters.

Seth Adams, the director of MCPS’ Department of Facilities Management, announced Tuesday at the start of a community meeting at North Bethesda Middle School that the list of 10 choices has been cut to six.

More than 100 people attended the meeting to hear the latest on the search for a school site.

The four sites being removed from the list are Ayrlawn Park on Oakmont Avenue, Alta Vista on Beech Avenue, Rocking Horse on Macon Road, and Montrose Center on Academy Way. Adams said there are challenges with those sites — particularly their current and future use.

The remaining sites under consideration (some of which have buildings now used for other reasons or unused) are:

Grosvenor Elementary School on Grosvenor Lane (a current holding facility for school construction projects)

Kensington Elementary School on Detrick Avenue

Lynnbrook Center on Lynnbrook Drive in East Bethesda (site of a former school)

WMAL on Greentree Road

Two White Flint properties. The last two properties have been called White Flint South and White Flint North, but there was some confusion at the end of Tuesday’s meeting about whether the correct address was considered for one of them. MCPS and DLR Group, a school design firm helping with the site selection, will work on preparing a summary of the correct site, if needed.


Amy Ginsburg


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