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MCPS Faqs

 MCPS faqs - open, closed, and delays oh my! Get your Montgomery County Public Schools answered here! Hey there, AndreaTV, your fellow Montgomery County resident.  Hopefully this page can save you some time.

Are schools open today, November 15, 2018?...Wouldn't you know it?  They started off with a 2 hour delay.  Then around 8:30am or so they decided to close the schools for the day entirely.  Lucky for us my husband was able to work from home today.

Are they closed tomorrow?...Well, tune in to your local news for updates.  The decisions are usually made and announced before 6am.

Well, I am writing this page on July 11th so the doors are closed unless you are attending a specialty camp or summer school.  But the doors will be open on Wednesday September 5, 2018, that is the start of the MCPS school year for 2018-2019.

Is there a dress code and/or do they wear uniforms?  At this time there is no required attire such as a uniform.  You can wear almost any clothes you choose.  The exceptions would be...

When is kindergarten registration? Kindergarten orientation occurred during the months of April and May of this year but there is ongoing registration for all public schools.  Just think about the countless children that may move in the middle of the school year and need to enroll in their new neighborhood school.

What is the last day of 2019?

Where is the main Rockville office located?

Who was the most recent teacher of the year?

How do you sin up for text alerts? In order to signup for (Montgomery County Public Schools) texts and alerts you have to go to https://member.everbridge.net/index/1332612387832009#/signup. You have to create an account and provide proof you live in the Montgomery county area.

MCPS is the 17th largest school district in the US and it has approximately 159,000 students enrolled currently. The exact number is not 100% verified since there is a number of students coming and going yearly. There is an average of 25 to 30 students per class and the ratio of teachers to students is approximately 1:30. Again that is an estimate, since some elementary, middle, and high schools have a different ratio of students to teachers. Some schools have fill in substitute teachers so that can affect the numbers also. Most elementary, middle, and high schools in MCPS go on from 9:00am to 2:30pm. Although some high schools start at 7 am, it was only a handful of maybe 4 or 5. To pay for a student's cafeteria lunch, it can be done on the website here, https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/login/getmain?requestAction=home. You don't necessarily pay for the lunch on that website but you insert prepaid credits for your student and they can buy lunches from the school's cafeteria. MCPS pays its teachers and staff approximately 60,400 a yr. That is 18 dollars and hour, 400 a week, 800 every two weeks, approximately 44,000 every 10 months, and 60,400 every 12 months. Again, the numbers above is a brief estimate and can vary from school to school.

When does MCPS start and how many schools are there?

When does MCPS start this year and how many schools are there?  The doors open on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Below are a list of the schools:

Montgomery County Elementary Schools

Arcola

Ashburn

Bannockburn

Barnsley

Beall

Bel Pre

Bells Mill

Belmont

Bethesda

Beverly Farms

Bradley Hills

Brooke Grove

Brook Haven

Brown Station

Burning Tree

Burnt Mills

Burtonsville

Candlewood

Cannon Road

Carderock Springs

Crason

Cashell

Cedar Grove

Chevy Chase

Clarksburg

Clearspring

Copper Mill

Cloverly

Cold Spring

College Gardens

Cresthaven

Capt. James E. Daly

Damascus

Darnestown

Diamond

Dr. Charles R. Drew

DuFief

East Silver Spring

Fairland

Fallsmead

Farmland

Fields Road

Flower Hill

Flower Valley

Forest Knolls

Fox Chapel

Gaithersburg

Galway

Garrett Park

Georgian Forest

Germantown

William B Gibbs Jr.

Glen Haven

Glenallen

Goshen

Great Seneca Creek

Greencastle

Greenwood

Harmony Hills

Highland

Highland View

Jackson Road

Jones Lane

Kemp Mill

Kensington Parkwood

Lake Seneca

Lakewood

Laytonsville

JoAnn Leleck ES

Little Bennett

Luxmanor

Thurgood Marshall

Maryvale

Spark M. Matsunaga

S. Christa McAuliffe

Ronald McNair

Meadow Hall

Mill Creek Towne

Monocacy

Montgomery Knolls

New Hampshire Estates

Roscoe R. Nix

North Chevy Chase

Oak View

Oakland Terrace

Olney

William Tyler Page

Pine Crest

Piney Branch

Poolesville

Potomac

Judith A. Resnik

Dr. Sally K. Ride

Ritchie Park

Rock Creek Forest

Rock Creek Valley

Rock View

Lois P. Rockwell

Rolling Terrace

Rosemary Hills

Rosemont

Bayard Rustin

Sequoyah

Seven Locks

Sherwood

Sargent Shriver

Flora M. Singer

Sligo Creek

Somerset

South Lake

Stedwick

Stone Mill

Stonegate

Strathmore

Strawberry Knoll

Summit Hall

Takoma Park

Travilah

Twinbrook

Veirs Mill

Washington Grove

Waters Landing

Watkins Mill

Wayside

Weller Road

Westbrook

Westover

Wheaton Woods

Whetstone

Wilson Wims

Wood Acres

Woodfield

Woodlin

Wyngate

Middle Schools

Argyle

John T. Baker

Benjamin Banneker

Briggs Chaney

Cabin John

Roberto W. Clemente

Eastern

William H. Farquhar

Forest Oak

Robert Frost

Gaithersburg

Herbert Hoover

Francis Scott Key

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Kingsview

Lakelands Park

Col. E. Brooke Lee

A. Mario Loiderman

Montgomery Village

Neelsville

Newport Mill

North Bethesda

Parkland