The Montgomery County Council approved an operating budget for FY 17 on May 26. This budget will allow MCPS to keep pace with skyrocketing enrollment; reduce class size; foster stronger partnerships with the community and families to support students; and aggressively work to close the achievement gap.
Dr. Jack R. Smith began his tenure as superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools on July 1. Welcome to MCPS, Dr. Smith!
8/11/2016 2016 Regional High School Summer School Graduation
8/23/2016 Hundreds of New Educators Introduced to MCPS
8/31/2016 Farquhar MS Starts New School Year in New Building
9/7/2016 Welcome to Hallie Wells Middle School
Hundreds of students and parents attended Open House at the brand new Hallie Wells Middle School in Clarksburg! Hallie Wells MS is MCPS’ 204th school.
Northwest High School is one of only 20 schools from across the country to receive recognition as a “School of Opportunity,” a coveted national designation honoring excellent public high schools that engage in practices that build on students’ strengths and create learning opportunities for all students.
9/23/2016 A Message from Superintendent Smith
A message from Superintendent Jack R. Smith on the critical need to engage in meaningful conversations about race, civility and the unique lived experiences of MCPS students.
10/5/2016 MCPS Celebrates Walk to School Day
10/7/2016 MCPS Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month
Newly elected members of the Board of Education Shebra Evans and Jeanette Dixon, and returning member Rebecca Smondrowski were sworn in during a ceremony on Dec. 1 at the Carver Educational Services Center.
12/12/2016 Student Leaders Meet with Board of Education
12/16/2016 Invest in MCPS
Superintendent Jack R. Smith is recommending a $2.52 billion Operating Budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 that will allow the district to manage significant enrollment growth and build the foundation and structure that is needed to ensure that all MCPS students are able to achieve at higher levels.
12/22/2016 B-CC Celebrates 90th Anniversary
1/25/2017 MCPS Graduation Rate on the Rise
The four-year graduation rate for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has risen to 89.8 percent, according to data released by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) on January 24, 2017. The MCPS graduation rate rose by 0.4 percentage points, a slight increase from the previous year and has risen 1.5 percentage points over the past three years.
2/8/2017 Students Shine at 2017 MCPS Theater Festival
2/10/2017 Celebrating Lunar New Year at Potomac ES
3/24/2017 Governor Hogan and Secretary DeVos Celebrate National Reading Month at Carderock Springs ES
4/2/2017 Choose Respect Conference Highlights Healthy Teen Dating
4/3/2017 Board of Education Names Bethesda-Chevy Chase Middle School #2; Takes Action on Unity Area Boundary Study, Highland Elementary School Service Area Boundary and Capital Improvements Program Amendments
4/26/2017 Richard Montgomery High School Educator Named MCPS Teacher of the Year
4/28/2017 5th Grade Challenge A Big Hit
5/17/2017 A Dedication Ceremony for Hallie Wells MS
6/19/2017 2016-2017 School Year Comes to an End