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Bethesda-Chevy Chase and Walter Johnson Clusters

Elementary Schools Capacity Study

BCC WJ Elementary School Cluster Study Image


DLR Group

MCPS Construction Contact

Jamie Duffy

October 7, 2019 Capacity Study Results Meeting Presentation
October 7, 2019 Meeting Notice
October 14, 2019 Meeting Notice


MCPS BCC & WJ Cluster Capacity Study New Potential Sites Survey

It is strongly recommended to review the report prior to beginning the survey.

Please note, the school design options represent the architect’s initial approach and should a site be selected, a full community engagement process will take place prior to the formal building design and construction. A combined BCC/WJ cluster community meeting will be held on February 18th, 7:00pm at North Bethesda Middle School to discuss the site presentation and survey.

Survey will be available only from February 4, 2020 until February 25, 2020.

MCPS BCC & WJ Cluster Capacity Study New Potential Sites Survey

Capacity Studies

Capacity Analysis Scope Includes:

  • Survey of 13 schools relative to current use and capacity
  • Options for expansion as appropriate

Capacity Analysis Scope Does Not Include:

  • Re-evaluation of projections
  • Separating of paired schools
  • Program schools

Site Evaluation

Evaluation of Potential New Sites:

  • Will follow MCPS CIP Guidelines
  • Factors for evaluation include:
    • Geographic location relative to student population
    • Acreage
    • Physical condition
    • Environmental characteristics
    • Utilities
    • Acquisition options
    • Cost evaluation

January 20, 2020 Site Selection Presentation
June 5, 2019 Community Meeting Presentation