Montgomery County Public Schools
About the Montgomery County Public Schools Projects in Takoma Park
Montgomery County Public Schools operates all the public schools in the County. The schools that are located within the City limits are Takoma Park Elementary School (7511 Holly Avenue), Piney Branch Elementary School (7510 Maple Avenue) and Takoma Park Middle School (7611 Piney Branch Road). Takoma Park students are also located within the school boundaries for Rolling Terrace Elementary (705 Bayfield Street) and East Silver Spring Elementary (631 Silver Spring Avenue).
Montgomery County Public Schools is undertaking a Feasibility Study regarding pedestrian and traffic flow of the Takoma Park Middle School site, interior changes, and impact on the community. Preliminary Plans were submitted to the City in July 2018 as part of the mandatory referral process.
The Montgomery County Public School 2017-22 CIP lists PBES as a location for the expansion of classrooms to meet growing demand for space. The expansion raises concerns about preservation of the swimming pool located at Piney Branch Elementary School.
On January 3, 2018, the Downcounty Consortium Elementary School Site Selection Advisory Committee (SSAC) selected a site and an alternate for a new elementary school: Forest Grove Elementary School, 9805 Dameron Drive, Silver Spring, as the recommended, and MacDonald Knolls Elementary School, 100611 Tenbrook Drive, Silver Spring, as the second choice. The project page has more details of the work of the committee and the Final Report link.