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;49 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 Wootton.

Rockville, Maryland City in Maryland

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Montgomery County, Maryland County in Maryland

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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 14th 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.

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History

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

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References

  1. "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.