Thomas Sprigg Wootton High School

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Thomas Sprigg Wootton High School
Address
2100 Wootton Parkway

,
20850

United States
Coordinates 39°04′36″N77°11′02″W / 39.07661°N 77.18376°W / 39.07661; -77.18376 Coordinates: 39°04′36″N77°11′02″W / 39.07661°N 77.18376°W / 39.07661; -77.18376
Information
Type Public Secondary
Established1970;50 years ago (1970)
School district Montgomery County Public Schools
PrincipalKimberly Boldon
Grades9–12
Gender Co-Educational
Enrollment2414 (2009-2010)
Student to teacher ratio13.7
Campus type Suburban
Color(s)            
red, white and blue
Team namePatriots
Rival Winston Churchill High School
NewspaperCommon Sense
Website

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. [1]

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History

President George W. Bush speaks at Wootton. Bush@Wootton.jpg
President George W. Bush speaks at Wootton.

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. [2]

Notable alumni

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References

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  2. "President George W. Bush announces his Lessons of Liberty initiative at Thomas S. Wootton High School in Rockville, MD. The initiative is an opportunity for American students to learn more about our country and its values, as well as the people that have been called upon to defend its freedom. White House photo by Tina Hager". November 1, 2001. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
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