About our School


General Information:

School Hours -9:05 am-3:50 pm

 Late Bell - 9:25 am 

Office Hours -8:00 am-4:45 pm

Students are not permitted to enter the building before 9:05 am.


Important Phone Numbers

  • TPES School Office:(240)-740-0980
  • TPES Office Fax:(301)650-6526
  • MCPS Transportation: (301)879-1060
  • Weather/MCPS Information: (301)279-3673
  • Health Room (240)-740-0982

Breakfast is served 9:05 am to 9:20 am

Absences -Parents are requested to call the school by 9:00 am if their child is not going to attend school that day. The office hours are from 8:00 am to 4:45 pm. When your child returns to school, Maryland state law dictates that he/she must provide a note signed by your specifying the reason for the absences.


Downcounty Consortium - School cluster information.

Before and After Care information.

School History

The current Takoma Park Elementary School (TPES) building was built in 1979. Takoma Park Elementary School began as a K-6 school. When Piney Branch Elementary School opened with grades 5 and 6, students from TPES began attending. In the following years TPES would become a K-4 school. As the Piney Branch Elementary School building developed, TPES became a K-3 school. To date Takoma Park Elementary School is a K-2 school . Takoma Park Elementary School is also the only primary magnet program in Montgomery County Public Schools.