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|Thomas Sprigg Wootton High School|
2100 Wootton Parkway
|School district||Montgomery County Public Schools|
|Student to teacher ratio||18.7|
|Campus type||Small city|
|Color(s)||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 2020, Wootton was ranked #128 in the National Rankings, based on performance on state-required tests, graduation and how well the prepare students for college.
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.
In 2015, Michael J. Doran, 64, who led the Rockville high school for 12 years, was found unresponsive in the living room of his apartment and was declared dead shortly afterward. His death rocked the community as he was extremely well liked by both parents and students.
Montgomery County is the most populous county in the State of Maryland, located adjacent to Washington, D.C. As of the 2020 census, the county's population was 1,062,061, increasing by 9.3% from 2010. 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.
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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.
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 an American politician who served as one of members of the Maryland Constitutional Convention. Wooton was also one of the founders of Montgomery County, Maryland, which he did 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. Wootton was also a slave owner, inheriting them from his father.
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.
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