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|Thomas Sprigg Wootton High School|
2100 Wootton Parkway
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red, white and blue
|Rival||Winston Churchill High School|
Thomas Sprigg Wootton High School or Wootton High School(WHS) is a public high school in Rockville, Maryland. Its namesake is Thomas Sprigg Wootton, the founder of Montgomery County. The school was founded in 1970 and is part of the Montgomery County Public Schools system. Robert Frost Middle School along with half of Cabin John Middle School feed into the school. Wootton's science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) program was ranked #160 in Newsweek 's 2019 nationwide survey of US high schools.
In November 2001, President George W. Bush visited Wootton HS and signed the congressional bill officially recognizing "Veterans Awareness Week" which takes place the week before Veteran's Day.
Montgomery County is the most populous county in the U.S. state of Maryland, located adjacent to Washington, D.C. As of the 2010 census, the county's population was 971,777, increasing by 8.1% to an estimated 1,050,688 in 2019. The county seat and largest municipality is Rockville, although the census-designated place of Germantown is the most populous city within the county. Montgomery County is included in the Washington–Arlington–Alexandria, DC–VA–MD–WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, which in turn forms part of the Baltimore–Washington Combined Statistical Area. Most of the county's residents live in unincorporated locales, of which the most urban are Silver Spring and Bethesda, although the incorporated cities of Rockville and Gaithersburg are also large population centers, as are many smaller but significant places.
Rockville is a city that serves as the county seat of Montgomery County, Maryland, United States, part of the Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area. The 2010 census tabulated Rockville's population at 61,209, making it one of the largest communities in Maryland and the third largest location in Montgomery County, after Silver Spring and Germantown.
Bethesda is an unincorporated, census-designated place in southern Montgomery County, Maryland, United States, located just northwest of Washington, D.C. It takes its name from a local church, the Bethesda Meeting House, which in turn took its name from Jerusalem's Pool of Bethesda. The National Institutes of Health main campus and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center are in Bethesda, as are a number of corporate and government headquarters.
North Potomac is a census-designated place and unincorporated area in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States. It is located less than 5 miles (8.0 km) north of the Potomac River, and is about 20 miles (32 km) from Washington, D.C. It has a population of approximately 25,000.
Travilah is a United States census-designated place and an unincorporated area in Montgomery County, Maryland. It is 17.28 square miles (44.8 km2) located along the north side of the Potomac River, and surrounded by the communities of Potomac, North Potomac, and Darnestown—all census-designated places. It has a population of nearly 12,000.
Richard Montgomery High School (RMHS) (#201) is a secondary public school located in Rockville, Maryland.
Wootton is an English place name meaning place by the wood. The standard pronunciation rhymes the first syllable with foot.
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 the state of Maryland, and the 16th largest in the United States. For the 2017–2018 school year, the district had 13,094 teachers, 86.4 percent of whom had a master’s degree or equivalent, serving 161,936 students at its 205 schools. In 2010, MCPS was awarded a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The county spends approximately half of its annual budget on its public school system. The Board of Education includes a student member, elected by all secondary students, who has full voting rights, except for negative personnel action. The superintendent of schools is Dr. Jack R. Smith.
Walt Whitman High School is a public high school in Bethesda, Maryland, United States. The school is named in honor of the American poet, Walt Whitman. The school serves grades 9-12 for the Montgomery County Public Schools.
Colonel Zadok A. Magruder High School (#510) is a secondary public school located in Rockville, Maryland, United States.
Rockville High School (RHS) is a four-year high school in Rockville, Maryland, United States. The school was founded in 1968 and its current building was completed in August 2004. Rockville High School is based in Montgomery County, Maryland. In 2009, enrollment was 1,243 students. Enrollment increased to 1,476 by the 2017-2018 school year. Earle B. Wood Middle School is the only feeder school for RHS.
Mathias Dru Nkwenti is a former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth round of the 2001 NFL Draft and played in two games for them, once in 2001 and again in 2003. He went to Thomas S. Wootton High School in Rockville, Maryland and He played college football for the Temple University. He is distinguished as being the first Cameroonian to play in the National Football League.
The Avalon School is a private independent day school for boys currently in Wheaton, Maryland, United States. It is associated with the Brookewood School, a private school for girls in Kensington, Maryland, and the Thomas More Institute, an umbrella program for homeschoolers.
Eric Luedtke is an American politician and educator from Maryland and a member of the Democratic Party. He was elected in 2010 to the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 14 in Montgomery County, which includes parts of Burtonsville, Silver Spring, Olney, Sandy Spring, Brookeville, and Damascus. Luedtke currently serves as the House Majority Leader, as a member of the Ways and Means Committee, and as Chair of the Revenues Subcommittee.
Dr. Thomas Sprigg Wootton a member of the Maryland Constitutional Convention, was the founder of Montgomery County, Maryland, by introducing a bill in the Maryland General Assembly on September 6, 1776 to divide Frederick into three counties---Frederick, Montgomery, and Washington. These were the first counties in America to be established by elected representatives. The names selected for the new counties also broke with tradition. Earlier counties had all been named for old-world figures such as Prince George and Queen Anne, but these were named after two popular Americans of the time—George Washington and Richard Montgomery.
Stefon Mar'sean Diggs is an American football wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Maryland, and was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Diggs became a full-time starter for the Vikings midway through his rookie year despite his late-round draft status. He became part of an effective receiving tandem alongside Adam Thielen, earning a 5-year contract extension in 2018, before being traded to Buffalo in 2020.
Rockshire is a small community located in Rockville in Montgomery County, Maryland. It neighbors Fallsmead, Woodley Gardens, and Willows of Potomac. Students who live in Rockshire attend Fallsmead Elementary School, Lakewood Elementary School, Robert Frost Middle School, and Thomas Sprigg Wootton High School.
Aaron Silverman is an American chef and restaurateur, known for his Michelin starred restaurants Rose's Luxury, Pineapple & Pearls, and Little Pearl in Washington, D.C. Silverman won a James Beard Foundation Award in 2016.
Marc Korman is an American politician from Maryland. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He currently serves in the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 16.
Trevon De'Sean Diggs is an American football cornerback for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Alabama and was drafted by the Cowboys in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft.